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Remington 22-250
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I have a new Remington 700 RX-100/ 22-250

The trigger pull is 3.5 lbs. The book states the trigger can be
safely adjusted from 1.5 to 3.5lbs.
The rifle will only be used at bench rest and stationary
prone positions. I'm thinking of setting at 1.5lbs.

Can I get some opinions? Anyone have a very light trigger pull?

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#2
Light trigger pull is alright for bench shooting, but IMO for a hunting rifle, I like somewhere around 4lbs for the trigger pull.
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#3
My long range hunting rifle for over a decade has been set at 16oz. It's a Jewell so the trigger shoe is narrow and feels a bit heavier. It's entirely drop safe....well, because it's a Jewell.....

Of course, I've shot tens of thousands of rounds literally running with a pistol with a 2lb trigger so it doesn't feel like a big deal.

Work your way down gradually and give yourself time to adjust.
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#4
Have set triggers on my TCR 22-250. Don't know how light it is when set but I don't want my finger anywhere near it until I'm prepared to shoot. Although I have the option of a regular 3-4 pound pull I seem to use the set trigger 98% of the time.
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#5
All of my hunting rifles, the triggers ar 3.5lbs or above.
But for bench rest, I feel its safe to lower it.
At 1.5lbs - gota keep fingers out of guard.
I'm wondering if 1.5 is to low.
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#6
I think there is a big difference with a standard Remmy 700 trigger set to 1.5 pounds versus a Model 70 where there is a firing pin block.

If you're using the gun once a year to hunt it's a bad idea, but if you're dry firing a lot you won't be surprised.

2lbs feels heavy to me anymore. I can shoot heavy triggers just as well....I just don't like to.
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#7
Just got it back ----Trigger now set 1.8 lbs

I'll take it to the range next week.
Its light - gota keep fingers out of ther guard till all set to fire.
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#8
To me a 1.5# pull on a bench rifle is heavy, my dad got me used to shooting rifles with triggers that are set to mere ounces. I have some myself that are extremely light but not quite as light as he likes. Perfectly safe as long as you keep your finger off of the trigger until you're ready to shoot.
For a hunting rifle I wouldn't want anything less than about 2.5# and that's just because I'm used to extremely light pull, 2.5 # feels like tonnage to me, makes me think I forgot to release the safety, I'd recommend at least 3# for anyone who wants to hunt but your level of experience will help you decide what's comfortable for you in a strictly bench application.
For bench and long range varmint from a rest you're plenty good with 1.5# but it does take a bit to get used to.
My CZ .222 has taught more than one person to listen to me when I say "After you set the trigger DO NOT TOUCH IT until you're ready for bang".
I insist that someone dry fire it a few times first but some still insist on resting their finger on the trigger before they're absolutely ready. Needless to say, they don't score a 10 with that shot.
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#9
All my firearms, when ever possible were set 3.5 lbs.
I agree with you ------'safety'.
All were used for hunting and any target shooting was
secondary and among club hunters.

The Remington Rangemaster is bench rest or set prone
so I'm trying out less lbs.

The 1.8 is very light to me. I will be going to the range sometime
this week.

What I do is, take a hunting rifle with me. Rem 700-3006/150gr or
Win 70-270/130gr, shoot a few rounds, then switch to 22-250/55gr and it feels like a pop gun.
Everyone -thanks for advice. I'll let you know what happens.

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