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What’s the difference between the Sportsman trigger and the Featherweight trigger for the 98 Mauser?
The difference in feel comes from the location of the trigger pivot pin. On the Featherweight models the pin is equidistant between the trigger and the sear. The perceived movement is much less noticeable and the feel is more like a modern sporting rifle. On the sportsman models the pins location is higher in the housing giving the feeling of more movement at the trigger, resulting in more of a WWII battle rifle style of feel in that the movement is more noticeable.
Both the sportsman and the Featherweight triggers have substantial adjustability which was never the case with the original triggers. You can adjust the trigger to your preferred feel and with the lighter pull weight trigger comes substantial increases in accuracy.
Pull weight is the amount of pressure, in ounces or pounds, required to fire the trigger. Or in other words, how hard you have to squeeze the trigger to shoot your rifle.
Timney Trigger experts at our Phoenix, Arizona plant hand-test every trigger in its intended action and then set the pull weight at our factory standard, 3 lbs.
If you prefer a different pull weight you simply select it from the drop down above and your Timney Trigger will be customized to your preference.
The #1 reason to replace your factory trigger with a Timney is accuracy. A lighter, crisper, more consistent trigger pull will make you more accurate with your firearm.
Below is a guide for pull weight selection:
Light trigger pull weights are great for people shooting lighter weight rifles as they can help keep you on target during the shot. Also common weights for target shooting from a bench.
By far the most common trigger pull weights -this is great for virtually all applications including target shooting, hunting and 3-gun competitions.
Heavy trigger pull weights are good for cold weather hunting or applications where you may be shooting with gloves on.