Re: Savage bolts Reply #15 – September 17, 2021, 09:51:47 PM We might all be working on our savage bolts. A while back I read an article on how this one guy lightens the lift. He cuts the spring so that relaxed length equals the compressed length. I had to try it. I w I'll dog up the link if i can find it.The bolt can now be opened with one finger. Although it does not habe enough snooze to set off a primer. [email protected] firing pin spring compressor I made a couple of years ago is handy to disassemble the firing pins but will not assist in reassembly to the point that I wanted to put a full length spring back on the one that I had shortened.