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I have a new Anschutz 1712 and have been shooting a 54.18 MSR up to now. I have measured the 1712 first stage at 1 lb 4 oz, with the trigger releasing at 2 lb 5.3 oz, for a second stage weight of 17.1 oz.

On my 54 MSR I am measuring 4.2 oz. I knew it was light, but had not realized it was that light.

I would like to adjust the 1712 trigger so the second stage weights are the same on both guns. I would be willing to go up some on the 54 MSR weight if needed.

I have been looking for information on adjusting the 1712 trigger. How to adjust the first stage weight is obvious, and I know I might have to replace the spring. How to adjust the second stage is less obvious, though I understand it involves the screw on the side.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

In case anyone is wondering how I measured the weights...
I used the L shaped metal rod from an inexpensive (and inaccurate)trigger pull scale and used string to connect it to a plastic water bottle with lid. I added water to the bottle in very small amounts until I had the weight of the rod, string, water, bottle and lid which would just take out all the first stage movement, or was the minimum which would trip the trigger.
I will take the bottles to the store tomorrow and see what they weight there- but I believe I am very close with the scales at home, though neither has been calibrated in years.
I weighed the parts together on a digital scale which reads in 0.01 lb up to 20 lb. I then weighted again with an old Mettler scientific scale which goes to 1200 grams and reads to 10 mg. If I take the Lb measurements and convert to grams the results are within 0.5% of what I got with the other scale. Much closer than I had anticipated!
 

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Need help with 1712 trigger weight adjustme

I am more concerned with the second stage weight than the overall weight. I have read of people setting them up for a second stage of about 8 oz. This is more along the lines of what I was anticipating- and would be about half the current 2nd stage weight.

I suspect if I did get the second stage to 4 oz I would "pull through it" at times- perhaps a lot of times!

The gun I have I bought at Winnsboro at the "old" price- but I do not know when it was brought over.
 
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