Jewll vs. Rifle Basix vs. Timney

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by drenner43, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. drenner43

    drenner43 Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    I know everybody raves about Jewell triggers. BUT, what makes them that much better than Timney or Rifle Basix triggers?
  2. freebird63

    freebird63 Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2009
    Before I bought my jewell trigger I checked out a timney trigger at a gunsmiths shop and was not impressed. I emailed Larry Scott and ask him about some of the bad things I had heard about jewell triggers and he assured me that it would just fine. So I ordered one from Larry and I love it. I first put it in my sendero 300RUM as the X-Mark pro trigger sucks. Then I traded my sendero for a custom 280AI and put the jewell in it and it is currently set at about 12oz of pull. I know some will say thats too light.
  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2004
    I have used almost every aftermarket trigger made and there were good ones and very good ones
    But the guys on this site kept urging me to try the Jewell.

    Until you try one it is hard to believe how much better they are than the others. And they include
    3 different springs so you can adjust them within a range that suits your needs.

    The closest thing I ever shot to the Jewell was a Canjar (No longer Made).

    The thing I like best about the Jewell in addition to the crisp break of it is the ability to adjust it
    while still in the stock. (A must for target shooters where weight of pull is mandatory). and it is easy to access located in the trigger itself. the other adjustments are also accessible , just as
    easy (On purpose).

    There is one other negative thing about the Jewell, Once you put one on a rifle you will want to
    replace all other triggers with one.

  4. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    Have installed and used all three. Once I used the Jewell, I never looked back and bought another for both my long range rifles. I had some real trouble with 2 RB triggers and the Jewell is just way better than the $50 Timney I had. Not sure if Timney has better triggers than the two I had. Materials and mechanism, etc. are just much better in the Jewell. I particualrly liked the Rem 700 safety mechanism in the Jewell over stock trigger, timney or RB.

    I would've been money ahead and had much less frustration overall if I'd just put down the coin for a Jewell in the first place. Good luck.
  5. Jumpalot

    Jumpalot Well-Known Member

    Oct 3, 2005
    Have a Jewell in my Edge and a Timney in my 7mag. Timney is actually every bit as crisp. I will probably do a Timney again on my next build.
  6. Daves762

    Daves762 Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2011
    I use the rifle basix and have no complaints.

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  7. sj-pratt

    sj-pratt Official LRH Sponsor

    Dec 7, 2006
    Safety is a concern also, I have made the other brands light and crisp but maybe not quite as safe as they should be.
    Jewel would be my trigger of choice, but I have a couple of shilens on order to try them.
  8. MSLRHunter

    MSLRHunter Well-Known Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    What is the difference between the Jewel triggers? Such as the BR, HVR, etc? I've always wondered this.
  9. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    This should help some: THE JEWELL TRIGGER MANUAL
  10. jedlowe

    jedlowe Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2005
    I would just scrap them all and go with a Huber Concepts! But that's just me ;)
  11. Aldon

    Aldon Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2009
    I caught Shilens on sale for 85.00 and i have only tried the timney a couple of times, not enough to offer educated opinion, i am quite satisfied.

    Like someone mentioned about Jewel, now that I have used the Shilen' I am in process of changing them all out to Shilen.

    For the cost, they are real hard to best IMO.
  12. tulku

    tulku Well-Known Member

    Dec 9, 2005
    I have two Rem 700s with R. Basix Triggers . They feel quite different : one is excellent , one still has a little Creep I can't adjust out . I had a very early Ruger 77 on which I installed a Canjar Single Set Trigger which I liked as good as a Jewel . I have heard the later Canjars were inconsistent ( just before they went Kaput . I have seen 2 Jewels that did not impress me , but I think they might have been improperly set-up . I have seen many more Jewels which felt great . I have purchased two Rem 700s with Timneys , neither of which I could get to adjust worth a darn but don't know who or how they were installed . I should mention I like 8-12 Oz. Triggers for Varmint Rifles , maybe a tad more if they break well .
  13. Bob L.

    Bob L. Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2010
    "Don't drool, it's a Jewell"
  14. Eaf007

    Eaf007 New Member

    Feb 3, 2015
    Please they are not in the same category, you will pay more for a Jewell but it is worth the money, you will find no one unhappy with a Jewell but a few not happy with a Timney
    as far as price I find to be very fair on the price and their service second to no one.