Trigger upgrade for hunting?

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  1. WYO300RUM

    WYO300RUM Well-Known Member

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    I've had a Timney on my mod. 700 300 RUM for years set at 3 lbs.. I like it. The only after market trigger I have on any of my rifles . I've done spring kits on 3 rifles lately. Helped lesson pull a lot. On my Tikka T3 I installed an 8 ounce spring. To light for hunting last year. I now have a 1.5 pd. spring. A lot better but for me maybe still too light .
     
  2. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    These are all fine triggers, but this is a hunting rig I presume and not a comp queen, used in "controlled conditions"?
     
  3. Flatbow

    Flatbow Well-Known Member

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    IMO, 8z is way too light for big game hunting.
    I run 2.5 and still sometimes wonder if that is too light for still hinting where you may need to take a hurried shot.
     
  4. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Just to list another option:

    I had Neil Jones rework two LH Rem triggers several years ago. He can easily lighten them to 2lbs or so for a hunting rifle. IIRC the cost is $60-$70.
     
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  5. corsair4360

    corsair4360 Well-Known Member

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    Weight of a trigger pull in large measure is depending upon the release. 3 pound crisp trigger feels like 8 ounces on a 338 Win Mag hunting rifle. Benchrest or F class a totally different story
     
  6. Elkaholic Bob

    Elkaholic Bob Member

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    Geisselle on a Remington 700 sounds nice
     
  7. oldreloader

    oldreloader Member

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    I’ve always had good luck with Timney.
     
  8. SEII

    SEII New Member

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    TriggerTech. Unbelievable trigeer. I've had all of them on all my custom guns and this one has now become my favorite.
     
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  9. ronstone09

    ronstone09 Well-Known Member

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    you want a crisp pull of around 2 lbs for hunting ! thats my preference !
     
  10. ctforehand

    ctforehand Member LRH Team Member

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    I have both timmey and jewel triggers all on Remington 700 and custom rifles. I like jewel the best. when you order be sure to order the pound pull ,bolt release and safety on the trigger. you will never be sorry you purchased a good triggers. good luck on your rifle.
     
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  11. Crowe284

    Crowe284 Well-Known Member

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    Triggertech for me. Have changed out all triggers to Triggertech. My favorite thus far is the special, flat shoe. Wish I would ya e gone flat shoe on all of them. What I really like about them is that everything is sealed inside the housing, nowhere to really get a bunch of junk in them AND the ability to tune pull weight externally.
     
  12. Westex91

    Westex91 Well-Known Member

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    I ran jewels for years. Great trigger but prone to malfunction in dusty climates. I switched to Bix N Andy Tacsports and never looked back
     
  13. FS1

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    I have a trigger tech special. I believe it’s set at 1.75 lbs. It’s excellent. I would just get a primary for a hunting rifle. 2lbs is a good weight in my opinion for long range hunting.
     
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  14. HANGum HIGH

    HANGum HIGH Member

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    That's good to hear. I just put my first jewel in a rifle and that hade a little nervous.