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Unread 02-25-2009, 11:29 PM
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aftermarket triggers?

what trigger is best for hunting and taget shooting? is there one better than the rest? timney, basix, jewell? what are the pro's and con's. is it better to tune the factory trigger on a model 700?
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Unread 02-26-2009, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by jasonstewart View Post
what trigger is best for hunting and taget shooting? is there one better than the rest? timney, basix, jewell? what are the pro's and con's. is it better to tune the factory trigger on a model 700?
I'm not sure there is a "Best" trigger for everthing But there are triggers that will satisfy
most of the requirements you ask about.

If you look for a trigger that falls in the 1 1/2 to 3 1/2lbs it should cover all bases.

As far as triggers go for this range of use I would rank them in this order.

#1= Jewell with safety and bolt release, features= All internal parts are 440c heat treated
to rockwell C 58 , all external parts including side plates are 300 stainless. The safety is
a better design because it has a firing pin block that prevents the sear from dis engaging
when the safety is released.Also the trigger can be removed without pieces flying every
where because it has bushings and screws that hold it together.

The main thing I like about the Jewell is that all of the adjustments are excessible from the
outside while still in the stock.

#2= The Timney with safety and bolt release installed.= Aluminum frame and steel internals.
Fully adjustable (out of the stock) . Due to the thicker aluminum frame some inletting may
be nessary.

#3= I would place the older Remingtion triggers hear if set up correctly.

#4= The rifle basic is about the same as a factory 40X trigger so why spend the money.

I know some will disagree with the ratings but they are mine based on my experience .

I have used a lot of timney triggers in the past and still recomend them even though
the price has gone from around $60.oo to $150.oo .

The Jewell is around $200.oo and would be my #1 recomendation .

There are a lot of good specialty triggers available but for hunting and some target
shooting these should work and make you happy.

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Unread 02-26-2009, 01:41 PM
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J E is pretty much on. He's had a lot more experience than I. I have adjusted numerous factory 700 triggers they are pretty good if adjusted properly. I only had one that I couldn't get down to "around" 2lbs. It was a stainless job on a Sendero SF. I figured it had a burr or something on it and since it was another's rifle, I had no intention of tearing in to it to hone the burrs off. I suggested he get an aftermarket but was too cheap. I would at least try to adjust it down to a repectable weight with no creep/let off.
Up until a month ago, the only aftermarket that I'd worked with were Timney's and that was for the Savage 110. I replaced several of these and recommend them.
I recently installed a Rifle Basix on my Savage 112BVSS. It was very similar to the Timney for installation and adjustment. They are definately better than the stock Savage triggers. The Remington stock triggers are better than the stock (non-AccuTrigger) Savages'. Some folks like the AccuTrigger and some don't; I don't have enough time behind one to give a fair evaluation of them.
I talked with a fellow shooter at a range in Wa. and he told me that all the aftermarket triggers were pretty nice, better than most factory triggers, but if I ever got behind a Jewell there would never be another trigger that would satisfy me. It said it was the Porsche of triggers. I don't know.
Occasionally, Midway has the various aftermarket triggers on sale. I have bought them for as low as $69-70.00 and just recently paid $85.19 for the Rifle Basix (shipping included). Give one a go. JohnnyK.
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Unread 02-26-2009, 09:14 PM
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There is a reason why Jewell is in business. They are the wonderful. Unless, you are using it in an extremely cold condition, you can get used to a light trigger (less than 1 pound) without much trouble. I used to shoot only Timneys until I bought a Jewell. If you can handle the cost, I see no reason not to use one.....and they are definetly worth it.
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Unread 02-27-2009, 10:33 AM
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What about the sss trigger?
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Unread 02-27-2009, 04:35 PM
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J E Custom...or anyone else that has experience with Jewell triggers...how do you respond to those that say the Jewells are too sensitive...that if you get any piece of grit in them, they will malfunction.
I'm not gonna shoot here. I'm gonna shoot waaaaaaaay over there!
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