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What is your preference in triggers for your rifle? Why?

Know of any current deals on a drop in AR triggers? I'm leaning toward a 2 stage right now.

Here is a decent video showing the difference and how they work.

 
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Two stage.
 

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I prefer a two stage. Mostly because I want to know when I'm on the trigger. I like the "take up and break", better than the "brake" of a single stage.
This is most noticeable with light triggers. I like a little trigger movement before it actually fires.

There are many cartridge type triggers on the market, they range from $125 up several hundred. Aim surplus has had a good deal on the Rise armorment trigger and a charging handle for $125ish. I've never used that particular one, but have read good reviews on it.
 

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My only experience with a cartridge type trigger, is from JMT tactical. It is a single stage, 3.5-4 lbs, very nice. $95.ish on ebay.

I should have mentioned, my two stage preference is for precision shooting. Just banging away at the range, I don't care which it has.

There is also the option of replacing your trigger spring. I have done that as well, still a very nice 4lb trigger, for $14. This mod does have a down side, you may get failures to fire with this lighter spring set. I haven't had any issues with commercial ammo, but surplus ammo with hard primers may give it fits.
 

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ALL my rifles, from my 50s Remington 722 to my AR are single stage. I need a lighter trigger in the AR. Most are set for 3 lbs. Two stage triggers are usually on old milsurps and people buy timney or whatever single stage triggers to replace them. I don't know why ANYONE would prefer a 2 stage trigger. I have some on milsurps, but they're collectible and I rarely shoot them and don't use 'em for anything important.
 
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ALL my rifles, from my 50s Remington 722 to my AR are single stage. I need a lighter trigger in the AR. Most are set for 3 lbs. Two stage triggers are usually on old milsurps and people buy timney or whatever single stage triggers to replace them. I don't know why ANYONE would prefer a 2 stage trigger. I have some on milsurps, but they're collectible and I rarely shoot them and don't use 'em for anything important.

Two stage triggers are generally more accurate than single stage.
Most guns are two stage, the AR is an exception, I'm sure there are others.

The video in the op doesn't explain the difference between the two very well. Simplified, a single stage trigger has no pretravel before releasing the firing pin/hammer where a two stage, there will be some distance of take-up before the firing pin/hammer is released.
The single stage (generally) will be shorter travel than a two stage... faster for 3 gun and such. A two stage will be a longer pull, but allows for much better control... long range and precision shooting. Both can be heavy or light, the style doesn't really effect the poundage or crispness of the break.
 

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Two stage triggers are generally more accurate than single stage.
Most guns are two stage, the AR is an exception, I'm sure there are others.

The video in the op doesn't explain the difference between the two very well. Simplified, a single stage trigger has no pretravel before releasing the firing pin/hammer where a two stage, there will be some distance of take-up before the firing pin/hammer is released.
The single stage (generally) will be shorter travel than a two stage... faster for 3 gun and such. A two stage will be a longer pull, but allows for much better control... long range and precision shooting. Both can be heavy or light, the style doesn't really effect the poundage or crispness of the break.
I've never ever seen a non-mil surp with a 2 stage trigger from the factory. :rolleyes: More accurate? Do tell. Is that why nobody shoots bench rest with a mil surp trigger? :rofl:

My Remington M7, Remington M722, and Savage 110 all have a crisp single stage trigger with a 3 lb let off, like I like it.
 

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I like the National Match two stage on my Rock River AR-15. The actual release pressure is so light that the "warning" on the two stage precludes surprises.
 
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