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    On the vintage bolt action military rifles that I have looked at, there is a considerable amount of travel in the triggers before they engage any resistance. What was the purpose for this? Safety among the ranks? Thanks for the info.

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    The two-stage trigger is a safety feature on many military rifles. There is no detriment to accuracy. The shooter takes up the slack until the trigger meets resistance. Thereafter, a normal trigger pull will discharge the weapon. For most military small arms used afield, rough handling is the norm and a two-stage trigger is safer.

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      well stated EJP

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        Having worked as a person responsible for selecting sources for the Military, I know that the first consideration is price. Whatever costs the least and does the job is the one they are supposed to buy. Any other considerations are a by-product of the procurement system.

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