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Unread 04-12-2010, 07:35 PM
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Trigger pull

I have decided on getting a Timney trigger, now I just need to decide on amount of pull?? the gun is a sendero used for hunting and target shooting out to 1000 yards. Would a 1 1/2 pound trigger be too light?? or should I go with a 2lb trigger???
The present trigger is stock and set to 3lbs and I hate it. I am just worried that 1 1/2 pound might be too light???
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    Unread 04-12-2010, 07:49 PM
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    Re: Trigger pull

    For a rifle that will be used for hunting I don't like to go below 2lb's. In fact I like about 2.5lb's for a hunting rifle. At times I think we use an ultralight trigger to make up for poor mechanics.....you can still have a smooth and accurate trigger pull with something that doesn't break if you breath on it. Just my opinion though....
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    Unread 04-12-2010, 08:41 PM
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    Re: Trigger pull

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    I have decided on getting a Timney trigger, now I just need to decide on amount of pull?? the gun is a sendero used for hunting and target shooting out to 1000 yards. Would a 1 1/2 pound trigger be too light?? or should I go with a 2lb trigger???
    The present trigger is stock and set to 3lbs and I hate it. I am just worried that 1 1/2 pound might be too light???
    I like mine that light and even at 1 lb. It all depends on what you are familiar, and comfortable with. Just don't use heavy gloves in cold weather....Rich
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    Unread 04-12-2010, 08:46 PM
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    Re: Trigger pull

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    Just don't use heavy gloves in cold weather....Rich
    You got that right.
    Dad forgot that I adjusted and tuned his trigger down to about 2 1/2 pounds. He was moving the rifle from Deer A to Deer B when....



    Note the missing right antler.

    Lucky guy still got the deer - it's just that he shot by accident and blew its brains out.
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    Holland Mi......I used to be a yooper! Left there for Idaho in 1975 and never looked back. No elk back there....Rich
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    Re: Trigger pull

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    For a rifle that will be used for hunting I don't like to go below 2lb's. In fact I like about 2.5lb's for a hunting rifle. At times I think we use an ultralight trigger to make up for poor mechanics.....you can still have a smooth and accurate trigger pull with something that doesn't break if you breath on it. Just my opinion though....
    +1 I prefer 2.2 pounds for hunting and 1,7 for targets.

    If the trigger is a good one this is plenty and very safe under hunting conditions.

    On reason I like the Jewell is because it feels lighter than it is and breaks very clean.

    Timneys are also good if set right (With trigger pull scales).

    Just my opinion.

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    Unread 04-12-2010, 09:06 PM
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    Re: Trigger pull

    I prefer 1.5 pounds for hunting, don't wear gloves and am comfortable with it. Obviously the lighter the more care one needs to take.
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