Savage Accu Trigger Problem !

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Forrest Ebert, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Forrest Ebert

    Forrest Ebert Well-Known Member

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    I have been shooting the new model Savage F10-FCP-K in .223 with Great results with many different bullets and loads and everything has beed fine until last Sat. I had the trigger tuned to 2.75lb. pull but on Sat. it seemed you just had to look at it and the rifle went off ! I took the bolt out a couple of times and on one occasion the firing pin was still in the fired position! Has anybody else ran into problems with their Savage Rifles with the ACCU-Trigger ?`I'm thinking it's either the sear/trigger or the firing pin spring maybe broken or worn out ? Any help would be Greatly appreciated.

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  2. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    You mentioned "You had the trigger tuned to 2.75lb. pull" By who? Was it a qualified gunsmith? If so I'd take it back to the gunsmith and have him/her give a once over. If it wasn't set by a qualified gunsmith then I'd take it to one. IMHO I will only have trigger work done by a qualified smith...I don't want my gun going bang when it's not supposed to, I've seen it happen.
     

  3. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    Without stiring up the pot here,
    Im not a fan of Savage, nor thier triggers,for my own personal reasons, BUT I AM A BIG FAN of what Savage have/is attempting to do with thier rifles and triggers.
    Im a tinkerer' and get personal satisfaction from doing my own ''small time'' smithing. Ie; triggers and small odd jobs one can do in thier garage that doesnt nessicitate a real smith(Depending on experience and opinion). Savage (to thier credit) has realy stepped up to the plate to give an owner adjustable and reliable trigger. Theyve made it very simple and easy to do on your own.
    If you have a problemb with your trigger, it surely has an easily explainable reason to have broken, or worn, and an easy solution to the problemb. My first guess would be the sear as you stated. Wich may require a competent smith, or may not(again D.O.E. and opinion). Have you taken the assembly apart and looked it over yet?
    There are a number of Savage fans here (as you know) who know these rifles inside and out, and could probably be of some help to you. It seems to me alot of the Savage fans frequent the ''long range shooting'' thread here on L/R/H. Liltank, Bigngreen and alot more may have some quality advise for you if you send them a P.M. reguarding the trigger issue you are having.

    Im not dissagreeing with Chas1 here. When in doubt take it to a real smith. Safety is paramount. But for the guys who like to DIY on the small stuff, Savage seems to be DIY friendly for the fans and owners of thier product.
     
  4. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    Which Accu trigger model, and by tuned do you mean just adjusting the spring? And is this a stock action or tuned ?
    The Accu trigger by design blocks the sear from fully disengaging if there is a trigger problem. I would tear that bolt apart, if it is not staying cocked something is wrong there first, and inspect the upper part of the sear and pin.

    Now that I think about it if the spring was broke it may not hold the firing pin in place when cocking and it wouldn't put the pressure on the sear making it touchy because of lack of resistance.
     
  5. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    Well wadda ya know. All I did was type the letters B-I-G-N-G-R-E-E-N, and you showed up out of thin air............Are you majic,or just part elk?......:D
    Now if Liltank shows up out of thin air Im gonna think that Im majic. hahaha
     
  6. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    We'll have to call you the Forum Whisperer :D
     
  7. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    :D:DHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH:D
    Sweet! I guess Im good for something afterall:D hahahahahaha
     
  8. Forrest Ebert

    Forrest Ebert Well-Known Member

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    I would like to Thank everyone who responded to my thread. I will let you know the verdict when I get to work on it but I'm going to check the sear first as I've been told that Savage packs alot of grease and that when it get's dirty they act like mine so I'm checking this first and then go down the line with all of the suggestions that have been given to me.


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  9. super4me2000

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    I just purchased a Savage model 11/111. Took her out to the range for the first time and hated the damn thing.
    My first big rifle and I wanted very much to love it however when pulling and pulling that stock trigger became
    cumbersome, quickly. The range master seeing my struggle and knowing it was my first time shooting that gun
    told me two very very important things. The first was to tighten every bolt on the gun especially on the sights.
    I mean pull off the sight and tighten the screws of the rail then systematically go through every bolt on the
    sight and tighten (huge help). The second thing he mentioned is if your are having problems with your trigger
    pull try purchasing a Timney trigger. Now mind you he said he had never purchased one but sold his favorite
    rifle to his best friend because he couldn't stand the pull of the trigger. His friend replaced the trigger and
    called him back thanking him for the wonderful rifle. Sharing this with me must have been difficult for him as
    he lost his favorite rifle. Nothing like learning from someone else’s mistakes. I went home purchased a Timney
    it came and I installed the new trigger with a cast on in 20 minutes. The difference was unbelievable.
    Now I know there are other triggers out there and I can't speak about them. However this was easy to install
    and the pull is now perfect. To like your rifle means you like your trip if its to the range or on the hunt.
    Although it was a tad more expensive than the others the ease and feel of the pull makes the purchase a
    no brainer. If you have a Savage without the accutrigger do what I did buy it, install it, and enjoy it.

    Good shooting
     
  10. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    first of all the savage trigger is better than the Timeney trigger (I know I have been thru both). If you must change the trigger group out, then get the one from Sharpshooter. Even the Rifle Basix is better than the Timeney. The Savage trigger can be adjusted within 2lb., and still be safe. The one Accutrigger I own came from the factory set at 2.5lb. with little if any creep, and zero over travel. I've never bothered to do anything with it as it's just about all I could want. Yet down the road the action will get the benchrest trigger along with a retiming of the action (comes with the installation). If this one pans out, I'll be sending him a couple more rifles.
    gary
     
  11. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    I suspect the problem is not so much in the trigger itself as much as it's out of adjustment. Take the rifle to somebody that knows Savage triggers and have him set it up for you. It'll be money well spent
    gary