Re: Trigger overtravel - needed or not?
Probably not a big deal rested on bipods and with a rear bag, but when position shooting with a sling I can see a slight bounce after the trigger breaks due to excessive overtravel on my .22 Mag.
I suspect that the problem is less prevalent in lighter triggers, and increases relative to pull weight.
I think the way to determine if overtravel is a problem for you and your gun would be dry fire practice. If the trigger slams too far back after breaking and causes a bounce in the crosshairs not related to the firing pin dropping, then it needs to be addressed.
A cheap experiment would be to put pieces of leather or something behind the trigger to eliminate excessive overtravel and see if it reduces the bounce in the crosshairs after the trigger breaks. (dry firing, of course)
Hope that helps.
Last edited by cornstalker; 02-16-2010 at 12:58 PM.