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    New Trigger Springs Fitted

    I ordered 2 trigger springs for my Tikka T3 and my sako 75.

    I fitted them tonight and have the Sako set at 440grs and the Tikka at 520grs. The tikka did go lighter with no issues unles the rifle was held upright when closing the bolt, in which case the sears just fell on closure of the bolt.

    They are so much better and cant wait to put them into practice at the weekend.

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    You do so at your own peril ! [ Or more importantly, someone elses. ]
    I have had both Sako 75 and Tikka T3 rifles and Sako mention an adjustment between 1Kg and 2Kg for their standard trigger.

    HWH.

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    This is a very personal thing, I think: but I am uncomfortable with a pull of less that 3-3.5lb. I've tried lighter pulls on my rifles, but find I get worse results.
    Having said that, I keep a consitent firm grip with both hands when shooting, even when using a bipod prone or off a bench, and find that a firmish trigger goes well with this technique.

    Each to their own, but apart fron other considerations, I like a good margin of safety between the trigger setting at which the rifle might drop the striker by itself (in whatever position) and the setting which I actually use in the field or on the range!

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    +1 Doesn't sound particularly safe to me.
    I have a Sako rifle and have had Tikka rifles and have always found the trigger pulls when adjusted within the recommended limits perfectly fine. With one exception many years ago with a Beretta rifle made by Sako was my disatisfaction such that I felt it necessary to replace the trigger with a canjar unit.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Its all perfectly safe. As originally mentioned rifles were testedin all angles in addition to this they get a good battering to makes sure theres no slam fire etc...

    There are thousands of people with trigger settings half of what mine is, and when you take into account that you shouldnt fully close the bolt until your on target there wont ever be any issues with ND's. When out hunting i use the same principle. Safety is always first!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mildot View Post
    Its all perfectly safe. As originally mentioned rifles were testedin all angles in addition to this they get a good battering to makes sure theres no slam fire etc...

    There are thousands of people with trigger settings half of what mine is, and when you take into account that you shouldnt fully close the bolt until your on target there wont ever be any issues with ND's. When out hunting i use the same principle. Safety is always first!
    Dangerous bunkum !
    Novices beware !
    Safety IS always first but not in the manner expressed above.

    HWH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mildot View Post
    when you take into account that you shouldnt fully close the bolt until your on target there wont ever be any issues with ND's. When out hunting i use the same principle. Safety is always first!
    Sounds like advice from the 1950s era. Might once have made sense for e.g. a sporterised Lee Enfield, but certainly not best practise nowadays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpie View Post
    Sounds like advice from the 1950s era. Might once have made sense for e.g. a sporterised Lee Enfield, but certainly not best practise nowadays.
    personally I chamber a round and apply the safety the second I leave the car, god, I can think of a lot of deer I've shot where if I had to first start chamerbing a round right before shooting I would either not have had enough time, made too much noise, or moved the rifle and arms about too much and disturbed the deer.

    a decent rifle with a proper (and I say proper) safety that is trustworthy should be perfectly safe to stalk with loaded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKL View Post
    a decent rifle with a proper (and I say proper) safety that is trustworthy should be perfectly safe to stalk with loaded.
    Agreed, and this is what is taught as Best Practice. But safety starts first with muzzle awareness.

    A proper safety locks the firing pin/cocking piece, or even decocks the rifle. Any safety which does not mechanically intercept the firing mechanism, e.g. just blocks a trigger sear, is worse than useless IMHO.

    Even with a proper safety mechanism, if you modify the trigger springs or sears there is still the chance of the rifle firing as the safety is taken off just before the shot, which I would still regard as a ND.

    Rifles which I know from examination to have a proper safety include:

    Browning A Bolt
    Winchester 70
    Blaser
    Marlin 336

    It might be useful if others could add to this list.
    Last edited by Sharpie; 29-11-2012 at 15:41.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpie View Post
    Agreed, and this is what is taught as Best Practice. But safety starts first with muzzle awareness.

    A proper safety locks the firing pin/cocking piece, or even decocks the rifle. Any safety which does not mechanically intercept the firing mechanism, e.g. just blocks a trigger sear, is worse than useless IMHO.

    Even with a proper safety mechanism, if you modify the trigger springs or sears there is still the chance of the rifle firing as the safety is taken off just before the shot, which I would still regard as a ND.

    Rifles which I know from examination to have a proper safety include:

    Browning A Bolt
    Winchester 70
    Blaser
    Marlin 336

    It might be useful if others could add to this list.
    you wouldn't like the BRNO/CZ ZKK series then!

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