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Old 01-16-2003, 11:18 PM
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How do you guys check trigger pull. I was testing mine in the middle of the trigger with a digital fish scale. I average 1.8 lbs. Not bad for "stock modified". I can't take credit for this (gun smith did it) maybe 8 years ago. I was wondering because this seem awefully light.
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Old 01-17-2003, 07:11 AM
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myredchevy,

Before I finally "sprung" for a RCBS trigger scale, I used a modified clothes hanger and gal. milk jug.

Cut clothes hanger to about 18" and bend a small L-shaped hook in one end for trigger (and I put tape around the hook to prevent scratches). Bend a larger hook in other end to hang a milk jug with a good size cut-out in front (opposite the handle). Stand rifle (cocked and unloaded, of course!) on edge of table, hang the jug by the handle, and slowly pour water into the jug. Stop pouring when the trigger breaks, weight the water, jug, and hanger.

I know, sounds like a lot of trouble, and takes three hands to pull it off, but it works!! Accurate, too.
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Old 01-17-2003, 03:16 PM
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Howdy myredchevy,

You are measuring trigger pull in the correct manner. Verify your scale with known weights. I know some gunsmiths that claim a 4 lb double action pull on Bianchi style revolvers, they hook the scale at the very bottom of the trigger. My finger doesn't fit there. A reputable 'Smith' measures where the shooter's finger goes.

1.8 lb trigger pull is very good, especially if he used factory parts.
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Old 01-17-2003, 03:38 PM
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Chevy, if yer using a Berkley digital fish scale, ya cant get any better. I compared mine alongside a 100 dollar digital trigger scale from Brownells and they were par on accuracy of wieghts.
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Old 01-17-2003, 04:25 PM
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So what does this Berkley digital fish scale costs? Also does it "hold" the setting after the trigger releases?

Just curious because I just bought the RCBS Premium Trigger Pull Guage for about $30. It does "record" the reading after the trigger releases.

I found this ...
http://billstackle.com/berdigfissca.html
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Old 01-17-2003, 04:32 PM
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'Bout 20 bucks outta Cabella's. Doesn't have a "hold" setting. RCBS is one up on Berkely!
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Old 01-17-2003, 04:52 PM
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I got the berkley one. What I did was check the "pull" with the trigger group out. That way I could catch the hammer with my thumb.
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