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Re: Preferred trigger weight [Re: Esox357] #15666679 01/16/21
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I thought 1.5 was OK for a deer gun, for years.
Even in the cold.
But I worked under microscopes back then and had a pretty fine touch.

Years later, diff job, banging on stuff all the time, now 1.5 seems too light.


Re: Preferred trigger weight [Re: Esox357] #15666693 01/16/21
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All of the above are about what I would go for as well. I do appreciate the single-set trigger on the CZ 527- you can shoot it like normal at around 3 lb but, if you toggle it forward the break goes to about 1.5 lb.

Re: Preferred trigger weight [Re: Esox357] #15666762 01/17/21
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2.5 pounds on just about everything except for my lightest rifles. Those seem to do better for me set at 2 pounds..


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Re: Preferred trigger weight [Re: Esox357] #15666768 01/17/21
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hunting in the cold weather in Minnesota by the Canadian border fingers get cold and don`t feel triggers so easy then, so 3 - 5 lb. triggers work safer for me


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Re: Preferred trigger weight [Re: Esox357] #15666947 01/17/21
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3-4 for me. I rarely hunt with gloves, but my hands do get cold enough to lose a little feel. I have never been overly picky about triggers though.

Re: Preferred trigger weight [Re: Jordan Smith] #15667028 01/17/21
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Originally Posted by Jordan Smith
I like consistency between my rifles, so I use 1.5 lbs on everything. My finger doesn't touch the trigger until I want the rifle to fire, so 1.5 lbs works well for me, whether hunting in deep freeze temperatures or shooting matches in desert conditions.


I agree with this with one exception...........Hunting with an AR you don't have the option of this light of a trigger staying single stage

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A crisp 2.5lbs on all my rifles. My finger does not need to be re-educated, no matter which rifle I pick up that day.

Re: Preferred trigger weight [Re: Esox357] #15667097 01/17/21
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For my varmint rifles 2.5 lbs, for my big game rifles 3 lbs, for my rifles that are bigger than .375" I like about 4 lbs.


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Re: Preferred trigger weight [Re: boatanchor] #15667537 01/17/21
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Originally Posted by boatanchor
Originally Posted by Jordan Smith
I like consistency between my rifles, so I use 1.5 lbs on everything. My finger doesn't touch the trigger until I want the rifle to fire, so 1.5 lbs works well for me, whether hunting in deep freeze temperatures or shooting matches in desert conditions.


I agree with this with one exception...........Hunting with an AR you don't have the option of this light of a trigger staying single stage

True. I was referring to bolt rifles, but I do have a bunch of non-bolt rifles with heavier triggers due to the lack of trigger options.

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Re: Preferred trigger weight [Re: Esox357] #15667811 01/17/21
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Like others, in a hunting rifle 3 to 3.5. Gloves and cold hands don't go well together with a light trigger. My BSA MKIII 22LR has a 12 ounce trigger pull. On a bench rifle I prefer very light pulls.

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1.5lb on all my Tikkas. Could only get my rap 260 rem to 2.5lb with the lightest spring I could find.
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Re: Preferred trigger weight [Re: elkhunternm] #15668902 01/17/21
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Originally Posted by elkhunternm
For my varmint rifles 2.5 lbs, for my big game rifles 3 lbs, for my rifles that are bigger than .375" I like about 4 lbs.

This is about the same as I like. A lot depends on how the rifle is being used. Sitting in a stand or fogging varmints is a lot different than sneaking through the thick stuff or following up wounded game whether it bites back or not.
I've had target pistols set <1lb and shot older military rifles that were probably 5lb+ with lots of take up and over travel. You just have to learn to adapt to what you have in hand or what the use of the rifle dictates.


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Re: Preferred trigger weight [Re: Esox357] #15670485 01/17/21
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28oz on my triggertechs

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1.5-2lbs


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2.25 - 2.50#


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Re: Preferred trigger weight [Re: Esox357] #15670582 01/17/21
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2.75# on most of mine.

Re: Preferred trigger weight [Re: Esox357] #15670715 01/17/21
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3lb for big game

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2.5-3# feels perfect to me.

Re: Preferred trigger weight [Re: Esox357] #15670959 01/17/21
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3 pound works good.

Play guns lighter is nice, but for hunting guns I like to
be able to feel it pretty good. They still seem to go off without
really thinking about pulling.


A friend has a 6oz trigger on a 300mag.
Man is that nice to shoot offhand, once you get used to it.
But I would rather have 5# than 6 oz on a big game rifle


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