FAQ – Questions & AnswersCategory: Triggers FAQHow to adjust trigger on a Browning X-bolt rifle?
Calvin Riley asked 2 days ago
How to adjust trigger on Browning X bolt?

6 Answers
Antony Staff answered 2 days ago

There are a few ways to adjust the trigger on a Browning X-bolt rifle, depending on what you’re trying to achieve.

  • If you’re simply looking to lighten the trigger pull, you can do so by adjusting the screw located inside the trigger guard.
  • If you’re looking for a more precise adjustment, you’ll need to remove the trigger assembly and make adjustments to the sear engagement and/or overtravel screws.

To remove the trigger assembly, first, make sure that your firearm is unloaded and engage the safety. Then, using a punch or small screwdriver, depress the retaining pin located in front of the trigger guard. With the retaining pin removed, you should now be able to slide out the trigger assembly.

Once you have the trigger assembly removed, you can begin making adjustments.

If you want to reduce the trigger pull weight, start by adjusting the sear engagement screw. This screw controls how much tension is placed on the sear, and therefore how much force is required to release it. By turning this screw clockwise, you’ll increase the amount of tension and make the trigger pull heavier. Turning it counterclockwise will do the opposite and result in a lighter trigger pull.

You can also adjust the overtravel screw, which controls how far the trigger can be pulled before it reaches its stopping point. Again, turning this screw clockwise will result in less overtravel (and a slightly heavier trigger pull), while turning it counterclockwise will give you more overtravel (and a lighter trigger pull).

Keep in mind that these are just general guidelines – every firearm is different, so it’s best to experiment a bit to see what works best for you. With a little trial and error, you should be able to get your Browning x-bolt trigger adjusted to your liking.

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Olson Staff answered 2 days ago
  • First, you will need to locate the adjustment screws. These are typically located on the trigger itself.
  • Once you have located the screws, you will need to remove them using a screwdriver.
  • Next, you will need to adjust the trigger according to your desired settings. If you want a lighter trigger pull, you will need to turn the screws clockwise. Conversely, if you want a heavier trigger pull, you will need to turn the screws counterclockwise.
  • After making your adjustments, be sure to replace the adjustment screws and tighten them securely.

That’s all there is to it! Adjusting the trigger on your Browning x-bolt rifle is a relatively simple process. However, if you have any further questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact a qualified gunsmith for assistance.

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Cruz Staff answered 2 days ago

The adjustment screws are located at the front and rear of the trigger assembly. By turning these screws, you can adjust the amount of travel and creep in the trigger.

How to adjust trigger on a Browning X-bolt rifle?

One method of adjusting the trigger is to first test the firearm to see where it is currently set. This can be done by dry firing the rifle into a target or other suitable surface. Once you have an idea of where the trigger is currently set, you can begin to make adjustments.

It is important to make small adjustments until you get a feel for how each change affects the trigger pull. For example, if you are trying to reduce the amount of travel in the trigger, you would turn the adjustment screws clockwise. Conversely, if you are trying to increase the amount of travel, you would turn the adjustment screws counter-clockwise.

As always, be sure to read and follow your firearm’s owner’s manual for specific instructions on how to adjust the trigger. And if you’re ever unsure, it’s always best to consult with a qualified gunsmith or other firearms expert.

Ivan Staff answered 2 days ago

The first thing you need to do is make sure the rifle is unloaded.

Once you’ve confirmed that the rifle is unloaded, you’ll need to locate the adjusting screw on the trigger. This screw is usually located in front of the trigger guard, and it may be hidden beneath a small plate or shield.

Once you’ve found the adjusting screw, you’ll need to use a small Phillips head screwdriver to turn it clockwise or counterclockwise, depending on which way you want to adjust the trigger. If you’re not sure which way to turn the screw, start with a very small adjustment and work your way up until you find the setting that feels best for you.

Remember that changing your trigger settings can affect your accuracy, so it’s important to experiment a bit and find the setting that works best for you. With a little practice, you should be able to get your rifle’s trigger feeling just the way you want it.

How to adjust trigger on a Browning X-bolt rifle?

Lewis Staff answered 2 days ago

First, you need to determine which screw controls the trigger pull. This can be done by consulting your owner’s manual or by contacting Browning customer service.

Once you have located the correct screw, you will need to use a small screwdriver to turn it in the desired direction:

  • if you want to lighten the trigger pull, you will need to turn the screw clockwise;
  • if you want to make the trigger pull heavier, you will need to turn the screw counterclockwise.

It is important not to overtighten or loosen the trigger adjustment screw, as this can cause problems with firing the rifle.

If you are unsure of how much to turn the screw, it is best to err on the side of caution and make only small adjustments at a time.

Once you have made your adjustment, test the trigger by dry-firing the rifle (without ammunition) to see if the pull feels comfortable and safe. If not, continue making small adjustments until you find the perfect setting for your needs.

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Jordan Staff answered 2 days ago

On the Model 3259BLNS Sporter Bolt-Action Rifle, there is an adjustment screw located inside the trigger guard. This can be accessed by removing the action from the stock. Once you have access to the adjustment screw, turn it clockwise to reduce trigger pull weight, or counterclockwise to increase trigger pull weight.

If your rifle has a different model, consult your owner’s manual for specific instructions on how to adjust the trigger. Generally speaking, though, most models will have some type of adjustable screw that can be used to change the trigger pull weight.