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Old 06-06-2011, 02:51 PM
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Does anyone know if they make an upgrades for the Savage Axis like stocks and triggers and stuff if so where would I find it? Thanks for your help
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:43 AM
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Does anyone know if they make an upgrades for the Savage Axis like stocks and triggers and stuff if so where would I find it? Thanks for your help

Yah, it's called buying a Savage model 10 or a Marlin "X" gun. The AXIS/Edge from Savage has little to no aftermarket stuff available because for the bastard design. Sorry to say, but you bought the Savage version of remington's 770.
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Dmsbandit - Way to help the guy out with constructive advice. Have you ever even owned one? If not, you are of little help to someone who does own one who is asking a serious question.

Shooter21 - There is no aftermarket trigger that I know of. The factory trigger is purposefully heavy (Ole Bill Shakespear was right about lawyers). It is however rather easily adjusted to a good crisp hunting pull of 3.0 to 3.5 lbs by a competent gunsmith.

The stock has good points and bad. More bad than good I think. I do not like the extra joint in the stock caused by the removeable trigger guard piece. I'm not sure what they were thinking in doing this. I simply epoxyed mine to the main stock and this reduced the flex in the stock considerably. As with most poly stock rifles, it's still best to rest the rifle as far back as you can rather than out towards the fore-end.

If you don't already own an Axis and need a $300 bolt gun, yeah I'd look hard at a Marlin or better yet a Stevens 200 (I own both). But, for all its "flaws", the bottom line is that my Axis 7-08 shoots 3/4" to 1" groups with 150 grain partitions loaded hot with H4350. So I sure can't complain for $270! I'll also never worry about banging it around in the woods and scratching it up like I do my fine Model 70s;-)

Only time will tell if aftermarket stuff comes on line. I don't care as long as mine keeps shooting Savage like groups. The throat, barrel and muzzle all seem to be pure Savage. After a good breaking in, they shoot well!
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Thanks Bird Dog yea I bought the gun brand new for $250 I am looking for a new coyote gun. I called Savage today and asked them cause the first answer i got really didnt completely cover what I was lookin for but so far I like the gun shot it today. They said they are working on upgrades cause I wanted a tactical stock! thank you for your help!!
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:44 AM
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Rifle Basix makes an aftermarket adjustable trigger for the Edge / Axis - the SAV-1.

I've ordered one but haven't received it yet. But based on the reviews I've seen I'm hoping for a nice improvement from the stock trigger.
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:41 AM
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JBS,

Welcome to the forum. Rules are to join in and have fun and play nicely with the rest of us kids.

I have a pre-Accutrigger 10FP that I put the Basix trigger on, but had a disharge on closing the bolt, and had to increase it's pull weight. (That is nothing against Rifle Basix, per se, as a friend had that happen with a factory trigger on that same model rifle that he set too low, too.) Subsequently I bought a different trigger mechanism from Sharp Shooter Supply, who specialize in Savage aftermarket and accuracy stuff. They were good to deal with. I suggest you call them and ask if one of their triggers will fit your gun? I believe the same one I have will fit it because, I think, like the Stevens line, that you have a pre-Accutrigger Savage trigger mechanism. I just haven't had a chance to take one like yours apart to verify that, but SSS will be able to tell you.

P.S. They only do tech support calls on Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 8 pm, EST. You may be able to just ask sales if they have a trigger for your gun, but calling Thursday or Friday will get you what you need to know for sure. (419) 695-3179, or emal: [email protected].
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Thanks for the welcome :-)

I might be wrong, but from what I could find when I looked for a new trigger for my .223 Edge, the SSS trigger wouldn't fit the Edge/Axis (Spring for Savage Edge trigger? - PredatorMasters Forums), so I went for the Rifle Basix trigger - it's supposed to be an easy install. Fingers crossed..

And since the Rifle Basix trigger is already en route I think I will just give that a try. Shipping and customs handling can take a while from the US to here (Norway).

Thanks for the tip about the accidental discharge. I'm not sure I need to be setting the trigger to the lightest level as I use the gun mostly for hunting - often in cold/winter conditions with cold fingers/gloves. It is mainly the annoying creep on the original trigger on my gun that I want to get rid of. But I'm sure I'll be fiddling with the springs once I have them to play with, so I'll keep that in mind

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Old 08-10-2011, 07:14 AM
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I didn't realize the Edge mechanism was different enough to throw the SSS trigger out of contention, nor that Sharp Shooter Supply was steering clear of the Edge platform altogether. I don't know why, but since they are accuracy oriented, they may have felt it wouldn't keep up with the more familiar Savage actions for more extreme accuracy purposes.

The Basix trigger is easy to put in. It is basically just an upgraded Savage trigger. But because the sear is the same piece of sheet metal you started with, it won't necessarily give you the lightest pull safely, as I discovered. Just be sure the muzzle is pointing in a safe direction when you chamber it.
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:11 PM
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timiney trigger available

just went to timiney and it's under new products. about 105.00 good luck! i ordered one for my axis 308
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:53 AM
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maygarn, I bought the sav-1 and installed it no issues. set to 2.5 lbs and I'm shootin 3/4" consistentlywith my .308
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:46 PM
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The savage axis triggers are one of the easiest triggers to reduce pull weight and obtain a nice crisp break. Both the rifle basix and timmney would be good drop ins but 20 minutes and a little common sense got my factory trigger to #3 and a very crisp break. However if you feel uncomfortable working on guns the aftermarket stuff will do just fine.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:27 PM
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Don't count on that. I put a Rifle Basix trigger in my pre-accutrigger 10 FP and at about a 3 lb setting, experienced a discharge while closing the bolt. It was pointed downrange at the time, so no serious trouble resulted, but I had to increase the weight to close to 4 lb to be sure it didn't happen again.
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All I did to ours is a little trigger tuning and war paint.



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Nice Paint Omegahunter!!

Care to share your painting skills??? I'd love to paint my sons 7-08!!!
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Just cut out the receiver part of the Axis stock, slim it down/flatten its sides and redo the trigger guard since its needed to hold in magazine. Then build a stock around it like I did.
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Hi, New member here. Found this forum/thread looking for info on the Savage Axis. I just moved to WA from CA and got my Hunting tags/license for the year. Didn't do any real hunting in CA and don't have any large caliber hunting rifles (just a rag tag combo of ARs and old enfields in 303 I'd rather not carry around the woods and i never did get to shoot much at all (shooting in CA sucks and is expensive).

So looking for an inexpensive rifle to start out with that i can use on the big four here in WA (Deer, Elk, Black Bear and Cougar) I saw a local ad for a Savage Axis Combo (your choice of caliber) for $299. and that seemed like a great deal to get me started. I was thinking it would be nice in a standard caliber like .308. My concern is I'd like to over time improve the gun as I improve. How did those drop in triggers work out? I'm fairly competent mechanically but have never done a trigger job. Is it easy to modify the original trigger and save the $100?

Thanks, hope to learn alot here.
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Welcome to the forum.

I put a Rifle Basix drop in trigger into my pre-Accutrigger 10 FP, but found it could be set too light so the gun would fire when I closed the bolt. Not good. I was able to adjust it to be a noticeably better trigger than the factory trigger, perhaps around 3-3 lbs, but not to be a fabulous trigger. I finally went instead to the Competition trigger Sharp Shooter Supply sells, and had no problems with that, but I don't believe it fits the Axis. You'd have to check with them.
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Just found this thread in another forum. There's a very cheap (less than a dollar), and very easy (less than 10 minutes) way of modifying the trigger pull weight on the axis/edge rifles described a few posts down and onto page two. basically the guy just used a spring pin and a spring (both purchased at Ace Hardware for under $1) and that dropped his pull weight down to around 3lbs. Apparently that and a little polishing is all it takes to turn this stock trigger into something very nice. Definetely gonna be going that route as soon as i get one. easy and completely reversible.

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Thumbs up trigger for savage axis 270

i purchased the savage axis chambered in 270 at my local gun shop for a very good price. not sure if they would want me to advertise that for them none the less i did it because one of the guys in there told me he had bought one and was amazed at the accuracy even with the factory scope. i know the mechanics of a trigger and how they work with springs and such already..so i modded the trigger with a different spring setup did some minor polishing got a 3-3.5# trigger with a pretty crisp break out of it..i installed a luepold 2.5-20x50 scope with some light weight scope rings and used a lazer bore sighter at about 25 yards to ake sure i could get on paper rather quickly. all the ammo. i could find was at wally world it was some remington 130 core lokt. and only had 2 boxes of it.. i started at 50 yards.my first shot was about 2in. high and about 1/2 right..i was amazed at how close it was first shot.4 clicks down 1 click left and second shot was about 1/2 in. low but got a small piece of the red dot. my third shot went almost perfectly in the 2nd shots hole and forth shot tore the dot out of the center.i changed targets and went to 100 yards. my first shot was maybe 1/4 in. low next two shots were stoll low but to the left about 1/2 in.i went one click up 2 clicks right next 4 shots were touching red evry shot none a direct red dot center but this had me simply in awe at how fast in zeroed in and how well it was holding.. after 40 rouds through it i can safely say a had a 1/4in. group at 100 yards.this gun for a little over $200 was shooting like my $2000.00 guns are..
bottom line in my opnion anyone wanting a fairly nice rifle that you dont have to worry about scuffing up and shoots like a high dollar rifle the savage axis is hands down the way to go.i have prchased a 22.250 and installed the same scope on it but have not had the chance to shoot it yet to see if its as true as the 270 is..im goin this weekend to zero it in and when i go im goin to take the 270 back since i now have some good ammo. for it and see if it will hold its zero..i dont see a reason why it wouldnt since my experience with rifles have been the more you shoot them the better they shoot especially while breaking the barrel in on them..if i have any bad news from it ill repost and let you know...
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I have an axis in 22-250. It is insanely accurate and it doesn't need the accutrigger or accustock to be that way.
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