Tip On The Encore Trigger

There is quite a bit of latitude in the trigger over travel screw adjustment on the Encores. You can capitalize on this to have a variable weight of pull. Try this.

There is quite a bit of latitude in the trigger over travel screw adjustment on the Encores. You can capitalize on this to have a variable weight of pull. Try this.Get my Encore trigger/sear spring in the lighter weight ranges. With the new spring installed, cock the hammer. Turn the overtravel screw in to contact the trigger. Without letting the hammer hit the firing pin, pull the trigger as you back the over travel screw out until the hammer falls. Then back the overtravel screw out an additional 1/2 to 3/4 turn, which is necessary for some clearance. At this point you may have a 2 pound pull, let’ s say, and this is what you want. But then for hunting you would like something more on the order of a 3 pound pull for gloved or cold hands. Turn the screw back in until the pull weight goes up. You are actually pulling hard against the overtravel screw, but the gun will still fire with a little extra pressure on the trigger. By varying the amount of tension against the back of the trigger, you can vary the pull weight by at least a pound or more. Try it.

I played with this a little today on one Encore trigger job, and it looks like it has some excellent application possibilities.

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