Triggers

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Levi, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Levi

    Levi Well-Known Member

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    I am looking at purchasing a new trigger either a rifle basixs or a jewel. Which one would you guys suggjest? Thanks for your help.

    Levi
     
  2. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    I have a RB and love it, easy to install and very user friendly. It was a very good upgrade to the factory savage and a good bargain. I think Kirby stopped using them due to recent quality control issues, so maybe he can shed a little light...mine is about four years old, not a newer one.
     

  3. GSoD

    GSoD Well-Known Member

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    I'm enjoying playing with my new Jewell HVR.
     
  4. shiredude

    shiredude Writers Guild

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    From my experience, if you go with a jewel be ready to spend some cash. Because you will want one on every rifle you own! I love em.

    Just my opinion.
    JS
     
  5. tscott

    tscott Well-Known Member

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    trigers

    Bravo, Do you know what the quality issue is with the RB ?
     
  6. Dan Carey

    Dan Carey Well-Known Member

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    I've tried the RB in HVR I think they were, anyway I really didn't like them and have gone back to Jewell's
     
  7. SUNDEVIL

    SUNDEVIL Well-Known Member

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    Just ordered a few jewells today! Brunos shooters supply had em in stock for a pretty good price. Just make sure u get all the options you want.
     
  8. Boss Hoss

    Boss Hoss Well-Known Member

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    Jewell is pretty much the standard. A little more expensive but I am happy with them.
     
  9. stifle

    stifle Active Member

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    +1 for jewell

    I personally own both of these triggers and although the rifle basixs is a fine trigger, my money will have to go to the jewel. (money not an issue of course)
     
  10. Levi

    Levi Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all of the great replies! How well does the jewel work in cold weather? I am wanting to have the trigger set at right around the one pound can the jewel handle that low of a setting in the cold temps.

    Levi
     
  11. linksmechanic

    linksmechanic Well-Known Member

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    you bet your @ss it can. Just be careful in cold weather if you are wearing gloves.
     
  12. ddgo

    ddgo Well-Known Member

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    Jewell triggers

    Levi
    A few years back I had a saying that "very few things in this world you could say that this is the best of. (Jewell triggers) but now I am not so sure." I own several, both hunting and benchrest models. Have not been happy with the last 2 that I purchased. Cannot get the slack out of them. Have called Jewell and had one of the guys walk me thru the adjustments to remove the slack. Never did get it out.
    Set at less than a pound, slack is not a good thing for me. I cannot fault the benchrest triggers that I have, but I am not happy with the hunters model.
    Being from Texas, and having known Arnold Jewell from being around him at benchrest shoots, I know that this problem was not around when he had the wheel at Jewell triggers. Not sure what the problem is, and I know that I am not the only one that says this.
    My best triggers are older Jewells and a reworked rem trigger that was done by Nelson Berger. (It breaks at 16oz everytime, and is crisp as any Anschultz trigger you have ever felt)
    I now rework my rem triggers myself only to 1 1/2 lbs, but without a trace of slack and 0 overtravel.
    To quote an old benchrest friend of mine, "you cannot shoot 1/4" groups with a 3lb trigger". So we have to find a trigger that will do what we want. And that my be a Jewell or some other aftermarket trigger.
    ddgo
     
  13. cross

    cross Well-Known Member

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    Copy that. The Jewell I just put on my Model 700 is creepier than RuPaul.

    I adjusted as it said in the instructions and when that didn't work played with it a bit but it's still creepy. I'll not be paying $200 for a trigger that has creep in it. Jewell will get it back. I originally purchased a Shilen but discovered that my safety won't transfer from an X-Mark to a Shilen so I had to upgrade to the Jewell. What a disappointment!

    Any suggestions?
     
  14. KILLADEAUX

    KILLADEAUX Active Member

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    Trigger

    Has anyone tried the Kepplinger single set trigger. It's available for Remington 700 and I put one on my 300 Win Mag last year. My accuracy has improved tremendously.