I purchased a Savage 114, in 7mm RM (not the 114 clasic). I love the rifle and caliber. It has great wood and a thin barrel. It is light and quick to point without a scratch on it. It shoots OK but the trigger leaves mutch to be desired. It is NOT the accu trigger and it has creep and is rough. The riffle was purchases on gunbroker and they said it was new, without the box.
I was able to shoot two minutes of angle from the bench with a Burris 3-9x40, but would like to do better. I only tried one type of ammo 150 grain Core Lokt. I guess l should try some other stuff before I go complaining. I just hear so much about Savage accuracy that I thought It would shoot better.
I know I'll draw some heat from you guys, but I don't really buy all that barrel break in routeen. I've heard it both ways. Go ahead and let me have it if you think thats the problem but I already put 40 rounds down range in about a two hour period (water under the bridge).
What can I do about the trigger? Will the trigger break in? Can I put in a Timney or even an accu trigger? Perhaps my gun smith can just do a trigger job on it.
I spend a good bit of time on gun auctions and I have never seen another 114 without the accu trigger. I wonder, how rare is this thing? Whats your advice?