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Old 03-24-2017, 07:39 PM
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Question Which trigger pull gauge?

Just wondering what gauge some of you guys use while tuning your triggers. My local store has some RCBS ones for sale, but their personal one is a digital Lyman that looks pretty nice. I was thinking about trying one of those two, but I wanted to see what you guys thought.
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Old 03-24-2017, 08:02 PM
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The digital Lyman works ok, but it's honestly not very easy to use when you first start out with it. It's accurate, if you hold your tongue just right. But it can be difficult to get the right reading, as it can take an artificially low instantaneous reading in the middle of a 2 stage pull, or can dead weight spike at the back of the pull and give an artificially high reading. Given proper fixtures and a lever to draw the gauge, it works incredibly well.

But a simple spring scale with a peak pull weight indicating slider is much, much easier to use. I have two of the Lyman digitals, and like them, but I've worked out the kinks in how to use them.
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Old 03-26-2017, 03:35 AM
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I bought layman analog years ago and it has worked well for me.

I like analog scales as they need no battery's and you can pack them in a gun tool box to take afield with you.

If I were to buy a new scale today I would spend well less than $50.00 and buy a Wheeler Trigger Pull Scale first, Timney Trigger Tool or RCBS Military Trigger Pull Scale.

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Old 04-02-2018, 02:02 PM
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I bought a Wheeler digital and it works ggreat. It is also very easy to use.
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