I have several Jewels, and have never had an issue with them.
But don't consider for a second that Jewel is the 'best' trigger.
That is really subjective to what you like in a trigger.
I find the extremely short travel of Jewels is causing me to jab at them, rather than squeeze. Well, there is no squeezing my BR model Jewels -without specific focus in that regard.
Travel to release is in the thousandths(imperceptible). So it is diffcult to go from a jewel on one gun, to anything else on another.
Except 2-stage triggers
I prefer the Anschütz 5018 two stage trigger over Jewel. They are perfect IMO.
Every kind of adjustment there is, including trigger shoe angles. And custom shoes are a nice option, as we all experience shooting differently. That release is unique for each of us.
Trying to get hangers made to put these on BAT actions..
Anyway, there is nothing to fear in Jewels. They are worth the money.
In my opinion if you want a trigger between 1oz and 1lb you cant go wrong with a jewell. But for a true hunting rifle where a 1-1/4lb to 2-1/2lb trigger is wanted i feel a jewell is a waste of money. I recently got a jewell trigger with safety and tried all springs and adjustments and i thought it was horrible. I traded it back in for a factory x-trigger (stoned/polished and tuned) and like it MUCH better.
I prefer Jewell and haven't had any problems. As others have mentioned what one feels is best is a personal thing...some love them and some wouldn't have one. For hunting I wouldn't go much under a 1.5 lb pull but, then again that's a personal preference. Let us know what you decide and how you like it. Enjoy.