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WTB/Trigger Scale, Recommendation!!!

Discussion in 'Want to Buy/Trade Threads' started by shoot em all, Sep 2, 2011.

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  1. shoot em all

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    I use an old zebco de-liar fishing scale from my fishing days. I am sure bass pro has high tech ones now (down to ounces and digital) and just put string around it and check her out. jim w.
     
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    You cannot use a digital scale to check a release trigger. Get the RCBS trigger scale.

    Don Verna

    PS: I have a Lyman digital and it works well for pull triggers
     
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    Had the digital and went back to the RCBS spring scale. Spring model works for pull and release triggers.
     
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    This is the best scale I've ever used. I've had this one for 20yrs and I still check it once a year with 2#, 3#, and 4# weights.

    Brownell's has this scale. You can find them cheaper by Googling around but they do not have the trigger hook. The RCBS seems to fluctuate if you pull at odd angles.



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    Just use weights that are in an open zip lock bag (for example)connected to the trigger with a bent coat hanger that contacts the trigger where you would pull it. (You need to hold the gun muzzle up).

    Be sure the link (coat hanger wire) dosen't touch the stock, and just add weight until the trigger goes off.

    For a release triger... add enough weight to fully set the trigger, then figure out a way to carefully remove weight until it releases.

    As for weights... since an average box of 1 1/8 oz 12 ga. shells weigh about 2 1/2 lbs. (my ammo, my scale) each shell weighs 1.6 oz.

    Plus or minus 1.6 oz. should be OK for a trigger pull.

    Yea, it's rough, but it will give you some working numbers.

    Digital scales are nice. I have one. It's a Lyman. I bought it because I started to do my own trigger jobs on 1911 pistols for IPSC competition. For trapshooting, unless you want to spend the $'s, the above method will work.
     
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