how many trigger jobs

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by motrapper, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. motrapper

    motrapper Well-Known Member

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    had my xpro trigger adjusted to 3lbs from the 8 it came from the factory on my 338 RUM xcr and it made a world of difference
    my question is a timmey or jewel going to make even a bigger difference
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  2. huntinfool18

    huntinfool18 Well-Known Member

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    personally i think the only way to go is with a jewel , if you are willing to pay that much for a trigger, they arent cheap. timmey's are alright but i dont think its worth it over a quilty trigger job on the factory one. just my 2 cents.
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  3. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    A trigger is the first thing I do with every firearm (pistol, rifle or shotgun) that I buy. It's also the first thing people notice about my firearms when they shoot them. A crisp 3lb trigger is better than 95% of all rifles out there. I like a little lighter than 3lb's for a long range type rifle, but 3lbs is definitely usable. I have a Timney in my 7RM set at 1lb and it is great. My competition cowboy guns are all set at 1lb with zero creep. It all depends on what you want and what you're using them for.

    Although a Timney is FAR from a 'top end' bench trigger, they can be pretty good. My 338AM has a Jewel trigger, but I haven't played with it yet. Many standard Remington triggers can feel very good. I haven't played with the Xpro, however I've heard that with the Xpro, you don't need an after market trigger like a Timney or Jewel for most applications.

    Good luck,

    AJ
     
  4. motrapper

    motrapper Well-Known Member

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    i want to get the most out of my setup i have 800 in the gun 850 in the scope 130 bager base 125 in the rings basically 2000 grand so another 200 to get all i can out of it is not without reason yes?
     
  5. huntinfool18

    huntinfool18 Well-Known Member

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    if you want all you can get i would diffentally go with a jewel.sounds like you have a pretty good setup going.
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  6. MarkII280

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    I am not a pro by any means but I put a Timney in my 280 for hunting and set it just a bump under 3lbs with zero creep and its the berries. I am sure there is better but when it comes to all the money you have to throw at your tool I think you can spend what you save by buying a Timney in better places. Take into consideration I have not used the other triggers out there and you should probably shoot a few before you throw down.
     
  7. Boss Hoss

    Boss Hoss Well-Known Member

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    Once you use a Jewell you will be ruined---I use them for my competition rifles and my Sporters. The competition ones are blueprinted and actually feel like ball bearingsā€¦ Very nice equipment and worth the money IMHO.
     
  8. Ol'Gator

    Ol'Gator Well-Known Member

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    Here's another vote for Timney. Just ordered my seventh one. I don't own a Jewell but I'm sure they are excellent.
     
  9. CatShooter

    CatShooter Well-Known Member

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    I have adjusted close to 200 of the original Remington triggers and they can be made better than a Timney.

    And I have adjusted 14 of the new X-Pro triggers - all of them between 24 and 28 ounces - they break clean and are a great improvement over the original Rem trigger.

    I have four Jewells and they are outstanding, but probably more then most shooters need for field rifles.


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  10. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    The remington trigger is one of the best factory triggers
    ever made!!

    I personally have never found one that if properly adjusted
    that didn't feel as good as the after market triggers.

    I knew a benchrest shooter that preferred them on all but
    his unlimited rifles set at 1 to 2 oz.

    Dont get me wrong I like both the timney and the Jewell
    and recommend them if the client doesn't feel comfortable
    with a Remington trigger.

    A trigger that breaks clean and cannot be anticipated is what
    you want ,So it doesn't have to be an after market trigger unless
    it makes you more confident then it is a must.

    The only time that I automatically replace a Remingtion trigger
    is when it has the non adjustable one.

    All adjustable triggers have a proper way to be adjusted if you
    are not sure that you can do it right then have some one do it
    that knows how and you will avoid problems,

    The trigger is only one part of the total shooting system but just
    as important as all of the other parts.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  11. Chawlston

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    Here is a thought for you. Buy the jewell and have it installed. Keep the factory trigger and if the gun gets sold, then removed the jewell and use it again or sell it.

    If you have your original trigger tuned, then you still have a factory trigger.

    my 2 cents.

    Note: If you ever get one, you will find that it is like side focus scopes..... It gets hard to live without them once you have dipped your toe into those wates.

    Chawlston