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PRS Talk  PRS gun Trigger

Kaveman44

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So my hunting gun has been a AR-10 in 308 with a 2 stage trigger, what do most people recommend for a PRS gun? I guess since most of my shooting has been a 2 stage I’m kinda leaning that way. What’s your guys opinions. thanks Jimmy
 

Kaveman44

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I guess I’m more asking about 1 stage or 2 stage triggers
 

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Ultimately it’s personal preference, I run two stage in almost everything except my PRS rifle. I also suck so my opinion isn’t worth much.

I’d say a majority of shooters are running single stage due to the ability to run the trigger lighter and therefore cover up mistakes in fundamentals easier. Same reason most ppl and running 6mm something in a 18+lb rifle. Doesn’t mean you can’t win with a 10lb .308 but sure as hell helps having gear that compensates for a shooter’s mistakes.
 

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    Ultimately it’s personal preference, I run two stage in almost everything except my PRS rifle. I also suck so my opinion isn’t worth much.

    I’d say a majority of shooters are running single stage due to the ability to run the trigger lighter and therefore cover up mistakes in fundamentals easier. Same reason most ppl and running 6mm something in a 18+lb rifle. Doesn’t mean you can’t win with a 10lb .308 but sure as hell helps having gear that compensates for a shooter’s mistakes.
    I would argue no one can win a Prs match with a 10lb 308 rifle. Buying the right tools for the job is key.
     

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    I run 2 stages in my AR15 and AR10's. When I got a PRS build went with a TT Diamond 2 stage. Works well for me.
     
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    lte82

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    Bix n Andy Tacsport pro. Either single or two stage. I like the two stage personally, it forces you to make a good trigger press, vs a single stage that can be “slapped” at. If not a Bix, a standard Jewell single stage works great too. Would not recommend a TT at this time due to mechanical failures, plus I don’t like the way the trigger moves when the sear breaks.
     

    Mudmarine

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    I came from the world of CMP long range high power, shooting an M1A receiver built on a NM parts kit, with a perfectly tuned 4.5 pound 2 stage trigger. Its what I know and what I prefer. I like being able to preload the trigger before I send it.

    With ridiculously low weight single stages, or old school set triggers, its always in the back of my mind that its going to go as soon as my finger touches the trigger. I don’t want to be surprised. I know this is a training issue, but fortunately for me I can get a first rate 2 stage for just about everything I shoot.
     

    Mrindecisive

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    If you are looking for a trigger I highly recommend the trigger tech 2 stage diamond. I have one with a flat shore it’s probably the best 2 stage trigger I have ever used.
     
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    DownhillFromHere

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    The "best" trigger is the one you like.

    And it's ok to change your mind as you gain experience. I started PRS match shooting with 2-stage triggers. Now they're all gone and all three of my match rifles have single stage triggers, each a different brand, set at 8 ounces. As long as it's a crisp pull with no overtravel and the pull weight is right, the tiny subtle differences aren't noticeable enough to matter to me.
     
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    MakeSawdust

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    With good fundamentals, any trigger can be shot well. I can break shots faster with a light single stage as I can feel the trigger as soon as I marry up and there is no movement at that point. Once you get past that, the follow through is the same with both. Some people try to run single stage triggers very light and they are afraid to marry up to the trigger. Since they are afraid to touch it, they wait until the sights are on target and then they slap it. The other common mistake is to take your finger off of the trigger like it is scorching hot as soon as the shot breaks.

    Marry up to the trigger, break the shot, and hold the trigger to the rear with the same amount of pressure it took to get the shot to break until you see your impact. It's as simple as that. Pull weight, and one stage or 2 are personal preference in a comp gun. In a hunting gun or a duty gun, one could argue that a true 2 stage is safer because of greater sear engagement.