Mark V Weatherby Trigger?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by ovastafford, May 18, 2010.

  1. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    I see there is quite a few guys around that have customs built on weatherby actions. Are you guys still using the stock weatherby trigger or did you pick up an after market? I adjusted mine down as far as it goes and its still a little to heavy. Iv heard of getting a new spring or shortening the stock one. Thanks
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Most of the Weatherby triggers are good ,Some are very good and a few just can't be adjusted to be consistant.

    I allways try to adjust first and then mess with the springs, but sometimes even with the right spring and trigger weight they are still inconsistent. So then I buy a Timney and they work
    great and are fully adjustable.

    I have some great Weatherby triggers on Lot's of rifles and a few that are just for parts because
    nothing could be done to make them usable.

    Try the springs first and if you are not happy with it buy a Timney.

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    I have no where near the experience as JE does but I have had 100% success with the factory parts. By clipping 2 coils and using 1/4 turn of sear engagement I can get right down to 6-7 ounces. I have only run into consistancy when the spring rate was too soft. The stock spring works well when shortened enough to allow actual adjustment. Otherwise they bottom out at 3 pounds. Once adjustable my personal preference is to set them at 15-16 ounces and right there they are very nice and repeatable as well.
     
  4. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    I just checked out the timney on midway and it looks pretty sweet and the price isn't all that bad. I think I might get it instead of messing with the stock one. Thanks
     
  5. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    I bought it, I did a little more searching around and found you can get them directly from timney for 30 bucks cheaper and they preset the weight for you before they send it which I thought was pretty cool. Thanks for all the help guys!gun)
     
  6. AlaskaIsGodsCountry

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    I'm slowly converting all my weatherby triggers to Timney. I've found them to work very well and very happy with their performance. If you don't want to mess around with springs and stuff for the weatherby, just upgrade and don't look back
     
  7. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    Just how light are you guys looking to go? I thout 6-7 ounces was pretty light.
     
  8. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to update everyone I got the trigger today. Install was really simple. When I ordered the trigger I requested it be adjusted to 1.5lbs. I dont have a gage but it feels about right with no creep. Im really happy thanks for all the suggestions!
    P.S. they send you a tootsie pop with it also lol:D
     
  9. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    6 to 7 oz is to light for a working rifle but fine for a bench rifle.

    I set all of my triggers to 2.2 lbs for hunting (This feel light on a good trigger) and 1.5 lbs on target rifles.

    To many bad things can happen carrying a rifle arround with a super light trigger.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  10. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    The reason I asked is the factory trigger will go right down that low consistant and reliable as can be. I set all mine at 15 ounces. To go lighter than 6 ounces would require a different trigger.

    I only have the use of one hand and I can set one up in about 20 minutes. I deal all of them but never sell them for Mark 5's. No need to throw money away on a lessor trigger.

    If you follow the NRA basic 3 safety rules you can safely hunt with a 2 ounce trigger. I don't recommend it but it could be done. I know a guy that does hunt with his Mark 5 set at 6 ounces. I have also seen him shoot deer offhand at 400 yards with that 257wby. He says he just thinks dead and it happens. Not for me. 15 ounces is just right for me. I have a 2 pound 40X trigger and it's going to go in the drawer here real soon.

    1. Always keep you gun pointed in a safe direction.
    2. Always keep your finger off the trigger.
    3. Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
    NRA Gun Safety Rules

    (I never move around with a loaded gun. I don't trust safeties so I never use them. See rule #3)