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PLEASE DESCRIBE A GOOD RELEASE TRIGGER!

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    HELLO:
    i will be purchasing a release trigger this weekend. can someone explain to me what i should be looking for in a good release trigger? some shooters at the gun club, who use pull triggers, have mentioned that release triggers are more dangerous than a pull trigger. is this true?
    steve balistreri
     
  2. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

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    One important characteristic of a good release trigger is that it doesn't speed up all the time, and you won't find out if it does until you have it for a few months. I went through 3 triggers before I found one that was really stable. You get what you pay for. I bought a Precision Gold for my Perazzi, and it is awesome. I also have factory Krieghoff releases in my doubles gun, and they are really wonderful, too.
     
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    i tried a friends release today, it was a schwab release? i broke 24 out of 25 taRGETS WITH IT. i felt more releaxed with the release then with the pull trigger. the shooter who wants to sell me a release, says it's a timney trigger. 1 thing i did not like, it is set at 6 lbs to set the trigger. my friend said don't go lower than 4 lbs if i purchase a release. why is that?
    steve balistreri
     
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    thanks fred.
    steve
     
  5. bigdogtx

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    Steve,

    I will be having Allem's put a release in my Beretta. I shot one before and really liked it. It was a release pull. The only thing that I didn't like was when a broken bird was thrown, I would have to either half remount or use my off hand, break the action and then go through the entire mount. Although it doesn't happen very often, it would really play a stress game on me since I didn't want to go off and embarrass myself.
     
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    Good release trigger = set, release, bang. HMB
     
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    to set the release, i would like a real easy pull and hear the click. at 6 pounds, it was hard to hold it for even a short period of time. what poundage should i get and still keep it safe to shoot?
    steve
     
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    thanks for some good advice.
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  9. Easystreet

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    Steve,

    The amount of effort needed to "set" the trigger is not the same amount of effort needed to "hold" the trigger. There should be about 3 pounds difference.

    Personally, I think 6 pounds to set is a bit high. I prefer about 5 pounds to set and about 2 pounds (or slightly less) release weight.
     
  10. Onceabum

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    Smoke,

    Five pound set and 2 pound let off has served me well. Very comfortable. I believe you will find that most shooters prefer a trigger somewhere in that area.

    Booger
     
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