Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Davvyboy1, 6.5Pete, RANGERRONG, jmusil, the buck shooter
63300 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 85131
stxranchman 52215
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44341
bill oxner 43830
BOBO the Clown 43129
BMD 40667
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 35067
SnakeWrangler 32701
facebook
Forum Stats
63300 Members
45 Forums
446695 Topics
6156248 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#5438598 - 11/23/14 12:19 PM Best Trigger Weight for Hunting
Hunter Gatherer Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 173
Is 2 lbs too light for a hunting rifle? I have a trigger on one rifle that's 2 1/2 lbs and I thought I might go to 2 lbs on my 257 WM. I have to replace the factory Remington trigger and was going to go with a Timney or a Jewell, both of which can be adjusted.

Thanks.

Top
#5438610 - 11/23/14 12:26 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
kmon1 Online   content
junior

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 22549
Loc: Texas
I like 3lbs for a hunting trigger, that way I can feel it with cold hands or gloves. A good crisp 3lb trigger can be shot accurate enough for any hunting I do.
_________________________
Guidelines / Rules of Conduct
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/rules.htm

RULES for using the TRADING POST
http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbth..._PO#Post6605808

Top
#5438616 - 11/23/14 12:30 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
P & Y Offline
Tracker

Registered: 11/28/10
Posts: 961
Loc: North East Texas
I run 2lbs on all my rifles.
_________________________



Top
#5438675 - 11/23/14 01:19 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
wburke2010 Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/26/13
Posts: 5036
Loc: Nevada, TX
I run a 2.5 two stage huber. The first stage is most of the weight with the second being very fine. Works really good for me.

Walter

Top
#5438703 - 11/23/14 01:40 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: P & Y]
FiremanJG Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 23316
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
Originally Posted By: P & Y
I run 2lbs on all my rifles.


This
_________________________

800 Yard Steel Range
Precision Rifle Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available

Top
#5438729 - 11/23/14 02:05 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
Brother in-law Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 27069
2 is about right for hunting

Top
#5438737 - 11/23/14 02:11 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
HorizonFirearms Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 1658
Loc: College Station, Texas
I like 2 lbs I run a 1-1 two stage huber personally
_________________________
www.HorizonFirearms.com

Top
#5438749 - 11/23/14 02:21 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: kmon1]
Geezer Ranger Online   happy
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 05/06/13
Posts: 2041
Loc: Ft Worth, Texas
Originally Posted By: kmon1
I like 3lbs for a hunting trigger, that way I can feel it with cold hands or gloves. A good crisp 3lb trigger can be shot accurate enough for any hunting I do.
I agree. The only time I would use a 2 to 2 1/2 lb trigger would be varmint hunting from a solid rest.
_________________________
texas I am allergic to stupidity. You can't fix Stupid, but you can occasionally head it off before it hurts someone.

Top
#5439284 - 11/23/14 07:47 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
Tactical Cowboy Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 3419
Loc: Snyder
Anywhere between 2.5 and 4 is good for me.
_________________________
The secret to a long life is to try not to shorten it

Powder coated cast bullets available. https://www.facebook.com/lazyhbullets/

Top
#5439389 - 11/23/14 08:21 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
Deerhunter61 Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 7566
Loc: DFW
2 lbs for my target rifle and 2 1/2 for my hunting rifles

Top
#5439483 - 11/23/14 08:44 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
Texas Dan Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/28/08
Posts: 12928
2-1/2 to 3 lbs is my preference.
_________________________
Dan,

Spring, Texas

Top
#5439509 - 11/23/14 08:53 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
BOBO the Clown Offline
decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 43129
Loc: Metroplex
2-2.5 on personal rifles. Those don't get loaned out or borrowed. 3.5 on loaners. If by a fluke a buddy borrows one of my personal I turn it up to 3-3.5

Top
#5439534 - 11/23/14 09:01 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
Revoman Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 1250
Loc: Abilene Texas
28-30oz on all my rifles
_________________________

Call'm an Kill'm

Top
#5439553 - 11/23/14 09:06 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: Texas Dan]
dawaba Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 10/22/06
Posts: 4200
Loc: Big Eddy Road, Noonday
Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
2-1/2 to 3 lbs is my preference.


Me too. My PD rifles are even lighter, as is my heavy .300WM. For a general hunting gun, I can live with 3.5 lbs, just so long as it breaks crisply.
_________________________
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple.....and wrong." H. L. Mencken

Top
#5439566 - 11/23/14 09:10 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
Gravytrain Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/06/11
Posts: 24953
Loc: Rowlett, Tx
3 lbs for me.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide