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Thread: X Bolt Triggers

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    X Bolt Triggers

    Hey all,

    Just wanting to get some advice around the X Bolt triggers. Specifically lightening them.
    They are adjustable, but down to around 3lbs, which is not my ideal. I have seen a replacement spring from MCarbo, but it looks to only reduce the weight down to 2.5lbs (still not my ideal weight of 2lbs).

    Apart from just forking out the money and buying a Timney trigger, is there any other options that you know of? Apparently a spring from a Bic pen works....? Anyone on here had some success with that?

    Cheers - appreciate the help.

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    I actually had Blood get in my action after a particularly cunty carry out and it ended up rusting out the trigger springs , and so I bought a timney. Great investment imo.

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    Hi,

    I bought a gunbloke spring for $17.20 delivered from aus. I'm yet to install it but it's supposed to make the trigger adjustable from 1.5 to 2.5 lbs. I figured it was cheap enough to give a go.
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    Mark at Desert guns in Cromwell lightened mine when I first bought it. It is nice and light and crisp.
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    I also bought a gunbloke spring (have an mcarbo spring in another xbolt). Haven't measured oull but feels good, possibly lighter than mcarbo .

    The sear spring was sideways from the factory so I pulled the whole trigger apart and polished everything while in there, also means I still have the original spring intact instead of destroying it as per instructions to get it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feratox View Post
    I also bought a gunbloke spring (have an mcarbo spring in another xbolt). Haven't measured oull but feels good, possibly lighter than mcarbo .

    The sear spring was sideways from the factory so I pulled the whole trigger apart and polished everything while in there, also means I still have the original spring intact instead of destroying it as per instructions to get it out.
    Yea, that the thing that puts me off doing a lighter spring. Just don't like the idea of ruining the original spring in the process. however MCarbo's latest video show them removing it without destroying it.

    Did you have any problems getting the gunbloke spring into NZ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnQT View Post
    Did you have any problems getting the gunbloke spring into NZ?
    No problems. Wasn't even couriered. Just ordinary post. Only went that way as mcarbo don't seem to ship to nz

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    It's no big deal to sort the trigger, I've had 3 of them done and you can take them down as light as you want, just needs a length of commercial spring stock same OD as the original but with the wire diameter slightly smaller, cut it the same length as the original, polish the sear, reassemble and adjust with the allen screw. You can PM me if you want and I can put you on to the guy that did mine, he's in Opotiki - $100 and about an hour is all it takes. Polishing the sear is an important part of the process, not just changing the spring.
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    Hopefully browning read this & fix there triggers !! , i put a mcarbo in mine made quite a difference still not awsome though compared to the mauser triggers but defiantly a step up from the original spring .
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlenM View Post
    Mark at Desert guns in Cromwell lightened mine when I first bought it. It is nice and light and crisp.
    Yea, Mark is great. I have had him do a lot of work over the years - its hard to get a booking with him now though! He's booked up months in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by feratox View Post
    No problems. Wasn't even couriered. Just ordinary post. Only went that way as mcarbo don't seem to ship to nz
    Cool, I'll order one now. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boaraxa View Post
    Hopefully browning read this & fix there triggers !! , i put a mcarbo in mine made quite a difference still not awsome though compared to the mauser triggers but defiantly a step up from the original spring .
    Haha that would be great! But I doubt it! Apparently a 3lb trigger is 'feather light' to the Americans!!

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    i chucked my allen nut away(actually lost it)next step is a bic pen spring

 

 

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