Your rimfire Accutrigger can be a set trigger!


May 4, 2012, 12:11 AM
For any Savage rimfire rifle with an Accutrigger-

I discovered this while doing a little dry-fire practice, and it really lowers pull weight quite a lot...

This is the Accutrigger blade in the cocked-and-ready position.

What we need to do is pull a little bit on the very tip of the trigger while holding down the blade about 1/3 of it's total travel, like this:

Pull very lightly until you hear/feel a tiny click, and it'll lock into place like this:

Then, just pull on the blade like so for a very light release.

This is taking advantage of the Accutrigger's design, using a very small tip of the Accutrigger safety as a sear in place of the actual sear designed into the system.

DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible for any damages that may result from use of this tip, do at your own risk. Do NOT carry the gun in this condition while hunting or doing any related activity, as the release pressure is light and there are no working safety mechanisms in this condition to prevent the gun from firing if bumped or dropped.

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May 4, 2012, 12:50 AM
This has the possibility of being very useful for some serious match shooting. Nice work! ! ! !

I wonder how hard the metal of the accutrigger safety plate is though. Will it wear and tend to bounce away instead of grabbing the sear over time?

May 4, 2012, 01:06 AM
Can these rimfires be dry fired without issue?

May 4, 2012, 02:15 AM
No. The Savage MKII firing pin design will impact the breechface and deform itself or the mouth of the chamber eventually. If you wish to dryfire, use a snapcap.

May 4, 2012, 02:57 PM
Mine is a 93, it can be dryfired safely. I would assume any other 93 can be as well. Don't know about the Mark II.

May 4, 2012, 03:19 PM
With me, this would be an accident waiting to happen.

An Accu-Trigger can already be adjusted pretty low... exactly what is the pull weight after these shenanigans?

Someone already mentioned the potential for wear not anticipated by the designer, I'd have to second that.

Keep it pointed downrange, please.

May 4, 2012, 03:33 PM
I'd say the weight is around .5lbs, I'm fine with the normal lowest setting but thought I might share this. I did say "do at your own risk" for a reason. It wasn't part of the design, so there certainly does exist a risk of wear to the Accutrigger blade. However, the wear will occur in a different position from the area that catches the sear when it accidentally releases.... Theoretically, this is safe. Theoretically.

May 6, 2012, 08:22 PM
Another board I monitor suggested the 93 should not be dry fired, instead, place a spent cartridge in the chamber for dry firing. (The firing pin beats the snot out of the spent casing after 10 or so trigger pulls BTW)

I've not found snap caps for a .17 HMR, only dummy rounds that specifically say do not use for dry firing.

May 6, 2012, 10:52 PM
Since this is a bit of a "cheat" and as I suggested it could result in this trick becoming unuseable over time until some parts are replaced it SHOULD be obvious to all that it's something you would only do on a range where the environment is tightly controlled.

This isn't the sort of nonsense to be done with a hunting rifle where it may compromise the safe trigger pull over time. But for a range only target shooter if the parts should wear and result in the gun discharging I don't see it as a big deal other than the round may not hit the target where it is supposed to hit.

This is the sort of "trick" that would only be used at the last second while the barrel is pointed generally at a target and before the final sighting is taken. So it's not like it's the killer accident waiting to happen that some are suggesting.

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