Savage is no longer the only rifle manufacturer with a sweet trigger on an OTC rifle. Weatherby Vanguard Series 2's now have a 2-stage match grade trigger that is extremely respectable if you like anything between 2.5 and 5 pounds. I feel pretty confidant that Weatherby doesn't have a $200.+ Jewel trigger on a $469.00 rifle?
There is great truth regarding the benefits of a good trigger and that most OTC rifles triggers are seriously poor quality. (I know, I have a Vanguard Series 1 with a stock trigger - geeesh - replaced with Timney) But .... for many people, that extra $100.00 dollars just might not be seriously justified. Timney makes a nice replacement trigger as well and for almost half the price of a Jewel for most rifles.
This thread is similar to one of the scope threads on here. I am thinking for many hunters and shooters, something like a $110.00 timney trigger would make one a very happy and satisified shooter and also leave some money in the wallet for the family or other products.
"To each his own", but you can also purchase a lesser costing Timney trigger and if you don't like it, re-sell for a $20.00 loss too.
This is just my personal humble thought: The idea of spending monies for ridiculous over-priced products when a much lesser product performs just as perfectly good? In these recent years, there is too much "kool-aid" drinking. Decide if you want to drink the kool-aid and support the over-inflated product prices
or use some of your common sense, purchase a decent but not over-priced product and support your family.
Just my $.02 worth.
...and no I do not work for either Weatherby or Timney. I just care about fellow hunters and shooters.