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#5438598 - 11/23/14 12:19 PM Best Trigger Weight for Hunting
Hunter Gatherer Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 161
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.

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#5438610 - 11/23/14 12:26 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
kmon1 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/06
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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.
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#5438616 - 11/23/14 12:30 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
P & Y Offline
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Registered: 11/28/10
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I run 2lbs on all my rifles.
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#5438675 - 11/23/14 01:19 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
wburke2010 Offline
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Registered: 06/26/13
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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.

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#5438703 - 11/23/14 01:40 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: P & Y]
FiremanJG Offline
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Originally Posted By: P & Y
I run 2lbs on all my rifles.


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#5438729 - 11/23/14 02:05 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
Brother in-law Offline
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2 is about right for hunting

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#5438737 - 11/23/14 02:11 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
HorizonFirearms Offline
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I like 2 lbs I run a 1-1 two stage huber personally
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#5438749 - 11/23/14 02:21 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: kmon1]
Geezer Ranger Offline
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Registered: 05/06/13
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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.
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#5439284 - 11/23/14 07:47 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
Tactical Cowboy Offline
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Registered: 08/23/11
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Anywhere between 2.5 and 4 is good for me.
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#5439389 - 11/23/14 08:21 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Loc: DFW
2 lbs for my target rifle and 2 1/2 for my hunting rifles

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#5439483 - 11/23/14 08:44 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
Texas Dan Offline
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2-1/2 to 3 lbs is my preference.
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#5439509 - 11/23/14 08:53 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41084
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

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#5439534 - 11/23/14 09:01 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
Revoman Offline
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Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 1214
Loc: Abilene Texas
28-30oz on all my rifles
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#5439553 - 11/23/14 09:06 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: Texas Dan]
dawaba Offline
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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.
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#5439566 - 11/23/14 09:10 PM Re: Best Trigger Weight for Hunting [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
Gravytrain Offline
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Registered: 01/06/11
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Loc: Rowlett, Tx
3 lbs for me.

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