I know the topic has been covered, and a heavier pull weight is recommended for "high stress" situations (hunting, defense, etc). I'm looking for advice for my specific situation.
The bulk of my shooting experience is in 3 position small-bore match rifle and 3 position match air rifle. The rifles used are heavy, extremely accurate, and trigger pull is measured in OUNCES. One class I shot was a "sporter rifle" where the trigger pull was to be no less than 2.5 pounds. This was considered a very heavy trigger.
So when I hear folks saying my tactical rifle needs to have a pull weight in the 4.5-6.5 pound range, I am horrified. I am well acquainted with military triggers between a No.4 Enfield .303 I used to have, as well as time spent with the M16/M4 while in the Navy. I hated both with great intensity.
Which brings me to my current decisions. My long range rifle currently has the factory Rem 700 trigger which I am going to replace with a Huber Concepts 2 stage. Also, I'm currently working on a 6.5 Grendel AR build, and I'm trying to decide between the Geissele SSA and SSA-E.
Should I stick with the recommended 4.5 pounds, or go lighter since nearly all of my training and experience is with with extremely light triggers?