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Precision shooting: Single or two-stage trigger?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Sebastian, Dec 19, 2018.

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Which is better for precision shooting: A single or two-stage trigger?

  1. single

  2. two stage

  3. neither. try a hybrid

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  1. rbernie
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    I actually prefer to stick to the same type of trigger on all of my long guns so that, under duress, I don’t try to milk or lean into a single stage trigger because my muscle memory has grooved that behavior for a two-stage trigger.

    I’m not smart enough these days to automatically switch gears. :)
     
  2. bfoosh006

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    "easing off and not breaking a shot" is what I meant.
    There have been numerous times I have gotten all squirrelly and backed out of a trigger pull.
     
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  3. Sebastian

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    haha...yes I too have gotten a bit squirrelly at times:D
     
  4. Charles Barkley

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    My .02 cents. Going for accuracy you need a great rifle to begin with as accuracy begins with the barrel/receiver combo. The trigger comes in second because trigger control can be learned.
    What are you using the rifle for is 3rd.
    In my opinion, weatherby makes a fine 2-stage trigger for multi purpose: hunting /target shooting. Takes a little tweaking from the factory but they’re good.
    I’ve seen some Remington, Tikka, Browning-
    Single stage triggers that are smooth, light, feel great.. but yes, if you’re flinching, it doesn’t matter. Tikka’s tend to be more ‘crisp’
    I learned to shoot the trigger I had available.
    Heck I could cloverleaf 25/06 with a first generation Axis- because, I wasn’t overthinking it. And I knew how to ‘pull’ a trigger... thanks for Letting me reply-
    Happy Hunting!
     
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  5. KansasSasquatch

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    I prefer single stage triggers. With different weights for different purposes. But I've never done any type of long range precision shooting.
     
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  6. d2wing

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    I prefer single stage for everything and I don't like them so light that I can't feel resistance. I want to control when it goes off with gentle pressure. Different strokes for different folks.
     
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