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Old 01-15-2012, 09:38 PM
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anyone have luck adjusting a savage axis trigger?

Looking at buying a couple of these. One to always stay in the vehicle either a .243 or 25-06. One in a .223 that I may rebarrel to .300 wisper. Has any one done adjustments on these?
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:58 PM
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Re: anyone have luck adjusting a savage axis trigger?

Fairly easy to improve an Axis trigger yourself. First you'll need to lighten the trigger spring. Some just shorten the factory spring by removing a coil or two. Others replace the spring with a lighter one, but you'll need a way to attach the new spring. Factory spring has a smaller diameter coil at one end that fits inside a hole. Some insert a pin, set screw, or something into the hole that can hold the new spring inplace. Then you have a notch on trigger that trigger sear engages that you can hone/polish to improve trigger pull. Trigger sear that engages notch can be lightly polished/honed too.

I replaced my trigger spring with one I found at local Ace hardware store and did the honing/polishing......pull is around 3 lbs now.
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:17 PM
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Re: anyone have luck adjusting a savage axis trigger?

Timney makes a trigger for about $100 for the Axis. My son has the .243 and that was one of his Christmas presents. Midway has them. Bruce
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:28 PM
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Re: anyone have luck adjusting a savage axis trigger?

Thanks. How do your rifles shoot? I've been hearing some people are getting sub moa.
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Re: anyone have luck adjusting a savage axis trigger?

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Fairly easy to improve an Axis trigger yourself. First you'll need to lighten the trigger spring. Some just shorten the factory spring by removing a coil or two. Others replace the spring with a lighter one, but you'll need a way to attach the new spring. Factory spring has a smaller diameter coil at one end that fits inside a hole. Some insert a pin, set screw, or something into the hole that can hold the new spring inplace. Then you have a notch on trigger that trigger sear engages that you can hone/polish to improve trigger pull. Trigger sear that engages notch can be lightly polished/honed too.

I replaced my trigger spring with one I found at local Ace hardware store and did the honing/polishing......pull is around 3 lbs now.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:53 AM
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Re: anyone have luck adjusting a savage axis trigger?

Hi,
I got a axis 308 for xmas
I took 2 loops of the top end of my spring and halved the weight to about 3 to 4 lbs, and it clicked straight back in, no pins or anything, this did introduce a tiny bit of creep, but i like the way i can grab the trigger, set it then squeeze.

As for sub moa, mine shoots 0.84 at 100 yards
i chest shot a goat at (lazer ranged) 406m, about 450 yards last sunday and am really happy with this rifle
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:36 PM
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Re: anyone have luck adjusting a savage axis trigger?

thanks for the info, I ended up getting a rem in 25-06. I have a few buddies that have the axis and they say they are getting sub moa for three shots I'll forward the info to them since the trigger was their only complaint.
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