Timney triggers

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by HawkeyeFan, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. HawkeyeFan

    HawkeyeFan Member

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    As a southern Iowan I am new to the long range game. I have a stevens 200 .308 win that groups 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches with a couple of different loads. I am thinking of upgrading the trigger to a timney trigger that they make specifically for the stevens model. Does anyone have experience with timney triggers in stevens rifles or timney triggers in general.

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    HawkeyeFan
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  2. Joaquin B

    Joaquin B Well-Known Member

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    While I don't use Timney triggers in my bolt action rifles, I did fit one in my AR15 and it made all the difference in the world, in terms of accuracy. The workmanship is very good and I was not disappointed in any way.

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  3. KurtPiet

    KurtPiet Active Member

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    I have 3 of them on all my Mausers and love them they where easy to install and just as easy to setup.I beleive you'll enjoy your new trigger when you change it out.
     
  4. Don Ward

    Don Ward Well-Known Member

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    I dropped one in a Stevens 200 223. Its fairly simple to install and a big improvement over the stock trigger. Its a good upgrade for the $$.
     
  5. Cover Dog

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  6. head2h2o

    head2h2o Well-Known Member

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    If I had to do it over again, I would buy the exact same 2 Timney triggers that I have. They both have made big differences in the accuracy of the rifles that they are in.
     
  7. powermaker

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    back in 2000 i put a timmey trigger in my savage and i dont care for it. its real stiff, it has been twiked up and down. thinking about a different trigger
     
  8. D.A.T.

    D.A.T. Well-Known Member

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    basix also makes savage triggers
     
  9. ATH

    ATH Well-Known Member

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    Don't overlook Rifle Basix. I have a Savage non-accutrigger one, which is probably exactly what you need for your Stevens. Fully adjustable, it ended up being the nicest trigger I own. It looks simple, but it WORKS.
     
  10. fireroad

    fireroad Well-Known Member

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    Very nice triggers and wider trigger shoe then the Timney. Unfortunately they cost as much as a Timney now too.
     
  11. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    I don't have a rifle right now with a Timney on it, but I can speak from first hand knowledge and experience. Timneys are good triggers. I have had numerous Savages over the years and they all got Timneys. I was putting Timneys on my rifles before Rifle Basix and SharpShooterSupplies were a glitch on the radar screen.
    I have two Savages now. One is Pre-AccuTrigger and wears a Rifle Basix, the other has an AccuTrigger. Both are set between 1.5-2lbs and I can't tell the difference, as far as how they break. The RB was on sale at the time.
    I have a Shilen on my Remington 700P and it is a nice trigger. Initially I didn't like it based on the feel. The shoe is narrow, a lot narrower than a stock Remy. After a few rounds with that thing breaking like glass, didn't matter what it felt like!
    Never had a SSS, so based on my experience I would rate the Timney right there with the RB, but below the Shilen. They are definately a lot better than the PRE-Accutrigger Savages. Easy to install and set-up and worth the time, effort and money. JohnnyK.