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adjusting trigger pull

i was just wondering when you adjust your trigger does a little bit of a turn result in alot of trigger adjustment. the gun is a browning a - bolt and i read the owners manuel on how to adjust it. i want to decrease it a bit as i find its a bit stiff....anyways i rotated it clockwise to decrease the tension like it says too and i found with only about a 1/4 - 1/2 a turn a big difference in the tension....does this sound right? thanks for the info guys

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adjusting trigger pull

anyone with any info guys? it would be appreciated

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I thought sure someone has fooled with that trigger, I haven't. I do 700 triggers but they might be different. First I lock up the over travel then back off till it works. Then do weight of pull to get it where I want. I do it in small increments. I'd guess that that would be the way to do it in yours also. Sorry I can't be more help.

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i dont know alot about it at all. i just wanted to lighten it a bit so i turned it clockwise about 1/4 of a turn maybe a bit more(no more then 1/2 a turn) and i found it made a considerable difference. i have no way of knowing exactly what its breaking at but it feels good when i dry fire it.

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Like Don, I have worked on the 700 triggers as well so I am no help to you other than to warn you. You should get a trigger pull guage or something similar like a fish scale so you don't make your trigger too light and unsafe. Going by feel is not a safe way to adjust a trigger. A hunting rifle really shouldn't be any less than 2.5lbs IMHO and I put most of my hunting rifles at 3lbs.

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http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=222337

For a nice crisp 3 lb pull( or 2 lb) it appears you will need to replace a spring

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chester i picked up a digital fish scale and tried it like you said and its consistently breaking anywheres between 3lbs 9 oz and 4lbs so thats not bad i dont think. its a 300 wsm so i dont want it to soft right lol.

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wonsky. After you get it where you want it, slam the bolt home and make sure it stays cocked. Then hold the butt about a foot off the floor and drop it on the butt pad. It should not fire.

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yup did all that and shes good thanks!!

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I recommend trying a few dry fires while wearing your hunting gloves. If your gloves hamper the feeling you would get from the trigger you may have trouble setting it off before you are ready.

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