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Double set triggers?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Phillyfan, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Double triggers are a "safety" thing. The "firing" trigger is usually VERY light. The "set" trigger is reasonably heavy.

    You pull the "set" trigger to "arm" the "firing" trigger.

    That is about all I really know about it.
     
  3. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Expanding on what Nwcid said, the double set triggers also gives the user two options. The first option is a long, fairly heavy trigger pull. The second option is, as said above, is to "set" the second trigger for a light pull for a longer range hunting shot. It's a cool system, but a seven layer bubblegum to install...
     
  4. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    So either trigger can fire? Or does the "firing" trigger just have 2 weights kinda like a DA revolver?
     
  5. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Interesting. That would have to be a nightmare for a gunsmith to tune. No wonder those are usually high priced models.
     
  6. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Actually most of the traditional Style Blackpowder rifles have double set triggers Both my T/C Hawkin and the wife's CVA Plains rifle have double set triggers.

    In the case of the traditional BP style the front trigger is the only one that will fire the weapon. If you first pull and "cock" the trigger with the rear trigger then the front trigger only requires a few ounces to set off the rifle. If you do not pull the set trigger to cock the trigger then its more like a typical heavy 3-5lb trigger depending of course on how its tuned.

    this greatly increases accuracy especially with a firearm that has such a slow lock time and take so long for the ball to leave the LONG barrel. Helps cut down on moving the rifle when its fired.