Save $45 on a Trigger Tester by using Rapala Fish Scale

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    davidsng
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    If any of you are intterested in buying a Professional Trigger tester, watch this first!

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    vinny
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    👍👍👍👍

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    JadedC
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    Great video, you convinced me to get the fish scale. For that price theres no reason not to.

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    bandg
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    Interesting.  But it looks like you are pulling at some odd angles with the Lyman gauge.  Could be the camera angle but looks less than ideal.  Still, a very interesting comparison with some very close numbers.

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    Fuciliere
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    Always been curious on doing this, already have thought of using a fish scale, but don't have one, great review, thanks. Maybe you will need to make a contraption to make a more accurate pulling at an angle. mmmm maybe I'll design one in a 3d printer.

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    biohazardman
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    I have been using a fish scale for many years.  I am just a bit curious at times what my trigger pull really is.  The fish scale gets me in the ballpark with trigger weights and I really don't need more as a difference of a an ounce or two means little to me.  So, I save myself money and don't have to have another piece of equipment that takes up drawer space and requires batteries.

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    bandg
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    biohazardman

    I have been using a fish scale for many years.  I am just a bit curious at times what my trigger pull really is.  The fish scale gets me in the ballpark with trigger weights and I really don't need more as a difference of a an ounce or two means little to me.  So, I save myself money and don't have to have another piece of equipment that takes up drawer space and requires batteries.

    So you use an analog fish scale?  The one reviewed well above is digital and would need batteries.  I have had excellent repeatable service from a Wheeler analog gauge.  No batteries, designed to measure weight in the trigger pull weight range, and comparable cost to the Rapala unit noted above.  As usual, more than one way to get something done.

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    sillymike
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    For a rough estimate, I've been using a digital luggage scale…

     

    At the club, we had "official" weights for the ISSF pistol match

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    davidsng
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    Thanks guys!  I'm glad I could help!  I hope I saved you some $!

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    cea1960
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    I've never thought about using my 50lb fish scale for testing a trigger, but I've impressed a lot of my fishing buddies when weighing fish with my trigger scale and they all bottom it out! 😁

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    bandg
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    The OP's review indicates that the digital Rapala did well measuring trigger weight.  Usually it seems that something with that wide a range (up to 50 lb I believe) might suffer in accuracy at light loads such as trigger weight ranges and that is why I like something designed for such a range.  But if it works then it works and it seems that the Rapala unit did do well.  Another option for people to consider.

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    cea1960

    I've never thought about using my 50lb fish scale for testing a trigger, but I've impressed a lot of my fishing buddies when weighing fish with my trigger scale and they all bottom it out! 😁

    Lol!

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    calmdowneight
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    Good idea, I’m sure it gets you close enough

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    tsmith
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    i say use the fish scale.  i happen to have one exactly like that.  i might try it for curiosity.  but to me i just adjust a trigger to how i like it.  i dont have a trigger scale.  knowing the pull weight is irrellivant

    i have 4 air rifles with 4 different triggers adjusted to my liking.  no idea what they pull…..

    so if u want to use a fish scale, i say perfect.  they are consistent so that would work fine.

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