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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Deerspy, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. Deerspy

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    looking to by new savage axis or axis ll
    question why is the accutrigger 100 dollars more than the regular trigger is it really that much better?
     
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  2. herrwalther

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    Simply put, the Accutrigger is adjustable. Pull weight can be adjusted between 1.5 and 6 pounds of force. And to many people ie hunters, yes that is worth the extra $100 by itself. The accutrigger also is a bladed trigger, a safety design familar to anyone who has shot a Glock since the 1970s. Adjustable and theoretically safer. It is a wonder Savage doesn't charge more for the Accutrigger.
     
  3. Good Ol' Boy

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    I have shot an Axis 2 AccuTrigger.

    FWIW I bought a regular Axis and bought a Mcarbo trigger kit for it and it's just as good as the factory AT IMO. The trigger kit is like $20 and super simple to install. However obviously it's not adjustable.

    I measured mine at around 3lbs and the whole process of take up and break is vastly improved.


    YMMV...
     
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  4. Deerspy

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    I hav never had a adjustable trigger before might get one in the new 350 LEGEND got to go look at them and check out the balance
     
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  5. Deanimator

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    I've got a Sharp Shooter and a Canjar single set on my 10FP and 112BVSS respectively. The Sharp Shooter is great.
     
  6. Doc Samson

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    In my subjective opinion, yes. I like the adjustability and the range of pull weight suits me well. That being said, as Good Ol' Boy noted, you can get kits for cheaper that will likely get you darn close...
     
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  7. jmr40

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    It's better, not $100 better. No reason they can't just make all of them with the Accutrigger and sell them at the same price. It might cost $1 more to make the Accutrigger. I think it is a scam. There are other options just as good as the Savage Accutrigger that don't charge a premium for it.
     
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    I like having options. If you want to take the rifle apart and install an aftermarket trigger, that's your call. There are many who do not have skills or inclination to do so, and they can purchase an AT equipped gun. I suspect the price differential diminishes as guns are marked down to sell.

    What grinds me is when companies like SawStop think everyone should buy their saws for an extra $1,000+ and sue to prevent Bosch from marketing a better design (that does not destroy the blade upon deployment) so more maiming happens. That's like big pharma raising prices through the roof because they can.

    We now return you to your regular programming...
     
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  9. JeffG

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    I have two Savage rifles with the Accu trigger. They are my favorites, hands down.
     
  10. ApacheCoTodd

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    Why is it $100?

    At one time - probably still - the receiver is machined somewhat differently for the accutrigger and they were not retrofittable as well as the trigger assembly itself being a significant upgrade.

    Is it really that much better?

    Only if you think and believe that it is, personally. It will not make a difference if you do not appreciate the difference of a fine and adjustable trigger. If you do appreciate the concept, the accutrigger can not be added without significantly more than a $100 outlay on your part. So, in the case of the latter, it's a screaming deal.


    Todd.
     
  11. LoonWulf
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    the newest versions of savages "standard" trigger lack the adjustability of the older triggers, so yes imo the accutrigger is worthwhile.

    I dislike bladed triggers. Especially the sear blocking style, which allows the sear to break it just stops it from going far enough to release the striker. K tend to put pressure on the side of the trigger, and I have to think about depressing the blade.
     
  12. troy fairweather

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    I think the same as loonwulf I just don't like bladed triggers but for the extra $100 or so bucks I'd consider a different rifle.
     
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  13. berettaprofessor

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    Yes it’s worth it. If you want a light crisp trigger.
     
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  14. Demi-human

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    The blade can also be removed.

    I, too, put slight side pressure to my trigger. This can upset the safety blade and make it disagree with the trigger. I have researched on the removable of the blade, as it’s spring is close to the ten ounces my trigger is, but have not removed yet.
    (I have too many irons and not enough fire lately, it seems.:scrutiny:*self-buttkick*:fire:)

    I practice not firing this way, best I can, as it is bad form for pistols.
     
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  15. Newtosavage

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    IMO, yes, it's worth the $100. I have been an Accu-trigger fan since they came out. Very reliable and easily adjustable (although not as easily adjustable as my Tikka triggers). Everyone I have let shoot my rifles prefers the accu-triggers too. Very simple for many people to understand.
     
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  16. Picher

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    Accu-triggers can be a good thing in warmer states where gloves aren't worn while hunting. Regardless, I don't like them for my rifles because I'm uncomfortable having a two-piece trigger blade and prefer Timney, which I've installed on most of my bolt-action Remington 700s. They adjust easily, but the need to wear gloves on some rifles used for cool/cold deer hunting means that those triggers are adjusted no lighter than 2.5 lbs. so they don't fire the rifle until I'm ready.

    On range and warm-weather varmint rifles, my triggers are adjusted to about 2.0 lbs. or a bit less. It's more important to me to have triggers with minimal take-up, side slop, and just enough backlash to prevent premature wear and future malfunction.

    I order my Timneys directly from the company. They cost a bit more, but they're adjusted to my specs. and because I like the Tootsie Pops they send with the trigger. (The Tootsies really don't really matter in my choice, but I like them and think it's cool.)

    JP
     
  17. jmorris

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    I have a friend that bought an axis in 308 and he asked me if I could do something about the trigger pull. I didn’t weigh it but it was pretty bad. I swapped out a coil spring for a lighter one I had and made it satisfactory.

    A lot cheaper than $100 but one might be able to adjust the acutrigger for a better trigger pull.

    If it were me I’d work with the cheap one or put the $100 towards a good aftermarket trigger.
     
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  18. VoodooMountain

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    If in doubt you can buy the non-accutrigger model and if it isn't satisfactory you can swap it out for a different trigger for around $100 or do a spring swap for $15.
     
  19. Skeptic13

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    There is an accutrigger in my Savage Scout rifle and I love it. Is it worth the extra $100? I'd have to shoot both to get a really good idea.
     
  20. Demi-human

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    Well, I have spent more and gotten less before...;)
     
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