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Trigger pull measurement

JimmyJackJimmyJack Member Posts: 5,376 ✭✭✭✭

Ive got a BX 25 trigger for a 10/22 and dont know if its a new one or one I replaced. I can pull with my finger but cant determine if its 3 pound pull or 5. I dont have the gizmo to check it. Anyone got a simple method to figure it out?


  • hillbillehillbille Member Posts: 14,090 ✭✭✭✭

    put a string on it an then a 3lb weight to the other end see if trigger trips, add or subract weight to figure it out........

  • montanajoemontanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 57,803 ******

    Yep,what hillbilly said, string and item of known weight.

  • dunbarboyzdunbarboyz Member Posts: 2,081 ✭✭✭✭

    I can tell the difference between 3 and 5 pounds.

    I see the asking price is 60 dollars I bought one two years ago for 24.99.

  • JimmyJackJimmyJack Member Posts: 5,376 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 12

    Im not trying to sell it! Might put in in my charger.

  • 62vld204262vld2042 Member Posts: 933 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 12

    Due to "shrinkflation".......bags of sugar now come in 4 pound......instead of 5 pound.

    Unfold a big paperclip......and hang from your trigger.

    Save the leftover bag for hummers in the Spring. 😀

    Years ago I bought a Lyman Digital Trigger Pull Gauge........retiring my old spring loaded RCBS gauge. 😞

  • Okie743Okie743 Member Posts: 2,563 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 13

    If you have one of those fish weighing scales in your tackle box. the digital one work great.

    You can take a metal type coat hanger and bend attachments.

    The metal coat hanger also works good for using other mentioned weights on the trigger.

    I've been adjusting triggers long enough that I can go by feel but use a scale to check the repeatability of a trigger pull.

    For example the older model post 64 Winchester 70 trigger pull can vary by as much as a pound when in the 3 lb area and not polished and adjusted correctly.

  • grdad45grdad45 Member Posts: 5,286 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 12

    I like a light trigger on all my guns. Three of my deer rifles have 2 to 2 1/2 lb trigger pull. My AR10 didn't like a 2 lb pull, so it is 3 lb. I refuse to adjust anyone else's trigger, too many "ifs", and I'm NOT a gunsmith anyway.

    Get a gauge to check repeatability.

  • Mr. PerfectMr. Perfect Member, Moderator Posts: 66,159 ******

    If you want to have fun testing it:

    Shoot a bunch of ammo with one

    Then shoot a bunch of ammo with the other one

    The one you're more accurate with is the one you want.

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  • hoosierhoosier Member Posts: 1,499 ✭✭✭✭


    Fell and broke 2 finger on my shooting hand a few years back. Could not even pull a standard 10-22 trigger. So I got out and did a "world Class" job on my favorite 10-22 . Never figured the weight,

    Never knew what tit was. No gauge. Thanks, with paper clip and a known weight, got it. , Now I know it's 2lbs !

    Finger works well now, but still 1/8 shorter. Have ad to adjust what i shoot,

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  • chmechme Member Posts: 1,450 ✭✭✭✭

    Cut wire coat hanger, bend to shape. Hang empty paint can from hanger, Empty cocked rifle butt down, hang can from trigger. Slowly add water to can until it clicks. Weigh hanger, can and water. That's your pull.

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