How to adjust trigger pull on your gun

For a perfect target hit, your arm must not tremble under strain while firing.

That is exactly where light trigger pull plays a crucial role. Trigger pull is the amount of strength you have to apply with your finger for the shot to take place. This rifle manufacturer provided easy trigger adjustments with two screws, and even allowed free access to them, no disassembly required. Unfortunately, as you have to see your adjustments, we still have to remove the stock. All you need is a couple of hex wrench. Remove 2 screws holding the wood and the metal together. The first one. And the last one. I have to point out that this stock in its factory form is not competition grade. And it’s not about the short handle, length or bullpup. The reason is these two wooden pads. They are the evidence that the metal doesn’t sit tight in the wood. If you’re are a serious shooter and desire to compete with this very model, you should consider bedding – that is, filling the empty spaces inside the stock with special epoxy compound, so that the metal fits perfectly through the whole stock length. I’ll talk more about this later. Well, with the stock removed have a look at the trigger assembly. The idea here is very simple. The back part of the trigger has two screws, which press this metal plate, which pulls the bar connected to hammer catch. The first screw, which is the closest to the trigger, does most of the job. It adjusts the free pull, which is while the screw tip hasn’t reached the plate yet, and the working stroke, which is when the screw is pressing the plate upward. The second screw completes the job by pressing yet upward, which finally leads to hammer release and the shot being fired. When the second screw reaches the plate, the shooter can feel it with the finger as some sort of step. This step means that the weapon is just about to fire. Screwing and unscrewing the bolts adjust their lengths, and thus adjust trigger pull. Unfortunately, any universal settings cannot be given here, as only this manufacturer alone has several modifications on the same model, and even rifles from the same production batch have uneven tolerances. So the adjustments would be unique for any specific gun. The only thing I would like to draw your attention to is that the metal plate should be pressed by the screws and not by the metal trigger part they are screwed into, or your trigger pull may be really, really hard. So in some cases you may have to replace the second bolt with a longer one, so it would reach the plate. You may also want to lock the this pull bar nut in place, or you adjustments may shift after some shots. Before reassembly, check the hammer catch. To do that, cock the gun, and pointing the barrel to a safe direction, knock on the catch with your fist. There should be no accidental shots no matter how strong you hit the hammer. So, reassemble the weapon. Insert the metal into the wood, screw in the screws. After you are finished with the screws, you may notice that your trigger adjustments have lightly shifted . That is because the wood fits loosely on the metal, and the metal bends under torque of the screws. That is one of the reasons why bedding is important.

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