Savage Accutrigger DIY Trigger Job (Rimfire)

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  1. Hurricane

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    I recently bought a Savage Mark II BRJ and was looking at aftermarket triggers/trigger kits and saw the Apachee trigger kit for $66 on Amazon and $58 on eBay. I'm hoping my little anecdote here can be of use to others that are interested.

    I couldn't fathom why it costs so much for essentially a ball bearing and a replacement spring. It also comes with two new pins that I read are .002" thicker than the stock pins, but I don't have any play in mine so I wasn't too concerned.

    I've changed springs in the past on handguns so I realize the difference it could make, but what really caught my attention is the ball bearing. From what I can tell, by placing it under the sear spring it either creates less surface area for contact between the sear and trigger or it provides more snap for the break given the increased spring compression. In any case, I measured the spring hole in the sear and found that a piece of #3 steel shot fits perfectly.

    After installing my Federal ball bearing, I noticed that I now had even more room for adjustment on the stock trigger spring. I backed it out as far as it would go and the trigger is much better than before. It breaks like glass and is enough of an improvement I don't see myself buying the Apachee kit. If it's 2 lbs I'd be surprised, but I don't have a trigger pull gauge so I can't confirm that aspect.

    I thought I would share all this in case others are in the market. It may not be light enough for some but at the very least it is a cheap effort that may give you satisfactory results. It only cost me one 12 gauge shell and I am very pleased.

    Happy shooting.
     
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    Thanks always lookin for good info:thumbup::thumbup:
     
  3. Cannibul

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    Hurricane,

    You have any extra #3 steel shot?:)

    I guess I'll have to find some small steel balls.
     
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    Me and one of my buddies bought Marlin .22 rifles at about the same time. Mine's a bolt action and his is a semi-auto. Both had adjustable triggers but we never could get them to where we wanted so we took them to a gunsmith and he did an excellent job on them for about the same cost as an aftermarket trigger.
     
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    Nice to know. Looking at .22's now that the ammo crisis is easing. Huber concepts makes a similar unit for military surplus rifles using ball bearings.
     
  6. Hurricane

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    Haha yeah I did have extra. I dumped the rest of the contents as I didn't think I had use for a 100 extras.

    I did take it out yesterday and can report that the trigger was absolutely outstanding. Had no issues hitting a 2" gong target at roughly 100 yards.
     
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    for a real good trigger pull scale, use a piece of string looped around the trigger to an empty water bottle- add water till the trigger trips, the weigh the bottle and string (or guestimate- I figure a flimsy water bottle and sting is <2 oz. , and water weights 1 oz. per fluid oz.)
     
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