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Posted: 8/17/2004 5:53:26 PM EST
I was thinking about having my trigger jerked with. Just wondering what lb. trigger pull is popular.. Please post. Thanks.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 6:17:11 PM EST
4.5
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 7:08:15 PM EST
3.5 for target shooting
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 7:17:27 PM EST
For competition only lighter is better.For a field rifle the standard military poundage is the safest and best to go with..besides competition single stage or 2 stage triggers wont hold up to the abuse a field rifle that is shot alot will take.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 10:04:50 PM EST
Weight......as long as it is crisp.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 1:42:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/18/2004 1:42:44 AM EST by swingset]

Originally Posted By chewbacca:
Weight......as long as it is crisp.



+1

A 6lb pull with a super crisp break feels better than a 3lb with alot of creep and overtravel.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 2:09:26 AM EST
This may be a stupid question but I honestly don't know so I'll ask. What is 'creep' when used in describing a trigger? Takeup and overtravel are self explanatory but what in the world is 'creep'?

Shabo
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 2:21:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/18/2004 2:24:49 AM EST by mr_wilson]

Originally Posted By dbshabo:
This may be a stupid question but I honestly don't know so I'll ask. What is 'creep' when used in describing a trigger? Takeup and overtravel are self explanatory but what in the world is 'creep'?

Shabo



Most civilian rifle triggers are single stage. When you place your finger on it and apply pressure, the trigger shouldn't move at all, until it "breaks" and the gun fires. If it does move, it's called "creep", and this usually considered a Bad Thing.

This is sometimes confused with "take-up".

Here is my understanding of the differences between "take-up" and "creep." Take-up is a wonderfully replicated feeling/action, found in 2 stage triggers, in preparation of firing, and "creep" is when you think you are trying to fire, but you just seem to keep pulling the trigger & it does not break cleanly.

Creep is found in both single & double stage triggers.

Mike

added: btw, I prefer 2-2.5# triggers on most of my rifles.

Link Posted: 8/18/2004 2:33:35 AM EST
Thanks Mike. Guess I've been calling the creep in my triggers takeup all these years. I also guess that I don't have a decent trigger in any of my guns. Well the AccuTrigger in my Savage is a great trigger.

Shabo
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 12:10:12 AM EST
i have a Hammerli rifle with a 4oz trigger.


oh, yeah, no saftey!
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 12:29:14 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 12:57:39 AM EST
2 oz.
NoKarma
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 6:47:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2004 6:47:45 PM EST by BoB-O]
Keep in mind, for DCM/CMP competition, it has to be at least 4.5lbs. I think it's most commonly broken up (on 2-stagers) to 3.0+1.5.

BoB
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 5:10:24 AM EST
Is there a law on how low you can go?
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 5:41:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/21/2004 5:42:54 AM EST by bsbg]

Originally Posted By kamikazijmb:
Is there a law on how low you can go?



No. There are rules in some forms of competition however.

On the subject of trigger pull, it depends on the purpose. For precision work I prefer a 3.5 lb two stage. For all around use, a crisp single stage is best, weight is not critical.

The terms "trigger" and "jerked with" don't belong in the same sentence .
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 5:52:28 AM EST
There isn't a poundage I look for. Just like big boobs or small boobs don't make or break a girl, trigger poundage doesn't make a good or bad trigger pull.

It just has to be controllable and predictable and clean. My stock trigger on my AR15 was 7.9 lbs. The trigger on the Remingtion 22 trainer rifle that I use for smallbore shooting is probably over 10 lbs. I have shot several 10 shot groups under 2.5 inches at 50 yards offhand with the Remington. I don't think I could hardly keep 5 shots under 2.5 inches at 100 off a rest with the stock AR15 trigger. So as you can see, there is a world of difference in the trigger weights.

Now, my polished RRA 2 stage that I have in my AR now is 4.25 lbs. It is a very nice trigger.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:09:59 AM EST
A 6lb pull with a super crisp break feels better than a 3lb with alot of creep and overtravel.

+1

I like mine to brake around 4lbs.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 3:26:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/21/2004 3:30:43 PM EST by Ndenway]
You really don't want a trigger that you have to "jerk" but what trigger pull will come down to is what you are ultimatly comfortable with, if its a target gun you will probably want something in the 1.5 to 3lb. range, single is like whats in most bolt guns, so its what you may be most accustomed to, or two stage for competition use, and for a field gun you you will probably be better served with a trigger in the 4 to 6lb. range,either single or two stage as long as it crisp and clean, I have the 1.5 single in my target gun and it takes some getting used to, as most people who've shot it , who shoot heavy triggers on a regular basis will fire a round off because of bad gun handling habits as soon as they take the safty off, ie. finger on trigger with safty off, so good safty habits are even more critical with light pull weights, and both of my field guns wear single stage triggers set at 4.5lbs. and their light enough for decent off hand groups @50yrd for me.

Originally Posted By kamikazijmb:
I was thinking about having my trigger jerked with. Just wondering what lb. trigger pull is popular.. Please post. Thanks.

Link Posted: 8/21/2004 4:21:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/21/2004 4:25:12 PM EST by Halfcocked]
There is also a little thing called safety.

What/where are you going to use this rifle?

Edited to add feather weight triggers on the range from a bench are fine and fun.

In the woods or where you might want to point it at someone not so good.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 5:08:22 PM EST
4- 4.5 lb trigger pull suits my trigger finger fine.



Rick

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