Want to make your Savage Axis Trigger pull lighter? Check out the YouTube video below by Dominion Outdoors Co to see how the Savage Axis lighter trigger mod is done.
Michael has been learning, using, and living with guns since the age of 10. He continues to learn about them and he shares his experiences on EpicTactical.
Alternately, you can replace the spring, keeping the factory one so that you can return the gun to factory spec if you ever want to sell it. The original spring is tapered to fit in the retaining hole. You will have to find a set screw to fit in the hole where the spring is retained. The protruding set screw will then keep the new spring in place. This allows you to use a standard, non-tapered spring that fits over the set screw, or even keep a variety of springs to swap out for different trigger weights.
The spring retaining hole is already threaded, and the thread size matches those on the screw directly in front of it, so you can use that as a guide when buying your set screw. Make sure the set screw protrudes enough to keep the spring in place, and Loctite the set screw in place and slide the new spring over it after you cut down the coils to the weight you desire.
Put the whole thing back together, cycle the action to cock it, then bang the hell out of the buttstock on the floor to make sure the spring weight is enough to keep it from discharging accidentally.
Doing this, I was able to get the pull down to a very easy 3 lbs, and it still has a very clean break. Plus, I can set the gun back to factory spec in 5 minutes.
The Axis is a good gun to begin with, but this easy trigger job transforms it into a seriously nice-shooting rifle.