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    Problem with brand new Savage

    I bought a new bolt action Savage rifle chambered in .308win about 3 weeks ago. Just got back from the range where I had my first chance to fire it and it just misfired. No primer strike at all on Hornady factory rounds. Of course I brought it back to the store which is sending it back to Savage for repair. Does anyone know how long of a turn around this will be? Store personnel had no clue. Maybe I should have just taken it to a local gunsmith???

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    All The Best
    Gunz

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    I'm sorry you are having problems with your new firearm. That is never an easy thing to swallow.

    Have you tried calling Savage yourself? Usually when you send something back to the manufacturer, they give you contact info to keep track of what is happening.

    Depending on what's wrong with it, will determine the turn-around time.
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    Problem with brand new Savage

    Does your savage have the accu-trigger?

    If so the problem is not with the firearm, it's with the user. Not that you don't know how to shoot, just the trigger is so light that a mere brush on the side drops the hammer. If the accu-trigger safety is not disengaged it will not fire and no strike on the primer. I found being more cognizant of my trigger finger position solves the problem. Just be sure to flush the trigger and press the safety sear first.
    Guns.??? What Guns???

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    Problem with brand new Savage

    Btw. Sending the Bolt home hard activates the trigger on my 10FP.... They are just really really really light and you can adjust them lighter.
    Guns.??? What Guns???

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    Problem with brand new Savage

    ^^what he said^^

    Make sure you are using the accu-trigger properly and not accidentally setting it off before the trigger safety is fully disengaged.

    It could also be the firing pin assembly. The firing pin assembly in my savage 11 in .243 has an adjustment for how far the firing pin protrudes through the bolt face. When I bought the firearm, I realized the bolt had an EXTREMELY stiff lift that would wear out your shoulder after about 10 shots. Took the bolt apart and realized the firing pin spring is about twice as long as it needs to be and under a ton of tension causing the stiff bolt lift. I cut the spring down to reduce the tension and after a few light primer strikes and a couple adjustments to the firing pin protrusion, it now shoots like a dream.

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    I sent back a shotgun (Stevens 320) and Savage sent back an upgraded model in 3 weeks. Hard to tell though, I've seen people saying up to 6 months on other forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalamity023 View Post
    Does your savage have the accu-trigger?

    If so the problem is not with the firearm, it's with the user. Not that you don't know how to shoot, just the trigger is so light that a mere brush on the side drops the hammer. If the accu-trigger safety is not disengaged it will not fire and no strike on the primer. I found being more cognizant of my trigger finger position solves the problem. Just be sure to flush the trigger and press the safety sear first.
    I don't think this is the issue. There is a very distinct click when the trigger is pulled but gun misfires and there is no dent on the primer where the firing pin should be hitting.
    All The Best
    Gunz

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcreek View Post
    ^^what he said^^

    Make sure you are using the accu-trigger properly and not accidentally setting it off before the trigger safety is fully disengaged.

    It could also be the firing pin assembly. The firing pin assembly in my savage 11 in .243 has an adjustment for how far the firing pin protrudes through the bolt face. When I bought the firearm, I realized the bolt had an EXTREMELY stiff lift that would wear out your shoulder after about 10 shots. Took the bolt apart and realized the firing pin spring is about twice as long as it needs to be and under a ton of tension causing the stiff bolt lift. I cut the spring down to reduce the tension and after a few light primer strikes and a couple adjustments to the firing pin protrusion, it now shoots like a dream.
    I believe this is closer to the problem although the bolt is not stiff at all. I am no gunsmith so taking the bolt apart is not something I should be attempting. I don't have the right tools anyway.
    All The Best
    Gunz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gr8gunz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kalamity023 View Post
    Does your savage have the accu-trigger?

    If so the problem is not with the firearm, it's with the user. Not that you don't know how to shoot, just the trigger is so light that a mere brush on the side drops the hammer. If the accu-trigger safety is not disengaged it will not fire and no strike on the primer. I found being more cognizant of my trigger finger position solves the problem. Just be sure to flush the trigger and press the safety sear first.
    I don't think this is the issue. There is a very distinct click when the trigger is pulled but gun misfires and there is no dent on the primer where the firing pin should be hitting.
    You'll hear a click that is the hammer falling and hitting on the safety sear. What model is the gun?
    Guns.??? What Guns???

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    american.heart Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Kalamity023 View Post
    You'll hear a click that is the hammer falling and hitting on the safety sear. What model is the gun?
    It is 10/110 LE 24" heavy bbl. It doesn't have a "hammer" it has a striker but I guess you know that. I am going back to the store to get the rifle back though. I think there is enough indication that the problem can be remedied at my level.

    Thanks for all the responses.

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