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Any issues with recoil-reset triggers?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by rugerdude, Nov 10, 2013.

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  1. rugerdude

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    I just bought a gorgeous used FNH SC1 shotgun. I believe it's essentially a dressed up Winchester 101. What I didn't realize was that it has a recoil-reset trigger. I know Stoegers use this method but when dry firing, it seems like I have to hit the butt really hard to get the trigger to reset. Much harder than I've ever needed to do so with a stoeger. It makes me wonder if it will reset upon firing.

    Does anyone know of any issues with recoil-reset triggers and perhaps any solutions?
     
  2. oneounceload

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    First, they are called inertia triggers. A quality gun should have zero issues. Now and again, IF you use sub-gauge tubes and shoot 410 in a heavy 12 gauge target gun, you will need to have your triggers changed to mechanical ones; otherwise, there will be no issues or problems. A basic hard slap on the butt will reset the trigger; however some of the cheaper guns like Stoeger et al may require a harder slap due to poorer construction
     
  3. Whole Hog

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    Furthermore, just setting the safety on, then off again will set the trigger for the second barrel.
     
  4. rcmodel

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    Maybe it will on some designs.

    But not on most inertia trigger shotguns.

    It won't work on an Ithaca SKB, or a Winchester 101.

    rc
     
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    I bought an SKB for cowboy action shooting. Before I had it modified (or destroyed as some would say) I shot a couple of rounds of skeet.

    The trigger reset 100% of the time when I used Remington Gun Club factory loads but it would not reset reliably when I tried my 7/8 ounce cowboy loads which are similar to factory low noise-low recoil shells.

    My cowboy gunsmith converted it to a mechanical reset; no more worries.
     
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    I've got a Beretta White Wing O/U with inertia firing pins, and just placing the selective trigger over to the other barrel will allow the gun to fire, also I noticed if you will assimilate recoil on your shoulder it will fire.
     
  7. Whole Hog

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    I learn something new every day. I thought resetting the trigger with the safety was inherent in the inertia trigger design. My only experience is with Brownings and Berettas, so I guess that's kind of limited.
     
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