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Old October 28, 2016, 10:43 PM   #1
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Setting up a 617 for competition

This weekend I plan on working on my S&W 617 and set it up for Steel Challenge matches. I intend to do the trigger and to ream out the cylinders. Right now some ammo is so dirty that it's almost impossible to extract the empties after shooting.

I bought an APEX hammer because I can get a light trigger with it. I am going to use the lightest spring that comes with the hammer. I have no problems with trigger reset. I also know I have to polish the rebound slide and trigger. Hammer is polished enough.

How light can I set the trigger hammer fall to insure all my brands of .22s will fire? I know how many ounces it takes for my 9 mm s, About 36 oz. But .22s require more force.

Right now I'm at 8 lbs double action. I want to see how light I can get it and still be 100 per cent reliable.
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