Which aftermarket trigger

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by jon12, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. jon12

    jon12 Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2004
    I see alot about jewel, are they really that great? Ive also seen rifle basix and timney, but not alot and dont have any experience, how are they? I have a shilen trigger in one of my rifles now and really like it, how do they compare to the others? How do all these triggers compare price wise, and are the more expensive ones worth it? Are aftermarket triggers even really that much better than a factory model 700 trigger tuned by a competent gunsmith(it would be for a hunting rifle and would be set no lighter than about 2 pounds)?
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    To answer your question, YES, the Jewell's ARE that much better. Will you get the benefit of the great trigger on a hunting rifle set at two pounds? Probably not.
    NONE of the aftermarket triggers (except the Jewell)are any better than a finely tuned factory trigger, if they are both set at two pounds.
    Nomex on, ready for the flames... [​IMG]

    [ 02-11-2004: Message edited by: Chris Jamison ]
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Jewell is worth every penny!!
  4. Jake in NC

    Jake in NC Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2002
    .. I've had a few different triggers.. Most Remington factory triggers can be tuned to satisfaction.. That said a Rifle Basix is a great trigger also.. But the price can sometimes get a little close to a Jewel.. The Jewel is definitely the Cadillac..
    .. For what you're talking about I'd probably go with a self-tuned factory trigger first (instructions are at the GoGoVarmintGo MB in the tech section).. If it doesn't "do it" for ya then spend some money..
    ..This advice is worth every penny ya paid to get it.. d:^) JiNC
  5. LDO

    LDO Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2003
    the jewels are very nice except for one thing the shoe is too narrow for my liking[its like a shilen-at least the ones i have seen],right now im using the using the rifle basix on a couple rigs and like them alot.my-2-dave