Trigger pull

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by freebird63, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. freebird63

    freebird63 Well-Known Member

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    I have decided on getting a Timney trigger, now I just need to decide on amount of pull?? the gun is a sendero used for hunting and target shooting out to 1000 yards. Would a 1 1/2 pound trigger be too light?? or should I go with a 2lb trigger???
    The present trigger is stock and set to 3lbs and I hate it. I am just worried that 1 1/2 pound might be too light???
     
  2. shoots_5

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    For a rifle that will be used for hunting I don't like to go below 2lb's. In fact I like about 2.5lb's for a hunting rifle. At times I think we use an ultralight trigger to make up for poor mechanics.....you can still have a smooth and accurate trigger pull with something that doesn't break if you breath on it. Just my opinion though....
     

  3. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    I like mine that light and even at 1 lb. It all depends on what you are familiar, and comfortable with. Just don't use heavy gloves in cold weather:D....Rich
     
  4. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    You got that right.
    Dad forgot that I adjusted and tuned his trigger down to about 2 1/2 pounds. He was moving the rifle from Deer A to Deer B when....

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    Note the missing right antler.

    Lucky guy still got the deer - it's just that he shot by accident and blew its brains out. :D
     
  5. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    Holland Mi......I used to be a yooper! Left there for Idaho in 1975 and never looked back. No elk back there:D....Rich
     
  6. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    +1 I prefer 2.2 pounds for hunting and 1,7 for targets.

    If the trigger is a good one this is plenty and very safe under hunting conditions.

    On reason I like the Jewell is because it feels lighter than it is and breaks very clean.

    Timneys are also good if set right (With trigger pull scales).

    Just my opinion.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  7. Chas1

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    I prefer 1.5 pounds for hunting, don't wear gloves and am comfortable with it. Obviously the lighter the more care one needs to take.
     
  8. Joaquin B

    Joaquin B Well-Known Member

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    I've standardized the trigger pull weight of all my rifles, except for 3, at 1 pound. From the .22 l. r.'s to the .375 H & H. The only exceptions are my Hunter class silhouette rifles, which by rule must meet a 2 lb. trigger pull weight minimum, and my AR-15 which uses a Timney trigger factory set at 3 lbs.
     
  9. freebird63

    freebird63 Well-Known Member

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    Ok now the next question is how difficult are they to change out or would it be better to have a gunsmith do it??? I took the gun appart the other day to look at the stock trigger and it didn't look like it would be that hard of a job. Would save me alot of money too. The 1.5 pound nickle plated timney trigger is $ 135 bucks. I want to eventually be able to shoot out to 1000 yards and I felt I would not be able to do it with the 3lb trigger I had.
     
  10. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    It's not too difficult on your remington. Just knock the two pins out and put in the Timney. The pins are usually tapered on one end so check that out and reinstall them the same way.......Rich
     
  11. shortgrass

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    My big game rifles are set to 2.5/3lbs. I figure if I can't shoot with a crisp pull in that range, it's probably not the trigger, it's me. My varmunt rifles are set lower, but, my target is smaller and I'll shoot at varmints further away than I will at big game animals. Unless your mind is firmly made up on the Timney look into the Shilen Std. trigger. If a guy isn't spending the money on a Jewell, it's the next best thing, IMHO. You have to move the safety lever from the Rem. trigger to the Shilen. The catch is, the safety lever from the Rem. X-Pro trigger won't work with the Shilen Std. trigger. just my 2 cents
     
  12. I find around 2.5 lbs just about right for all-around hunting. :)
     
  13. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    IMHO, anything to do with a trigger I would have done by a qualified smith. Even if it's only a change out it's best to have a qualified snith give a once over. Not sure what you considered expensive but, to me it's a relatively inexpensive amount for my safety and piece of mind...Don't want the gun to go bang when it ain't supposed to or not go bang when it should. Just my 2 cents.
     
  14. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    +++111 f/Chas1 ! I've seen some scary stuff over the years. $45/$65 is cheap for safety, and, it will be gaged not guessed at for pull weight. You might even get it done for less.