HUBER STAGED-BREAK Triggers should not be compared to traditional 1 or 2 stage triggers or Brands (Jewell, Timney, Jackson, etc.).
Huber ball bearing triggers, where Form follows Function, are more mathematical & tactile than just mechanical. The difference is our higher order mathematics and vector geometry. Subjective perceptions and learned behaviors compound inconsistencies in form. Example: M60 tank – sight slaved to gun; M1Abrams – gun slaved to sight with better ballistic solutions possible, no “Kentucky Windage” – subtle perspective changes.
I believe there are broad misconceptions of shot management in timing, staging and trigger break weights. The action of firing a rifle with accuracy requires operator to apply pressure to the trigger over time & distance without influencing the alignment of the sight picture on target at the moment of break. Trigger time (practice) improves shot sensing and exposes discipline deficiencies.
As I see it, the dominate eye is used to sight the rifle, and the brain processes information of factors without physical motions. Rifle platform support should be trained to eye dominance rather than handed preference (LH or RH hold). The human hand functions as a unit and may not be equal in dexterity or coordination left to right. In pulling a single stage trigger, the hand will equal all forces acting and adjust grip to finger pressure as opposing forces. Changing or shuddering the grip at same moment of break will throw the shot off target.
Also, in pulling single stage triggers from 0 pressure to as low as 1#, there is still lost time and distance resulting in shot -LATE on target. The anticipation of break is not based in timing and only a guess at millisecond increments and thousandth’s of an inch.
A slack first stage is insufficient to properly preload break grip prior to shot but can shorten “wall”-to-break distance and time. “1 st stage weight approx 3/4# – 1# with travel 1/16 th ” to 3/16 th ”, “2 nd stage short from “wall” to break at 2+#, versus distance from front of static trigger to break.
Weights are subtractive, so that, actually pulling trigger from 1# to 2# is 1# break weight. Results experienced or reported beyond 2000 yards, when shot management based in time, keeps attention on target and minimizing ergonomic, sympathetic, involuntary energies & motions at the moment of the shot.
I believe that Huber STAGED-BREAK Trigger is a tool and timer for you the shooter :
- Preload your break grip prior to the break
- Close tactile presentation to the break in time and distance.
- Stage weights at 30%- 50% ratio for nominal tactile sensation and differentiation.
A Better Discipline:
- Safety-ON until ready to fire ( Conditional Logics )
- SEE with a CALM EYE ( Sight-picture Coincidence Decision Moment )
- Think FASTER than the MOMENT (2ms)
- Think BEFORE the MOMENT (Acquire-to-Fire)
John F. Huber