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Does Trigger affect accuracy?

 
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:41 AM
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Does Trigger affect accuracy?

I have a Browning A bolt .223 wssm. I am having a hard time to get it to shoot. At 100 yards I have it down to 1.5 2 inches on paper. The biggest thing that bothers me about the gun is the trigger is so darn stiff. Does anybody know if they can be adjusted or can I replace it with a good known brand name trigger? I have never played with the trigger before and do not know if it can result in accuracy problems. Any suggestions welcome. Please don't say get rid of the .223 wssm. I like to try all my options first before I make any judgments.

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Old 09-07-2008, 12:46 PM
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Re: Does Trigger affect accuracy?

Adjusting or replacing the trigger will not make your gun any more accurate.
It might help make YOU more accurate. If you don't like the trigger have it replaced, I'm not a smith so I couldn't tell you if it's adjustable.
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Old 09-07-2008, 01:55 PM
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Re: Does Trigger affect accuracy?

Timney makes a trigger spring kit for A-Bolts. It comes with two springs.
Midway or Brownells carries them. About $30.
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Old 09-07-2008, 02:31 PM
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Re: Does Trigger affect accuracy?

It wotn make a 2 MOA gun a .5 MOA gun if thats what you want to know.

Its just easier for the shooter to get better accuracy with a lighter trigger.

I just shot a 1" group at 400 yards this morning with my 25-06/115g VLD with a 5lb trigger. Dont think a lighter trigger is going to get it any better. But you can bet I"m gonna get a timney or work on the darn thing. Takes to much concentration to break a heavy trigger consistently.
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Old 09-07-2008, 05:24 PM
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Re: Does Trigger affect accuracy?

A good trigger can make a huge difference for someone that doesn't have real sound technique. I remember the first time I had a trigger job done on a Mod. 700 in high school. The rifle was probably a 2 moa gun with me operating it and it turned into a .5 moa. If you've never had a really good trigger it is a thing of beauty.
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:14 PM
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Re: Does Trigger affect accuracy?

I should of tried to make myself more clear. I was trying to say as the shooter would I benefit from a lighter trigger. I have many brand names in the gun safe and this gun's trigger is so stiff it gives a new meaning to touch on off. Thanks to all who have replied and those who will reply. I am going to buy a quality trigger and play with it. If I still don't like what the gun shoots I can always play with the new toy I bought today. Remington SPS .243 Varmint.

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Old 09-07-2008, 07:52 PM
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Re: Does Trigger affect accuracy?

Aaron,

I would suggest the Timney spring kit as well I've used quite a few and they work great. They are also pretty simple to install the first one I did took me less than 5 minutes. Made a world of difference to me anyway

Good Shooting,

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