Thanks for the video. Thanks for all the info after that too. My trigger was very rough with a lot of creep. I took it apart cleaned it with brake cleaner polished all the working surfaces. I coated every thing in a couple of times in AF Teflon drying beween coatings. WOW all creep is gone! It is extremly smooth with a very clean brake. I do not know what the trigger pull wieght is but it is light and very acceptable.
The new Howa trigger is a great trigger as far as being 2 stage, 3 position safety and a very clean break. However, unfortunately it has very little room for adjustment. Mine is a couple oz under 3 lbs. I'm taking mine to my smith to see if he can lighten it up by modifying the spring or sear.
You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you make good use of it.
~ John Quincy Adams
The trick is in the (red) "Actuator" piece. Look at the picture, understand how it works, and with some careful honing in that area, you're not likely to need to buy an aftermarket trigger. The way this thing is designed, I could probably have went lower than 18oz., but even at the factory "low" 2.4lb setting, after the smooth first-stage, it breaks like glass. 18oz. will do me just fine.
Actually, I kind of wonder if that is why Howa has these line-drawings all over the internet; so mechanically inclined shooters can see exactly how they're designed, and see where the improvements need to be made.
One warning though, several small clips, springs, and pins are involved in the disassembly, so be careful not to lose any of them. Fortunately however, to do what I did, you only need to remove the trigger and the "actuator", which will both come out the bottom of the trigger assembly.
As you see above, he said "For liability reasons, I won't tell you exactly how I did it" .
I think we are responsible people and I do not know why he does not share it with us. I hope someone on Long Range Hunting can help me.