Next best trigger

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Sperz208, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Sperz208

    Sperz208 Well-Known Member

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    I feel safe to say that most of us would pick a Jewell Trigger first and foremost, and if you would not i assume you have a legit reason not to. My question is what wound be your next best option, Jard, Timney, Shilen, Rifle Basix?
     
  2. BountyHunter

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    for the money, the Basix

    BH
     

  3. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    I like Timney and haven't used the others.

    I also like Geissele for an AR.
     
  4. Gene

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    I have various triggers installed on different rifles: Jewel, Timney, Rifle Basix and Moyers. The Jewel is outstanding, and the RB ERV1 on my Rem 700 is great; the other two are good, but not quite tops in my mind. My ERV1 broke a sear connector few months ago. I e-mailed RB same day, and they immediately put a new one in the mail at no charge, with return postage for the old unit. Great service.
     
  5. Hntbambi

    Hntbambi Well-Known Member

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    IMO, unless you need a trigger that will go from a few ounces to a few pounds, I really don't see an advantage to the Jewell. I do have a Jewell on my 17 Rem varminter, and I do feel it would have been just as good with a Canjar, Shilen, Rifle Basix, etc. If you are going to have a pull weight between 2-3 pounds, any of the replacement triggers will serve you well. From 2.3 -4 pounds, I have had no problems with the factory trigger. True they are not as glamorous but function very well.
     
  6. J E Custom

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    This is the order I would pick.

    Jewell
    Canjar
    Old 40x Rem
    Timney
    Shillen
    Rifle basic
    Factory triggers

    There are other good triggers available buy I have not owned any of them so I can't comment
    on them.

    The closest thing I have ever used to a Jewell has been the canjar. But they are getting hard to find.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  7. Sperz208

    Sperz208 Well-Known Member

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    From what i have heard is a shame the canjar is not around anymore. I was trying to adjust the factory rem trigger. I used lube, heat, and very light muscle and in the end the travel and the pull screw striped out, i was only able to adjust the sear. i would have to say it made for a glass 4lbs trigger (just need it a couple lbs lighter). Thanks for all the help guys!
     
  8. toader

    toader Well-Known Member

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    How about a Jewell, then Jewell, then Jewell & last but not least a Jewell !!!
     
  9. rscott5028

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    I had a Canjar single set trigger on a Mark V. It was extrememly unsafe and would go off by itself while just sitting still. I got lucky and discovered the problem with no shell in the chamber.

    Finally, I took the rifle apart and the "gunsmith" that installed it had a cheesy shim between the housing and the reciever which I removed and then re-adjusted the trigger. After that, it was very nice with no more issues. But, I had already developed paranoia and never really felt safe.

    -- richard
     
  10. freebird63

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    I have really only just checked out a timney at a gunsmiths shop and was not impressed. I just knew I could not handle the crappy trigger that came in my sendero, the first gunsmith I took it to would only take the trigger down to 3lbs and that still was not good enough, so I decided to talk to Larry Scott and he assured me I would be very happy with a jewell so I got one and its the only trigger I will ever use. I just need to convince the wife into letting me put on in her gun. When George Vias was still here in Boise I had him work her trigger down but its still not that good. As soon as my new gun gets here my jewell will go in it. happy happy joy joy
     
  11. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    funny that nobody even mentioned the Kelby trigger. A few folks rate it better than a Jewell
    gary
     
  12. Sperz208

    Sperz208 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone ever work with the Shilen triggers? If they are anything like the barrels their may be something to be said for them.
     
  13. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    I think Gunwerks may be using Shilen triggers.
     
  14. J E Custom

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    Yes.

    They are good triggers , but are essentially a Remington trigger that has been tuned, honed
    and set.

    I would use them in a heartbeat if I couldn't get a Jewell.

    J E CUSTOM