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How much difference can a trigger make?

 
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:36 PM
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How much difference can a trigger make?

I shoot a standard X-mark Pro trigger from Remington right now. It is a descent factory trigger, no complaints. I can only get it down to between 3 and 3.25lb though right now. I am thinking about a Jewell but am wondering if going to a higher quality trigger really makes that much difference in accuracy? I am shooting a 7mm Rem Mag Sendero and I use purely for hunting if that makes a difference. Thanks.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:09 PM
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Re: How much difference can a trigger make?

All the difference in the world. The jewell trigger is as good as it gets
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:47 PM
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Re: How much difference can a trigger make?

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I shoot a standard X-mark Pro trigger from Remington right now. It is a descent factory trigger, no complaints. I can only get it down to between 3 and 3.25lb though right now. I am thinking about a Jewell but am wondering if going to a higher quality trigger really makes that much difference in accuracy? I am shooting a 7mm Rem Mag Sendero and I use purely for hunting if that makes a difference. Thanks.
I think this is a great question. Like everything else with our sport, personal preference varies. I have used a wide range of different triggers, both stock, and high quality aftermarket types like the Jewel etc. Due to the cold weather conditions my hunting triggers range from 2.5-3.5 pounds. This weight range has never effected my ability to achieve the same accuracy as I could with lighter weights and, or aftermarket designs given the break and overtravel is tuned properly. The Jewel is a nice trigger, but I have several rifles with factory triggers either out of the box, or tuned that feel just as good to me, some better. In the end though, it's a hard question to answer. Perhaps trying a rifle out with a Jewel would help you see if you can feel a difference.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:36 PM
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Re: How much difference can a trigger make?

I kinda feel that if I could get the poundage down a little lower, perhaps the 1.5-2# range it would be beneficial to my shooting. Seems like it would be easier to have trigger control if you had less to pull on but I have no evidence to back that up.

As far as hunting purposes go, this rifle is strictly a set up prone bipoded rifle so taking snap shots or anything like that is not a concern. Therefore, I'm not really too concerned about having a lighter trigger on it I guess.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:56 PM
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Re: How much difference can a trigger make?

I have a new 700 that has the Xmark trigger. I think the Xmark is junk. I am considering a Timney myself. I have shot a rifle with a Jewel and they are great. However, the Timney is more in my range, and I think it will be great for a hunting setup.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:06 PM
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Re: How much difference can a trigger make?

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I have a new 700 that has the Xmark trigger. I think the Xmark is junk. I am considering a Timney myself. I have shot a rifle with a Jewel and they are great. However, the Timney is more in my range, and I think it will be great for a hunting setup.
Yeah, it looked like the difference in price is around $50, which isn't a lot, and isn't a little I guess.

The xmark on my gun isn't the worst thing I've ever used. It has little to no creep, but I would just like something a little lighter I guess. The pull weight probably isn't as big of a deal at shorter distances. I just want to have as good of a setup as I can to give me the best results to shoot longer if I want to push my effective range out longer.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:20 PM
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Re: How much difference can a trigger make?

From what I have seen , the Timney is around $110 and The Jewell around $200. I could not get my Xmark down under 3#. I shot a Jewell that was set at less than a pound. That thing was awesome. The guy that owned the gun swears that the Jewell he has is still safe down to 2ounces.
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