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rookie needs advice on hunting setup

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Unread 11-30-2011, 11:14 PM
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Re: rookie needs advice on hunting setup

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Thanks for the advice I will definately take this information into consideration. I just recently filled my deer tag so I plan on dedicating this winter to practicing out to 500 yds so that im hopefully proficient for spring bear! I do currently have my factory trigger adjusted to right around 4lbs and I will definately look into getting my stock glass bedded. Im just hoping that my MOA adjustments on my scope come back to zero repeatibly. Thanks again!
Tune your trigger down closer to 2 or 2.5lbs.
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    Re: rookie needs advice on hunting setup

    Defintely feel what 2-2.5 pounds feels like before you do it. I have a .243 that is a great shooter, has a 2 pound trigger pull. I had one accidental discharge when coyote hunting and wearing thick winter gloves. Just barely touching the trigger while getting ready to shoot sent a premature round down range, thankfully in a safe direction. Needless to say, if I need to wear gloves, I keep that rifle at home.
    Just a thought.......
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    Defintely feel what 2-2.5 pounds feels like before you do it. I have a .243 that is a great shooter, has a 2 pound trigger pull. I had one accidental discharge when coyote hunting and wearing thick winter gloves. Just barely touching the trigger while getting ready to shoot sent a premature round down range, thankfully in a safe direction. Needless to say, if I need to wear gloves, I keep that rifle at home.
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