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Old January 12, 2014, 12:35 PM   #1
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Savage AXIS, 243

Got to try out a new Savage Axis 243 today. Shot a 1/2 in group with it with factory ammo. Trigger was way to heavy for my taste, is there a easy fix for that or is Timney the way to go?
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Old January 12, 2014, 01:35 PM   #2
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Try the Youtube trick of snipping coils off the trigger spring before you drop the $100 on a Timney. I am not saying that Timney's are not worth it, but you may be surprised how much better the trigger will be after removing a couple coils.

I own 2 Axis rifles, and they both got the same trigger treatment.
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Old January 13, 2014, 10:43 AM   #3
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By either replacing the spring on trigger (with a lighter one) or shortening the factory spring, plus some careful honing polishing on the trigger sear, you should be able to get your Axis trigger pull down to under 3 lbs. Mine is around 2 1/2 lbs. Just be aware, with either method, too short a spring or too light a spring causes a problem with sear engaging properly.
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Old January 14, 2014, 02:27 PM   #4
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I went to ACE hardware and bought a few springs in various sizes. Put on the trigger scale and swapped until I found one that gave me 3.8 pounds. I did clip about 1 coil of spring to bring it down from 4.1 lbs.

The gun was VERY accurate and my wife loved it until she got her hands on an AR.
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Old January 15, 2014, 08:40 PM   #5
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Have to consider if you want to keep the rifles stock parts stock. {it may make a difference to its next owner} Easy to remove the Axis trigger group and replace with a Timney. As you know the Timney will accommodate adjustment. If wanting to clip a couple coils off the original trigger group. I would suggest contacting Savage first and purchase the spring you intend to clip.
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Old January 15, 2014, 09:44 PM   #6
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I totally agree with you sure shot, I have found a replacment spring on amazon which is lighter so I can keep the stock spring to bring it back original. If it were my rifle I would buy a timney but it belongs to a friend who bought the gun because of its low cost. The only bad thing I have found with it is the trigger. If and when I buy one I will get one that already has the accutrigger.
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Old January 15, 2014, 09:57 PM   #7
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If and when I buy one I will get one that already has the accutrigger
The Axis is not offered with the Accutrigger.

It is possible to fit an Accutrigger to the Axis with not much work. If this is the route you want to go, I suggest checking out the popular Savage dedicated forum as there are plenty of threads discussing it in detail along with step by directions and photos.
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Old January 15, 2014, 10:00 PM   #8
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Aftermarket triggers are the way to go.
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Old January 15, 2014, 10:07 PM   #9
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I got 2 of them 243 and 223. As stated up a few post's . clip 1.5 coils off spring do some polishing and you will be amazed with the change.
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Old January 16, 2014, 04:21 AM   #10
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What I meant was, if I was to buy a Savage I would buy a model with a accutrigger. I do agree with reynolds, I have a Hawkeye that I installed a Timney in..
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Old January 16, 2014, 04:28 AM   #11
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Sorry guys, I have the Accutrigger on my model 10 in 243 and I am spoiled. I had thought of getting an Axis, but the trigger does make the difference.

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Old January 16, 2014, 10:46 AM   #12
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The Axis is not offered with the Accutrigger.
Ironically, the same day I posted this, it was announced at the SHOT Show that the Axis will be offered with the Accutrigger, as the AXIS II later this spring. I just pulled up the Savage website, and it is there, in limited calibers for now and only as the XP package (optics included). MSRP is not listed, but according to word of mouth coming out of SHOT, it is expected to be about $40-$50 more than the regular Axis XP.

Too bad, I just bought a 308 Axis last week. If I had known this was coming out, I may have held off and bought the Axis II.
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Old January 16, 2014, 03:17 PM   #13
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Why the love affair with the accutrigger? Its creepy and heavy. You can remedy the heavy, but it takes an insane amount of work to remedy the creepy.
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Old January 16, 2014, 03:38 PM   #14
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Why the love affair with the accutrigger? Its creepy and heavy.
You must have a bad rifle, send it in for repair. There is no creep at all in the trigger and they break crisply with no hesitation at all. I have two with that trigger and find them great. Have Savage fix yours. You consider 3 lbs heavy? You do know they are adjustable?

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Old January 16, 2014, 04:29 PM   #15
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I am with Jim243 here. I have a few with the accutrigger. Break very crisp and clean. My 6MMBR has the precision accutrigger. That one is real sweet. I have that one set to about 10 oz's
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Old January 16, 2014, 07:55 PM   #16
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Jim, I have 12 Accutrigger rifles plus two competition accutriggers. The two red ones are good. The other 12 must all need to go in for repairs.

Most of them are repaired; they have been replaced.
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Old January 16, 2014, 08:40 PM   #17
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Wow-- Reynolds357 you are the one in a million for sure. 12 bad ones out of 12.
Hmmm
I have 7 with out the BR. All 7 of mine are great.
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Old January 16, 2014, 09:11 PM   #18
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Notice I said my 2 Br triggers (the red ones) were fine. Not Jewel triggers by any means, but they will pass.
I never said the non-red ones were junk, I said they were creepy. Maybe my standards are too high. If I feel the trigger move before I feel the rifle begin to recoil, then I dont like the trigger.
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Old January 16, 2014, 10:56 PM   #19
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You hear so much good about those Accutriggers. Funny no one has made them for after market parts kit>to fit other rifles besides Savage.
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Old January 17, 2014, 01:27 AM   #20
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Old January 17, 2014, 11:02 AM   #21
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Interesting, Didn't know that. thanks Jim.
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Old January 17, 2014, 01:31 PM   #22
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Only comment I can make about using an Accro trigger in an Axis concerns a Stevens 200 that its owner had put a Accro trigger in. Stevens and Axis has a different type of trigger spring, but basic design of trigger is similar. As I recall, owner had replaced the Stevens trigger with the accro trigger. He did not replace the complete Stevens trigger assembly with the accro trigger assembly, just swapped out the trigger part. With the accro trigger installed, the safety would not work. Since, the Stevens had been converted into a 6BR Benchrest riflle single shot, owner wasn't concerned about safety not working.
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