The "CURE" being to screw the over-travel screw in tight, providing the maximum amount of over-travel allowing the bullet to exit the barrel before our "trigger squeeze" can affect the shot! This gives us the extra edge needed to improve our scores and make more consistent hits at long range. It may also save you the embarrassment of the gun not discharging when the trophy of a lifetime is standing 100 yards away and the gun won't go off due to crud, grit or debris between the trigger and over-travel adjustment, preventing the sear from disengaging.
To complete our story let's go to Screw # 3.
Screw # 3 is trigger pull weight. Jewell triggers come with several springs that go under this screw to change pull weights. Turning the screw "clockwise" increases the pull weight and "counterclockwise" reduces the pull weight of our given spring. Adjust to a pull weight that you are comfortable and safe with!
Note these adjustments apply to JEWELL TRIGGERS ONLY ( Remington and Winchester rifles) This article pertains to rifles and shooters who have JEWELL TRIGGERS installed.
In future articles we'll explore cures for man's other flights of fancy. In the meantime, be safe and shoot straight!
Darrell Holland is a Custom Riflesmith and designer of Advanced Reticle Technology in Leupold, Schmidt & Bender and NIGHTFORCE rifle scopes. Darrell offers an intense 4 day shooting school that is ideal for long range hunters and tactical enthusiasts.