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I haven't tried this yet, but thought I'd post a link to it, and hopefully share it with some of you guys owning Savage 110 bolt actions. Most folks with Savage rifles know the good accuracy you get with the reasonable cost of the rifle. This explanation may help you save much more money than buying either a Timney or Sharpshooter trigger. It seems pretty descriptive and striaghtforward with a diagram. Follow this link and see what you think. Let us know if you try it and what results you have.

http://www.varminthunters.com/tech/savage110trigger.html
 

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Savage 110 trigger adjustment

I used these instructions to adjust the factory trigger on my Savage 112 BVSS. They are very straightforward and my rifle went from about 10-lbs. down to 4. Probably will go lower, safely, by tinkering around with different weight and lengths of springs, but 4-lbs. works pretty good with my big ham fists.

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I have the same instructions and picture as issued with my first Savage 110 I bought in 1971...I have never understood why people say the Savage trigger isnt good...I have 4 of the 110's and have adjusted all 4 the same...on the older ones(3), they are adjusted to about 1 3/4 #, and have adjusted the same way for many others...my newer on is a 12 in 223...it adjusts the same way, but could only get mine to about 2 1/2#...still nice and light...I have not had the chance to play with the new accutrigger, but other than having just one adjustment, I cant see how it is such an improvement...wish my Ruger #1's were as easy as my Savage......hahahaha...ps: try adjusting yours, you will like it....Rob
 

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I agree with WW1, When I bought my 110 tactical every one said " you cant do nuthin with the trigger!" Where do they get this? Mines fully adjustable and feels as good as any I've got. KN
 

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Just as a disclaimer,, Any rifle with a trigger pull of less than 3-3 1/2 pounds could become a dangerous situation.. I believe no rifle used for any field sport should be reduced to less than 3 pounds. The only exception might be a prairydog rifle.. and even then there is a danger... Again I reinterate,, no trigger on any rifle should be reduced to less than 3 pounds except under very certain conditions...
 

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I want to second what gunnut69 said. The Savage trigger is adjustable, but it will become unsafe very quickly. The only AD I have ever had was with a Savage trigger lightened to about 2#. I shot a couple of hundred rounds with no problems and then....booom, fire on bolt close!

If you want lighter than 3 - 3 1/2# from a Savage, then you would be better off buying a Rifle Basix or Sharp Shooter Supply trigger! $80 is a small price to pay for safety!
 

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savage trigger job

I tried that method on my son's rifle and it changed things very little, 1/2 pound at the most. It was still pulling at over 5 lbs. So with my trigger pull gauge I was able to determine that it took 5 lbs. of pressure just to over come the trigger spring. What do you do then? Any body know anyone that makes a lighter spring for the savage 110?
 

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I know of no aftermarket trigger spring for the M110. If the full motion of the trigger spring is not retained, the trigger becomes dangerous.. The only safe way to lighten the spring is to buy(or make) a spring with a lowered pressure curve. I have done this on some of the 110's that use a strtaight wire spring for both sear and trigger blade return.. It's not as easy as it looks...
 

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savage trigger job

Sure ant easy. I ended up reducing the diameter on part of the existing spring to get a lighter pull. Got it down to around 3lbs. or so by carefully grinding away just a bit on top portion of the spring.
 
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