Trigger upgrade for hunting?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by SavageHunter11, Apr 19, 2019.


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  1. .300 Dakota

    .300 Dakota Well-Known Member

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    +1 vote for Trigger Tech in a hunting trigger. The Primary model is perfect for hunting, and the beauty of the TTs are they FEEL even lighter than the scale reads. I told everyone my custom that came with one was set around 2 - 2 1/4 lbs without measuring. When we measured, it was 3 1/4! It goes down to 1 1/2 lbs, like Timney, unless you go up the Diamond model, which rivals the Jewell and Elftman. If you want a pull measured in ounces, the cheapest way out is a Timney Calvin Elite. If you want one all the way down to 2 ounces, go Elftman. They are 20% off now, too! But you'll still spend $250 at 20% off. I'm ordering a Trigger Tech Diamond as we speak while I can get one for $227 shipped. It will go on a 1000yd muzzle loader being built by Bayou. I can't have any flinch causing me to pull off target. With ballistics better than a 460 Wby Mag, this will be a MUST. But FYI, I just put a Timney Calvin Elite on a long range hunting 338 Edge... Nothing against Jewell. They have worked very well for a LONG time.

    Your cheapest way out is to hone the factory job, and next would probably be a Rifle Basix. Timney and TT Primary are equal in price and the pull weight range they cover. I still prefer the TT, but I have Timneys I don't plan on replacing...most notably in my Barrett. Just depends on what YOU want!
     
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  2. Russ661

    Russ661 Member

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    Trigger Tech Primary FTW!
     
  3. Jmo334

    Jmo334 Member LRH Team Member

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    I started running the Geisselle SD-3G a few years back in my ARs and just got used to the flatty's. When I had a riffle built and it came time to select a Trigger I wanted a TT Diamond and all the pro curve and curved were sold out so I rolled the dice on the Flat shoe and never looked back. I have three bolt guns with the TT Flat shoes now with pull weights between 1.5lbs down to 6oz and I love them.
     
  4. aushunter1

    aushunter1 Well-Known Member

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    Is the answer always to change a trigger when your not happy with it??

    I recently got a Rem 700 SFV so same trigger I believe?
    Manual trigger adjustment via the screw wasn't really doing it for me & couldn't really get it down where I wanted it.
    Took it to my smith & for $70AU he made it into a consistent crisp 2lb pull as measured by my wheeler pull gauge.
    Happy as larry for probably 2/3rd the price on a Timney her!
     
  5. SMK1000plus

    SMK1000plus Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't recommend running a Remington X-Mark Pro trigger. The metal in them is junk! They wear extremely rapidly! I've replaced ALL of mine, mostly with Timney triggers. I have dissected several of the X-Marks and found VERY soft metal in many areas that WILL wear quickly...

    For proper adjustment of Remington's X-Mark Pro trigger, refer to Ragged Edge's post;
     
  6. Bigeclipse

    Bigeclipse Well-Known Member

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    I have a timney in my Remington 700. It dropped right in. I have it adjusted to 2.25lbs. It can go lighter but I hunt with gloves and not extreme distances so I wanted a lighter trigger than 3lbs but still fairly safe with gloves. The thing is crisp and breaks like glass. Zero creep!
     
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  7. basinman

    basinman Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 Timney triggers and l like them. A major improvement over the factory triggers.
     
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  8. jrsv2203

    jrsv2203 New Member

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    I use a Timney elite trigger and love it. Not too expensive, no creep and very light and crisp
     
  9. skippertwo

    skippertwo Member

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    This upcoming weekend you could look at and play with most all of these discussed when you are attending the NRA convention in INDY.
     
  10. SavageHunter11

    SavageHunter11 Well-Known Member

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    I wish I could attend the NRA show. That and Shot Show are on the list of shows to attend someday if funds allow
     
  11. basinman

    basinman Well-Known Member

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    You can use a little Ronson lighter fluid from time to time to keep it clean but no oil of any kind.
     
  12. basinman

    basinman Well-Known Member

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    I was able to get my Ruger American Predator trigger down to 2.25 pounds and it shoots great.
     
  13. CVCOBRA1

    CVCOBRA1 Well-Known Member

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    Over seven pages and not one mention of the Jard triggers. I've never been around one but at the time I got my 204 X bolt they were the only one who made replacement triggers for that Browning piece.
     
  14. stx

    stx Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I have Jards in a couple of 98 actions....they're not the Jewell I'm used to but not bad at all and you can set them light....mine are at 14 & 16 ounces.