Trigger upgrade for hunting?

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  1. L.Sherm

    L.Sherm Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    You'll thank us later.
     
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  2. David_L6

    David_L6 New Member

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    Timney
     
  3. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    IMO, flat triggers are generally better suited for Benchrest shooters, using free recoil.
     
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  4. Novalondon

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    Timney Calvin Elite in place of the recalled Remington trigger made me a believer.
    Having used Jewel Triggers in the past, (now hard to get most days) the Calvin Elite series has become my go to for all of my long guns both hunt and paper punch rifles.
     
  5. pcmacd

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    I've a couple of old school REM triggers, and have adjusted them down to just a hare over 2#, and ~2.5#. My 'smith said that was too light until he tried to get them to let off when they should not. He left them alone.... They were really awesome triggers, and not too difficult to adjust. You just have to know the failure drill. I've got a jewel ~1 or 2 oz trigger that was just too light, but I've other springs for it, never tried them, but it is an awesome trigger. I've another common aftermarket, would have to look in the box. So, I've bought two aftermarket triggers and still have the factory units installed? But these are from the last millennium.
     
  6. jgs8163

    jgs8163 Well-Known Member

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    I as the basic Trigger Tech on many of my hunting rifles and it’s spot on. No creep and is money at 2.5lbs and is able to go down as low as 1.5.
     
  7. Motojc

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    I built a Rem 700 .270 for whitetail last year and installed a Timney thin. Highly recommend this in the 700 platform. And yes I got my whitetail!
     
  8. epoletna

    epoletna Well-Known Member

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    Well I'll just join in, even the OP has already decided. I shoot both game and target, and have replaced stock triggers with Timneys for decades. Really, like 6 decades. Then I discovered Jewells, and put them on all my bench rifles and a few hunting rifles. I think it's possible they're susceptible to problems with dust, but that has not been problem for me yet. And recently I discovered Bix n Andy. Wow! The idea of using steel balls instead of levers is brilliant. I would put a Bix on any future bench guns, but I don't think I'll be building any more rifles in this life time.

    Bottom line: Jewell for hunting, Bix for bench rest.
     
  9. L.Sherm

    L.Sherm Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    That's what Triggertech uses.
     
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  10. Kimber7man

    Kimber7man Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Jewel on my 6.5 SAUM. Timneys on a couple 700’s. Tried a triggertech and that’s what I’m rolling with on future builds.
     
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  11. dragonfly

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    For the Rem 700, Rifle basix, or the timney both very easy to install, and easy adjustment if you like a little lighter trigger.
     
  12. Tulsa Reiner

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    I have installed 3 Geissele's in rifles, and, after excellent optics, I think are the biggest contributor to improved accuracy. I love them. And there are plenty of You Tube videos to explain the subtleties of installation.
     
  13. huntinghuasna

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    TriggerTech for the 700!
     
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  14. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    Given compatibility with the particular action, I use Jewel, Timney, and Huber Concepts, the latter being my favorite. While the Triggertech has a nice break, and looks to be well sealed, but I personally desire sufficient over/travel which in the Triggertech feels non-existent.
     
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