Trigger pull on 300 Win Mag

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by hueys66, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. hueys66

    hueys66 Active Member

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    Am new to the elephant cartridges and am lookin to adjust my trigger on my 300 win mag and was curious what people have theirs set at. Thanks
     
  2. gunpower

    gunpower Well-Known Member

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    I have mine set for 3 lbs.
    I try and set all my rifles for a trigger pull of three pounds.
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    The first thing I would recomend is to find an adjustment spec. for the Winchester because if it is
    set wrong it could be dangerous.

    DO NOT adjust the sear under any circumstance And if you are not sure have a smith do it for you.

    With that said: most people prefer 2 to 3 pounds for rough hunting.

    Lots set theirs below 2 pounds under controled shooting.

    My preference using the best trigger I can buy is 2.2 pounds (I use Jewells) on most and I set
    factory triggers at 3 pounds for safety.

    Jewell makes a fantastic trigger for the Mod 70 Winchester and it is in a housing and comes
    pre set from them at your desired weight.

    If it is a Remington they make the best trigger as far as I am concerned.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Both of my .300 WMs are set at 2.5 pounds.
     
  5. Nikolakangrga

    Nikolakangrga Well-Known Member

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    My .300wm is set at 2.5 lbs. It's not too light for those quick shots, yet light enough for controlled accuracy.
     
  6. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    My preferences:
    Shotguns get 3-4 pounds.
    Precision field rifles get 1-2 pounds.
    An in your face dangerous game rifle would be similar to a shotgun 3-4 pounds.
     
  7. hueys66

    hueys66 Active Member

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    Much thanks for the input. It is on a 700 platform. Got it dialed in at 2 1/2 lbs and will give that a try.