SAVAGE STRIKER TRIGGER
I had a Striker a few years back, shot it a lot and sold it. The trigger started out horrible, great variation in pull from shot to shot; sometimes the pull was so hard my hand shook. I adjusted the trigger repeatedly and finally it got somewhat better.
I bought another Striker last fall, the trigger was the same-horrible. I adjusted it a few times, and then tried another approach. I oiled every moving surface of the trigger and bolt, and shot it. Oiled it, a lot, cleaned the excess oil off and shot it. The oil is synthetic food safe oil. After nine months and a lot of oiling and more than 3000 shots, 99.9% cast bullets, through the pistol, the trigger is OK. It’s not great, but it’s far from horrible. The trigger manageable and doesn’t cause fliers as it did earlier.
Oil & greaes will help. I read where guys were having good luck with TW25 decreasing friction and being a stay put slippery. Darn stuff is kind of pricey but it sure works like the guys said.
And NO I didn't have it on the barrel nut that came loose for me. Thanks Adam for a quick field re-torque.
I start out honing and polishing every trigger and bolt on every gun I buy. For me it is part of owning a rifle/pistol. I am not a Smith by any stretch but I consult with them. With expert help I can get a gun working pretty well and a Smith can get "ANY" gun working very well.
May I suggest that you send your gun off to Fred at Sharp Shooters Supply for a "Timing And Truing" operation. He does many things and one that I cannot do is the machining of the bolt lugs to helical. I can't do anything he does to his quality but I can do a lot that improves the receiver a noticeable amt. Everything is discussed here at one place/thread or another.
Invest in some 200, 400, 800 grit compounds and some green rouge and white rouge and buy a book on the topic. I have Mosin Nagant snipers that are butter smooth and that is the roughest piece of Russian hardware known.
Have fun and enjoy the journey.
Go to this link may help you....http://www.varminthunters.com/tech/savage/
I just changed out the wire and reset the screws and that made a difference....not perfect but big improvement. I got my wire from local hobby shop..just be patience when setting the screws and trying it out.
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