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#5422454 - 11/15/14 01:56 PM How to measure trigger weight
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Without an actual trigger scale, is their a homemade way to do it? Inverted kitchen scale and a loop?
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#5422550 - 11/15/14 03:06 PM Re: How to measure trigger weight [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Yes, but you do it with weights, then measure weight required to pull trigger. check it three to four times and you should be with 1-2 ounces. If this doesn't make sense, PM number and I will explain over phone.
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#5422758 - 11/15/14 04:52 PM Re: How to measure trigger weight [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Or just pay $15 and have one that's right every time.

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#5422869 - 11/15/14 05:28 PM Re: How to measure trigger weight [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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I use an digital fish scale.
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#5422908 - 11/15/14 05:51 PM Re: How to measure trigger weight [Re: Bullfrog]
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Originally Posted By: Bullfrog
Or just pay $15 and have one that's right every time.
why don't you send me the money?
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#5422939 - 11/15/14 06:10 PM Re: How to measure trigger weight [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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You made me remember that I had cut out a piece of 3/8" plate steel to weigh 2 pounds. I drilled a hole in it and tied monofilament to it with a loop on the end. Rifle butt down on the table, muzzle toward the sky, loop around the trigger I raised the rifle until the weight made the trigger fire. Clear action of course.

I had forgotten that I had that piece of plate cut just so-so. I remember using my paint pen and labeling it "2 pounds". I think I know where it is, I'll look tomorrow.

If you're interested in a certain weight, and have some plate steel, I can tell you how thick each thickness of steel should weigh per square foot, then we'll have to convert that to square inches to get "the" right size.
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#5423506 - 11/16/14 02:30 AM Re: How to measure trigger weight [Re: GLC]
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Originally Posted By: GLC
I use an digital fish scale.

I've got one of those. Might have to try that. Good idea.
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#5426458 - 11/17/14 01:47 PM Re: How to measure trigger weight [Re: Toxarch]
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Found it!

1/2" plate weighs 20 pounds per square foot. Divide by 144 = .138 pounds per square inch.

I cut a piece 3" x 6" to get 2.5 pounds.
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