Originally Posted by XTX
...I suspect that reducing the first stage travel alters the angle of the second stage screw, which makes the second stage/creep more pronounced.
Yup, exactly right - you need to adjust both screws and it's not easy to do it blind - the screws are very much like setting a CD unit. With a bit of tinkering you can get the 1st stage travel down to be nice and short with a definite 2nd stage stop and light crisp let off. I did mine by stripping the trigger down (watch out for the trigger weight spring flying off never to be seen again when you take it apart). Once stripped I adjusted the screws to be somewhere near right then reassembled and made final tweaks. (I'm assuming it's exactly the same as the LGV)