SharpShooter Trigger for Savage

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    warpig883
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    I just put this gun onto myvery long wish list

    www.savagearms.com/new/index.htm


    and am wondering what the sharpshooter trigger Savage is refering to? Is it a trigger of their own or an aftermarket one they have contracted?

    She looks like a praire dog killing machine to me.


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    That is a custom trigger manufactured by Sharp Shooter. It is adjustable from 2 lbs down to 12 ounces. HUGE difference! I have had two of the Model 12VSS rifles through here recently, and they are top notch.
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    (11/21/01 10:29:18 pm)
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    Thanks AD. I got to have one of these. I love the stock.

    Ya know Savage is really doing some inovative things for the times compared to the other manufactures. Look at the above link on the varmint rifle and then there is the Striker in all its variants. I wish they would expand into shotguns and handguns. i think there is a huge market potential for a good revolver. Ruger seems to be the only one who is interested in making revolvers and I wish some of the others would jump in. Same goes for Marlin. They also make a top notch quality gun and I wish they would expand their line.
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    Both of those firms have tried all of the above. Nowadays, the big manufacturers are dancin' with those what brung 'em in self-defence.

    Those Savage 12VSS rifles are available. Short action only, factory chamberings are .223, .22-250 and .308.


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    I would have to go with my pet caliber the .308 I suppose. The one thing that bothers me about the Savage is the bolt throw. It seems like it is 180 deg. They come very close to hitting a scope and make it hard to grab ahold of past the scope. Is there some bolt handle bending or something that can be done about this?
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    Never thought about it. No reason the bolt handle couldnt be recontoured, although there is not a whole lot to work with. I would think that the small amount of improvement would not be worth the work.

    I think you'd find that if you lap the raceways and lugs, it will smooth up the bolt throw and travel so that you can operate the bolt with the four fingers of the right hand from underneath and then in front. Has made a big difference in the few Savage 110 series rifles I've personally owned.

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    I have thought about that. Also if you get away from the cheaper of the 110 models it gets better as far as smoothness goes. Compare a 110 to a 112 or a 116 the higher the number the smoother the action on the ones I have tried. I might have to try and do a little polishing on my 110 tactical. They are the same action so I would bet the only differance Savage does is like you said to get them smoother.
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