Originally Posted by Striker77s
I also agree with cstilt that changing your trigger spring will make a big difference. It was the first modification I did to my A-bolt.
Yea, the spring will probably make a difference. I'm about to try to find the lightest setting on my factory Xbolt trigger. I lightened it once and it helped.
I also have a Browning BAR, and consider the trigger to be 1 of 2 weak points of the whole gun. The other is that the barrel is not free floated. I'm told "for an automatic" it shoots well. Well...I can often put 3 out of 4 in a .2 MOA group at 100, but 1 in 4 is usually about .8" - 1" away from the other 3. 4 shot groups at or under 1 MOA are common with this gun and my handloads. At 200 I'm lucky to get under 1 MOA though sometimes I'll pull a .5 or 1" group at that distance so that makes this a "within 300 yard hunting gun" for me.
The trigger is 2 stage, easy pull, stop, then a slight creep or "spongyness" wherein you can feel the trigger moving against resistance but hasn't released the sear yet. During that period I may be moving. Anway, I wish I could make it a nice crisp break but asking around, I haven't found anyone who can make it so. As a result I look to freefloated bolt action rifles to shoot tight groups at longer distances.