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Hey Mel,

Can you see about doing a rifle test on the new Savages with their Accutrigger. They offer a couple package deals, one with a choate stock, Leupold 3.5-10x40, Harris bipod, sling, and aluminum case. The whole package typically goes for around $1500. Alot of people I talk to are very interested, but are reluctant because they are unsure of the quality and life of a "cheap" gun.

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I've been holding off on testing a new savage because I already have a review of the older 110FP up on the site. I figured people would be more interested in some of the other rifles out there. But if there is enough demand to test the new FP's with accutrigger, I'll put it in the queue.

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Hi everyone. the savage (w/ accu) a great rifle, mine came with a choate "ultimate" varmiter stock which is going to be replaced soon with a Mcmillan A4 Stock. The bolt, chamber and barrel are much better than a factory PSS, and seem to have better quality. I have had no chance to shoot the rifle yet, because i am still waiting for the SA 4-16x50 scope and the Badger rings and base. From all the reviews i have heard, many people are now preferring it over their 700's. When i get this project finished, i will post pics and send a range report. Thanks for the forum Mel.

Nathan

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I'm interested...

I'd like to see Mel review the accu-trigger. Granted, he did a fine review already on the Savage, but the trigger supposedly really makes a difference. I mean, alot of the rifles he HAS reviewed really are pretty close in design (such as all the Mauser variations).

Particularly, I'd like to hear something about one set up with the Accu-trigger, in .300 WSM, 24 inch barrel, stainless steel, synthetic stock. .270 wouldn't be bad either.
 

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Keep talking folks, I really am listening. I'm actually surprised by the number of people who are interested in a review of the accutrigger.

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Accu-trigger that you built...

Mel,
Since you're building custom rifles now, have you considered offering a Sub-MOA Accu-trigger rifle, stainless steel, in .300 WSM? I know your project was based of the Remington 700, but will there be other actions offered?
 

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Funny you mention it. I have been thinking about offering a sub .5 MOA rifle based on a savage action, for sub $1200. But I'm not sure of how the savage action would be received in the eye of buyers. I would not use the accutrigger but probably a timney 2-4lb. Though I may be able to knock $50 off that if I did use the accutrigger.
 

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Accu-trigger setup...

Mel,
I don't know first hand, since I've not even been able to handle one in a shop, but isn't the accu-trigger on a Savage basically the same sort of trigger as on a Glock? From the gun reviews that I've read, most of the gun writers have been very favorable (when are they not?) towards the Savage as far as the varmint applications. I would guess it'd be like combining two stage triggers into one, wouldn't it?
 

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Yes, that is exactly how they are. And it works pretty good. Personally I do not like the feel of the extra protrusion sticking through the trigger, especially when I've taken years to tune my trigger feel with my finger! (though still not mastered). But I think one could easily get used to it.

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Inner trigger...

Mel,
If I understand you right, you're saying you don't care for the feel of the "inner trigger" that's inside of the main trigger housing when you apply pressure on it, correct? What's the inner triggers material that it's made of? Could you use a file to make the inner trigger sit flush with the outer triggers surface when it's depressed? Surely the outer trigger would still "pop up" even with a little of the front surface removed.
 

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Like I said, you get used to it, its just a "funny" feeling. The inner trigger does go flush when its depressed. Its just different. I'm trying to work out a rifle for review right now, so hopefully I"ll have more details soon on the page

MEL
 
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