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 Post subject: Ruger Red Label trigger
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:26 am 
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I was reading a gun test of Ruger Red labels and the particular
gun they tested had a wide variation in trigger pulls. The
variation was about 2 pounds. I have not shot many Rugers,
but one that I shot had a trigger job and was pretty nice
and consistent. Have any of you had any trigger work done
on Red Labels and how good can they make them? I like my
triggers to be consistent from pull to pull. I can live with a
pretty wide range of pulls, about 3 1/2 to 6 pounds, but
I do like them to be the same each time. Can anyone
recommend someone to do Ruger triggers?

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 Post subject: re: Ruger Red Label trigger
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:55 am 
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You know, while I like a really light trigger in a bench rifle, and a crisp 2.5-3# trigger on a revolver or pistol, I've never bothered to determine trigger pull weight on a shotgun. I must be out of the loop!

At any rate...I've got three RRL's and have never found the trigger pulls on any of them to be so variable or heavy as to be noticeable. FWIW, I've taken one or another along on a clay pigeon trip and switched off between a Ruger and other guns (Beretta, Merkel, etc.) and never noticed the triggers on any of them (except that I occasionally forget the Merkel has double triggers :lol: )

Good luck

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 Post subject: re: Ruger Red Label trigger
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:06 pm 
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The fact that you have never noticed anything about your
triggers probably suggests that your triggers are pretty good.
On the other hand you just may have a really good trigger
slap that overcomes any variations in triggers. Anyway,
I have also shot a large variation of triggers. I find that
once I am used to a trigger, if I switch guns, and there
is a large difference in pulls it bothers me for awhile.
I also have noticed with my trigger technique, which might
not be the best, that I get bad results if the trigger varies
a large percent from pull to pull. I have had some shotguns
that were absolutely terrible, for me. One side by
side had very heavy pulls, about 8 to 10 pounds depending
on which trigger you pulled. That gun was almost useless
to me, after shooting my other guns, which all measure in
the 3 1/2 pound to 6 pound area.

Anyway any input on people that do good trigger work
on Rugers would be appreciated.

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 Post subject: re: Ruger Red Label trigger
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:11 pm 
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Mine is a 12ga sporting clays model and the only problem I have with the trigger is that there is an awful lot of take-up, free travel until you feel any resistance at all. None of my other guns have this, so I always have to adjust when shooting the Ruger. On the other hand, I have little trouble adjusting to the automatic safety when shooting clays. For some reason when shooting that gun my brain automatically says, "Close action, thumb safety off, take up slack in trigger".


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 Post subject: re: Ruger Red Label trigger
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:34 pm 
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Mine has good triggers, both about the same ~3lbs

For some reason they feel like a two stage trigger, with almost no creep in the second stage. Great trigger for a rifle, but in a shotgun i would prefer single stage.
But I dont notice. Your supposed to jerk the triggers right?
I've shot a SxS with a 10lb trigger on one and 5 on the other trigger.
A little funny at first, but you get used to it.


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 Post subject: Re: re: Ruger Red Label trigger
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:16 am 
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Physh wrote:
Your supposed to jerk the triggers right?


Heck, yeah!! And make sure you close both eyes.

I have always wondered why we worry so much about trigger pull weight and smoothness on rifles and handguns, but never seem to care on shotguns.

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 Post subject: re: Ruger Red Label trigger
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:40 pm 
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My RRL 12ga SC engraved is new and I've only put about 10 boxes through it, but I've not noticed anything about the trigger. Which to my mind means that the trigger has modest/average pull, variability, and free play or I would've noticed it.

It's neither light nor heavy, it obviously doesn't vary a lot (I'd notice that), and if it has a lot of free travel I'd've noticed that as well...

I would guess that any competent locksmith who does trigger work could work on the RRL as well as they could any other gun. Good luck!


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