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July 25, 2012, 04:15 PM
Hey guys, i purchased a savage 111 at gander mountain about a year ago as a package deal. It did not come with the accu trigger, the trigger pull is terrible. I was wondering, does savage install accu triggers on savages that didn't originally come with them?

July 25, 2012, 04:38 PM
Nope. The accu-trigger will not retro-fit onto an older Savage action. However, both Timney and Rifle Basix (among others, I"m sure) make triggers that will fit that action. There is no shortage of after-market triggers for the Savage rifle.

July 25, 2012, 05:34 PM
Most of the older Savage triggers could be adjusted and will likely turn out much better than the accutrigger. There is nothing magic about the accutrigger. It is just a foolproof way for DIY types to play with their trigger without making the gun dangerous. Most any trigger can be as good or better if properly adjusted by someone who knows what they are doing.

July 26, 2012, 09:41 PM
Thanks guys, im only fourteen so i will have to start saving up for a new trigger, don't have the cash now...

July 28, 2012, 02:45 AM
Your gunsmith may be able to do some work to improve the trigger you have.

July 28, 2012, 02:47 AM
I put a Rifle Basix trigger on my 111. It is acceptable but I don't think it is great. I will try a Timney or Jewel next time I buy one.

July 28, 2012, 01:37 PM
"Most of the older Savage triggers could be adjusted and will likely turn out much better than the accutrigger."

Internet BS...


August 16, 2012, 10:03 AM
I have a savage 111 30-06 and hated the trigger. i went to a good local gunsmith, paid $50 and love It now. he did a basic trigger job and reduced pull to 3 lbs. could not be happier.

math teacher
August 16, 2012, 01:34 PM
I installed a Rifle-Basix in mine, easy to follow directions, and I love it. I have also installed Timney and Rifle-Basix triggers on Rem 700s with equally good results. Have a gun smith do the job as I am sure you are not experienced with the installation. It does involve some adjustment and the replacement triggers have more adjustments than the original.

August 16, 2012, 03:37 PM

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August 17, 2012, 06:25 AM
I've installed Rifle Basix triggers on 2 or 3 Savage 110 rifles in the past and was satisfied with the results. At the time, the Rifle Basix was a cheaper alternative and fit my budget. The original trigger can be lightened slightly by installing a lighter spring but this has not given me the improvement I was looking for.

Smokey Joe
August 17, 2012, 10:02 AM
Max Million 16--I haven't done a trigger job on an older Savage. However I have replaced several rifles' triggers with Timneys and have had excellent results. So that is the way I'd go were I you.

The old Savage trigger was umm, not nice. I can't imagine making it better than an Accutrigger.

When Savage designed the Accutrigger they had 2 goals: (1) To make a lawyer-proof adjustable trigger, and (2) To make a great trigger as trigger. IMHO, they succeeded on both counts.

I have a Savage with Accutrigger, and it works GREAT! It does take some getting used to--Took me about 3 shots with it. (Seems like you pull the false trigger for about a yard and a half, then when you just touch the real trigger, the rifle fires.) Unfortunately, Accutriggers will not retro-fit into older Savage rifles.

So: Bottom line: Don't bother messing with your current Savage trigger. Make it do, as is, while saving up for a Timney. Or, sell the old Savage, save up some more, and get a Savage with Accutrigger and Accustock--you'd not be sorry for that!

wild willy
August 17, 2012, 03:14 PM
TimW77 how many Savages have you had made in the 70s or early 80s. The triggers on the older guns were easy to get down to around two pounds.No maybe they weren't light enough for target guns but they were crisp and clean and fine for hunting.I'll take one of them any day on a hunting rifle over a accu-trigger.I have a Timney on a newer non accu-trigger gun it is no better than the older three screw triggers.

August 17, 2012, 08:00 PM
You can "get them down to almost nothing" but then some of them will fire when you take the safety off. It usually only happens if you forget to take the safety off before you pull the trigger. Then you have to lift the bolt handle to reset the sear before releasing the safety. Trust me on this one. I
bought not one but two from different gunshops that had this exact problem.
I still have them but with replacement triggers.
One, a 110FP in 25/06 would fire every time if you put as little as 2# of pressure on the trigger with the safety on and then released the safety w/o touching the trigger. Another, an older 110 LH in 243 was OK until you put about 5# on the trigger while on safe and then released the safety w/o touching the trigger again.

wild willy
August 18, 2012, 08:14 AM
You didn't have the back screw adjusted right.Most of mine I adjusted to around 3# but my 22-250 was just a hair over 2# and did what you said once when the screw backed out.

August 28, 2012, 05:58 PM
Maxy that trigger can be coaxed down a little, and the creep can be adjusted if it has a set screw for it. I own two 111 Savages one with detachable mag the other "blind mag" the blind mag rifle had the set screw for sear adjustment, but I cant tell you how to adjust anything, it needs the touch of a qualified Smith so that the safety isn't disabled.

I have three Savages that I have adjusted and they break nice enough at 3 lbs, all the safeties work fine.

Also Maximillion, Timney does make a bad boy trigger for that rifle and once install by a qualified Smith, you'll love it dude. :)

August 28, 2012, 07:27 PM
I just seen this on youtube, this is what Mobuck is talking about.