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Hunting rifle trigger pull weight.

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Unread 07-14-2011, 05:35 PM
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Re: Hunting rifle trigger pull weight.

I tried buffing and polishing and adjusting one of my Vanguard triggers several times before I gave up and installed a Timney. Huge difference now! So, I installed one on my 2nd Vanguard without even thinking based on the pull and feel of the factory trigger.

My 3rd Vanguard has a very nice trigger so I haven't touched that one at all. Check yours out first, try to adjust the pull, but if you don't like it don't waste your time on it.
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Unread 07-14-2011, 06:57 PM
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Re: Hunting rifle trigger pull weight.

my triggers are all set at 2.25 lbs. i practice in all weather settings and have never had any problems in the cold.
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Unread 07-14-2011, 07:20 PM
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Re: Hunting rifle trigger pull weight.

Most of my LR rifles are set up around 2lbs. It should go off 1/3-half way throught the though process "It should go off any time now". It should be a surprise, but you should be ready for it. I never shoot with gloves. If I needed to, I would probably prefer a heavier pull. The only time a bullet goes into the chamber is when I'm set up, ready to shoot.
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Unread 12-16-2011, 09:31 PM
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Re: Hunting rifle trigger pull weight.

My Rem 700 has a factory trigger adjusted down to 3 pounds and it's great for hunting. Not too light, but much lighter than the factory pull.
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