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#5855812 - 07/30/15 03:49 PM Digital fish scale to measure trigger pull
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Found quite a few interesting posts about this after searching the Web. Most found it to work well, given the right setup.

Anyone tried it?
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#5855912 - 07/30/15 05:06 PM Re: Digital fish scale to measure trigger pull [Re: Texas Dan]
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If it has a stop to show how heavy it got. I don't see why it wouldn't work

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#5855978 - 07/30/15 05:48 PM Re: Digital fish scale to measure trigger pull [Re: Texas Dan]
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I don't see why it wouldn't.
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#5856164 - 07/30/15 07:46 PM Re: Digital fish scale to measure trigger pull [Re: Texas Dan]
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Only problem I see is most fish scales do not weigh accurately down below a couple of pounds. I bought a Lyman digital trigger pull gauge and am very pleased with it...
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#5856172 - 07/30/15 07:51 PM Re: Digital fish scale to measure trigger pull [Re: Texas Dan]
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It works.
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#5856235 - 07/30/15 08:31 PM Re: Digital fish scale to measure trigger pull [Re: Texas Dan]
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Mine works fine.
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#5856394 - 07/30/15 09:58 PM Re: Digital fish scale to measure trigger pull [Re: Texas Dan]
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Since I don't fish and don't care to I bought the proper instrument for the princely sum of about $20....it's a Lyman.
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#5856802 - 07/31/15 09:40 AM Re: Digital fish scale to measure trigger pull [Re: Texas Dan]
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GG,I haven't seen any Lyman units for under $55. Are you using a current model?

Precision_Shooter, I've heard the Lyman unit is very sensitive and hard to use. Do you feel the criticism is accurate?
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#5856833 - 07/31/15 10:02 AM Re: Digital fish scale to measure trigger pull [Re: Texas Dan]
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The Lyman unit is the right tool for the job. It's easy to use, accurate, and will do an average over ten trigger pulls. That's how I tune my triggers.
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#5857138 - 07/31/15 01:20 PM Re: Digital fish scale to measure trigger pull [Re: Texas Dan]
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That's all I've used for many years. Just make sure you are applying pressure straight back, increase pressure slowly, and watch for the max reading.

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#5857164 - 07/31/15 01:44 PM Re: Digital fish scale to measure trigger pull [Re: syncerus]
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Originally Posted By: syncerus
GG,I haven't seen any Lyman units for under $55. Are you using a current model?

Precision_Shooter, I've heard the Lyman unit is very sensitive and hard to use. Do you feel the criticism is accurate?



It is not overly sensitive when you have pressure on it. If you have it waiving in the air, it will show odd readings, just remember to zero it right before you measure trigger pull weight. It's great and has allowed me to tune my adjustable triggers to where I like them without having to shoot them after each adjustment.
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#5857296 - 07/31/15 03:03 PM Re: Digital fish scale to measure trigger pull [Re: Texas Dan]
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I just have the Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures certify my index fingers on both hands each year. I keep the certificate in my truck.
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#5857670 - 07/31/15 07:46 PM Re: Digital fish scale to measure trigger pull [Re: Texas Dan]
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^^^ When you have your digits certified by NASA like a real shooter then you will feel confident. Dept of Agriculture lol35
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#5857694 - 07/31/15 08:02 PM Re: Digital fish scale to measure trigger pull [Re: blackcoal]
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#5857766 - 07/31/15 08:34 PM Re: Digital fish scale to measure trigger pull [Re: Texas Dan]
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^^^ You know how I feel about high $$$ scales.. My trigger scale consists of a piece of high tensile wire formed into a bail and hooked to a tuna can into which I drop weights, then measure the weights on my postage scale.
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