Problems with Jewell

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by cross, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. cross

    cross Well-Known Member

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    I just paid out the nose for a new Jewell HVR for my Sendero because the X-Mark was junk. In addition to the X-Mark being junk, the safety on the X-Mark will not work on any other trigger (I first bought a Shilen but had to sell it because I needed something with a safety) so I bit the bullet and paid for a Jewell. It showed up set for 1 lb (perfect) but was creepy.

    I followed the instructions to adjust the trigger. Still creepy.

    I played with the adjustments to the point where the striker wouldn't hold every time the bolt was closed. Still creepy.

    The creep isn't horrible but it isn't completely consistent, which makes it hard to get used to and maybe my expectations are too high but when I pay $200 for a trigger I don't feel like I should have to put up with poor performance.

    Should I call Jewell for advice or a new trigger?
    Hose it out with lighter fluid or brake cleaner?
    Send it back and by something else and if so, what would you buy?

    Any advice?
     
  2. SUNDEVIL

    SUNDEVIL Well-Known Member

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    I would call jewell. I have quite a few of those same triggers, they are all great. I've never heard of a bad one. I would ask their advice.
     

  3. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    I second what SUNDEVIL said. Jewel triggers are awesome. I will only use Jewel triggers for my rifles. I would call them, I am sure they will help you out.

    W.
     
  4. cross

    cross Well-Known Member

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  5. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

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    This is not an uncommon problem on the Jewell. You did not even show all of the threads on this problem

    I have a Jewell that has a kind of two stage creep with a rough spot right in the middle. The rough spot seems to be going away or else I have just gotten more used to it.

    I don't really mind being as I grew up shooting sloppy triggers and then military triggers. I deliberately put slack in my Timmny being as I like slack. I don't like creep very much but I prefer a lot of slack.

    I do not know what to tell you to do but I certainly know what you are talking about.
     
  6. GSoD

    GSoD Well-Known Member

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    I would call for advice. I know for me it took me quite a bit of experimenting to find the right combination of adjustments to get it just right. This was mostly a reflection of my ignorance as to the effects of each individual adjustment and how to get them to work in concert properly.
     
  7. KILLADEAUX

    KILLADEAUX Active Member

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    Kepplinger trigger

    I'm using a Kepplinger single set trigger on my Remington 700 It's set at 16 oz's and has improved my accuracy tremendously.
     
  8. JayIdaho

    JayIdaho Well-Known Member

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    Brownells sells the safety and bolt release parts for a Rem trigger for about $30. Those parts on the Shilen work just like original 700 parts.
    Timney now sells a 700 replacement trigger with safety included. That may be the best option for folks with the new Remingtons that have the new triggers.
     
  9. EddieHarren

    EddieHarren Well-Known Member

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    Some of the Shilen triggers, the BR models, will not take a safety.