2. WHY YOU SHOULD UPGRADE YOUR RIFLE TRIGGER?
You must be wondering, ‘Why upgrading your rifle trigger is so important?’
Let’s begin with a simple question: How would you feel if you, being a great shooter, miss a shot?
Not good, isn’t it?
Well, an issue in the rifle or its parts could be the reason for underperformance or dwindled shot accuracy.
When we talk about rifle parts, the trigger is a fundamental part of the firearm which plays a critical role in firing as well as maintaining
safety and accuracy. It is also the most common part that could be upgraded with the best triggers available. An upgraded trigger will
automatically improve your shot.
Usually, shooters try different triggers and finalize the one that matches their specific needs and shooting style.
So, what characteristics should a competent shooter consider before a trigger upgrade?
▰ Trigger shoe profile (flat, curved, broad, narrow etc.)
▰ Trigger pull weight
▰ Trigger pull length
Sear engagement and much more.
3. Why you should upgrade your rifle trigger:
What if you aim at your target and shoot with full dedication but
still miss the target? What do you think could be the reason for
missing the shot?
Barely a layer of dust!
The dust, dirt, residual fouling (particles from burnt gunpowder,
bullet), lubricant and debris stick in between the trigger – which
if gone unnoticed can hinder the speed and accuracy of the
shot. Potentially ending in firing failure.
Hence, inculcating good cleaning habits prevent several
common issues as it impacts everything further preventing the
rifle’s smooth and clean action. With a simple maintenance
routine, the lifespan of the rifle increases significantly.
TO MAINTAIN A CLEANER GRIP
4. Why you should upgrade your rifle trigger:
A trigger is smoother to pull – when it has reduced pull weight.
A lot of rifles are equipped with triggers; still, some come with
heavy triggers, whereas some have triggers within the
It could be because the trigger is heavy for them to shoot or the
trigger does not fulfill their requirement. Thus, when the trigger
is replaced with the new weight trigger (according to the
shooter’s choice) makes the rifle easy to use.
It’s an established fact that the trigger pull-weight must not be
more than half the weight of the rifle. While shooting, if the
trigger is hard to pull back, requires more strength, initiating
hand and finger torque it blocks the round from hitting the
target. It is believed that the lighter the trigger pull weight, the
easier the pull, more accurate the shooter would be.
SMOOTH TRIGGER PULL
5. Why you should upgrade your rifle trigger:
An important yet very common advantage of a trigger upgrade
is ACCURACY. Though shooters can change other components
of the rifle too for improved accuracy, a trigger upgrade can get
the most performance out of the trigger investment. Thus, a
cleaner trigger leads to swift shots with improved accuracy.
Smooth trigger pull means less strength required to operate the
trigger, less are the chances of pulling the rifle off the target,
resulting in improved accuracy.
Short trigger pull length improves accuracy.
Better the finger placement, the more comfortable the shooter
which results in improved accuracy.
6. WHAT MAKES A GOOD TRIGGER?
A good trigger should have these qualities :
▰ Polished surface with curved edges and without residual grooves.
▰ Proper finger positioning space- better the trigger width.
▰ Consistent pull weight.
▰ Short and crisp breaks.
Apart from the above-mentioned features, it is the shooter’s personal choice too that matters. If the shooter is comfortable with a curved
or flat trigger. Or if the shooter prefers a specific model trigger or brand or with any specific finish.
Ultimately, high-quality precision triggers like the Marlin 336 gold trigger is a very good option available that may fulfill all the needs of
the shooter as it has reduced trigger pull weight, has a broader and flatter trigger face and angle along with comfortable trigger pull.
Thus, each choice can be fulfilled with an aftermarket replacement.
7. WRAPPING UP
As one size does not fit all, the same is the case with the trigger. The trigger that comes along with the rifle cannot fulfill each of the
shooter’s needs. But yes, upgrading your rifle trigger can surely make a big difference to your shooting performance.
This was originally published at Buzbusiness.