Steps to follow:
1) Remove the rifle from the stock by removing the action screws in front of and behind the trigger guard.
2) Minor adjustments to weight of trigger pull can be made by adjusting the tension on the trigger spring with Screw #5. Remember to keep some pressure on this spring in order to insure proper function. Setting the spring to lightly can prevent proper trigger recovery/re-engagement. (RESULT = SLAM FIRES) Make sure the spring rests in one of the opposing notches in the screw head to secure the adjustment.
3) Screw #1 is to adjust the smooth travel of the safety lever. The safety lever should have no up/down (play) movement. It is also important to understand that this adjustment is usually not often necessary, but require the trigger be removed from the action in order to access the top of the screw.
4) Screw #2 should be loosened with the bolt cocked. Turn to loosen until the sear releases. To re-set the sear engagement, you must turn the screw back in a minimum of 1/2 turn. The minimum safe sear engagement is .015”. Once this is achieved, re-cock the action and adjust the safety screw.
5) Adjustment of the safety screw should be done with the safety “ON”. Adjust the safety screw to slightly touch the safety bar but not interfere with it’s operation. The rifle’s safety should be tested wile unloaded and while aggressively cocking the bolt handle and also bumping the rifle butt on the floor to attempt to make the rifle dry fire. Perform this with the safety on and off. If the rifle does not pass this test, re-check your safety adjustment and sear engagement settings.
6) To set the trigger for overtravel, turn screw #4 with the bolt un-cocked.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SET THE SAVAGE FACTORY TRIGGER BELOW THREE POUNDS. SLAM
FIRES AND OTHER TYPES OF ACCIDENTAL
DISCHARGES ARE PROBABLE IF THIS GENERAL RULE IS IGNORED.
7) Use lock-tite to set all of the screws adjusted in your project. Use dry
lube (moly-powder) on the sear for lubrication and dry fire the rifle to break
in the setting
and get used to the new lighter pull weight. Never point a rifle towards anyone. treat all weapons as if they are loaded.
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