05-26-2011, 06:24 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
What caliber is your 1885.
A 2 to 3 pound trigger with a crisp break and no creep is a pretty d*** fine trigger by anyone's standards. It is also a safe trigger.
Unless this is a benchrest gun only I would suggest against changes.
If you hunt with it I would definitely advise against changes.
When you say "drive tacks" at 100 yards what are you talking about as far as a 3 or 5 shot groups size center to center?
If it is in the 1 to 2 inch area you have a fine shooter.
If it is less than that it's a great shooter and the trigger pull is the same whether the target is at 100 / 200 or 1000, so that kind of rules out a trigger issue.
Iron sights or scope?
Also think about the fact that this has a two piece stock which will also limit the achievable repeatability.
A 1 inch group at 100 yards with any rifle is unlikely to repeat that at 200 / 300 / etc. If the spread is 1 inch at 100 the spread is going to continue to expand down range.
If your 1885 is in a caliber with any amount of recoil you may want to have a good coach watch you shoot. Perhaps even loading [or not] your rifle without your knowledge and observing if there is a flinch factor. [ everybody does to one degree or another ]
I don't think the trigger, as you describe it, has any bearing one way or the other on the accuracy of your rifle.
I understand the cost of ammo problem but the sad truth is that almost any rifle will out shoot the shooter who doesn't put rounds downrange on a regular basis.
Tell you what I do is shoot A LOT of rimfire carefully and thoughtfully to get in the right habits and muscle memory at low cost. An then I spend the time and money to shoot my center fires as much as I can afford to [ time & money] with the same thoughtfulness and care. I've done that for a lot of years and everyone of my rifles [and pistols] are capable of much more accuracy than I am.
Then again if it's perfect and easy... how much fun is that?? [boring!!!]
There ain't no magic, and these machine don't shoot themselves, and we are definitely the weakest link.... That's why it is so doggone much fun.
My opinions only, and in reality I know about " two fifths of F***all" about anything.