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#2145590 - 02/09/12 08:50 PM Re: My Review of the Savage Axis (.243) [Re: cdn1canhunt]
burris Offline
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Registered: 08/12/02
Posts: 756
Loc: San Antonio
Not a Savage fan, but great review.

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#2145597 - 02/09/12 08:58 PM Re: My Review of the Savage Axis (.243) [Re: burris]
jhartwig24 Offline
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Registered: 02/10/11
Posts: 165
Loc: South Dakota
I just won this gun in coyote tourney, but it i a 22-250.

I would like to know how to change the trigger pull?
Is it something I can do on my own, or something I should take it to a gunsmith for?

Everything else with the gun seems to be awesome!

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#2145821 - 02/09/12 11:01 PM Re: My Review of the Savage Axis (.243) [Re: jhartwig24]
eclipse71 Offline
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Registered: 01/18/08
Posts: 138
Loc: BC, Canada
Easy: Cotton wheel and 3 minutes spring work.


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#2146110 - 02/10/12 09:34 AM Re: My Review of the Savage Axis (.243) [Re: eclipse71]
jhartwig24 Offline
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Registered: 02/10/11
Posts: 165
Loc: South Dakota
Originally Posted By: eclipse71
Easy: Cotton wheel and 3 minutes spring work.





What exactly do you do to the spring to adjust it?

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#2146502 - 02/10/12 03:41 PM Re: My Review of the Savage Axis (.243) [Re: jhartwig24]
dmpowder Offline
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Registered: 12/24/09
Posts: 1754
Loc: Colorado
Change the spring out for a softer one! Or you can clip the coils of the stock one but cut one at a time. Just be careful if you cut your stock one because you can't put the coils back if you went to far.

I have worked mine over and have it down to 2 pounds. Some say it's easier to just buy the RB or Timney but I saved myself $100!

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#2146620 - 02/10/12 05:05 PM Re: My Review of the Savage Axis (.243) [Re: dmpowder]
jhartwig24 Offline
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Registered: 02/10/11
Posts: 165
Loc: South Dakota
Originally Posted By: dmpowder
Change the spring out for a softer one! Or you can clip the coils of the stock one but cut one at a time. Just be careful if you cut your stock one because you can't put the coils back if you went to far.

I have worked mine over and have it down to 2 pounds. Some say it's easier to just buy the RB or Timney but I saved myself $100!


Where can you find a lighter spring?

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#2146643 - 02/10/12 05:31 PM Re: My Review of the Savage Axis (.243) [Re: dmpowder]
Kaianuanu Offline
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Registered: 10/10/11
Posts: 105
Loc: Central FL & Southern OK
I have an Axis in 270, great gun! I bought mine without the scope, and the first rings i had on it were like the ones that come on the axxis XP's, and they sucked, they wouldnt hold a zero well at all and would completely loosen of till my scope would almost fall off after like 20 rounds, even with loctite, then i got a set of weaver quad lock rings for $10 at walmart, they are excellent rings and stay tight W/O loctite, just degrease the parts before mounting. As for the trigger, I strongly recommend all axis owners do the set screw and replacement spring mod to lighten the trigger and to work out all overtravel, and do this mod i invented in the link below, it will get rid of any slop or wiggle in your trigger and noticeably break cleaner.

http://savageshooters.com/SavageForum/index.php/topic,45016.0.html

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#2146647 - 02/10/12 05:33 PM Re: My Review of the Savage Axis (.243) [Re: jhartwig24]
Kaianuanu Offline
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Registered: 10/10/11
Posts: 105
Loc: Central FL & Southern OK
Originally Posted By: jhartwig24

Where can you find a lighter spring?



you can get them at ace, just get one of similar OD and is a bit softer, they come about 3" long so you will have to trim it to the proper length.


Edited by Kaianuanu (02/10/12 05:36 PM)

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#2146669 - 02/10/12 05:56 PM Re: My Review of the Savage Axis (.243) [Re: Kaianuanu]
jhartwig24 Offline
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Registered: 02/10/11
Posts: 165
Loc: South Dakota
Originally Posted By: Kaianuanu
Originally Posted By: jhartwig24

Where can you find a lighter spring?



you can get them at ace, just get one of similar OD and is a bit softer, they come about 3" long so you will have to trim it to the proper length.


I'm gonna sound really dumb here, but when you say ace, you mean at the local hardware store, or is there a Ace shooting store?

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#2146729 - 02/10/12 07:05 PM Re: My Review of the Savage Axis (.243) [Re: jhartwig24]
centerfire_223 Offline
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Registered: 01/01/70
Posts: 1222
Loc: Six Mile,SC
I just used a spring out of a fountain pen and cut it in half. Trigger is now 3 1/2 pounds.
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#2157823 - 02/20/12 04:57 PM Re: My Review of the Savage Axis (.243) [Re: dmpowder]
arkman Offline
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Registered: 01/20/12
Posts: 3
Loc: Arkansas
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If I want the spent brass to eject from receiver, then a quick yank on bolt is needed


Thats how mine is. If you work the bolt fast it works fine.

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#2157833 - 02/20/12 05:05 PM Re: My Review of the Savage Axis (.243) [Re: arkman]
HandCannon32x Offline
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Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 405
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: arkman
Quote:
If I want the spent brass to eject from receiver, then a quick yank on bolt is needed


Thats how mine is. If you work the bolt fast it works fine.


That is the same mine is also.
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