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Old 10-14-2021, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default Well that didn't pan out. Switched rifles.

I got off of work today and after going to the grocery store, get to the ranch long into the evening. Acorns are dropping and after I park my vehicle I see two big hogs, which turned out to be sows under one of the oak trees out front. These oak trees are in a sea of grass. I have lots of time and they are big, so instead of getting my AR, which I have been shooting a lot at hogs, I pulled out the 300 Magnum. I have time to get set up really well and I am prone, resting the rifle over a log. The bigger of the two hogs starts to move towards another tree, and my time is ticking away. I tell myself don't rush, don't rush, I get belly on the ground, get the hog in the scope, touch the trigger, which I am used to doing with the AR, and BOOM! The 300 goes off, and I shoot about eight feet low of the hog.
The Shilen trigger on my 300 Win Mag is quite a bit lighter than the stock trigger on the AR (although it's a pretty good trigger) . I'm glad I didn't have sights on a big 10-point buck.
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Old 10-14-2021, 10:41 PM   #2
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did the result look like this ?
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Old 10-15-2021, 07:17 AM   #3
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did the result look like this ?
Thats funny.
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Old 10-15-2021, 07:43 AM   #4
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It was those hogs luck day.
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Old 10-15-2021, 09:26 AM   #5
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I have had that trigger problem before, but think only when at the range shooting multiple different guns. I will be shooting some gun, that takes a while for me to be able to pull the trigger smoothly, because of a long and or heavy trigger. Then after shooting that gun a many times, switch to one of my rifles with a good trigger and the first shot is a bit of a surprise. Then I have to readjust to the light trigger, that I consider normal most of the time.
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Old 10-15-2021, 09:30 AM   #6
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Hopefully you didn't get the scope ring of shame above your eye.
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Old 10-15-2021, 09:34 AM   #7
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Hopefully you didn't get the scope ring of shame above your eye.
No.
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Old 10-15-2021, 09:35 AM   #8
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Not that bad, Blake.
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Old 10-15-2021, 11:07 PM   #9
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The last time I went to the range my 300 Win Mag trigger was also way too light and it went off prematurely. I had to increase it for safety. Can't shoot it quite as accurately but it doesn't go off on accident anymore! You might consider making yours a little more challenging to pull.

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Old 10-16-2021, 09:24 AM   #10
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It’ll happen. I try to keep all my hunting rifles around the same pull, don’t have any ar’s so that doesn’t add to the mix any.

It is funny when we have a range day though and someone who has a factory rifle with what they “think” is a light or good trigger, sits down and touches off one of mine…it generally looks like what you described, a surprised look because they weren’t ready for it. Sad thing is I wanna say most of mine are only in the 2# range. Not at all “hair” light to me.
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Old 10-16-2021, 07:26 PM   #11
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Man it happens to me all the time. I have a 2stage trigger in one of my thermal Ar’s and a single stage trigger in my other thermal Ar. Sometimes when I’m shooting the single stage gun I have my head up my arse and squeeze through what I think is the first of 2 stages and bammmmm..
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Old 11-05-2021, 11:55 PM   #12
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If Im Changing guns at the range, I will usually dry fire the next ones , cause I’ve come to realize that all of my triggers are not tuned the same. Some are def lighter than others.
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Old 11-06-2021, 06:28 PM   #13
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If Im Changing guns at the range, I will usually dry fire the next ones , cause I’ve come to realize that all of my triggers are not tuned the same. Some are def lighter than others.
I definitely need to shoot that 300 a few times to 'get used to it' again before I have a deer in the scope.
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