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    Tikka trigger spring

    I'm going to import a trigger spring for my T3.
    Evidently will take the trigger 1lb and lower safely.

    They are $10 US plus postage but I imagine a group purchase would bring that down.

    Anyone else want one while I'm at it ?

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    Your game, I have a 300wm lowered to 1.5lb and wouldn't want it any lower.

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    Got my standard T3 trigger set to 2 and a half pound and its perfect. 1lb and I'd be nervous of touching it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300winmag View Post
    Your game, I have a 300wm lowered to 1.5lb and wouldn't want it any lower.
    You might be right. I'd like it a touch lower...the shop adjusted it down to min when I bought it. It has a distinct creep and I reckon its inconsistent. Did you have a gunsmith do yours?

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    First time I have heard the words trigger creep and Tikka in the same sentence.
    Hunting is not a hobby.....its an addiction

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    Ive shot a rifle with a 1 pound trigger that didn't have a safty and I found it nice to fire as it was a light 338 edge so trigger pull was taken out of the equation for me.So long as you have a safty, trigger weight shouldn't be a problem so long as your brain is connected to the trigger finger just my 2 cents.how ever I don't know if id use such a light trigger for my hunting rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisherman View Post
    You might be right. I'd like it a touch lower...the shop adjusted it down to min when I bought it. It has a distinct creep and I reckon its inconsistent. Did you have a gunsmith do yours?
    Reloaders did it on the counter after I purchased it, took a few horse's and donkeys to get use to it but did crank off a few rounds when I wasn't supposed too. I must say that I'm used to it and more than happy with it, just keep the trigger finger well away from it until ready to let one loose down the barrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300winmag View Post
    , just keep the trigger finger well away from it until ready to let one loose down the barrel.
    Good advice whatever your trigger , ay???


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    A spring isn't going to fix creep in any way
    veitnamcam and Bryan like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanners View Post
    A spring isn't going to fix creep in any way
    I'm not even sure creep is the right term...but there is some slack to gather before getting into final trigger pull.
    I was surprised by this as I have heard nothing but good things about the Tikka triggers.

    I could live with it (so far I'm shooting groups that couldn't be better given my limitations).
    Reading some overseas threads made me think about this path...I mean its $10.

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    USD10 + postage, possibly = NZD20 by the time it landed. Gun parts, no US State Department restriction or NZ Import restriction? Just curious

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    True on the price...the guy is happy to send them.

    The other option is to get the spring out and head off to the local spring maker...we have one in town.
    I'm sure he could measure the springs vital stats and supply one to suit.

    The thread I read was not just about getting a lighter trigger but moving the trigger away from the extremes of its adjustment.
    I noticed when the gun was apart that the adjusting screw was hard against the retaining bolt head.

    I could adjust the screw in a fraction to see if things improve.

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    If you feel you want lower weight pull remove the screw and grind a little off the end so its not against the bolt retaining thread. That
    was how we achieved 1.5 pull on my 300 Win Mag + 2 Tikka .308s. I was happy with that weight never tried to go lighter.

    Cheers Happy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy View Post
    If you feel you want lower weight pull remove the screw and grind a little off the end so its not against the bolt retaining thread. That
    was how we achieved 1.5 pull on my 300 Win Mag + 2 Tikka .308s. I was happy with that weight never tried to go lighter.

    Cheers Happy
    Cheers for that info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisherman View Post
    Cheers for that info.
    Loctite that baby back in .There is NO way you want that to loosen off. (Seriously !!)
    Never seen one come loose but have always locked them in ....
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