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Old February 4, 2010, 10:43 PM   #1
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Which trigger gage?

I would like to get a trigger pull gauge so I can set the pull weight on a couple of my rifles and see what weight the handgun triggers are. I tried the search function but came up empty. I don't trust digital anythings, I just need a reliable, repeatable tool. (Don't we all?) Any recommendations?
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Old February 4, 2010, 11:38 PM   #2
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Anything wrong with one of these? The RCBS is a simple spring.

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http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/cid=0...rch=pull_gauge
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Old February 5, 2010, 06:58 AM   #3
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I have the RCBS that has the black round housing. I think it's the second one down on the brownells link. Works great.
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Old February 5, 2010, 09:17 AM   #4
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I have to toss the only negative in on the RCBS. The sliding indicator that marks the peak weight has too much friction on mine and causes low readings, despite my application of plastic-safe lubricant to it. I went to a simple trigger weight hanger made of hobby store landing gear music wire rod. I use it with a kitchen scale. It's what they use at matches to check trigger limits anyway. I figured that if I have to meet their requirements I should do it their way.
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Old February 5, 2010, 09:32 AM   #5
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Depends on what you want, how accurate you want to be.

These are what I have and use.

These are a little pricy but necessary if you are building target guns.


http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=9..._WEIGHT_SYSTEM
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Old February 5, 2010, 06:27 PM   #6
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Unless they have changed, testers at formal NRA matches don't use any scales. They use a hook and real iron weights.

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Old February 6, 2010, 09:05 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. I doubt there's anything wrong with any of them. I'll take a peek at them.
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