• Savage Axis Shim and Trim Trigger Modification

    The most frequent complaint I have encountered about the Savage Axis is in regard to its trigger, and I would wholeheartedly agree. The Axis II remedied that somewhat with the inclusion of the AccuTrigger, as did the introductionof aftermarket replacement trigger options for the Axis.

    Throwing money at a problem could be an effective solution, and I've tried and can recommend both Rifle Basix and Timney triggers. However, the Axis originally stole my heart as a cheap budget oriented platform so I chose to pursue a more cost-effective solution.

    I had been inspired by a simple CZ-452 trigger modification called the "Poor Man's Trigger Job". Like this modification, the PMTJ involved epoxying a piece of shim stock under the sear of the rifle. Shimming, as opposed to stoning, is a relatively safe practice for the hobbyist gun hack like me. Failure for a bad shimming job will result in a long, indistinct, but ultimately safe trigger. It's also worth noting that undoing a shim trigger job is a relatively simple task compared to stoned trigger.

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    The information contained in this article and the attached video are for educational purposes only. Should you choose to use this information to alter or modify your firearm you do so of your own accord. In doing so you accept full responsibility for any adverse affects, damages, injuries and/or death that may occur as a result.