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Looking for someones opinion on a good quality electronic
trigger pull scale. What brand name and where I can purchase one.
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I bought the RCBS "analog" version. Works fine. I really don't need more than 1/8# sensitivity!

(And, most 'smiths I talk to still use those old NRA-type weights....or whatever else they call them.)
 

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Kuhnhausen says to use the weights below a 5# pull, because below that weight, the digital scales can be manipulated to read whatever you want them to read by changing how you pull them.
 

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Lyman digital, and it is very repeatable. You can't "manipulate" it to read differently, unless you really try. You wouldn't want to, would you?

I threw the RCBS spring scale away...............

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Let me 2nd the Lyman comment. Really really repeatable and very nice. The problem though is the 12 lb limit. Lots of DA revolvers from the factory exceed this though.
 

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For anything above 12#, I use a Rapala digital fish scale, goes up to 50#, also very repeatable. Good for weighing guns, and I also use it for determining weights of all those "extra" 1911 recoils springs lying around..............

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I use the Lyman digital trigger scale. $56.
The 4-3/4 lb. weight set is $56.30.

The reference in Kuhnhausen is volume 2, page 171, note 5, "Trigger pull checking note:"

"Pulls of 5 lbs. and higher can be optionally checked using a Brownell's recording trigger pull gauge or a std. ordnance/NRA weight type measuring system. Pulls of 4-1/2 lbs. or less should be checked with an ordnance or NRA type trigger pull weight system, only."

For a thirty cent increase, I'll go with Kuhnhausen. :cool:
 

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I really prefer the NRA dead weights. I find them to be the most consistent and there really isn't a whole lot that can go wrong with them. I don't think they're the cheapest option, just the best IMHO.
 

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I don't think Mr. Kuhnhausen had the digital option available when he wrote the books, did he? Just curious.

I really like the Lyman scale, too, although some of the newer guns require the 50# brass fish scale.

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I don't think Mr. Kuhnhausen had the digital option available when he wrote the books, did he?
That I don't know.

Volume two was published in 1997, but I don't know when the digital scales came out.
 
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