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Old 01-02-2006, 03:17 PM
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Any suggestions on aftermarket trigger options on this rifle. I want to replace the factory trigger on my 25-06. I would like to replace it with the new savage accu-trigger but I cannot find anyone who sells it. I would like to find a cheap solution to replace the original. I have seen triggers by Timney advertised at Midway, they seem inexpensive but will they be any better than the original equipment?
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Old 01-02-2006, 03:52 PM
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I've got two savages that I would like to swap out the triggers on, It's my under standing that the "old" savages require machining of the reciver for instalation of the "accutrigger" and that savage dosenot/willnot sell them for retrofit onto the older guns.
If the Timmny triggers for the savages are as good as they are for the mauser 98's and ruger m77's they should be the way to go.
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Old 01-02-2006, 05:29 PM
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I have two good friends who have Savage rifles, and both of these have the old style triggers used before the Accu-trigger. Both of these are varmint rifles in .223 Rem.

One of the rifles is stainless/synthetic, has a blind magazine, and looks like the current Weather Warrior, which means it's probably a 16/116. The other is a single shot, with the heavy stainless barrel and laminate stock with black foreend tip, which means it's probably a 12/112 series.

They both took their rifles to a local gunsmith, and had the triggers tuned up. The Weather Warrior, if that's the correct name, ended up with a nice, crisp trigger pull of just over two pounds, and is about as nice as a factory trigger as you could want. The other, the heavy barrel model, has a really sweet one pound pull, and is as nice a trigger I've ever tried, regardless of type or price. I like these much better than any Accu-trigger I've ever tried. The best part is the gunsmith only charged $20 to do the trigger jobs.

You might want to have your existing trigger tuned-up by a competent gunsmith before changing it out. If you don't like it, then change it.
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Old 01-03-2006, 01:18 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I do not know a gunsmith near me to do a trigger tune up on my rifle. I thought I would replace the trigger myself. I have an old sweedish mauser with a Timney trigger that I like very much. Anyone know how difficult it is to fit one to the Savage?
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Old 01-04-2006, 08:47 AM
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Check in Brownell's they have several replacement triggers including the Timney. Here is the link.
Bob from Idaho
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Old 01-20-2006, 09:58 PM
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As far as a direct replacement, Timney makes the best.
If you are competent enough to do a trigger replacement, then adjust it yourself. All savages have adjustment screws, with two of my savages the problem was the finish on the trigger surfaces. Go to the evil empire(or store of your choice) get a $20 dremel kit, and polish the existing surfaces.

I say polish here and mean polish only!! The difference will be very noticable, and besides the folks that tell you metal removal is REQUIRED; are the same idiots that you read about shooting someone on "accident" when they "didn't mean for it to go off"
........This premature problem tends to lend it's self to a abnormally large family as well.........
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Old 01-21-2006, 05:05 PM
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Rifle Basix trigger cost less and they have a good rep.

I just put a Rifle Basix trigger in my Savage 112 this night.
It is crisp and the pull is 1/2 of the original.
MidSouth has them.

If you get one follow the instructions to the letter.


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Old 01-21-2006, 08:15 PM
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Rifle Basix or Timney is the way to go, and both require no alterations to your gun. Some gunsmiths are good at triggers and some are not. I would rather go with a company that makes the trigger.

Be safe and good luck,

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Old 01-22-2006, 07:12 PM
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Takes 10-15 min to do a Timney, I put one on my stevens and i am very happy
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:48 PM
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I recently bought an old 116 for a wildcat. I went on line to "adjusting an old style Savage trigger", the instructions were sinple and pretty complete. I now have a 2 to 2 1/2 lb. trigger with very little creep or overtravel. Watch what you are doing, mark it so you can put it back and make notes. If you are going to replace it anyway, what you got to lose. Be sure and check it completely for safty before you load it. Good luck, Paul
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:27 AM
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Good luck, Paul
That thread was started & died in 2006. Probably a safe bet he already chose a trigger.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:16 AM
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Sure is a long time to procrastinate about putting one in!
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Darkker , I do that alot. One day I'll wake up. Yea looong time. Later Paul
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