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Savage Axis .308 "Trigger Job"

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by SammyJankis, Sep 17, 2012.

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  1. SammyJankis

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    I picked this thing up used for a reasonable price a few days ago. I put 30 rounds through it the day I got it. 20 were Winchester 180 grains and 10 were Federal Fusion 165 grains. It shot well but the trigger was really heavy and I wasn't grouping my shots well at all. I looked around on youtube and found a couple videos of people putting new trigger springs in or just swapping the trigger entirely and today I thought I'd give it a try. I pulled it apart and cut off almost two coils and the trigger feels great now. I have read/heard that the stock pull on these guns is 7-9 lbs. I haven't measured it after cutting the spring but I'm guessing its around 3-4 lbs. now. I'm excited to shoot it again and hopefully end up with some better results. Hope these pics help anyone looking to do the same.

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    Let us know....
     
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    It's back in the gun. Trigger break feels great now but I won't get to back to the range for a week or so.
     
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    That was my inspiration. I figured I'd try cutting the spring first and if it doesn't work out I'll get a new spring and do what that guy did. If it still isn't feeling right I'm gonna go the riflebasix route.
     
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    I cut about a coil and a half off mine. Very light weight and almost no movement before it fires. Was too light at first but after some getting used to its ok.
     
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