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Unread 11-23-2006, 10:51 PM
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Trigger Pull

Hey everyone,

Just curious. With your hunting rifles, what weight do you have the trigger pull set to?

Tks all.
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Unread 11-23-2006, 11:45 PM
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Re: Trigger Pull

2.5-3.5 for me. Most are 2.5 and crisp.
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Unread 11-24-2006, 12:34 AM
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Re: Trigger Pull

For precision work I can't use anything over 32 ounces. I prefer 13 to 17 ounces. All my scoped rifles are set at these specs.
NRA Life Member and I vote.

Only accurate rifles are interesting.

Gordy and Brady.
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Unread 11-24-2006, 11:21 AM
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Re: Trigger Pull

Mine are set at about 2.5 pounds. I hunt on hillsides frequently and it is very common to slip down on either leaves or gravel and I do not want to worry about the gun going off.

Secondly, I do not have what a person would call "sensitive" fingers and I want to know that my finger is actually in contact with the trigger before it goes off.

Growing up shooting factory guns and then in the army using guns with a lot of slack in them, I am happy and comfortable with slack as long as it is smooth slack.
The Smokin Fur Rifle Club
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Unread 11-24-2006, 11:26 AM
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Re: Trigger Pull


About 3# on hunting rifles, lower for varmints.

C'ya, John.
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Unread 11-24-2006, 12:51 PM
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Re: Trigger Pull

I use 2 to 2.5 but as you can see everybodys got an opinion the works for them. I like a no creep trigger and about 2-2.5 pounds. For you it may not work.
This is what I suggest set the trigger where it is just slightly lighter than you would expect it to go off. (If your a danty man a 1 pound might work but if your a gorilla you might want 5 lbs just a little humor there).
I don't like to be much under 3 pound in a stalking rifle so I set it where I want it and load the mag box and don't chamber one before I need it. I have only missed one chance at a deer for this reason so I practiced this function a little and I find it is not problem. Any way that was my 5 cents worth.

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Unread 11-24-2006, 03:34 PM
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Re: Trigger Pull

As long as it is 2#, I can live w/it. I really prefer something in the 1# range though.
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