A few years back I had a saying that "very few things in this world you could say that this is the best of. (Jewell triggers) but now I am not so sure." I own several, both hunting and benchrest models. Have not been happy with the last 2 that I purchased. Cannot get the slack out of them. Have called Jewell and had one of the guys walk me thru the adjustments to remove the slack. Never did get it out.
Set at less than a pound, slack is not a good thing for me. I cannot fault the benchrest triggers that I have, but I am not happy with the hunters model.
Being from Texas, and having known Arnold Jewell from being around him at benchrest shoots, I know that this problem was not around when he had the wheel at Jewell triggers. Not sure what the problem is, and I know that I am not the only one that says this.
My best triggers are older Jewells and a reworked rem trigger that was done by Nelson Berger. (It breaks at 16oz everytime, and is crisp as any Anschultz trigger you have ever felt)
I now rework my rem triggers myself only to 1 1/2 lbs, but without a trace of slack and 0 overtravel.
To quote an old benchrest friend of mine, "you cannot shoot 1/4" groups with a 3lb trigger". So we have to find a trigger that will do what we want. And that my be a Jewell or some other aftermarket trigger.