Monday, September 19, 2016

Thoughts on the Savage Accutrigger

I recently shot a Savage bolt action rifle with an Accutrigger. The Accutrigger was not only light, but also very crisp. It really was a delight to shoot. And it reminded me what a game changer the Accutrigger was when it was released in 2002.

I think many people have forgotten just how mediocre the triggers used to be on most hunting rifles. It was just accepted that a stock trigger would be adequate for field use, and if you wanted more than that, then you had to pay a gunsmith. The Accutrigger was a huge improvement. Out of the box, it was as good as a gunsmith trigger on many other guns. I do not consider myself to be a Savage fanboy, but they do deserve credit here.

And pretty quickly, all the other manufacturers had to catch up. These days there are lots of moderately priced rifles with good triggers. And if you are enjoying an affordable rifle with a good trigger, then regardless of who made your rifle, you owe thanks to Savage and also to market competition.

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