“THE DEFINITION OF ACCURACY”
SAVAGE ARMS SALES & MARKETING
118 Mountain Road
Suffield, CT 06078
Web Site: www.savagearms.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Savage Arms AccuTrigger™
Introducing the new Savage AccuTrigger™.... A revolutionary design that will forever change the way
shooters expect triggers to function.
Savage is constantly searching for new products or innovations that provide a true benefit to shooters. The
trigger is one significant area that captured Savage’s attention. Most triggers found in firearms produced
today have a very heavy pull. The reason is quite simple...liability. Manufacturers cannot afford to ship
firearms with triggers that could accidentally discharge; therefore, they design their firearms with heavy
Almost all triggers can be adjusted to some degree. Some triggers have a screw that can be adjusted in
order to reduce spring pressure on the sear mechanism, while others require a gunsmith to polish the mat-ing
components to reduce sear engagement. Adjustments to a factory trigger can create an unsafe condi-tion
and will usually void the factory warranty.
Savage is a unique company. Its managers, including the owner, are shooters and hunters. They listen to
other shooters to understand what they want (and don’t want) in a firearm. Most shooters are frustrated
with a legal system that mandates the design of heavy triggers. They don’t feel they should be required to
buy a firearm and then pay a gunsmith to have the trigger adjusted.
Savage challenged its engineering team to design a completely new trigger system that would give shoot-ers
what they desired. The parameters of this new trigger system, as outlined below, were formidable:
* Infinitely adjustable
* Trigger pull between 1 1/2 lbs. and 6 lbs.
* Capable of being adjusted by the owner
* Completely safe – no danger of accidental discharge even at the lowest setting
* Crisp release with no creep
It took several years, but Savage’s new AccuTrigger™ meets every objective.
The AccuTrigger™ can be adjusted from a minimum of 1 1/2 lbs. to a maximum of 6 lbs. The shooter is
able to set the trigger pull to suit his or her individual preference. There should be no need to take the rifle
to a gunsmith to have the trigger adjusted.
To adjust the trigger, you simply remove the stock and rotate the trigger return spring with the tool that is
supplied with the rifle. The AccuTrigger™ has a single adjustment location and is designed so it cannot
be adjusted below 1 1/2 lbs.
The AccuTrigger™ is completely safe and cannot accidentally discharge from being jarred or dropped
when adjusted as intended. The trigger is designed with an integrated AccuRelease™ that must be com-pletely
depressed or the rifle cannot fire. When the AccuRelease™ is intentionally depressed while pulling
the trigger, the rifle will discharge because the sear is no longer blocked. You’ll find the AccuTrigger™
is extremely crisp and exhibits negligible creep.
Savage used sophisticated software to compare objective measurements of their new AccuTrigger™ with
competitors’ triggers. These comparisons confirmed there is a graphic and repeatable difference between
the AccuTrigger™ and all other triggers tested. This objective method of testing demonstrated the new
Savage system has a lighter trigger pull than all the other major brands. In fact, the AccuTrigger™ was
lighter than a top-of-the-line imported brand and a custom aftermarket trigger. Testing also revealed the
AccuTrigger™ was much smoother, crisper, broke cleaner and demonstrated less creep than any other
factory-built trigger tested.
An additional advantage shooters will find on rifles with the new system is a newly designed teardrop safe-ty
that provides better acquisition of the safety button. This new safety also operates smoother and quieter.
The new AccuTrigger™ will be available on all Varmint, LE and heavy barrel long range rifles beginning
in January, 2003.
See and use the future of the industry — the Savage trigger system that makes all others obsolete.
Contact: Brian Herrick, Vice President of Marketing & Sales
Savage Arms, Inc.
Carl Hildebrandt, Technical Data
Savage Arms, Inc.
Yay! Savage comes out of the dark ages! Though their old trigger is completely adjustable, it really is a crude design.
I wonder is this new trigger is an original Savage design, or did Sharpshooter design it for them?
Any word on if these triggers will be available to upgrade current rifles?
No idea if Fred had a hand in the design or not. I'll ask him.
Not sure either if they will offer triggers for upgrades.
I knew there had to be a reason I haven't gotten a Savage .308 yet;now, all I have to do is decide between the 20-inch barrel, and the 24-inch.