Trigger weight for M357-A1?

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by Netfotoj, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. Netfotoj

    Netfotoj Premium Member

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    Rangemaster where I shoot had a trigger-weight gauge. My M357-A1 tested at 6.5 lbs. vs. my S&W 1076 10mm tested at 6.25 lbs. in single-action. I thought both triggers felt about the same. But isn't 6.5 lbs. a tad heavy for an MA1? Can a good gunsmith lighten it up, or is that playing with fire? At 400+ rounds, I suspect it's as broken in as it's going to get, but time and more rounds will tell. :?:
     
  2. MrApathy

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    1.5lbs? beats the 8lbs the very first had.
    will lighten up a little.

    dont know any smiths that do work on steyr's for trigger.
    check BigTaco's pdf's and info. best to shoot it more.

    location of the trigger can make a difference so can using finger pad or first knuckle.
     

  3. Netfotoj

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    Mr. A,

    6.5 lbs., not 1.5. Now that's a hair trigger if I ever heard of one.

    I'd love to get it down to 4 or 5 at least, but if not I can certainly live with it as is. The trigger's as "shootable" as my S&W 1076 10mm at 6.25 lbs.
     
  4. MrApathy

    MrApathy Active Member

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    1.5lbs difference. 6.5lbs-5lbs=1.5lbs or 1.5lbs + 5lbs =6.5lbs
    sorry caught the vague plague
     
  5. SELFDEFENSE

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    Use it and lose it (some of the 6.5 lbs, that is).
     
  6. English

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    If you don't do anything to it other than shoot it I suspect it will keep on getting better up to about 20,000 rounds.

    English
     
  7. bigtaco

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    6.5 is about what you'll get, weight wise.

    from there you can make the 6.5 smoother, which feels a lot better.

    i estimated my trigger pull at 4 lbs when i got done polishing stuff. but it actually sits right around 6.5. it just feels so good.

    i have every intention of getting in there and designing a new trigger/trigger bar with a different leverage ratio. could probably get it down to 2 lbs, but we'd need a 5 lb minimum to keep it competition legal.

    anyway,,, good shooting
     
  8. Netfotoj

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    Smooth as a baby's behind

    I was really surprised when the trigger gauge didn't stop until 6.5 lbs. I thought it would weigh out less than my S&W 1076, not a tad more. The entire pull is smooth as silk. About the only difference between the two is the S&W has more of a "clean break" than the Steyr, but not by much. I'd hate to have to live on the difference between the two and it's comparing a single-action trigger release to a double-action one. That's simply amazing.

    Hat's off to Steyr's engineers. I can't imagine there's another DOA trigger in the industry that's anywhere close.

    I actually feel a little guilty complaining about a 6.5-lb. trigger pull when it's as smooth as the Steyr. I guess the number just surprised me.

    Didn't I read somewhere here that the MA1 trigger pull is supposed to be about 5 lbs. or has my CRS disease kicked in again?

    Anyway, I went back and reread Big Taco's trigger tuneup and I can't really say there's any "grit" or evidence of anything inconsistent about my trigger, so I don't plan to fool around in there. I'll just keep on shooting.
    Color me happy! :mrgreen: