After Market Triggers

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  1. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    I have a Pre 64 Mdl 70 that has a really crappy trigger. It’s been fooled with by a couple different rifle smiths but it’s still lousy. For those that know what would be a good after market trigger for that model? The rifle is hand carried and used horseback mostly so there is lots of dust, dirt and such.

    Your responses are appreciated.
     
  2. 300R

    300R Well-Known Member

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    Hi Mate,for your intended use i would say timeney hands down,they are well priced and i have never had a problem with one yet.
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Jewel makes the very best trigger in my opinion ane the cost is about $230.00.

    Timney also makes a good trigger for around $140.00 that would be my second
    choice.

    Both of these are replacements that are housed and easy to change and adjust.

    There are other trigger Assemblies (Parts) and I would not recomend them unless
    you are an experienced smith.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    I was considering a Jewel trigger but have read on this forum that they are really fussy and don’t deal with dirt well. I simply don’t know so I need all the help I can get to make a decision. Sounds like the Timney might be a better choice.

    What ever trigger I chose it will be installed by a local smith.

    Thanks for the input so far.
     
  5. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    +1 for Timney
     
  6. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    +2 Timney
     
  7. toader

    toader Well-Known Member

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    Run the Jewell - just flush with Zippo lighter fluid before season & after a "dirty" hunt. They are not as touchy as some people think!!!
     
  8. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    No well made trigger does well if it is not taken care of. And in tough conditions they
    all should be cleaned periodically to keep them working well.

    The premium trigger is a precision instrument and should be treated as such. the only
    way to solve this is to install a 6 to 8lb trigger that is not effected by poor care.

    My choice is still the Jewel but the Timney will still be problematic if not cared for.

    The choice is yours.

    J E CUSTOM