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Posted: 10/12/2004 11:58:37 AM EDT
In a bolt-action, that is?

I'm getting a new Jewell, and I want it light but not overly so ...

Link Posted: 10/12/2004 12:03:55 PM EDT
Hunting rifle: 3 to 4 lbs.

Target rifle, XTC Highpower: 1 1/2 to 2 lbs.

Target rifle, Highpower or SB prone only: 1/2 to 1 lbs.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 12:04:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/12/2004 12:04:53 PM EDT by LoginName]
About 2 - 2 1/2 lbs. Anything less than that seems a little unsafe (at least to me).

I had the opportunity to shoot someone elses rifle with a Jewell trigger set in ounces.
Surprised the shit out of me when it went off.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 12:06:17 PM EDT
bench gun: 1 pound
hunting rifle: 2 pounds, +/-

Never saw the need in a trigger over 3 pounds......
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 12:06:51 PM EDT
100 lbs is good for me.

actually, out of a hunting rifle, i don't like super light triggers.

about 4 lbs is about as light as i would want to go.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 12:09:52 PM EDT
1 1/2 lbs.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 12:12:09 PM EDT
I replaced my Rem700 and Rem700ML triggers with Timneys and set them for about 2.75lbs each that break very cleaning with very little overtravel. The AR30 and AR50 use the exact same triggers and I set these at 2lbs each.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 12:12:24 PM EDT
4.5+ smoooooth as silk, and short as hell. My 700 is at a 4.5, but if you pulled it you would think it was ~1 pound.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 12:15:19 PM EDT
1lb bench target.

3 - 4 lbs hunting.

Self defense firearms, a little bit more.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 12:16:27 PM EDT
2-3 lbs for rifles.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 12:17:21 PM EDT
2 pound
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 12:18:31 PM EDT
4-5lb for pistols is fine

3 for rifles

.5 or so on my Shiloh, when I set the trigger. I love double set triggers.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 12:20:30 PM EDT
20oz. My bench/varmint guns are set up this way. A few of my hunting rifles are slightly more, about 26-28oz. All have been tested for safety.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 12:24:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 12:25:42 PM EDT
2.5 lbs is great but honestly I did have an AD so I think 3.5 is better. I got two hunting rifles at 3.5 lbs and they are great.

3.5 lbs it is.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 12:26:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mtechgunman:

about 4 lbs is about as light as i would want to go.

I'm happy with about 4 lbs in ALL my guns. I like a distinctly clean break.

Link Posted: 10/12/2004 12:26:17 PM EDT
hair trigger, biatch.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 12:43:00 PM EDT
2.5 lbs for hunting rifles 1lb for bench guns you wont have an AD with a light trigger if you keep your finger out of the trigger gaurd until you are ready to shoot
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 1:21:40 PM EDT
for an accuracy gun 2.5-3lbs is good...

for a carbine 5-8...
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 1:25:12 PM EDT
I liked the 8lb trigger pull of my PSS :)
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 1:43:54 PM EDT
2 lbs on target rifle

my 4.5 lbs on my ar10tc seems harsh

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