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Old 11-18-2005, 04:38 PM
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Jewell trigger issues!!!

Here is a link to what I posted today on the VVGC board....I cannot log in here because of Firewall but can there......

http://www.varminthunters.com/cgi-bin/an...;aO=1&iWz=0

The converstaion has gotten interesting, because there are 2 other guys having the same issue? What gives?

For those too lazy to try the link....my HVR Jewell trigger has creep and I called Jewell and they said 20-40thousandths creep is normal for a 1-3lb setting for their triggers. I am amazed!!!! My Shilen feels better right now but I have not tried the all of the [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]A B and C springs.

Kyle
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Old 11-18-2005, 11:04 PM
 
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Re: Jewell trigger issues!!!

I have 3 rifles with Jewell triggers and they are all awesome. I just purchased and installed a fourth on my 300 Win Mag 1000yd bench rifle. It doesn't have any creep but it has a small amount of take up, almost like a two stage trigger. None of my other Jewell triggers have this take up, I wonder if some bad triggers made their way past quality control?
Wayne aka WAMBO
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Old 11-18-2005, 11:22 PM
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Re: Jewell trigger issues!!!

Wayne,

My thoughts exactly about quality control. It is just a spongy feeling....resistance....then break. I have no other Jewell to compare to but the tech I talked to said it was normal to have 20-40 thousandths of "take-up" prior to breaking.

I changed the springs and got it to feeling GREAT with the 2-3oz spring....not exactly a hunting weight!!!!

Put in spring B and it feels OKAY...ho hum....but I left it in there because the 1lb-3lb was TERRIBLE.

Will see how it feels for a day at the range. If not impressed, back on with the Shilen. If the Safety is not on and turned off, it feels GREAT at 1.5lb.

Hate it when you think you are upgrading and things [censored] in your face!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

Kyle
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Old 11-20-2005, 09:33 AM
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Re: Jewell trigger issues!!!

At least yours will still fire!Mine died, had it on a .223 700 rem but from what I have heard you can't get them dirty and still have function? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Old 11-20-2005, 10:02 AM
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Re: Jewell trigger issues!!!

Always had good luck with Jewell triggers for paper shooting but I have several Canjar triggers for hunting big game or varmints not sure they still make them but they are smooth and go from 1-2 pounds to 4oz when set.
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Old 11-20-2005, 04:29 PM
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Re: Jewell trigger issues!!!

I also have a Canjar trigger the single set, been in action for many years still does great!
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:28 AM
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Re: Jewell trigger issues!!!

I have had the same problem with the Jewell on a custom .300 Mod 70.I put up with it for four years and three gunsmiths could not get it set right.I could get no help from the factory over the telephone,but they offered me the option of sending it back for evaluation.I just lucked in to a 'smith that was not to busy one day and he told me to come.I drove 120 miles one way and got lucky.He apparantly knew what my problem was before I told him.In about 5 minutes he had it adjusted to 13/4 lbs.with all but the very slighest creep.Not really noticible unless you are really concentrating and trying to notice it.The trigger now has no discernable creep and just enough overtravel.Feels like a 1/2 lbs. trigger.Thanks to a knowledgeable gunsmith.He will get my business in the future.I will be happy to provide a name should anyone care.
Jim
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