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Had a Whitworth Mauser that I bought used with a terrible trigger, that would sometimes catch the firing pin, sometimes not, when it did, it was about 15 pounds with creep and over travel for variety. Took the gun apart and was able to secure the trigger to the action, the housing had been flopping, and adjusted the sear engagement, trigger travel and weight, applied a little lube and had a very nice 2.5-3 pound trigger that worked every time. I figure bubba had gotten hold of it. Sold the rifle, kicking myself, yada yada.

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I have to say my 7600 has the worst trigger of any Centerfire rifle I’ve owned- it’s not that it’s THAT heavy, but it’s creepy and long travel make me not like it at all.

Worst trigger period is a Marlin .17 HMR- really accurate rifle, but that trigger has to be about 8 pounds. I’m going to fix that, just keeps getting put further down on the to do list.


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Originally Posted by old70
Had a Whitworth Mauser that I bought used with a terrible trigger


I have a Whitworth Mauser single shot that I bought used that has a fantastic trigger breaks at a clean 14oz.
It is obviously not a factory trigger but of unknown origin, never seen another one like it

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My fairly early production, (5 digit serial number) Ruger .44 Carbine has a terrible trigger. Accuracy sucks, too. I had a very accurate walnut stocked 10/22 that had a trigger nearly as bad as the 44 Carbine.


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Agree with Ruger M77 mk 2. Terrible, but all 3 were taken to a gunsmith, and 30 bucks later they are much better.


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Yeah - my Gamo is pretty bad- and no way to alleviate that I can see.


I don't know which model you have but my GAMO had a horrible trigger. According to the box it came in, the trigger pull is adjustable. Damned if I can remember how I did it but it's now right around three pounds and lets off very nicely. I'll have to see if I can find the instruction book. I'm guessing it's somewhere out in my shed as that's where it was when I finally figured out how to make the adjustment.
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Originally Posted by bruinruin
My fairly early production, (5 digit serial number) Ruger .44 Carbine has a terrible trigger. Accuracy sucks, too. I had a very accurate walnut stocked 10/22 that had a trigger nearly as bad as the 44 Carbine.


If you are willing to glass bed the lug that holds the rear of the action and the fore end where the barrel rests so it’s stress free, it may help your accuracy. Float the rest of the action. I’ve done that to three of the Ruger 44s and all three would group from 1.5-3 MOA after that. Plenty for what they are usually used for. The best of the three was a 6 MOA gun before, and I won’t mention the worst, but the safest place around it was directly in front of it. That one had to be recrowned, too. Can’t help with the trigger, they suck.

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My Browning BL-22 was the worst. A 12 lb trigger pull is a bit rediculous on a 5 lb. .22 rifle.

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I think the single worst I've fought was on a Browning BLR in 7mm mag. One of the most disappointing was on a Winchester 94/22M .. sweet gun, but the trigger was mush making it hard to shoot up to its potential.

Ruger 77s are often bad, 77/22 as well. Most of the Ruger triggers can be improved with available aftermarket parts. To me that kinda moves them out of the "worst" category.


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Browning BLRs are pretty sucky.

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Maybe a different category rifle, but I’ve pulled som mil-spec AR-15 triggers that were awful. Felt like they had 1/2” of creep.


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For centerfire rifles, the average stock AR15 ranks about 3 or 4 steps below a Daisy bb gun.

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Dad bought me a Model 57 Marlin as my second rifle. A 13 lb weight would not trip the trigger. Dad was sure the safety was on.


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Originally Posted by Hook
For centerfire rifles, the average stock AR15 ranks about 3 or 4 steps below a Daisy bb gun.


Mine is not too bad .. it's the stock / upgraded trigger Ruger puts on the MPR. I shot a bear with it 2 weekends back .. well, a gummy bear anyway. Splattered it nicely. It'd like smoother and lighter when I'm load testing from the bench but in the field it's not bad .. no complaints. And I'm a trigger snob.


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HK 91, G3. I have never shot an HK rifle or pistol with a decent trigger. The P7 and MP5 are better but still awful.


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