shillen vs jewell trigs

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  1. jimbothepunk

    jimbothepunk Well-Known Member

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    whats the better of the 2 triggers

    thanks

    lucas
     
  2. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

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    I have both and I like the Jewell better
     

  3. jimbothepunk

    jimbothepunk Well-Known Member

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    cool thanks mite try and get a jewell then
     
  4. padd54

    padd54 Well-Known Member

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    What makes the Jewell a better trigger?
     
  5. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    My bro had a Shilen. Long story short, he sent it back to smith and got a Jewel.

    90% of my rifles have Jewels. My preference. All set to 1 pound.
     
  6. djbwow2008

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    +1 Jewell
     
  7. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    Fortunately, aftermarket triggers are NOT like custom barrels. With triggers, there's Jewel, then there's everybody else. JMO.
     
  8. blacktails

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    I wouldn't feel comfortable with my deer hunting rifle's trigger set that low. Is the Jewell still the best way to go if you want your trigger set at 2.5 or 3 lbs?
     
  9. Derek M.

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    Absolutely---for me anyway. I have a friend who also did not like his trigger set at 1 pound. He bumped it to 2 pounds and is satisfied.

    You should definitely be comfortable with your trigger and have it set exactly how YOU like it.

    I've had my share of offhand shots inside of 175 yards and if my triggers were any heavier, I could have missed. I like to touch it off when I see those crosshairs exactly where I want them. So for me, 1 pound is about perfect. Probably 3/4 pound would be even better.

    It's not just about the pull weight. It's about being a clean, crisp, no creep pull. If you want 3 pounds, just have the smith work the factory trigger to that.
     
  10. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    +1

    I like and have used the shillen but I would have to vote for the Jewell because it
    breaks cleaner than any other trigger set at the same weight. In fact be sure and weigh
    the jewell because it will fool you.(It feels lighter than the weight it is set at).

    I set mine at 2.2 pounds and unless I weighed it I would swear it weighed 1.5 pounds.

    The only trigger that I ever had that came close to the jewell was a Canjar.

    Just my opinion.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  11. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    blacktails, I recommend you challenge yourself at the range and actually shoot a rifle or rifles with different pull wts on the trigger.

    Take about 12 shots off hand at a PICTURE target, say, of a deer, set up at 100 and 150 yards. If you've got any experience hunting, you surely have had a shooter animal pop up in front of you. It's happened to me almost every single year I've hunted.

    Take a 1 pound triggered rifle and pop off a few off hand and see how you like it when that trigger breaks at the exact moment you want it to and watch your accuracy.

    Then add a pound or 2 and do the same thing. See what happens. Obviously, I cannot speak for every person shooting a rifle but I personally noticed a remarkable difference. I HATE, REPEAT HATE, touching a trigger and it not going off when I want it to.

    Even my friend admitted he shot better with the 1 pound trigger but it's also the first aftermarket trigger he's ever had. He's used to factory 6-8 pound triggers. So you can imagine what that kind of change is like. I've been shooting light triggers for 15 years and the heaviest I'll go is 3 pounds and it is on my Ruger. It SUCKS!!!
     
  12. jimbothepunk

    jimbothepunk Well-Known Member

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    i found that too derek, a mate just got a 22 250 and it has a extremly light trigger and i found i shot alot better i found i wasnt waiting for it to go it just went and if you dont put your finger anywhere near the trigger while hunting 99% of the time your be safe
     
  13. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    My brother was just like others where he thought a 1 pound trigger was just too light, and he hadn't even tried one. The lightest trigger he'd ever experienced was factory pull on Remingtons. So, many summers ago, we loaded up some rifles and headed to the range. I let him shoot 4 of my rifles, all with Jewel 1 pounders. Then he shot his rifle. I spoke with him prior to shooting my rifles about what to expect, so he knew what was coming.

    Both of his rifles were boxed up that night and were shipped the next morning to the smith we used at the time. He customized his 270 but only changed the trigger on his 300. He wanted to go a little cheaper the first go around and bought the Shilen the first time. That didn't last long. Then it was a Jewel.

    For me, I want that rifle to fire when I have what I believe is adequate pressure on that trigger....and that's not much!!