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Old 04-30-2010, 04:07 PM
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Limit of trigger weight in a Ruger no1#


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Hey guys,

I have a ruger no1 question. Does anybody know if there is any truth to the fact that it is somewhat unsafe to set a no1 to a trigger pull weight of less than 3 lbs? Was told this by a fairly experienced gunsmith, but don't know were he came about the information. If it's true then I'm fine at my current 3.25 lbs, but would like to get at about 2lbs. Even gun smiths can fall victum to popular wifes tales. So no1 owners and gun smiths please help me out if you would.

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Old 04-30-2010, 05:12 PM
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I have a Ruger #1 heavy barrel in .223. I had a very good gunsmith do it
twice to get the trigger pull I wanted. The Ruger #1 is a hard gun to get a
really light trigger on and still be safe. If you have a really nice crisp 3 lb.
pull you should be able to do whatever you want with the rifle. Just remember
it is not a bench rest rifle it is a hunting rifle.

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Old 05-02-2010, 09:20 AM
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I think that's un-true. I have all my # 1 triggers set to just under 2 lbs. and never had a problem. If your going to walk around with the gun loaded you should of course have the safety ON, the safety blocks both the sear and the hammer, it can not fire. When ready to shoot your gun should be pointing at the intended target, take the safety off and your ready to shoot.
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:45 PM
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I think that's un-true. I have all my # 1 triggers set to just under 2 lbs. and never had a problem. If your going to walk around with the gun loaded you should of course have the safety ON, the safety blocks both the sear and the hammer, it can not fire. When ready to shoot your gun should be pointing at the intended target, take the safety off and your ready to shoot.
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Good to know
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Old 05-20-2010, 05:34 AM
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Just get a set trigger.
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:04 AM
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A friend has a #1 in .270 that came to him with a very light trigger -- I would estimate no more than 1.5 pounds. We could not get the trigger to let go through any of the conventional safe-trigger tests, but he had it taken to a gunsmith and revamped upward to a 3-pound pull because the very light trigger gave him the heebie-jeebies.

Perhaps the gunsmith you are talking to is just being sensible. Other than perhaps a dedicated long-range varmint rifle, I can think of no real reason for a hunting rifle to be very much under 3 pounds.
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