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BL 22 trigger adjustment?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by andym79, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. andym79

    andym79 Well-Known Member

    Hi guys, I have a BL-22 its a good rifle accurate and light good for rapid fire, but it gets spoiled by the trigger!

    I hate to think how many shoots I have missed because the 7lbs trigger doesn't really give time to squeeze the trigger, so I often end up snatching at it!

    It looks like it would be hard to lighten it, has anyone done this? How would you go about it?

    It is getting to the point where I will have to get rid of this rifle, I have already started using my WIN 94 regardless (its trigger :) )

  2. Clipper

    Clipper Well-Known Member

    ...I don't know how to put this except...A good rifleman can shoot well with any trigger. I have never messed with a factory trigger, including my Mosin-Nagant or my BL-22. I'm not holding myself up as any super-shooter, but I head shoot squirrels @ 50 yards with my BL-22.
  3. andym79

    andym79 Well-Known Member

    Open sight or with a scope?

    I do not disagree that a heavy trigger can be overcome, but it is a handicap!
    I took the factory trigger out of my .223 put a rifle basix trigger in an trust me having a 4oz trigger vs a 3lbs trigger makes a big difference! Now in the BL-22, if I could get it down from 7lbs to 3lbs, I would be HAPPY!

    Does anyone know how to adjust the trigger!
  4. Clipper

    Clipper Well-Known Member

    ...Lately, with a scope. When I was younger, I didn't need one though. My wife rings the 4" gong @ 100 yards with boring regularity with the irons...
  5. andym79

    andym79 Well-Known Member

    Well, I have started the process of trigger lightening! Step one order the relevant springs (Mainspring, sear spring, ejector spring and carrier spring) from Brownells, in case I F**K it up!

    Step two, take the BL22 apart (Actually quite easy)

    Step three, measure the length of the main spring, cut 2 turns off the main spring coil, then taking to flat screwdrivers stretch the spring back to approximate original length.

    Step four, reassemble (A bit of a pain)

    Step five, try out the trigger using spent cases!

    The result was a reduction of almost 2lbs to near 5lbs!

    Step six, probably take it apart again and work on the sear link spring and trigger and sear spring!
  6. NeuseRvrRat

    NeuseRvrRat Well-Known Member

    how are you measuring the trigger pull weight?
  7. andym79

    andym79 Well-Known Member

    I just use a digital hanging scale, put the rifle in a gun vise and pull it steadily until the trigger breaks, it accurate to the nearest ounce and recorded a 4OZ pull for my rifle basix in the 223 in agreement with the rifle basix claim.

    7lbs is very heavy for a rifle that weighs 5 1/4 lbs, IMHO trigger pull should be no higher than 50% of the rifles weight!
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2012
  8. andym79

    andym79 Well-Known Member

    Well I carried out Step six, and worked on the sear link spring and trigger and sear spring!

    Was a bit fiddly to get it all back together but I now have a trigger pull of around 3 3/4lbs I would like 2 1/2 but I don't think that is realistic without compromising the hammer and its ability to ensure the firing pin hits hard enough!

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