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Old 09-20-2020, 03:41 PM   #1
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Default Walmart Savage Axis 270 Trigger Upgrade Ideas

After putting a nice scope, getting it mounted, bore sighted, brunner and I shot it today at the lease. Iím tell you, with an upgraded trigger, itíll be a nice addition. Only needed 6 shots and itís gonna get meat out to 200yds. I just donít like the trigger. Way too heavy.
Thinking of a Timney.
Anyone done this upgrade to a Savage Axis?


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Old 09-20-2020, 03:47 PM   #2
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Think that’s the one you just trim the spring on.
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Old 09-20-2020, 03:55 PM   #3
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Think thatís the one you just trim the spring on.
This! Just did my 22-250. Works great. Put a Timney in an older model Savage with a horrible trigger and it is a dang good gun.
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Old 09-20-2020, 04:03 PM   #4
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I put Timney trigger‘s in my wife’s and my daughters they are both excellent takes about 15 minutes I got them from Optics planet delivered to the door for $113 each best investment you can make
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Old 09-20-2020, 04:07 PM   #5
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After putting a nice scope, getting it mounted, bore sighted, brunner and I shot it today at the lease. Iím tell you, with an upgraded trigger, itíll be a nice addition. Only needed 6 shots and itís gonna get meat out to 200yds. I just donít like the trigger. Way too heavy.
Thinking of a Timney.
Anyone done this upgrade to a Savage Axis?


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I ordered a spring replacement. Made a world of difference!!
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Old 09-20-2020, 04:20 PM   #6
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I had the spring trimmed in one and it makes it just OK. Need the trigger replaced to make it right.
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Old 09-20-2020, 10:36 PM   #7
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My savage axis 270 factory trigger was 6.5 lbs. put a timney trigger on at 3 lbs. best $115 investment
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Old 09-20-2020, 10:42 PM   #8
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Trimmed the spring on my 22-250 and I'm at 3.2 with my brother tinkering with it. Feels really good. Buddy bought the replacement spring kit off Ebay and had similar results.
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Old 09-20-2020, 10:48 PM   #9
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This isn't the one I went with, but is similar for only $19.95.

https://www.mcarbo.com/savage-axis-trigger-pro-kit.aspx

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Old 09-20-2020, 10:59 PM   #10
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[QUOTE=mdb;15112508]After putting a nice scope, getting it mounted, bore sighted, brunner and I shot it today at the lease. Iím tell you, with an upgraded trigger, itíll be a nice addition. Only needed 6 shots and itís gonna get meat out to 200yds. I just donít like the trigger. Way too heavy.
Thinking of a Timney.
Anyone done this upgrade to a Savage Axis?

Just order a spring kit from eBay. The seller is gorhad. I paid around $9 and it's breaking clean at around 3 lbs.
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Old 09-21-2020, 01:10 AM   #11
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After putting a nice scope, getting it mounted, bore sighted, brunner and I shot it today at the lease. Iím tell you, with an upgraded trigger, itíll be a nice addition. Only needed 6 shots and itís gonna get meat out to 200yds. I just donít like the trigger. Way too heavy.
Thinking of a Timney.
Anyone done this upgrade to a Savage Axis?

Just order a spring kit from eBay. The seller is gorhad. I paid around $9 and it's breaking clean at around 3 lbs.

Are those triggers for all calibers in savage axis line?

And how difficult is it to replace?

And ho
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:23 AM   #12
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Are those triggers for all calibers in savage axis line?

And how difficult is it to replace?

And ho

The trigger kit is for the axis model .. caliber does not matter. Super easy to replace ...


https://www.ebay.com/itm/283418414020


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Old 09-21-2020, 06:58 AM   #13
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I went with the MCarbo trigger kit and it was super simple to install. Both version appear to be the same deal....spring with a couple of shim's to tighten up the wobble (mine didn't have any wobble).
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:15 AM   #14
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I did the MCarbo kit as well. Cant beat it for the price
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:18 AM   #15
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Same as above. I installed the mccarbo kit and it wasnít difficult at all and Iím no gunsmith. Made a big difference on the trigger pull. Iíd go that route before spending $100 on a $200 gun.


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Old 09-21-2020, 07:32 AM   #16
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Iíd go that route before spending $100 on a $200 gun.


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This was my reasoning. I paid $180 out the door....and was proud of it lol. The spring mod or kit both kept me and my buddy at low cost bragging rights for a shooter...
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:06 AM   #17
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I put a kit in for my son’s .223 Savage Axis, made a “YUGE” difference!

Here is the thread. https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...t=Axis+trigger

Not sure The guy is still making them, the link in my thread is dead now
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:12 AM   #18
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I replaced with a Timney and it breaks nice and crisp at about 3#. Whole job only took about 45mins to complete.
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:30 AM   #19
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Think thatís the one you just trim the spring on.
yep one coil at a time
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:16 AM   #20
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Trim spring and polish. Turns out great
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Old 09-21-2020, 11:20 AM   #21
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Yes, I did it to my Axis 223. I trimmed 1.5 coils off and it is a 3.5lb trigger and one of most accuarte rifles. I was surprised.
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Old 09-21-2020, 11:29 AM   #22
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Old 09-21-2020, 12:06 PM   #23
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Just ordered a spring kit. My wife thinks I'm crazy to take a rifle apart as soon as I get it home, lol.
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Old 09-21-2020, 12:13 PM   #24
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I order the kit too but had issues with dry firing when the safety was engage. Probably installation issues but didn't feel safe after that. Ordered the timney trigger and no issues since.
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Old 09-21-2020, 12:25 PM   #25
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Installed the MCarbo on my Axis .223. Big improvement.

Will be putting one on the .22-250 that I got in the Walmart clearance sale last month.
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Old 09-21-2020, 12:29 PM   #26
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I ordered a spring replacement. Made a world of difference!!
To repeat what someone else said, this made a Yuge different. Also, if you don't like the stock, take a look at boyds stocks.
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:33 PM   #27
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If you don't like it.. Rifle Basix is the way to go on a savage
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:50 PM   #28
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I order the kit too but had issues with dry firing when the safety was engage. Probably installation issues but didn't feel safe after that. Ordered the timney trigger and no issues since.
I had the same issue when I did the spring replacement. I took it to a gunsmith to check out and they couldn't fix it either. Took me tinkering with it for it to finally stop dry firing.

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Old 09-21-2020, 05:07 PM   #29
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IN addition to the trigger job or replacement.
Get a Boyds stock. It changed the whole feel of the rifle. The plastic one that it comes with felt cheap and like a toy.
Look how purdy the new stock made it.
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:00 PM   #30
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Lots of great information and ideas. Thought I may be the only person trying to do an upgrade on this gun. Think Iím going to go the route of taking rings out of the original spring first. If Iím not happy with that, then I may go the full monty and do a Timmney trigger.
Yes, that Boydís stock does dress it up. A heavier stock would be nice.

Has anyone done any serious work on this model to make it a legit long range shooter? Not a tack driver, but at least shoot a decent pattern.
Iíve stumbled on a few YouTube videos, but havenít watched them to the end.


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Old 09-26-2020, 03:17 PM   #32
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Cut 1.5 rounds out of the stock spring. Definitely lighter trigger pull. Going to see how she does once we get back to the range. Thereís no creep at all.


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Old 09-26-2020, 03:29 PM   #33
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Make sure to slam test/check the safety with the lighter trigger. I hate the plastic parts on the savage too much to try and upgrade it. In my opinion, it's at its best as a cheap rifle that shoots well.
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Old 09-27-2020, 06:33 AM   #34
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Old 09-27-2020, 08:19 AM   #35
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Make sure to slam test/check the safety with the lighter trigger. I hate the plastic parts on the savage too much to try and upgrade it. In my opinion, it's at its best as a cheap rifle that shoots well.

My 22-250 is **** sure a shooter with nothing more than a few cuts off the spring, a polish and two washers. Cheap easy upgrade and no slam test issues. The $10 replacement spring is probably the easier route. Either is well worth it for these guns. I donít hate the stock either for its intended use but Iíve never been a pretty rifle lover. Give me black, ugly, practical and easy to maintain all day long. Same with my semi-auto shotguns. Only wood I own is on my O/Us and I wish Browning would have made a black synthetic O/U with a matte black finish in their 725 versus these pretty things I have to be careful with.
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Old 09-27-2020, 08:32 AM   #36
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My 22-250 is **** sure a shooter with nothing more than a few cuts off the spring, a polish and two washers. Cheap easy upgrade and no slam test issues. The $10 replacement spring is probably the easier route. Either is well worth it for these guns. I donít hate the stock either for its intended use but Iíve never been a pretty rifle lover. Give me black, ugly, practical and easy to maintain all day long. Same with my semi-auto shotguns. Only wood I own is on my O/Us and I wish Browning would have made a black synthetic O/U with a matte black finish in their 725 versus these pretty things I have to be careful with.

My thoughts exactly Smart. Iím not about shiny. If it gets a scratch on the plastic, not gonna loose any sleep.
$175 for the Walmart clearance Axis, $90 for the Nikon P-5 Academy clearance scope, do it yourself trigger job and she will be tested out to 500 yards soon. With over the counter ammo.


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