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Model 10/110 'LE Series' &

Model 12/112 Target/Varmint Series


Model 10 / 110 LE Series and Model responsibility to read and understand them SECTION 6: AccuTrigger Adjustment . . . . p. 16
12 / 112 Target / Varmint Series in their entirety. IF YOU USE IT IMPROPER-
- Standard AccuTrigger
LY IT WILL NOT WORK. MORE IMPOR-
Congratulations on the purchase of your new - Target AccuTrigger
TANTLY, IF YOU USE IT IMPROPERLY
firearm. You are now part of the Savage Sports
SOMEONE MAY BE SERIOUSLY INJURED. SECTION 7: MUZZLE BRAKE . . . . . . . . . . p. 18
Corporation family of quality firearms and
IN BOTH CASES, THE KEY WORD IS YOU!
archery equipment/accessories, which includes - Fixed
Savage Arms, Inc., Savage Arms (Canada), For your convenience, SECTION 3 describes
Stevens, Fox, and BowTech. With reasonable the bottom bolt release and SECTION 4 SECTION 8: PARTS LIST AND DIAGRAM . p. 19
care, your firearm should deliver years of reli- describes the side bolt release. All of the other - Bottom Bolt Release Models
able service and perform to our definition of sections are common for both.
accuracy. - Side Bolt Release Models
SECTION 1: Safety First Its Your
THIS MANUAL IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. Responsibility! . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 2 SECTION 9: Ammunition Bullet Weights /
Magazine Capacities . . . . . . . p. 28
The safety warnings and instructions in this SECTION 2: Three Position Safety . . . . . . . p. 4
manual are very important. By understanding SECTION 10: Rings And Bases For
SECTION 3: BOTTOM BOLT RELEASE . . . p. 6 Mounting A Scope . . . . . . . p. 29
the dangers involved in the use of any firearm - Installing and Removing The
and by taking the necessary precautions, you Bolt Assembly SECTION 11: Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 29
can use your Savage firearm in complete safety.
- Cocking Indicator - Routine Maintenance
However, failure to read, understand, and obey
any of the warnings may result in serious injury - Removing/Installing The - Cleaning
or death to you or others, as well as severe Stock SECTION 12: Statement Of Limited
damage to the firearm or other property. Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 31
SECTION 4: SIDE BOLT RELEASE . . . . . . p. 9
This manual should always accompany your - Installing and Removing Although considerable time and effort were put
firearm and be transferred with it upon change The Bolt Assembly into assuring the accuracy of the information
of ownership. This is your responsibility and contained herein, human errors do occur. If an
may protect you from future liability. - Cocking Indicator
error is found, please let us know. As a cus-
Savage Arms offers firearms designed in two - Removing/Installing The tomer driven company, we appreciate and
ways: SIDE BOLT RELEASE and BOTTOM Stock encourage feedback.
BOLT RELEASE. It is important to identify SECTION 5: Loading / Unloading / Firing . . p. 12 The following patents apply to the firearms con-
which firearm you have purchased and fol- tained in this manual: AccuTrigger - patent
low the appropriate section in the INSTRUC- - Top Loading
number US 6,553,706B1.
TION MANUAL. There are major differences - Detachable Box Magazine
between the two (i.e. bolt installation, stock
- Hinged Floor Plate
removal/installation, etc) and it is the users

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SECTION 1 SAFETY FIRST ITS have not already done so. You must constantly firearms or ammunition. A loaded gun has no
YOUR RESPONSIBILITY stress safety when handling firearms, especially place in or near a vehicle or building.
to children and non-shooters. Develop safe Whenever you handle a firearm or hand it to
Above all remember that a firearm is a
mechanical device. It can not think, it can not shooting habits and remember, firearms safety is someone, always open the action immediately,
act on its own it only does what YOU MAKE IT up to you. Make no mistake about it. and visually check the chamber, receiver and
DO. A mechanical device has no way to know if ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND GUNS DONT MIX magazine to be certain they do not contain any
your actions are safe or if they will result in ammunition. Never assume a gun is unloaded
injury or death THATS YOUR PART! It only 1. ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN
check for yourself! While in the field, there
takes one careless second to result in a tragedy A SAFE DIRECTION
will be times when common sense and the
that you will have to live with the rest of your life. This is the most basic safety rule. If everyone basic rules of firearms safety will require you to
MAKE NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, owning and/or handled a firearm so carefully that the muzzle unload your gun for maximum safety. When in
using a firearm puts YOU in full control of its never pointed at something they didnt intend to doubt, unload your gun!
actions and THEIR CONSEQUENCES! shoot, there would be virtually no firearm acci-
3. DONT RELY ON YOUR GUNS SAFETY
10 COMMANDMENTS OF SHOOTING dents. Its as simple as that, and its up to you.
SAFETY Treat every gun as though it can fire at any
Never point your gun at anything you do not
intend to shoot. A safe direction means a direc- time, regardless of pressure on the trigger.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT
tion in which a bullet cannot possibly strike any- The safety on any gun is a mechanical
OUR WEB SITE AT: WWW.SAVAGEARMS.COM
one, taking into account possible ricochets and device, which, like any such device, can
(The following excerpts are from SAAMI bulletin the fact that bullets can penetrate walls and ceil- become inoperable at the worst possible time.
#081 1MM 7/97 BP. The entire booklet can be ings. Even when dry firing with an unloaded The safety serves as a supplement to proper
obtained by calling: NATIONAL SHOOTING gun, you should never point the gun at an unin- gun handling but cannot possibly serve as a
SPORTS FOUNDATION, 11 MILE HILL ROAD, tended target. substitute for common sense.
NEWTOWN, CT 06470)
This is your responsibility, and only you can Never touch the trigger on a firearm until you
FIREARMS SAFETY DEPENDS ON YOU! control it. actually intend to shoot.
FROM THE TIME YOU PICK UP A FIREARM, 2. FIREARMS SHOULD BE UNLOADED Your firearm is a precision instrument.
YOU BECOME PART OF A SYSTEM OVER WHEN NOT ACTUALLY IN USE Regardless of the position of the safety, any
WHICH YOU HAVE COMPLETE CONTROL. bump strong enough to actuate the firing mech-
Firearms should be loaded only when you are
YOU ARE THE ONLY PART OF THE SYSTEM in the field or on the target range or shooting anism of a gun can cause it to fire. The only
THAT CAN MAKE A GUN SAFE OR area, ready to shoot. When not in use, time you can be absolutely certain that a gun
UNSAFE. firearms and ammunition should be secured in cannot fire is when the action is open and it is
You can help meet this responsibility by enrolling a safe place, separate from each other. It is completely empty. You and the safe gun
in hunter safety or shooter safety courses, if you your responsibility to prevent children and inex- handling procedures you have learned are your
perienced adults from gaining access to guns primary safeties.

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4. BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET AND WHATS reputable hand loading manuals can be danger- Any time there is a shell in the chamber, your
BEYOND IT ous, and can cause severe damage to guns and gun is loaded and ready to fire - even if youve
serious injury to the shooter. tried to shoot and it did not go off. It could go
No one can call a bullet back. Dont shoot
off at any time, so you must always remember
unless you know exactly what your bullet is Ammunition that has become very wet or has
RULE #1 and WATCH THAT MUZZLE!
going to strike. Be sure that your bullet will not been submerged in water should be discarded in
injure anyone or anything beyond your target. a safe manner. Do not spray oil or solvents on 7. ALWAYS WEAR EYE AND EAR PROTEC-
You should keep in mind how far a bullet will ammunition or place ammunition in excessively TION WHEN SHOOTING
travel if it misses your intended target or rico- lubricated firearms. All shooters should wear protective shooting
chets in another direction. Form the habit of examining every shell you put glasses and some form of hearing protectors
Be aware that even a .22 short bullet can travel in your gun. Never use damaged, old or ques- while shooting. Exposure to shooting noise can
over 11/4 miles and a high velocity shell, such as tionable ammunition the money you save is not damage hearing, and adequate vision protection
a 30-06, can project a bullet more than 3 miles. worth the risk of possible injury or a ruined gun. is essential. Wearing eye protection when dis-
Shotgun pellets can travel 500 yards, and shot- assembling and cleaning any gun will also help
DISCHARGING FIREARMS IN POORLY VEN-
gun slugs have a range of over a half-mile. prevent the possibility of springs, spring ten-
TILATED AREAS, CLEANING FIREARMS OR
sioned parts, solvents or other agents from con-
5. USE CORRECT AMMUNITION HANDLING AMMUNITION MAY RESULT IN
tacting your eyes. No target shooter, plinker or
EXPOSURE TO LEAD AND OTHER SUB-
You must assume the serious responsibility of hunter should ever be without them.
STANCES KNOWN TO CAUSE BIRTH
using only the correct ammunition for your
DEFECTS, REPRODUCTIVE HARM AND 8. BE SURE THE BARREL IS CLEAR OF
firearm. Read and heed all warnings, including
OTHER SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY. HAVE OBSTRUCTIONS BEFORE SHOOTING
those that appear in the guns instruction man-
ADEQUATE VENTILATION AT ALL TIMES. Before you load your firearm, open the action
ual and on the ammunition boxes. Using
WASH HANDS THOROUGHLY AFTER EXPO- and be certain that there is no shell in the cham-
improper or incorrect ammunition can destroy a
SURE. ber. Then glance through the barrel to be sure it
gun and cause serious personal injury. It only
takes one shell of improper caliber or gauge to 6. IF YOUR GUN FAILS TO FIRE WHEN THE is clear of any obstruction. Even a small bit of
wreck your gun, and only a second to check TRIGGER IS PULLED, HANDLE WITH mud, snow, excess lubricating oil or grease in
each one as you load it. Be absolutely certain CARE! the bore can cause dangerously increased pres-
that the ammunition you are using matches the sure, causing the barrel to bulge or even burst
Occasionally, a loaded gun may not fire when
specifications that are contained within the when firing, which can cause injury to the shoot-
the trigger is pulled. If this occurs, keep the
guns instruction manual and the manufactur- er and bystanders. Make it a habit to clean the
muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Keep your
ers markings on the firearm barrel. bore with a cleaning rod and patch to wipe away
face away from the breech. Then, carefully
anti-rust compounds in the gun each time imme-
Hand loaded or reloaded ammunition deviating open the action, unload the firearm and dispose
diately before you shoot it. If the noise or recoil
from pressures generated by factory loads or of the shell in a safe way.
on firing seems weak or doesnt seem quite
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right, cease firing immediately and be sure to You should always read and refer to the instruc- SECTION 2 THREE POSITION SAFETY
check that no obstruction or projectile has tion manual you received with your gun, or if you
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT
become lodged in the barrel. have misplaced the manual, simply contact the
OUR WEB SITE AT:
manufacturer for a free copy.
9. DONT ALTER OR MODIFY YOUR GUN, WWW.SAVAGEARMS.COM
AND HAVE GUNS SERVICED REGULARLY Having a gun in your possession is a full-time
PRIOR TO LOADING OR OPERATING,
job. You cannot guess; you cannot forget. You
Firearms are complicated mechanisms, which FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF THOROUGHLY
must know how to use, handle, and store your
are designed by experts to function properly in WITH THESE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
firearm safely. Do not use any firearm without
their original condition. Any alteration or change AND THE MAIN PARTS OF YOUR FIREARM.
having a complete understanding of its particular
(other than adjusting the AccuTrigger) made
characteristics and safe use. There is no such YOUR GUN IS A MECHANICAL DEVICE
to a firearm after manufacture can make the gun
thing as a foolproof gun. WHICH WILL NOT LAST FOREVER AND IS
dangerous and will usually void any factory war-
SUBJECT TO WEAR. WHEN SOMETHING
ranties. Do not jeopardize your safety or the
DOES NOT SOUND, FEEL, OR LOOK RIGHT,
safety of others by altering the trigger, safety or
SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PROFESSIONAL
other mechanism of any firearm or allowing
GUNSMITH IMMEDIATELY. NEVER TAKE A
unqualified persons to repair or modify a gun.
CHANCE.
Your gun is a mechanical device, which will not
FAILURE TO OBEY A SAFETY WARNING MAY
last forever and is subject to wear. As such, it
RESULT IN INJURY TO YOU OR OTHERS.
requires periodic inspection, adjustment and
service. KNOW HOW TO LOCATE AND OPERATE
THE SAFETY MECHANISM.
10. LEARN THE MECHANISM AND HAN-
DLING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE THOROUGHLY CLEAN THE INSIDE OF THE
FIREARM YOU ARE USING BARREL AND CHAMBER PRIOR TO LOAD-
ING WITH AMMUNITION.
Not all firearms are the same. Consequently,
never handle any firearm without first having THE USE OF RELOADS, HANDLOADS, MILI-
thoroughly familiarized yourself with the particu- TARY SURPLUS, OR ANY OTHER COMMER-
lar type of firearm you are using, the safe gun CIAL/ NONCOMMERCIAL AMMUNITION NOT
handling rules for loading, unloading, carrying MANUFACTURED TO SAAMI (SPORTING
and handling that firearm, and the rules of safe ARMS AND AMMUNITION MANUFACTUR-
gun handling in general. Locate the firearms ERS INSTITUTE, INC.)/ ANSI (AMERICAN
mechanical safety device and get familiar with NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE) SPECI-
the feel and on/off positions. FICATIONS WILL VOID THE WARRANTY.

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ALWAYS BE SURE THE FIREARM (ESPE- SAFE - Pull safety button towards shooter SAFETY MUST ALWAYS BE IN THE FULL
CIALLY THE END OF THE BARREL) IS (trigger blocked bolt cannot be opened). SAFE POSITION.
FREE AND CLEAR OF ANY OBSTRUCTIONS MID POSITION (trigger blocked bolt can THE ONLY TIME YOU CAN BE ABSOLUTELY
THAT MAY RESTRICT (OR SLOW DOWN) be opened). CERTAIN THAT A GUN CANNOT FIRE IS
THE BULLET FROM LEAVING THE MUZZLE WHEN THE ACTION IS OPEN AND IT IS
AT ITS NORMAL RATE OF SPEED. THIS SAFETY OFF - READY TO FIRE. Push
COMPLETELY EMPTY OF AMMUNITION.
INCLUDES SNOW, WATER, BRUSH, safety button away from shooter.
MID SAFE POSITION
SHRUBS, STICKS, LEAVES AND DEBRIS TO FULL SAFE
NAME A FEW. NEVER PLACE THE END OF MID POSITION ALLOWS THE BOLT TO BE
1. The safety is in the FULL SAFE position
A BARREL OR SUBMERGE A FIREARM OPENED AND CYCLED WHILE STILL BLOCK-
when it has been moved fully rearward, cov-
UNDER WATER. RESTRICTING, SLOWING, ING THE TRIGGER
ering the red F (see FIGURE 1).
OR STOPPING THE BULLET FROM LEAV- 1. The safety will move to the MID POSITION
ING THE MUZZLE WILL CREATE AN 2. The safety should be moved into the FULL
when the following sequence is performed
SAFE position when the bolt has been closed
EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF PRESSURE TO
and the firearm is ready to fire. lift the bolt handle
BUILD UP BEHIND IT AND MAY LEAD TO
EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE FIREARM 3. In the FULL SAFE position, the trigger is move the safety to the FULL SAFE position
AND PERSONAL INJURY TO THE SHOOTER blocked from moving and the bolt cannot be
push the bolt handle downward
AND/OR BYSTANDERS. SAFE OPERATION opened.
IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AND CAN ONLY WHEN IN DOUBT NEVER ASSUME! WITH
THE BOLT HANDLE FULLY UPWARD THE
BE CONTROLLED BY YOU!
BOLT PULLED TO THE REAR - THE MUZ-
KNOW EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE POINT- ZLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION - THE
ING THE BARREL OF A FIREARM AND SAFETY IN THE MID SAFE POSITION, THE
WHY! TRIGGER SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY REAR-
WARD MOVEMENT.
IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO STRESS THAT A
FIREARM IS NO MORE THAN AN ASSEM- SAFETY OFF READY TO FIRE
BLY OF MANY DIFFERENT COMPONENTS 1. The safety is in the OFF position when moved
A MECHANICAL DEVICE. AS SUCH, YOU fully forward, exposing the red F (see
ARE THE ONLY SAFETY MECHANISM THAT FIGURE 2).
CAN PREVENT AN ACCIDENT.
The safety on your Model 10 / 110 LE Series FIGURE 1
and Model 12 / 112 Target / Varmint Series
has three positions: (SIDE BOLT RELEASE MODEL SHOWN)
WHEN CARRYING A LOADED FIREARM, THE
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SECTION 3 BOTTOM BOLT RELEASE
INSTALLING AND REMOVING THE BOLT
ASSEMBLY
BOLT ASSEMBLIES ARE SPECIFICALLY
MATCHED TO A FIREARM. USING ANY
OTHER BOLT ASSEMBLY MAY CAUSE
EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE FIREARM
AND/OR SERIOUS INJURY TO THE SHOOT-
ER OR BYSTANDER.
CERTAIN FIREARMS ARE SHIPPED WITH
FIGURE 2 THE BOLT REMOVED AND PACKED IN A FIGURE 3
SEPARATE COMPARTMENT WITHIN THE
(SIDE BOLT RELEASE MODEL SHOWN) BOX. BEFORE INSTALLING THE BOLT, BOLT REMOVAL BOTTOM BOLT RELEASE
VERIFY THAT THE 4 DIGITS ENGRAVED BY (see FIGURE 4)
NEVER TRANSPORT/CARRY A LOADED
FIREARM WITH THE SAFETY OFF. THE EXTRACTOR MATCH THE LAST 4 DIG- 1. With the muzzle pointed in a safe direction,
ITS OF THE SERIAL NUMBER ON THE move the safety forward to the SAFETY OFF
RECEIVER. READY TO FIRE position.
BE SURE THERE IS NO AMMUNITION IN 2. Lift the bolt handle and pull fully to the rear.
EITHER THE CHAMBER OR MAGAZINE.
3. WITH NO AMMUNITION IN THE FIREARM,
BOLT INSTALLATION BOTTOM BOLT pull the TRIGGER (1) fully rearward and hold
RELEASE (SEE FIGURE 3) it in that position.
1. Rotate the FRONT BAFFLE (1) to line-up the 4. Push the BOLT RELEASE (2) as far as it will
BOLT GUIDE with the EXTRACTOR. go into the trigger guard.
2. Pull the TRIGGER (2) fully rearward and hold 5. Grasping the BOLT HANDLE, pull the bolt
it in that position. assembly fully rearward until it clears the
3. WITH NO AMMUNITION IN THE FIREARM, receiver, being careful not to hit the stock. If
insert the BOLT (3) into the firearm, pushing it it seems to bind or stop, be sure that the trig-
forward. ger has been pulled fully rearward first and
then the BOLT RELEASE pushed as far as it
4. Close the BOLT HANDLE (pushing down- will go into the trigger guard.
ward) and verify that the THREE POSITION
SAFETY is operational as explained in SEC-
TION 2 of this manual.

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THE ONLY TIME YOU CAN BE ABSOLUTELY
CERTAIN THAT A GUN CANNOT FIRE IS
WHEN THE ACTION IS OPEN AND IT IS
COMPLETELY EMPTY OF AMMUNITION.
1. Check again to be sure there is no ammuni-
tion in either the chamber or magazine.
2. Remove the DETACHABLE BOX magazine
(see FIGURE 7).

FIGURE 4
FIGURE 5
COCKING INDICATOR
THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THE COCKING INDI-
CATOR IS TO VISUALLY SHOW WHEN THE
FIREARM IS COCKED. THIS IS NOT A
LOADED CHAMBER INDICATOR NOR A
SAFETY DEVICE WHICH CAN BE RELIED
ON TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE
THAT RESPONSIBILITY LIES SOLELY IN
THE HANDS OF THE SHOOTER! FIGURE 7
1. Cocked when the tip of the indicator is 3. With the muzzle pointed in a safe direction,
protruding from the rear of the bolt (see close the bolt and pull the trigger (dry fire).
FIGURE 5). FIGURE 6 THE BOLT MUST REMAIN CLOSED AND THE
2. Uncocked when the tip of the indicator is REMOVING THE STOCK DETACHABLE ACTION UNCOCKED (FIRED) THROUGH-
not protruding from the end of the bolt (see BOX MAGAZINE OUT THE ENTIRE PROCEDURE OF REMOV-
FIGURE 6). ING THE STOCK AND THEN REINSTALLING
BE SURE THE BOLT IS OPEN AND THERE IS THE ACTION.
NO LIVE AMMUNITION IN EITHER THE
CHAMBER OR MAGAZINE. LOOK AND FEEL 4. Turn the firearm upside down, with the muz-
WITH YOUR FINGER THERE SHOULD BE zle pointed away from you.
NO DOUBT THERE SHOULD BE NO QUES- 5. Push the BOLT RELEASE as far as it will go
TION THERE MUST BE NO AMMUNITION IN into the trigger guard to gain access to the
EITHER THE CHAMBER OR MAGAZINE! rear action screw, located under the BOLT

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RELEASE (see FIGURE 8). 3. Install the action screws (longer screw is to IT (TO COCK THE ACTION), POINT THE MUZ-
the rear and the shorter screw is to the front) ZLE IN A SAFE DIRECTION, PULL THE TRIG-
6. Using a 5/32 Allen wrench, loosen and
into the stock and turn the wrench clockwise GER (DRY FIRE), AND THEN REINSERT THE
remove the two action screws securing the
until the threads of the screws just engage ACTION BACK INTO THE STOCK.
stock.
into the receiver. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN
AFTER REASSEMBLING THE STOCK, VERI-
DO NOT REMOVE THE SCREW AT THE the stock must be loose at this step!
FY THAT THE SAFETY OPERATES COR-
REAR OF THE TRIGGER GUARD. INTENDED
4. Carefully lift the firearm up so that the recoil RECTLY IN ALL 3 POSITIONS AS DEFINED
MERELY TO HOLD THE TRIGGER GUARD IN
pad is sitting on a solid surface and the barrel IN SECTION 2 THREE POSITION SAFETY
PLACE, OVER TIGHTENING THIS SCREW
is pointing upward. OF THIS MANUAL. SAFE OWNERSHIP IS
WILL CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE STOCK.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!
5. Putting downward pressure on the barrel to
seat the recoil lug firmly in the stock, tighten
the front action screw first and then the rear
action screw securely.
DO NOT REMOVE THE SCREW AT THE
REAR OF THE TRIGGER GUARD. INTENDED
MERELY TO HOLD THE TRIGGER GUARD IN
PLACE, OVER TIGHTENING THIS SCREW
WILL CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE STOCK.
KNOW YOUR GUN! IF ANYTHING FEELS
OR SOUNDS DIFFERENT - STOP - AND
FIGURE 8 HAVE A QUALIFIED GUNSMITH TAKE A
LOOK! NEVER TAKE A CHANCE WITH
7. Remove the stock. SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE UNSURE OF ...
INSTALLING THE STOCK ALWAYS ASK A PROFESSIONAL.
BE SURE THE BOLT IS STILL CLOSED AND 6. Cycle the bolt several times to be sure that it
THE ACTION UNCOCKED (FIRED) PRIOR functions properly. If you are unable to close
TO PUTTING THE STOCK BACK ON. the bolt handle completely, the action screws
are reversed.
1. Remove the magazine prior to reassembling
the stock. IF THE BOLT RELEASE BUTTON IS JAMMED
AFTER INSTALLING THE ACTION, PERFORM
2. Place the action onto the stock, being careful
THE FOLLOWING STEPS: REMOVE THE
to align the trigger with the trigger slot in the
ACTION SCREWS, REMOVE THE ACTION,
stock.
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SECTION 4 SIDE BOLT RELEASE SAFETY is operational as explained in
SECTION 2 of this manual.
INSTALLING AND REMOVING THE BOLT
ASSEMBLY
BOLT ASSEMBLIES ARE SPECIFICALLY
MATCHED TO A FIREARM. USING ANY
OTHER BOLT ASSEMBLY MAY CAUSE
EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE FIREARM
AND/OR SERIOUS INJURY TO THE SHOOT-
ER OR BYSTANDER.
CERTAIN FIREARMS ARE SHIPPED WITH
THE BOLT REMOVED AND PACKED IN A FIGURE 10
SEPARATE COMPARTMENT WITHIN THE
BOX. BEFORE INSTALLING THE BOLT, VERI- COCKING INDICATOR
FY THAT THE 4 DIGITS ENGRAVED BY THE FIGURE 9
SAVAGE ARMS HAS DESIGNED INTO THE
EXTRACTOR MATCH THE LAST 4 DIGITS OF BOLT REMOVAL (see FIGURE 10) CENTERFIRE BOLT ACTION SERIES, A
THE SERIAL NUMBER ON THE RECEIVER. COCKING INDICATOR. ITS MAIN PURPOSE
1. With the muzzle pointed in a safe direction,
BE SURE THERE IS NO AMMUNITION IN IS TO VISUALLY INDICATE WHEN THE
move the safety forward to the SAFETY OFF
EITHER THE CHAMBER OR MAGAZINE. FIREARM IS COCKED. THIS IS NOT A
READY TO FIRE position.
LOADED CHAMBER INDICATOR NOR A
BOLT INSTALLATION (SEE FIGURE 9) 2. Lift the bolt handle and pull fully to the rear. SAFETY DEVICE WHICH CAN BE RELIED
1. Rotate the FRONT BAFFLE (1) to line-up 3. WITH NO AMMUNITION IN THE FIREARM, ON TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE
the BOLT GUIDE with the EXTRACTOR. pull the TRIGGER (1) fully rearward and hold THAT RESPONSIBILITY LIES SOLELY IN
it in that position. THE HANDS OF THE SHOOTER!
2. Pull the TRIGGER (2) fully rearward and
hold it in that position. 4. Push the COCKING INDICATOR (2) also 1. Cocked when the corner of the indicator is
known as the SIDE BOLT RELEASE as far above the stock (see FIGURE 11).
3. Press down on the COCKING INDICATOR
(3) also known as the SIDE BOLT down as it will go.
RELEASE 5. Grasping the BOLT HANDLE, pull the bolt
4. WITH NO AMMUNITION IN THE FIREARM, assembly fully rearward until it clears the
insert the BOLT (4) into the firearm, pushing receiver, being careful not to hit the stock. If
it forward. it seems to bind or stop, be sure that the trig-
ger has been pulled fully rearward first and
5. Close the BOLT HANDLE (pushing down- then the COCKING INDICATOR pushed as
ward) and verify that the THREE POSITION far down as it will go.

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FEEL WITH YOUR FINGER THERE 4. Remove the stock.
SHOULD BE NO DOUBT THERE SHOULD
TOP LOAD OR DETACHABLE BOX
BE NO QUESTION THERE MUST BE NO
MAGAZINE
AMMUNITION IN EITHER THE CHAMBER OR
LOADING PORT! BE SURE THE BOLT IS OPEN AND THERE IS
NO LIVE AMMUNITION IN EITHER THE
THE ONLY TIME YOU CAN BE ABSOLUTELY
CHAMBER OR MAGAZINE. LOOK AND FEEL
CERTAIN THAT A GUN CANNOT FIRE IS
WITH YOUR FINGER THERE SHOULD BE
WHEN THE ACTION IS OPEN AND IT IS
NO DOUBT THERE SHOULD BE NO QUES-
COMPLETELY EMPTY OF AMMUNITION.
TION THERE MUST BE NO AMMUNITION IN
1. Check again to be sure there is no ammuni- EITHER THE CHAMBER OR MAGAZINE!
tion in either the chamber or loading port.
FIGURE 11 THE ONLY TIME YOU CAN BE ABSOLUTELY
2. Turn the firearm upside down, with the muz- CERTAIN THAT A GUN CANNOT FIRE IS
2. Uncocked when the indicator is almost level zle pointed away from you. WHEN THE ACTION IS OPEN AND IT IS
with the stock and approximately midway on COMPLETELY EMPTY OF AMMUNITION.
the flat of the receiver (see FIGURE 12). 3. Using a 5/32 Allen wrench, loosen and
remove the three screws securing the stock THERE IS NO REASON TO REMOVE THE
(see FIGURE 13). MAGAZINE ASSEMBLY FROM THE STOCK.
PULLING ON THE FEEDING LIPS OR SIDES
DO NOT REMOVE THE SCREW AT THE
OF THE MAGAZINE MAY DISTORT ITS
REAR OF THE TRIGGER GUARD. INTENDED
OVERALL SHAPE AND RESULT IN AMMUNI-
MERELY TO HOLD THE TRIGGER GUARD IN
TION NOT LOADING OR FEEDING
PLACE, OVER TIGHTENING THIS SCREW
RELIABLY.
WILL CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE STOCK.
1. Check again to be sure there is no ammuni-
tion in either the chamber or magazine.
2. Remove the DETACHABLE BOX MAGAZINE
(see FIGURE 14) if so equipped.
FIGURE 12
REMOVING THE STOCK:
SINGLE SHOT
BE SURE THE BOLT IS OPEN AND THERE IS
NO LIVE AMMUNITION IN EITHER THE
CHAMBER OR LOADING PORT. LOOK AND
FIGURE13

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entire magazine assembly back into the stock
as shown in FIGURE 17.

FIGURE 14 FIGURE 15
3. Turn the firearm upside down, with the muzzle
pointed away from you. FIGURE 17
4. Using a 5/32 Allen wrench, loosen and
remove the two screws securing the stock
(see FIGURE 15 or FIGURE 16).
DO NOT REMOVE THE SCREW AT THE
REAR OF THE TRIGGER GUARD. INTENDED
MERELY TO HOLD THE TRIGGER GUARD IN
PLACE, OVER TIGHTENING THIS SCREW
WILL CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE STOCK.
5. Remove the stock. FIGURE 16
INSTALLING THE STOCK
FIGURE 18
1. For TOP LOAD models, notice the position in
the stock of the magazine, plastic follower 2. For DETACHABLE BOX MAGAZINE models,
assembly, and magazine retaining clip in FIG- remove the magazine prior to reassembling
URE 17. Should they become loose and fall the stock.
out of the stock, place the retaining clip into
3. Place the action onto the stock, being careful
the side slot of the magazine (see FIGURE
to align the trigger with the trigger slot in the
18), insert the plastic magazine follower
stock.
assembly into the magazine, and push the

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4. Install the action screws (longer screw is to the bolt handle completely, the action screws SECTION 5 LOADING / UNLOADING /
the rear and the shorter screw is to the front) are reversed. FIRING
into the stock and turn the wrench clockwise
AFTER REASSEMBLING THE STOCK, VERI- LOADING
until the threads of the screws just engage
FY THAT THE SAFETY OPERATES COR-
into the receiver. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN FIREARMS SHOULD BE LOADED ONLY
RECTLY IN ALL 3 POSITIONS AS DEFINED
the stock must be loose at this step! WHEN YOU ARE IN THE FIELD, ON THE
IN SECTION 2 THREE POSITION SAFETY
TARGET RANGE, OR AT A SHOOTING AREA
5. Carefully lift the firearm up so that the recoil OF THIS MANUAL. SAFE OWNERSHIP IS
READY TO SHOOT.
pad is sitting on a solid surface and the barrel YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!
is pointing upward. ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A
ADJUSTING THE MAGPUL STOCK
SAFE DIRECTION.
6. Putting downward pressure on the barrel to
1. To raise or lower the cheek piece, turn adjust-
seat the recoil lug firmly in the stock, tighten USE ONLY THE CORRECT AMMUNITION
ing knob A (see FIGURE 19).
the front action screw first and then the rear THAT IS INDICATED (STAMPED) ON THE
action screw securely. 2. To increase or decrease the length of pull, SIDE OF THE BARREL.
turn adjusting knob B (see FIGURE 19).
DO NOT REMOVE THE SCREW AT THE THOROUGHLY CLEAN THE INSIDE OF THE
REAR OF THE TRIGGER GUARD. INTENDED BARREL AND CHAMBER PRIOR TO LOAD-
MERELY TO HOLD THE TRIGGER GUARD IN ING WITH AMMUNITION.
PLACE, OVER TIGHTENING THIS SCREW ALWAYS BE SURE THE FIREARM (ESPE-
WILL CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE STOCK. CIALLY THE END OF THE BARREL) IS FREE
7. Reach down into the receiver with your fore- AND CLEAR OF ANY OBSTRUCTIONS THAT
finger and press down on the plastic maga- MAY RESTRICT (OR SLOW DOWN) THE BUL-
zine follower to be sure that it moves freely. If LET FROM LEAVING THE MUZZLE AT ITS
it binds, remove the stock, check the position NORMAL RATE OF SPEED. THIS INCLUDES
of the magazine assembly in the stock (see SNOW, WATER, BRUSH, SHRUBS, STICKS,
FIGURE 17), and repeat the steps for LEAVES AND DEBRIS TO NAME A FEW.
INSTALLING THE STOCK. NEVER PLACE THE END OF A BARREL OR
FIGURE 19 SUBMERGE A FIREARM UNDER WATER.
KNOW YOUR GUN! IF ANYTHING FEELS OR
RESTRICTING, SLOWING, OR STOPPING THE
SOUNDS DIFFERENT - STOP - AND HAVE A
BULLET FROM LEAVING THE MUZZLE WILL
QUALIFIED GUNSMITH TAKE A LOOK!
CREATE AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF PRES-
NEVER TAKE A CHANCE WITH SOMETHING
SURE TO BUILD UP BEHIND IT AND MAY
THAT YOU ARE UNSURE OF ... ALWAYS ASK
LEAD TO EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE
A PROFESSIONAL.
FIREARM AND PERSONAL INJURY TO THE
8. Cycle the bolt several times to be sure that it SHOOTER AND/OR BYSTANDERS. SAFE
functions properly. If you are unable to close OPERATION IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AND

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CAN ONLY BE CONTROLLED BY YOU! 4. Pull bolt handle rearward.
THE USE OF RELOADS, HANDLOADS, MILI- The safety will move to the MID SAFE posi-
TARY SURPLUS, OR ANY OTHER COMMER- tion automatically when the bolt is closed.
CIAL/ NONCOMMERCIAL AMMUNITION NOT
5. As shown in FIGURE 20, load the correct cal-
MANUFACTURED TO SAAMI (SPORTING
iber cartridge onto the loading platform.
ARMS AND AMMUNITION MANUFACTUR-
ERS INSTITUTE, INC.)/ANSI (AMERICAN 6. Moving the bolt handle forward SLOWLY
NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE) SPECI- AND WITH CARE will push the cartridge
FICATIONS WILL VOID THE WARRANTY. into the chamber.
KNOW YOUR GUN! IF ANYTHING FEELS WHEN THE BOLT IS FULLY CLOSED, A LIVE
OR SOUNDS DIFFERENT WHEN LOADING CARTRIDGE WILL BE IN THE CHAMBER. FIGURE 20
OR SHOOTING - STOP - AND HAVE A QUAL- CLOSE THE BOLT SLOWLY TO BE SURE
IFIED GUNSMITH TAKE A LOOK! NEVER THE CARTRIDGE IS ALIGNED WITH THE
TAKE A CHANCE WITH SOMETHING THAT CHAMBER. IF RESISTANCE IS FELT OR DETACHABLE BOX MAGAZINE
YOU ARE UNSURE OF ... ALWAYS ASK A THE BOLT DOES NOT CLOSE, PULL REAR-
PROFESSIONAL. 1. With one hand prepared to catch the detach-
WARD ON THE BOLT HANDLE, OPENING able box magazine, push the magazine
SINGLE SHOT TARGET ACTIONS THE ACTION. CAREFULLY INSPECT THE release button on the bottom of the stock
TIP OF THE BULLET AND THE CARTRIDGE rearward (see FIGURE 21 or FIGURE 22).
DESIGNED WITH A TARGET ACCUTRIGGER,
CASE TO BE SURE THAT THEY HAVE NOT
THE TRIGGER PULL IS EXTREMELY LIGHT
BEEN DAMAGED, REINSERT ON THE LOAD-
AND SENSITIVE. CLOSING THE BOLT HAN-
ING PLATFORM, AND CLOSE THE BOLT. IF
DLE WITH FORCE OR JARRING IT FOR-
IT HAPPENS AGAIN, TRY A NEW CAR-
WARD MAY CAUSE THE SEAR TO DISEN-
TRIDGE. IF THE PROBLEM PERSISTS, CALL
GAGE AND BE LOCKED IN PLACE BY THE
SAVAGE ARMS CUSTOMER SERVICE.
ACCURELEASE. UNABLE TO PULL THE
TRIGGER, THE BOLT HANDLE WILL HAVE ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A
TO BE RAISED AND LOWERED TO COCK SAFE DIRECTION.
THE ACTION AND RESET THE TRIGGER.
1. With the muzzle pointed in a safe direction,
move the safety forward to the SAFETY OFF FIGURE 21
READY TO FIRE position.
2. Lift the bolt handle but do not pull to the rear.
3. Move the safety fully rearward to the FULL
SAFE position.

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FIGURE 22 FIGURE 23 FIGURE 25
2. With the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, 8. Moving the bolt handle forward will push the
move the safety forward to the SAFETY OFF first cartridge from the detachable box maga-
READY TO FIRE position. zine into the chamber.
3. Lift the bolt handle but do not pull to the rear. WHEN THE BOLT IS FULLY CLOSED, A LIVE
CARTRIDGE WILL BE IN THE CHAMBER.
4. Move the safety fully rearward to the FULL
SAFE position. CLOSE THE BOLT SLOWLY TO BE SURE
THE CARTRIDGE IS ALIGNED WITH THE
5. Pull bolt handle rearward.
CHAMBER. IF RESISTANCE IS FELT OR THE
The safety will move to the MID SAFE posi- BOLT DOES NOT CLOSE, PULL REARWARD
tion automatically when the bolt is closed. ON THE BOLT HANDLE, OPENING THE
6. As shown in FIGURE 23 or FIGURE 24 ACTION. CAREFULLY INSPECT THE TIP OF
FIGURE 24 THE BULLET AND THE CARTRIDGE CASE
(BA), load the correct caliber cartridges into
the detachable box magazine by pressing 7. Insert the detachable box magazine back into TO BE SURE THAT THEY HAVE NOT BEEN
downward, filling the magazine to capacity the stock opening by engaging the rear first DAMAGED, REINSERT IN THE MAGAZINE,
(see SECTION 9 AMMUNITION BULLET and then pressing upward on the front until AND CLOSE THE BOLT. IF IT HAPPENS
WEIGHTS/MAGAZINE CAPACITIES). the latch is fully engaged (see FIGURE 25). AGAIN, TRY A NEW CARTRIDGE. IF THE
PROBLEM PERSISTS, CALL SAVAGE ARMS
CUSTOMER SERVICE.
ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A
SAFE DIRECTION.

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9. Move the safety fully rearward to the FULL TO FIRE CERTAIN THAT A GUN CANNOT FIRE IS
SAFE position, locking the bolt handle. WHEN THE ACTION IS OPEN AND IT IS
SAVAGE ARMS OFFERS CERTAIN MODEL
COMPLETELY EMPTY OF AMMUNITION.
TO LOAD A SINGLE CARTRIDGE INTO FIREARMS WITH AN ACCUTRIGGER - A
THE CHAMBER SPECIALLY DESIGNED USER ADJUSTABLE NEVER TOUCH THE TRIGGER ON A
TRIGGER. IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FIREARM UNTIL YOU ACTUALLY INTEND TO
1. With the muzzle pointed in a safe direction,
OF THE SHOOTER TO EXERCISE EXTREME SHOOT.
insert a cartridge into the chamber as shown
in FIGURE 26. CARE WHILE ADJUSTING/HANDLING THESE NEVER POINT YOUR GUN AT ANYTHING
FIREARMS. SAVAGE ARMS ACCEPTS NO YOU DO NOT INTEND TO SHOOT.
2. Depressing the cartridges in the magazine RESPONSIBILITY/ LIABILITY FOR ANY
with one hand, slowly push the bolt forward DIRECT AND/OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE BE SURE TO WEAR ADEQUATE EYE AND
allowing it to slide over the top of the car- AND/OR INJURY RESULTING FROM THE HEARING PROTECTION (CONSULT MANU-
tridges in the magazine. MISUSE AND/OR MISHANDLING OF A FACTURER FOR THEIR RECOMMENDATION)
FIREARM. AS WITH ANY PRECISION TUNED WHEN EVER YOU INTEND TO SHOOT. HEAR-
3. Push the bolt handle down then immediately
MECHANICAL DEVICE, PERIODIC INSPEC- ING LOSS AS WELL AS IRREPARABLE EYE
move the safety fully rearward to the FULL
TION/MAINTENANCE IS REQUIRED AND DAMAGE CAN OCCUR UNLESS YOUR EYES
SAFE position.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITY! AND EARS ARE PROPERLY PROTECTED .
WHEN THE BOLT IS FULLY CLOSED, A LIVE
WITH SAFETY AS OUR PRIMARY CONCERN, ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A
CARTRIDGE WILL BE IN THE CHAMBER.
THE ACCUTRIGGER DESIGN REQUIRES THE SAFE DIRECTION.
ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A SHOOTER TO PLACE THEIR FINGER 1. Keep your finger off the trigger and out of the
SAFE DIRECTION. SQUARELY OVER THE ACCURELEASE. trigger guard until you are ready to shoot.
PULLING THE TRIGGER FROM THE SIDE OR
NOT DIRECTLY REARWARD WILL CAUSE 2. Always look carefully around to be sure that
THE SEAR TO DISENGAGE AND BE no one will cross in front of you when you are
BLOCKED BY THE ACCURELEASE. ready to shoot.
ALTHOUGH A CLICK MAY BE HEARD, THE 3. Place the firearm to your shoulder and move
SEAR IS BLOCKED, PREVENTING THE FIR- the safety forward to the SAFETY OFF
ING PIN FROM HITTING THE PRIMER. WHEN READY TO FIRE position and take aim.
THIS HAPPENS, THE BOLT MUST BE
RAISED AND LOWERED TO RECOCK THE 4. Place your finger in the trigger guard and
FIREARM. when you are on target, squeeze the trigger
slowly.
DO NOT MOVE THE SAFETY FORWARD TO
THE SAFETY OFF READY TO FIRE POSI- NO ONE CAN CALL A BULLET BACK.
FIGURE 26
TION UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO SHOOT. 5. Pull up and fully rearward on the bolt handle
THE ONLY TIME YOU CAN BE ABSOLUTELY to open the bolt and extract the fired case.

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6. Moving the bolt handle forward will push the The safety will move to the MID SAFE posi- SECTION 6 ACCUTRIGGER
next cartridge from the magazine into the tion automatically when the bolt is closed. ADJUSTMENTS
chamber.
5. Placing one hand over the ejection port, your ACCUTRIGGER Pull Adjustment
7. Move the safety fully rearward to the FULL finger completely away from the trigger and
SAFE OWNERSHIP IS YOUR RESPONSIBILI-
SAFE position, locking the bolt handle. out of the trigger guard, slowly pull the bolt
TY. PRIOR TO ADJUSTING THE ACCUTRIG-
fully rearward to extract the cartridge from the
IT IS A GOOD PRACTICE TO CHECK THE GER PLEASE THOROUGHLY READ AND
chamber.
ACTION SCREWS BEFORE AND AFTER FIR- UNDERSTAND THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL
ING TO VERIFY THEY ARE SECURE. AT THE 6. If the firearm is designed with a TOP LOAD- IN ITS ENTIRETY.
END OF EACH SHOOTING SESSION, VERIFY ING magazine, push the bolt fully forward
MAKE SURE THE FIREARM IS UNLOADED
THE SCREWS ARE SECURE. until it engages the next cartridge behind the
AND THE BOLT IS OPEN BEFORE REMOV-
extractor.
UNLOADING YOUR RIFLE ING THE STOCK AND ADJUSTING THE
7. Slowly pull the bolt handle to the rear to ACCUTRIGGER.
TOP LOADING OR DETACHABLE BOX
extract the next cartridge.
MAGAZINE ADJUSTING THE ACCUTRIGGER (SILVER
8. Repeat steps 6 through 7 until the magazine ACCURELEASE)
KEEP YOUR FINGERS AWAY FROM THE
is empty.
TRIGGER. 1. Remove the stock (see section above
LOOK AND FEEL! BE SURE THE CHAMBER REMOVING THE STOCK)
KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A SAFE
AND MAGAZINE ARE COMPLETELY EMPTY
DIRECTION. 2. Insert the ACCUTRIGGER supplied tool into
-- DO NOT ASSUME!
1. If the firearm is designed with a DETACH- the bottom of the trigger return spring as
A LOADED GUN HAS NO PLACE IN OR shown, to engage the spring-tail with the slot
ABLE BOX MAGAZINE, push the magazine
NEAR A VEHICLE OR BUILDING. on the tool. Turn the trigger return spring (A)
release button rearward (see FIGURE 21 or
FIGURE 22) to remove the magazine. with the trigger adjustment tool (B) as shown
in FIGURE 27 and FIGURE 28.
2. With the muzzle pointed in a safe
direction, your finger completely away from 3. To adjust towards the higher range of pull,
the trigger and out of the trigger guard, move turn the tool clockwise. The maximum trigger
the safety forward to the SAFETY OFF pull is at the point where the spring clicks
READY TO FIRE position. when rotated (see FIGURE 27).

KEEP YOUR FINGERS AWAY FROM THE 4. To adjust towards the lower range of pull, turn
TRIGGER. the tool counter-clockwise. The minimum trig-
ger pull is at the point where the large coil
3. Lift the bolt handle but do not pull to the rear. contacts the top surface of the trigger and you
4. Move the safety fully rearward to the FULL detect resistance (see FIGURE 28).
SAFE position.

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THE SPRING SHOULD NOT BE FORCED THE ACCURELEASE WILL PREVENT ACCI- QUALIFIED GUNSMITH TAKE A LOOK!
BEYOND THESE LIMITS. DENTAL DISCHARGE BY LOCKING THE NEVER TAKE A CHANCE WITH SOMETHING
TRIGGER WHEN USED PROPERLY, MAIN- THAT YOU ARE UNSURE OF ... ALWAYS ASK
MAXIMUM MINIMUM
TAINED AND SERVICED REGULARLY. IN A PROFESSIONAL.
TRIGGER PULL TRIGGER PULL THIS EVENT, THE BOLT MUST BE RE-
TARGET BARRELS WITH ORANGE
COCKED IN ORDER TO RESET THE SEAR.
ACCURELEASE
CERTAIN HEAVY BARREL ACCUTRIGGER
DESIGNED WITH AN EXTREMELY LIGHT
MODELS HAVE A RUBBER BUMPER
PRECISION TARGET TRIGGER, ANY
INCORPORATED INTO THE BOLT HANDLE
EXCESS JARRING (SUCH AS CLOSING THE
TO ABSORB SOME OF THE SHOCK WHEN
BOLT HARD) WILL CAUSE THE SEAR TO BE
THE BOLT HANDLE IS CLOSED (SEE FIG-
BLOCKED AND LOCK THE TRIGGER. THIS
URE 31).
CAUTION IS STAMPED ON EVERY RECEIV-
FIGURE 27 FIGURE 28 ER CONTAINING THE TARGET ACCUTRIG-
4. The ACCURELEASE (see FIGURE 29 and GER (SEE FIGURE 32).
FIGURE 30) adds an additional level of safety
by stopping the sear if the rifle is accidentally
jarred or dropped with the safety in the FIRE
position.
5. Reinstall the stock (see section above
INSTALLING THE STOCK)

FIGURE 31
WHEN THE SEAR IS BLOCKED BY THE
ACCURELEASE (SEE FIGURE 30), THE FIR- FIGURE 32
ING PIN IS RESTRAINED WITHIN THE BOLT
BE SURE THERE IS NO LIVE AMMUNITION
ASSEMBLY, PREVENTING IT FROM HITTING
FIGURE 29 FIGURE 30 IN EITHER THE CHAMBER OR MAGAZINE.
THE PRIMER. THE CLICK THAT IS HEARD
LOOK AND FEEL WITH YOUR FINGER
EXCESSIVE JARRING OR PULLING THE IS THE ACTUAL SEAR BEING BLOCKED BY
THERE SHOULD BE NO DOUBT THERE
TRIGGER WITHOUT DEPRESSING THE THE ACCURELEASE, NOT THE FIRING PIN!
SHOULD BE NO QUESTION THERE MUST
ACCURELEASE MAY CAUSE THE SEAR TO KNOW YOUR GUN! IF ANYTHING FEELS OR BE NO AMMUNITION IN EITHER THE CHAM-
MOVE (SEE FIGURE 30). AS DESIGNED, SOUNDS DIFFERENT - STOP - AND HAVE A BER OR MAGAZINE!

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IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE locking lugs and pushing the bolt handle down- SECTION 7 MUZZLE BRAKE
SHOOTER TO USE, INSPECT, AND MAINTAIN ward.
THESE FIREARMS ACCORDINGLY. AS AN
MUZZLE BRAKES
2. CAN BE ADJUSTED DOWN TO APPROXI-
EXTREMELY LIGHT PRECISION TARGET THIS SECTION ONLY APPLIES TO
MATELY 6 OUNCES:
TRIGGER, ADDITIONAL CAUTION IN HAN- FIREARMS EQUIPPED WITH A SAVAGE
DLING MUST BE EXERCISED TO PREVENT Unlike our standard centerfire AccuTrigger, mini- ARMS NON ADJUSTABLE MUZZLE BRAKE.
ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE! SHOULD THERE mum trigger pull is not the point where the large
ALWAYS WEAR EAR AND EYE PROTECTION.
BE ANY QUESTION ABOUT THIS WARNING coil contacts the top surface of the trigger and you
OR CONFUSION IN ANY WAY, IT IS THE detect resistance (see FIGURE 28). WHEN SHOOTING WITH THE MUZZLE
USERS RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTACT SAV- BRAKE, BE SURE THE MUZZLE IS IN A
Minimum trigger pull is established by adjusting
AGE ARMS (413-568-7001 BETWEEN THE CLEAR AREA; FREE OF DEBRIS AND
the trigger return spring (A) until the trigger
HOURS OF 9:00 AND 4:00 EASTERN TIME) TO OTHER SHOOTERS.
requires a greater force to pull than the
GET ADVICE AND HELP. AccuRelease. This can be established by repeat- IN ORDER TO REDUCE THE RECOIL,
Unlike our standard centerfire AccuTrigger, edly turning the adjustment tool (B) clockwise MUZZLE BRAKES ARE DESIGNED TO
the TARGET AccuTrigger has two distinctions: (with the action upside down trigger pointing ALLOW PRESSURE TO ESCAPE THROUGH
upward) until the trigger can be successfully pulled PORTS PRIOR TO EXITING THE MUZZLE.
1. TARGET PRECISION TRIGGER CLOSE THIS PRESSURE IS EXTREMELY POWER-
without the AccuRelease blocking the sear. This
BOLT WITH EXTREME CARE: To achieve FUL AND HOT. BEFORE FIRING, BE SURE
can then be considered the minimum trigger pull.
such a light trigger pull with no creep or travel, YOUR HAND IS ON THE FOREND ONLY!
the design requires an ultimate level of preci- WITH ANY MECHANICAL DEVICE, SURFACES
PLACING YOUR HAND ON THE BARREL OR
sion with minimal engagement surfaces. To put WILL WEAR WITH USE. AS A TARGET PRECI-
MUZZLE BRAKE WHEN SHOOTING WILL
this into perspective, the distance the trigger will SION TRIGGER, THIS MAY BE MORE EVIDENT
CAUSE SEVERE BODILY INJURY. THINK
travel before releasing the sear is less than the AT THE MINIMUM SETTINGS (SEE PARA-
BEFORE YOU SHOOT IT IS YOUR
thickness of the paper this is printed on. As GRAPH ABOVE). IF THE ACCURELEASE
RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW WHERE YOUR
such, the sear is very sensitive to mechanical BEGINS TO BLOCK THE SEAR CONSISTENT-
HANDS ARE AND THE PROXIMITY OF OTH-
jarring *1 or touching the side of the trigger LY, ADJUST THE TRIGGER RETURN SPRING
ERS TO THE OPEN MUZZLE BRAKE!
shoe without fully depressing the AccuRelease. TO INCREASE THE PULL SLIGHTLY. A QUAR-
If either should happen, the AccuRelease will TER OF A TURN WILL BRING THE PULL UP As the name describes, the NON ADJUSTABLE
physically block the sear (see FIGURE 30) and BY A FEW OUNCES. MUZZLE BRAKE is on (open) and can not be
trigger travel, requiring the firearm to be closed (off) (see FIGURE 33).
KNOW YOUR GUN! IF ANYTHING FEELS OR
recocked. SOUNDS DIFFERENT - STOP - AND HAVE A
*1 Designed for controlled shooting applications, QUALIFIED GUNSMITH TAKE A LOOK!
the bolt must be closed with extreme care. NEVER TAKE A CHANCE WITH SOMETHING
Use a slow, smooth, consistent motion when THAT YOU ARE UNSURE OF ... ALWAYS ASK
cycling the bolt forward to close; engaging the A PROFESSIONAL.

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SECTION 8 PARTS LIST AND QR Code for your Smartphone for purchas-
DIAGRAM ing parts directly from our website - no calls
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT - no waiting - 24 hours a day.
OUR WEB SITE AT: WWW.SAVAGEARMS.COM
As a customer driven company, some parts
may now be ordered directly from our web
site (WWW.SAVAGEARMS.COM) twenty four
hours a day, needing only your serial number
and credit card. For accessing our part finder
via your Smartphone, please use the QR Code
below. Should you not have access to our web
FIGURE 33 site, parts can be ordered directly from Savage store.savagearms.com/partfinder
Arms [413-568-7001] between the hours of 9:00
and 4:00 (Eastern Time). There is a minimum
order and please allow 2 weeks for delivery.
Only the parts indicated may be purchased by
an individual. All other parts/subassemblies are
either factory fit or available to qualified gun-
smiths only.
Please be advised that some parts may require
fitting. Savage Arms bears no responsibility for
the function or performance of any firearm that
has been repaired or modified by other than
Savage Arms Service Department. As such,
Savage Arms accepts no responsibility/liability
for any direct and/or consequential damage
and/or injury resulting from the use of a firearm
repaired or modified by other than the Savage
Arms Service Department.

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BOTTOM RELEASE MODELS:
ACCUTRIGGER (BOTTOM RELEASE): TOP
LOAD AND DETACHABLE BOX MAGAZINE

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ACCUTRIGGER (BOTTOM RELEASE): TOP
LOAD AND DETACHABLE BOX MAGAZINE
Item # Description Item # Description Item # Description
5 Magazine box 12P Ejector spring 19C Rear action screw
6 Magazine follower assembly 12Q Ejector retaining pin 19D Front action screw
7 Magazine retaining clip 12S Bolt assembly screw 26A Recoil arrestor
10 Detachable box magazine 13 Frame assembly 26D Crush washer
assembly 16B Rear sight assembly 28 Bolt release button
12B Rear baffle assembly 17B Front sight blade 29 Button spring
12C Bolt handle 17C Front sight base 30 Button retainer
12L Extractor 18 Stock assembly 529 Swivel stud
12M Extractor spring 18H Spacer 530 Swivel stud
12N 1/8" steel ball 19A Trigger guard 531 10-32 Lock nut
12O Ejector 19B Rear trigger guard screw 533 Tension adjustment tool

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SIDE RELEASE MODELS:
ACCUTRIGGER
TARGET ACTION SINGLE SHOT

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ACCUTRIGGER
TARGET ACTION SINGLE SHOT
Item # Description Item # Description Item # Description
12B Rear baffle assembly 12P Ejector spring 19C Rear action screw
12C Bolt handle 12Q Ejector retaining pin 19D Front action screw
12L Extractor 12S Bolt assembly screw 529 Swivel stud
12M Extractor spring 18 Stock assembly 530 Swivel stud
12N 1/8 steel ball 19A Trigger guard 533 Tension adjustment tool
12O Ejector 19B rear trigger guard screw

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ACCUTRIGGER (SIDE RELEASE): TOP LOAD
AND DETACHABLE BOX MAGAZINE

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ACCUTRIGGER (SIDE RELEASE)
TOP LOAD AND DETACHABLE BOX MAGAZINE
Item # Description Item # Description Item # Description
5 Magazine box 12P Ejector spring 19B Rear trigger guard screw
6 Magazine follower assembly 12Q Ejector retaining pin 19C Rear action screw
7 Magazine retaining clip 12S Bolt assembly screw 19D Front action screw
10 Detachable box magazine 13 Frame assembly 26A Recoil arrestor
12B Rear baffle assembly 16B Rear sight assembly 26D Crush washer
12C Bolt handle assembly 529 Swivel stud
12L Extractor 17B Front sight blade 530 Swivel stud
12M Extractor spring 17C Front sight base 533 Tension adjustment tool
12N 1/8" steel ball 18 Stock assembly
12O Ejector 19A Trigger guard

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ACCUTRIGGER (SIDE RELEASE): BA

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ACCUTRIGGER (SIDE RELEASE) BA
Item # Description Item # Description Item # Description
10 Detachable box magazine 12O EJECTOR 26A Recoil arrestor
assembly 12P Ejector spring 26D Crush washer
12B Rear baffle assembly 12Q Ejector retaining pin 502 Scope mount rail
12C Bolt handle 12S Bolt assembly screw 533 Tension adjustment tool
12L Extractor 18 Stock assembly 535 Scope mount rail screws
12M Extractor spring 19C Rear action screw
12N 1/8" steel ball 19D Front action screw

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SECTION 9 AMMUNITION BULLET Caliber Bullet Weight
WEIGHTS AND MAGAZINE CAPACITIES (Grains)
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT 204 Ruger Hornady 40 grain V Max
OUR WEB SITE AT: WWW.SAVAGEARMS.COM 22-250 Remington 1 in 12 twist Winchester 55 grain Ballistic Silver Tip
Bullet specifications and trajectories are avail- 22-250 Remington 1 in 9 twist Winchester 55 grain Ballistic Silver Tip
able directly from the ammunition manufacturer. 223 Remington 1 in 7 twist 69 grain and above
223 Remington 1 in 9 twist Federal 69 grain Sierra Match King BTHP
The following table lists the bullet weights used 243 Winchester Federal 70 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip
for 100 yard targeting evaluation at Savage 260 Remington Federal 120 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip
Arms. 300 Winchester Magnum Winchester 180 grain Silver Ballistic Tip
Performance may vary based on brand/type of 300 Winchester Short Magnum Winchester 150 grain Silver Ballistic Tip
ammunition, individual characteristics of the 308 Winchester (1 in 10 twist) Federal 168 grain Sierra Match King BTHP
firearm, and/or shooting conditions. 308 Winchester (1 in 12 twist) Federal 168 grain Sierra Match King BTHP
308 Palma 155 grain Hornady A-Max
USE ONLY THE CORRECT AMMUNITION 338 Lapua Magnum Black Hills 250 grain BTHP
THAT IS STAMPED ON THE SIDE OF THE 6MM Norma Bench Rest (1 in 8 twist) Lapua 105 grain BTHP
BARREL. 6MM Norma Bench Rest (1 in 12 twist) 70 grain Sierra Match King
THE USE OF RELOADS, HANDLOADS, 6.5 Creedmore Hornady 140 grain A-Max
MILITARY SURPLUS, OR ANY OTHER 6.5 X 284 Norma Black Hills 142 grain BTHP
COMMERCIAL / NONCOMMERCIAL
AMMUNITION NOT MANUFACTURED TO Caliber Magazine Capacity
SAAMI (SPORTING ARMS AND AMMUNITION 204 Ruger 4
MANUFACTURERS INSTITUTE, INC.)/ ANSI 22-250 Remington 4
(AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS 223 Remington 4
INSTITUTE) SPECIFICATIONS WILL VOID 243 Winchester 4
THE WARRANTY. 260 Remington 4
300 Winchester Magnum 3
300 Winchester Short Magnum 2
308 Winchester 4
5 (10 shot available
338 Lapua Magnum
on some models)
6MM Norma Bench Rest 2
6.5 Creedmore 4
6.5 X 284 Norma Single Shots

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SECTION 10 RINGS AND BASES FOR SECTION 11 MAINTENANCE damage or foreign debris (twigs, grass, etc.)
MOUNTING A SCOPE (see FIGURE 27).
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE:
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT Carefully examine the stock and studs that
YOUR GUN IS A MECHANICAL DEVICE secure the carrying strap.
OUR WEB SITE AT: WWW.SAVAGEARMS.COM
WHICH WILL NOT LAST FOREVER AND IS
The following companies manufacture RINGS SUBJECT TO WEAR. AS WITH ANY PRECI- Check the scope rings to be sure they have
that may be used with this style base or their SION TUNED MECHANICAL DEVICE, PERI- not loosened.
own design. ODIC INSPECTION/ MAINTENANCE IS After the stock has been put back on, verify
The manufacturers listed below should be con- REQUIRED AND YOUR RESPONSIBILITY! the action screws are tight.
tacted for specific part numbers and information. 1. TIMEFRAMES: It is difficult to establish a 2. WHO SHOULD DO THE CHECKING: As the
time period or number of rounds as the basis owner or user it is your primary responsi-
B-SQUARE BURRIS
for when a firearm should be examined, bility to assure the firearm is safe prior to
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cleaned, and thoroughly inspected. Different using it. Although we know its condition
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EVOLUTION GUN KWIK-SITE significant role in answering the questions done once it leaves our hands.
WORKS (EGW) 5555 Treadwell when and how often. As a general rule,
more often is much safer than not enough. After reading and understanding this INSTRUC-
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ammunition. This is an important step that depth mechanical issues or questions as well as
LEATHERWOOD /HI-LUX LEUPOLD should be done every time the firearm is periodic examinations should be referred to a
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Remove the bolt, look down the barrel to
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be sure it is clear of any obstruction and
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feeling for any bulges or signs of damage. KNOW YOUR GUN! IF ANYTHING FEELS OR
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While the bolt is out, inspect the bolt head, QUALIFIED GUNSMITH TAKE A LOOK!
WEAVER MOUNTS extractor, and ejector for signs for damage
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With the stock removed, carefully inspect A PROFESSIONAL.
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CLEANING AND CARE OF YOUR 4. Using a small amount of powder solvent on PROTECTING METAL SURFACES
FIREARM the brush, push the cleaning rod through the
1. In order to be able to reach all surfaces,
barrel several times.
BOLT ASSEMBLIES ARE SPECIFICALLY remove the bolt prior to cleaning and oiling.
MATCHED TO A FIREARM. USING ANY 5. Unscrew the brush from the cleaning rod and
2. With a soft cloth, remove any foreign matter
OTHER BOLT ASSEMBLY MAY CAUSE replace it with a patch tip.
(i.e. mud, twigs, grass).
EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE FIREARM 6. Push a new patch through the bore starting
AND/OR SERIOUS INJURY TO THE SHOOT- 3. Apply a thin coat of gun oil on all cleaned
from the chamber end and out the muzzle.
ER OR BYSTANDER. metal surfaces. Rubbing may be necessary
7. Repeat the prior step (# 6) several times. to remove any signs of rust.
DISASSEMBLE ONLY ONE FIREARM AT A
TIME TO AVOID INTERCHANGING COMPO- 8. Push a new patch saturated with gun oil 4. Where accessible, clean and lightly oil interior
NENTS. through the bore. metal surfaces.
LOOK AND FEEL! BE SURE THE CHAMBER 9. Push a new dry patch through the bore to 5. When done, always verify that the THREE
AND MAGAZINE ARE COMPLETELY EMPTY remove the excess oil. POSITION SAFETY is operational as
-- DO NOT ASSUME!!! explained in the beginning of SECTION 2.
10. When done, always verify that the THREE
NEVER ATTEMPT TO DISASSEMBLE, POSITION SAFETY is operational as DO NOT DISASSEMBLE THE BOLT ASSEMBLY.
CLEAN, OR OIL A LOADED FIREARM! explained in the beginning of SECTION 2.
CHECK THE BORE CAREFULLY WHEN
BE SURE TO READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL CHECK THE BORE CAREFULLY WHEN DONE TO BE SURE THERE ARE NO
OF THE CAUTIONS AND WARNINGS ON ALL DONE TO BE SURE THERE ARE NO OBSTRUCTIONS (I.E. PIECES OF CLEANING
SOLVENTS AND CHEMICALS PRIOR TO OBSTRUCTIONS (I.E. PIECES OF CLEANING PATCH, ETC.).
USE. FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURERS PATCH, ETC.).
INSTRUCTIONS FOR BEST CLEANING A VERY THIN FILM OF OIL IS SUFFICIENT
RESULTS. PROTECTION DO NOT OVER OIL!!!
1. Prepare an area for cleaning the firearm with FAILURE TO PROPERLY MAINTAIN YOUR
a suitable surface, adequate ventilation, cor- FIREARM MAY LEAD TO DAMAGE AND/OR
rect caliber cleaning rod, brush, patches, pow- SERIOUS INJURY TO THE SHOOTER OR
der solvent, and oil. BYSTANDER.
2. Remove the bolt.
3. Lay the firearm horizontally with the ejection
port facing down.
ALWAYS STARTING FROM THE CHAMBER
END, PUSH THE CLEANING ROD THROUGH
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SECTION 12 STATEMENT OF LIMITED Accidental discharge, careless handling, or damage to any accessories shipped with the
WARRANTY and/or misuse. firearm.
Barrel obstructions. If there is a question whether the firearm should
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT
OUR WEB SITE AT: WWW.SAVAGEARMS.COM EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS: be returned or parts could be purchased, please
call 1-413-568-7001 between 9:00 am and 4:00
STATEMENT OF LIMITED WARRANTY This WARRANTY and the remedies set forth
p.m. Eastern Time and ask for the
herein are exclusive and take the place of all
For your convenience, registration may now be Service/Warranty Department.
other expressed or implied WARRANTIES
completed directly from our web site
(including any implied WARRANTY of mer- All firearms are to be sent to Savage Arms, Inc.
(WWW.SAVAGEARMS.COM) twenty four hours a
chantability or fitness for any particular purpose at the owners expense. Warranty repairs will
day. Should you not have access to our web site,
which are disclaimed). No other representations be returned to the owner at Savage Arms
please complete the WARRANTY REGISTRA-
or claims of any nature shall be binding on or expense.
TION CARD and return it to Savage Arms, Inc.
obligate Savage Arms, Inc. 1. Pack the firearm in its original box if possible.
within ten (10) days from the date of purchase.
Savage Arms, Inc. excludes any incidental and If a similar suitable box is used, care should
WHO IS COVERED?
consequential damages under this warranty. be taken to protect the barrel/muzzle from
The original owner (with proof of purchase).
Some states do not allow exclusions or limita- breaking through. Always pack with the
WHAT IS COVERED? tions on how long an implied warranty lasts, so assumption that the firearm will undergo
Any defect in materials or workmanship the above limitations may not apply to you. rough handling during transit to Savage Arms.
(performed by Savage Arms) encountered
This WARRANTY gives you specific legal rights. 2. Enclose a brief note including:
during normal use.
You may have other rights, which will vary from name, address and phone number of the
HOW LONG IS THE WARRANTY PERIOD? state to state. sender
One (1) year from the date of purchase.
RETURNING A FIREARM: serial number of the firearm
WHAT IS NOT COVERED? description of the problem you are having
For WARRANTY claims, proof of purchase must
PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, bullet weight, bullet type, and manufacturer
accompany the firearm.
AND/OR DAMAGE TO THE FIREARM of the ammunition you are using
CAUSED BY: It is a violation of Federal Law to ship a firearm any other information which you feel may
Improper maintenance or negligence to pro- with live ammunition either in the detachable be helpful.
vide proper care and maintenance. box magazine, chamber, or placed in the box.
3. Return to:
Alterations/modifications performed without For the safety of all involved PLEASE be sure
the written authorization of Savage Arms, there is no ammunition in either the chamber, Savage Arms, Inc.
Inc. Service Department. detachable box magazine, or box. 100 Springdale Road
Normal wear; tear; and/or corrosion. Westfield, MA 01085
Savage Arms, Inc, is not responsible for the loss
Attn: Service Department

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4. If there will be a charge involved for the
repair, a quote will be sent within fourteen
(14) working days.
If there is no response from the quote within
thirty (30) days, the firearm will be returned
COD ($20.00 Shipping/Handling).
Firearms will be repaired typically 3 weeks after
receipt of payment in the order they were
received.
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