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Ideas on trigger pull gauge

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by longrifleman, Nov 30, 2006.

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  1. longrifleman

    longrifleman Member

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    I'm looking for a cheap way to measure trigger pull, but don't really have enough need to spend much cash for a fancy gauge. I was thinking of using a sock or something similar and adding a know amount of weight untill
    I get to the pull weight I want. I happen to have some cast bullets of know weight available, so it would just be a matter of counting them out. Cheap but time consuming. Anybody have a better idea?
     
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    I built this one out of part of a target stand a pice of a broom bolts and washers. If you look close you can see where I wrote down the weight of the washers & bolts. I use it more as a go/no go guage than anything now.
     

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    I got a force gauge for pennies on the dollar at Ebay.

    Dies, scopes, and brass may sell for more than new, but some obscure test equiptment goes for a song.
     
  5. .38 Special

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    You could just use a wire loop with a basket on the end of it. Add bullets until the sear goes click -- you did unload first, yes? -- and then start the arithmetic.

    OTOH, as others have pointed out you can find trigger pull gauges for less than $10.
     
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    Pints a pound

    I used to use a cup and measured container. Water is the weight. Easy to transport and light to carry.
     
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    Heavy guage wire bent into the shape of a "S". and SCUBA weights are what I have been using on my quest for the "perfect FAL trigger" (for a 4-5 lb pull)
     
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    Fishing scales work very well, especially if you already have one. :D Here's the type I use: Rapala 15 lb. mech. scale

    The hook isn't always usable as is, but you can either bend it and wrap some tape around it, or make a "robotic finger". I used a scrap piece of 3/8" dowel through a chunk of old air hose, with a loop of paracord hooked around a small nail in each end of the dowel. My experience is that it is accurate to about +/- 2oz; YMMV.
     
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