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What is a Ruger Marksman Adjustable Trigger?

If you have been dealing with Ruger rifles in the past decade you undoubtedly came across “Ruger Marksman Adjustable trigger” at least once. Ruger is listing it as one of the main features of their rifles, but some might be wondering what exactly it is and why is it so important.

To put it simply: Ruger’s Marksman Adjustable™ is a user-adjustable trigger that allows the shooter to easily adjust the trigger’s pull weight, preferably without any assistance from a gunsmith or anyone else. The trigger weight can typically be adjusted from 3 to 5 pounds (1.36 kg to 2.27 kg) by the user using a wrench (provided with the rifle). This allows for a more personalized shooting experience while giving the users some comfort in knowing that they are in complete control of their rifles.

Ruger’s Marksman Adjustable™ can be found in most modern Ruger rifles, especially bolt-action models.

The system is designed with safety in mind, featuring a trigger safety lever or ‘safety blade‘ that sits within the trigger shoe. This safety blade needs to be fully depressed before the rifle can fire. Its core safety purpose is to prevent accidental discharges if the rifle is dropped or knocked hard.

Visually, the Ruger Marksman Adjustable Trigger quite obviously resembles the “pioneer” in these types of adjustable triggers, the Savage’s AccuTrigger. Both incorporate a center lever safety feature. The Ruger’s safety lever is called a “safety blade”, while the Savage’s is called an “AccuRelease”. Both need to be fully depressed before the rifle can fire.

A representation of the difference between the Ruger Marksman Adjustable Trigger and the Savage AccuTrigger. Ruger's trigger is at the top and Savage's is at the bottom. They look almost the same.
Ruger’s Marksman Adjustable trigger (top) is visually very similar to the Savage’s AccuTrigger (bottom)
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What is a Ruger Marksman Adjustable Trigger?
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