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release poundage question

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Snooky, Apr 23, 2008.

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  1. Snooky

    Snooky Member

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    Mine are set at 4.5 lbs. and 1.5 lbs. Hope this helps.
     
  2. mono1393

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    Most release adjustments are 5 lbs set and 3 lbs release. You will find many variations of that depending on the individual.
     
  3. Chester White

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    It seems to me that the only important number is the pounds (or ounces) of the release. I don't think anyone "pulls" just hard enough to set the trigger and if he says it sets at 5 pounds, isn't it possible that he might have pulled the trigger to 6 or 7 pounds? It is after all the load on the trigger when it is released that fires the gun.
     
  4. shot410ga

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    I have no idea.
     
  5. Country Squire

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    Chester, The set poundage is listed so you can tell how much you have to let up on the trigger before it trips. Example 5lb. set 3lb. release means you have to pull it at least 5 lbs. or more to set it and let up 2 lbs. for it to trip. The setting is a pretty fast release. The difference between the set and release determines how fast or slow it goes off. I like about a 5or6 lb. set and a 1lb. release. Every one says Oh my, that is fast and I say nay that is slow. You have to let up on my trigger 4lbs. before it trips. The 5lb.set 2lb. release you only have to let up 2lbs. I hope this helps. George
     
  6. Snooky

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    George,
    This is the simplest explanation I have read. My gun was set at 4.5 and 2.5 and I could not control it. I shoot unmounted and it would go off trying to get it to my shoulder. I talked to Kerry Allor and he told me it was to close. He sent it back at 4.5 and 1.5. What a difference. The man is a trigger genius and you are great at explaining. I never did fully understand until now. My reasoning until now was the more poundage for release the slower. It is just the opposite.

    Thanks,
    Snooky
     
  7. NintyT

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    I'd like to ask a follow up question. It's easy to see how the set weight is measured, with a standard pull trigger gauge, but how do you measure the release weight? What type of tool is used? I've bout driven myself wacky trying to work this out in my head.

    Steve j
     
  8. Country Squire

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    Steve, You may use a regular spring loaded trigger pull gauge.I have a RCBS premium trigger pull scale. Make shure gun is unloaded put in a snap cap or fired empty cock gun put on trigger pull gauge and pull mine records with a little pointer when it clicks(sets) record poundage then holding the gauge release it slowly until trigger trips. There you go easy. Ehh! Harder to explain than do.George
     
  9. NintyT

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    Thanks George,

    Guess I was over thinking it. Thought there might be a specific tool for the release weight.

    Steve
     
  10. JBrooks

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    Spears did my release. I set it and hold it pretty tight. I let go, it goes off. I have no idea of the poundages and couldn't care less because it works.
     
  11. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    JBrooks, whatever your's is seems to be working great for you. If I were in your place, I'd have it measured and recorded just in case, chit happens.Easier to get back in the flow if you know the numbers that work for you. Hap
     
  12. Dr.Longshot

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    56 oz set 28 oz release
     
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