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Old 10-29-2019, 12:23 PM
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Default Best trigger weight for a hunting rifle

I prefer to start at 3 lbs and go from there , any thoughts?
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Old 10-29-2019, 01:33 PM
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I generally like a trigger closer to 2 - 2.5# for medium/large N. American game. On my bigger rifles that are used in far away places for possibly large/dangerous game I like them just over 3#. For varmint rifles I like them under 2#.
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Old 10-29-2019, 01:48 PM
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I think it really comes down to your experience level and what you like
some just don't feel safe with lower weights, and some do!
so what I like might NOT be what YOU will!
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:34 AM
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I prefer all of my triggers to be under 1lb if they can be made to be securely so. Some actions just can’t go that low. I used to live by the old school “bench rifles 2-4 ounces, hunting rifles 2-4 pounds,” but the more I have shot precision rifle matches, I have simply given up on heavy triggers altogether, especially with lighter weight sporter rifles which are more easily influenced by a heavy trigger weight. So for me, 4-6 oz is ideal, or as low as the trigger design can be made to be.
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