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Old October 9, 2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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My Savage LRP needs a heavier trigger pull, what to do?

I just bought a Savage Long Range Precision 260 and I plan to start doing some long range field/match shooting. The local long range shooting club requires a minimum trigger pull of at least 2 1/2 lbs (for field safety reasons). The Savage LRP trigger comes from the factory set to around 14 oz and from what I have been told it is limited to a max of about 1 lb of pull.

I was wondering if anyone has advice on what trigger options there might be for the Savage LRP to increase the trigger pull to the 2 1/2 lb range?

Thanks in advance for any info/advice.

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Old October 9, 2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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Your trigger should adjust up to 2.5 lbs.
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Old October 10, 2012, 08:25 AM   #3
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I can understand a heavier pull for hunting application...

But a long range shooting club, requiring a 2.5 pound trigger for "safety reasons" flies in the face of logic.

The safety is your finger...not the one on the trigger.

How is it, exactly, they feel that a 2.5 pound trigger is going to prevent an accidental discharge that would occur with a 1.5 pound trigger?

I mean, 2.5 lbs is OK, but not ideal, and I'm trying to understand their "logic".
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Old October 10, 2012, 08:51 AM   #4
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Switch the target accu-trigger for a regular accu-trigger. I personally would find a new club. I have not weighed mine but I have the same rifle and I bet my trigger goes from 6oz to at least 2lbs

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Old October 10, 2012, 09:43 AM   #5
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Switch the target accu-trigger for a regular accu-trigger.
I'm not sure you can do that...(?)
The LRP uses a different action than the standard 110/111 receivers...
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Old October 10, 2012, 11:58 AM   #6
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LRP Trigger?

Contact SharpShooter Supply. They are Savage specialists. I have used their triggers in longrange varmint rifles and sporter weight hunting rifles eight times and have never been disappointed. www.sharpshootersupply.com
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Old October 10, 2012, 11:59 AM   #7
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Im with tobnpr----In all i have been in when Range is no go-Bolt is open and flag is in action. Hands are not on rifle.
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Old October 10, 2012, 12:06 PM   #8
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This may not be an option, but then again... change gun club.
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Old October 10, 2012, 02:47 PM   #9
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change gun club.
Or, the management!!

Board Pres must be a lawyer...
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