90deg trigger straight back clarification.

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Ok, see pics below for proper illustrations of the question.

I can “grip” the rifle either way, but the “angled” is more comfortable.

I’m achieving a 90 degree angle on my trigger finger in both.

However, the more comfortable way has my finger and fingernail at an angle with the rifle.

My question, can this had an up/down effect on my shots?

It’s widely know whe can influence the rifle to the left and right with trigger.

Will my finger angle influence the rifle if I am still making sure there is even left/right pressure on the trigger?

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cheek pressure or grip up/down pressure is most likely causing high/low shots not angle of finger...i am a firm believer in fundamentals BUT at the same time ive learned that i shoot better if what im doing is comfortable.
 

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If your angled grip causes your trigger finger to pull back in an upward motion, which I think it must, I would expect that it could cause you to shoot low. The idea is to keep ALL the angles at 90 degrees, but that upward swing of your finger would require a downward force to counteract it. That complicates things and throws everything off.

Whether this really matters in the grand scheme of things depends on your range, your trigger weight, your trigger control, the weight of your rifle, whether other body mechanics are good to go, and how precise your rifle/scope setup are.
 

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To be clear, I’m not saying any shots are going anywhere. Left, rifht, high, low......not implying anything is happening.

Asking if the angle of the trigger finger can cause it.

Diamond trigger, pro curve. About 1lb pull.
 

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I've wondered about this in the past. What I came up with in my mind is this. If you look at where the pivot point is on the trigger shoe it is forward of where your finger is. And it looks to me like your angled finger case is perpendicular to the pivot point. I think this is the best case placement.

Having your finger parallel with the action/barrel isn't a bad thing. It would likely just take a little more pressure to trip the trigger.
 
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In a nut shell, yes I believe it does influence the rifle. Fundamentally we want to pull straight back on the trigger with a 90deg finger on the break. Speaking only from personal experience when my hand is gripped more angled like that it is not impossible to get a 90deg break on the trigger but you tend to pull a bit upward which causes your wrist to flex or break a certain way which has an influence on the rifle. If you’re not seeing a difference on your impacts the great, but if you are then that could have something to do with it.
 

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As always on the internet, the answer: maybe.

Thanks for the input everyone. Guess I’ll test both and see what kind of effects there are, if any.
 

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I noticed myself doing the same thing with my finger. When I focus on keeping my finger parallel to the action, I get more consistent results.
I shoot mostly rimfire, so everything is magnified at distance.