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Release trigger set and release weight

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by kgun_shooter, Apr 19, 2013.

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  1. kgun_shooter

    kgun_shooter Member

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    I have a release trigger that has a set weight of 5.25 pounds and a release of 29 oz. After shooting it last night I realized that it is just too fast! So the question for all you release shooters out there is what release and set weight worked for you?
     
  2. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    The Release in my TMX goes off at about 24 oz. When I tried to shoot my MX-3 with a Release that went off at 32 oz the gun be would be empty before I could catch up to a hard angle target. This is an individual matter many people are delighted with a Release at 32 oz. I believe the difference between the Set weight and the Release weight is the important figure. I need a little bit of forward travel in the trigger so that I can get a feel for when the gun will go off. Daro Handy calls a trigger without this movement a "dead trigger".
     
  3. pulllit

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    80 / 20 for me.

    1/32 inch of travel (estimate, not measured)
     
  4. Sky Buster

    Sky Buster Sky Buster TS Supporters

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    5 lb. set 3 lb release
     
  5. Kolarpole

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    80/30 spare is 80/31 "run.em"
     
  6. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    56/28 or 60/30 Release should be 1/2 of set 5.25 set is a pretty heavy set to me.

    3.5 Lb set = 56 oz set 1.75 Lb release =28 oz release.

    When they install a release they normally do not change the pull weight.


    Gary Bryant
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  7. Laserwizard

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    Allems roller at 5 1/2lbs set & 48 oz release.

    Works well for me.
     
  8. K-GUNS

    K-GUNS Member

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    Mine is set by Chris Maest of clay target sports and sets 4.5, release 2.5

    works for me.
     
  9. Easystreet

    Easystreet Well-Known Member

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    Kgun Shooter,

    A difference of about 3 pounds (48 oz) between the set weight and the release weight is pretty common and generally works well for most shooters. Your gun is almost 3 1/2 pounds difference. Most shooters would find that plenty slow enough, but you may need to have the release weight lowered a little to suit you. Consult a good trigger smith who specializes in release triggers.

    Easystreet
     
  10. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    I have never seen a trapgun with a 5 lb pull trigger which Equals=80 ozs

    3.5lbs is average pull trigger weight, which equals=56 ozs and half of that is 28 Ozs.

    Strongest I have seen was 4 lbs which Equals 64 ozs and half of that is 32 ozs.

    This should be the range of your release triggers.

    I like a very, very small creep in the release about .005-.010 you will not notice it when shooting, because w/a release you are pointing your trigger finger at the target.

    Gary Bryant
    Dr.longshot
     
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