Originally Posted by moron88
y'all do realize this thread is from '09 right?
Not all of it "moron".
One of the posters just bought one recently and that's why I commented here. I saw that this was a zombie thread but there was new info so I posted.
axxe55, I know that the AccuTrigger wasn't around a few years ago. But Walmart and Dicks got Savage to make a special run of these rifles a long time after the AccuTrigger was standard equipment on all MkII's. This was about 2 years ago.
Not only did Walmart sell their rifles as if they were no different than the regular MkII's but they put trigger locks on the guns so that you couldn't see they didn't have the AccuTrigger. They refused to take the trigger locks off so you could see if it had the AT or not and they wouldn't answer any questions about whether the rifle you were looking at had the AT or not.
It was a real bait and switch operation and it turned a LOT of people against Walmart as far as ever buying a gun from them again (including me). I bought a shotgun from them once but I will never buy another gun from them. That was a dirty deal they pulled and I'll never forget it. A lot of people won't.
Imagine getting your gun to the car and taking off the trigger lock (they wouldn't let you take it off in the store but strangely enough they would let you look at the triggers on other guns) and finding it was a stripped down version of the rifle. And of course they won't accept returns on firearms. It really, really stunk for them to do that. It was terrible in fact.
Dicks had some of the same guns and they did the same things with the trigger locks. It makes me wonder if Savage didn't put them up to it. If so they should have paid a big price for it. But no one knew for sure what their part was in the whole mess.