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  1. Good Ol' Boy

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    While waiting for my AR12 I've been a little antsy having not purchased anything this year yet. While at Walmart today I spotted the elusive (at least around here) Savage 62. I said to myself why not, could be a fun plinker to tinker with. Keeping with the dirt cheap theme I grabbed a $25 3-9x32 scope off the shelf and away I went.

    Got home, unboxed, mounted "glass" and proceeded to shoot. Overall impression is it seems to be a functional fairly accurate rifle. But my GOSH it's the worst trigger hands down on any gun I've ever shot period. It's extremely difficult to shoot it to it's potential because of that. It basically feels like a dead trigger until you hit this wall of china, which takes hulk like strength to break through.

    But it will shoot if you "do your part". I'll be researching modifying the trigger and would take any advice with open arms.

    It's no tack driver but it's not bad overall. Could definitely be a squirrel snatcher at 50yds and in. For a price tag of $99 I'm not disappointed. Like I said it's functional and should be fun to play around with. I put 100rds of Federal value box through it with no problems.


    I was unable to keep a full 10rds in the black at 50yds, with that trigger there were always a few fliers. Below are a few pictures and the best/last 10 shots of the afternoon.




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  2. Bushpilot

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    The 4-H rifle program I helped with had one of those as it's "semi-auto" training rifle. I remember it being an OK little rifle for the money... I don't remember the trigger being that heavy though. Congrats,
     
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    That's a nice looking rifle. I would contact Savage about the trigger.

    Geno
     
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  4. midland man

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    try the Winchester m-22 ammo I bet those groups will tightin up!!
     
  5. Good Ol' Boy

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    I should clarify I'm used to nicer triggers. If you've ever shot a gen1 Axis, and they have notably bad triggers, it's worse than that. I don't think there's anything wrong with it so I won't be contacting Savage about the crappy trigger on a hundred dollar gun.

    On the bright side, I just found Mcarbo makes a trigger spring kit for these guns. That's what I used on my Axis along with some polishing so that will be the plan with this gun.

    Will update as things come to light...
     
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  6. ColtPythonElite

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    You must have big squirrels where you live...lol
     
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    I had one for a few hours. Got it in trade, couldn't get it to feed right and just felt funky. After a box of 50 I was ready to pass it along in trade, and did so very quickly for a hi point cf380. If you rip it apart and sort out the action I would love to see pics.
     
  8. Good Ol' Boy

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    We must I suppose.

    There's an albino running around that looks like a small cat.

    The outside of the 9 ring is pretty accurate as to the body of typical greys around here.
     
  9. Good Ol' Boy

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    I'll do you one better. This is the video I'll be following to do the swap. Better than any photos I could take.

    Scroll down...


    https://www.mcarbo.com/store/p/30-Savage-64-Trigger-Spring-Kit.aspx
     
  10. HB

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    Polish the contact points on the trigger and sear with help from the guys at rim fire central or YouTube.

    Savage barrels are generally good. I have similar model with a heavy barrel and Boyd’s stock. It’s doesnt shoot as well as my bolts but accentable.

    Make sure the mags aren’t mangling the soft points and that the bore is cleaned and then fouled.

    HB
     
  11. DeadFlies

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    I had one of these that I bought from Gander Mountain a few years back. It was ok, it jammed badly until I had about 500 rounds through it and it beat up the feed lips on the magazine so badly that I had to replace the first one after about 2000 rounds.
    I traded it for a hi-point after a few months.
     
  12. Good Ol' Boy

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    Surprised with those saying they had functioning issues. I don't doubt you guys, but that was the one thing that was 100 percent on mine.

    And that was with the cheapest ammo I have.
     
  13. 22250Rem

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    Interesting thread...... Sounds as if that thing may have some potential once you get a decent trigger in it. It's too bad Savage couldn't see fit to put an accutrigger on it. Like they did with the scaled down Savage Rascal that I purchased in December so one of my step grand daughters could have something that fits her when she gets to go shooting this summer. It's a nice trigger that breaks at 2 lbs. 11 oz. on a Lyman Digital gauge. It's adjustable but I haven't touched it. It would be great if the trigger assembly from a Savage Rascal could be adaptable to your Savage. IMG_0613.JPG
     
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    Just a small update....I have a bit of Crow to eat.

    Went to my buddies range today and was going to let him shoot it. Right off the bat he shot two shotgun shells one after the other at his 50yd set up. Then all of the sudden he couldn't even hit the 8x11 plates. Realized the scope was loose and I don't know how long they were like that. Tighten and re-zeroed and a few mags later same thing.

    Ended up lock tighting the screws and she's now holding zero and consistently smacking golf balls at 50yds. Even hit a couple at 100.

    BUT the trigger still sucks so I'll still be installing the Mcarbo kit once it gets here, which should make it more pleasurable to shoot.

    Anyhow my fault folks. It does seem to be darn accurate little 50yd shooter and still no malfunctions after now about 400rds.
     
  15. bfoosh006

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    Lol... we have all done stuff like that.

    Nice to see even a bargain rifle can shot, Thank you for sharing !
     
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