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Rifle Trigger Pull Poundage

Old 01-03-2006, 11:13 PM
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3lb. Good luck.
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Old 01-04-2006, 04:38 AM
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I will be using this rifle in very cold weather. Possibly single digits to below zero on many days. I'm thinking around 3.5#. The manafaucters set it a an 8# default if I am correct.I justcan't takeit. Can a gun smith get it exact enough to be right at 3.5# or will it give or take a few ounces?
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:14 AM
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I have all of my big game rifles set at 2.5 lb.,groundhog are set in oz....
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Old 01-04-2006, 11:06 AM
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Trigger pull is personal preference. I prefer 2 lbs. I also prefer no creep and no over-travel. Factory triggers suck green tomatoes.
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Old 01-04-2006, 03:41 PM
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2.5 to 3 also. In winter and cold I 3 the best. Zeak
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Old 01-04-2006, 04:12 PM
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What kind of rifle do you have? Some, like Remingtons, are reasonably adjustable. Others can only get a decent trigger pull by installing an aftermarket trigger.
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Old 01-04-2006, 05:13 PM
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Have my big game rifles set @ 3lbs. Any less and I get nervous about it in cold weather, particularly with any type of glove on. Easy to get fumble fingered when you are really cold and things just don't work the same.
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Old 01-04-2006, 05:13 PM
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3pounds seems to work well for me especially with light gloves, 2 or less is silly for anything but benchrest/prarie doggin IMO unless you have very sensitive and weak fingers!!
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Old 01-05-2006, 12:09 AM
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For a hunting rifle 3 1/2 to 4 lbs. is excellent. If you will be shooting long distance drop down to 3 lbs. but I wouldn't go below that in any hunting situation.
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Old 01-05-2006, 05:36 AM
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3 1/2 to 4 lbs in a big game rifle , you can go lighter in your varmint rifle.
As long as it has no creep and breaks clean that's all you need.
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