ATTN: Rick or Shawn: Rifle Basix

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by 6.5x284tony, May 7, 2009.

  1. 6.5x284tony

    6.5x284tony Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2008
    Hello All:

    I am just curious, is there a problem that any one has had or heard of concerning the Rifle Basix triggers. Is there a safety issue or are they just mechanically inferior to other triggers? Sorry, title should read Kirby or Shawn.


    Last edited: May 7, 2009
  2. RUMt

    RUMt Member

    Apr 25, 2009
    Re: ATTN: Kirby or Shawn: Rifle Basix

    Kirby and Shawn both declined to install RB triggers in my Rem 700's. I think on advice from council but they might want to comment. Midway and others sell plenty of them - but probably not to top smiths. I think uncleB doesn't like them either.

  3. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    Only bought one. Had a very bad experiance with the function of the safety--ss ball bearing badly galling Al body of trigger and safety literally grinding/galling the trigger bodyas it was switched. Called RB and sent it back with damage to body clearly evident. They said it was working fine. ?! Fortunately, I'd had it less than 90 days and, to their credit, Midway took it back. I exchanged it for a Jewell HVR. Been through the stock, timney, RB and Jewell trigs. Would recommend a Jewell. Although, I've had it about 1 1/2 yrs. and I did just have to send mine back to Jewell for some work as it was starting to get some noticeable creep. Should be back soon. I called to check on it--they worked on it--no charge. I'm assuming the creep will be gone...for the $ they are, I sure hope so! At this point, I don't believe any trigger is perfect and will 'last forever', but the Jewell's, with their adjustability and all SS construction (fewer worries about wet conditions), are hard to beat. Good luck.

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    I installed a Rifle Basix on my Savage 111F in .300WM without any problems thus far (going on 6 years now). It's set at a crisp 2 lbs.