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Old 01-17-2010, 11:24 AM
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Re: howa rifles

The Howa trigger is adjustable:

1. Make sure the weapon is unloaded and remove the barreled action from the stock.
2. There are three screws on the Howa trigger assembly, all three are
RTV'd. Remove the RTV from the front and back screws.
3. The front screw is the return spring adjustment (Pull weight): Back
this screw all the way out, then install to at MINIMUM 1.5 threads. This
is the lowest trigger pull setting that is recomended by Howa. It will
give you around 2.5 lbs. Re-RTV the screw.
4. The rear screw is for Sear engagement. Adjusting this screw in will
give you a finer engagement and less creep (there is NO creep in my
factory Howa trigger), adjusting it out will give you creep. RE-RTV the
screw.
5. Reinstall the barreled action into the stock, place a stap cap (or
expended shell) into the chamber, cock the weapon and smake the rifle butt
HARD a time or two to see if you have gone too light on the sear
engagement. If you don't have any 'slap fire', your good to go.

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Old 01-17-2010, 11:28 AM
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Re: howa rifles

Parts diagram and parts listing for Howa triggercan be found at the foloowing link

http://www.legacysports.com/pdfs/Howa1500%20Manual.pdf
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:13 PM
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Every time I thought I had a Howa trigger juuusssst right... the safety wouldn't engage. The Timney is great and comes with a three position safety.

HI-SCORE GUNSMITHING will machine your stock Howa/Weatherby trigger to better than the Timney for about half the price but only do it with the entire barreled action. After the cost of shipping you're likely better off with the Timney.
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:30 PM
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I recommend that you take the rifle to a qualified gun smith and for $50 he will turn the Howa trigger into a jewel or you can try to adjust the trigger yourself, possible mess up the trigger and yourselgf or an inocent bystander and pay out dollars for the Timney trigger.

The following is information I copied off another web site.

Howa Trigger
Dear Shooter:
The way that Howa trigger works is it is factory set for sear engagement, based upon a dimension from the front of the trigger to the round pin of the safety; this gives a long, mushy pull I agree.
If you set your sear engagement where you want it (and safe) then just remove the trigger and you will be able to see where the safety pin hits on the front of the trigger! This keeps the trigger from going forward and firing the gun. Now, just stone that area down on the trigger where the round plunger blocks the forwad movement of the trigger SLOWLY, until the safety plunger will just go in and give NO movement to the trigger (of which the top part is the sear) and test several times! You might slightly radius the plunger where it travels in to ease it.
This is just the way I do the factory Howa trigger but I take no responsibility for the work unless I do it. Not that you cannot do it.
As you know, "the safety on your rifle is located between your ears and is adjusted by strking your temple area with a blunt object!"
Never trust a hammer/sear block safety! Mauser was the best because it withdrew the cocking peice from the trigger mechanism. If you are willing to be careful and test the weapon by closing the bolt smartly, banging the butt of the stock with the safety OFF, you'll be O.K.

Harry B.

Howa 1500 / Vanguard trigger adjustment - TheFiringLine Forums
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:33 PM
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Re: howa rifles

Quote:
Originally Posted by tgh97531 View Post
I recommend that you take the rifle to a qualified gun smith and for $50 he will turn the Howa trigger into a jewel or you can try to adjust the trigger yourself, possible mess up the trigger and yourselgf or an inocent bystander and pay out dollars for the Timney trigger.

You're making an awful lot of assumptions.

As far as recommendations go, I recommend you continue to cut and paste your little tidbits of information and links from other sources and leave the conjecture out of it.

Enjoy your Vangard. I suggest you take it to a qualified gun smith so he can load it for you because you might shoot an innocent bystander.
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:02 AM
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Re: howa rifles

i've had 3 vanguards, all excellent shooters. 2 had reaaaally crappy triggers, and i replaced them with Timneys. that was an easy install, just had some minor tweaking to get the new safety to fit. was recently at Wal-mart and saw a vanguard in .30-06 with the tan carbelite stock with black webbing for $349. had 'em get the box, and the 3-shot group measured .519 inches across, which makes for a pretty decent group when you back out .308. so i got that one too. oddly, this one has a perfect trigger- no need at all
for the Timney on this one.

the heck of it was, i wanted another tikka, but just couldn't give up the vanguard tack driver. the vanguard is a little heavier, but i'll deal with that later....

regards,
stephenj
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:40 PM
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Thank you for the information everyone. I have a 15 yr old cousin who was messmorized at watching my savage 30-06 bust milk jugs at 600yds. Obviously no big deal really but he was hooked and wants an entry level rifle to start this great past-time. He saw a Howa axiom and thought it was a great looking rifle but I had never shot one so I came to see what the experts had to say!
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