Best tactical precision rifle trigger?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by stanley52, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. stanley52

    stanley52 Well-Known Member

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    Ok so I am having a 300 WSM built. Have a stiller predator on order so I can use the Wyatt internal mag so I can load out heavys a little more efficiently, have a Hart fluted remington varmint contour barrel, 26" Finish, 1:10 twist, going to go with a Score Hi tactical muzzle brake, stock is undecided but I can handle that decision, I need help with a trigger. I don't know enough about them to make an educated decision. I don't mind spending some money, I want something that will be more impervious to dirt, sand, grit, and less likely to brake, while being able to be set around 2-3lbs. Thanks.
     
  2. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    I like Jewell triggers for feel and function. I have never really abused mine/got them extremely gritty or dirty, so I can't speak to that. Based on construction I would expect them to be durable. Maybe someone will come through with some hands-on experience.

    By the way - sounds like a nice rig - post some pics when its done!
     

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    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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  4. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I am also a Jewell trigger fan.
     
  5. Shane1

    Shane1 Well-Known Member

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    I run jewells in my bench guns and timney's in my field guns. Jewell's don't agree with dirt. Timney's don't seem to care. Either will easily adjust to the pull weight your after.
     
  6. azsugarbear

    azsugarbear Well-Known Member

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    Huber Concepts two stage trigger for me.
     
  7. X-man

    X-man Well-Known Member

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    If you are shooting a Remington find an old original Remington trigger. It will go bang no matter what.
    Some of my tactically minded buddies like Timney.
    I love my Jewel triggers, but I watched friends learn the hard way that they don't belong in a hunting /tactical environment. I ran one on my 338Edge and my 300Win (hunters) for several years without incident though.
    If you live in dusty desert conditions run away...far far away.
     
  8. stater61

    stater61 Active Member

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    Plus 3 on the Huber triggers, absolutely awesome.

    JH
     
  9. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    +1. I do pretty much the same. For 2-3# pull weights I prefer the Timney on my hunting/tactical rifles. The quality of the trigger pull is equal, superb durability, half the cost, and I'm partial to the wider trigger shoe which is standard on the Timney.
     
  10. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    If you got the money & a skilled builder, Anschutz 5018
     
  11. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    This thread discusses what the "pros" use for all tactical equipment, there is a list from the PRS finally on page one.

    Tactical Shooters Equipment - What the pros use... - Page 2

    starting on page #2 post #96

    we have a length discussion on equipment the PRS shooters use, at #96 I injected my opinion on the Hubers, and there is plenty of follow-up thru the next 3 pages.

    might take some time to read but good info.
     
  12. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    My first aftermarket trigger buy was a Shilen Benchrest model, I still have it & it has never failed me. Good price- GREAT trigger.

    My second was a Timney. I can't stand this trigger, something about it just doesn't sit well with me & it's going bye-bye.

    This week I received my second Jewell, I really like the Jewell. The Timney will probably be replaced by a Jewell, or a 2 stage Huber (i've always wanted to try one).


    Just my .002. I drug a Jewell through a lot of dirt last year during hunting season, it still works just fine. Can it fail? Sure, name one that can't.

    For the bang for your buck, I have to recommend the Shilen.


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