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Unread 12-17-2009, 01:35 AM
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Jewell triggers

I know everyone likes these triggers. However I have a friend who took his off and sold it bcause he had problems with it when it got a little bit of dirt or dust in it. Is this a common problem, or did he just have a weird one?
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    Unread 12-17-2009, 07:56 AM
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    Re: Jewell triggers

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    I know everyone likes these triggers. However I have a friend who took his off and sold it bcause he had problems with it when it got a little bit of dirt or dust in it. Is this a common problem, or did he just have a weird one?

    Have to keep them clean--use lighter fluid. I have 20 of them never had a problem.
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    We had a brand new rifle built with one and it failed after about 30 rounds. On one instance I was shooting a group and it would not release, I imediatly lifted the bolt handle and it fired upon bolt lift. Supposably, I got cleaning fluid in it while doing the barrel break in and that caused a problem. We sent it in and Jewell wanted $25 to repair it. They said it was dirty and failed from years of "Wear and Tear". When we informed them it was new, they sent us a new one right out no charge. Ironically, a freind had one fail a few weeks after that from dirt. It is my belief that the tiggers with a very light pull ( under 1 1/2#) have parts that rely on very close tolerances for them to move. Even the smallest amount of dust or cleaning solution in the wrong place can make them fail. I have since decided that on a rifle I hunt with I will stick with the triggers that do not go under 1 1/2 pounds. I believe they have a more reliable mechanism and I set them at 1 1/2 lb and all has been good.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Jewell triggers

    This pretty much summarizes actually what happened here. I think for they would be good every where but out in the field hunting. It would not be worth the risk of a failure when you had maybe the chance ina lifetime for a big bull.
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    Re: Jewell triggers

    For members that are ready to unload their Jewel triggers, I'm sure there will be no shortage of demand if advertised on this Forum. Touching off my first Jewell trigger made me feel as good as getting over the flu. Much better!
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    I will add that 8 of mine are the 2oz version and 4 have been blueprinted by Speedy. They are brutal and must be experienced to appreciate like a ball bearing it is that smooth.

    Going to see Speedy next week to pick up his "Greenie" 6ppc competition rifle with a extra tube and his custom Loopy 36x scope and to build a 300 Jarrett (in one day and that is everything from chambering, fluting, building the brake, bedding, vents cut in the stock, beadblasting the spider web finish etc) and it will have a Jewell.... Oh --- will make the dies as well.

    No this is not BS ----- one day----when you are good you can do this of course I will do some of the operations which is fun!!!!!!!!!! Love to watch the master work! For the non believers I will document with pictures lol.
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    Re: Jewell triggers

    I have the 2oz. version on my 6.5 Sherman and have fired 600 rounds so far with no problems.....Rich
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