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Aftermarket Triggers
« on: November 16, 2016, 09:08:54 PM »
 

SongDog

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I'm in the process of building a beginner long range rifle over the winter and I'm starting with a Remington 700 .243 VLS. Ive changed the stock out and now needing some info on what I should look for in a trigger. The factory trigger is adjusted all the way down to 3.5 lbs but it feels closer to 10 absolutely terrible. What does everyone like? I was looking at a Calvin elite or a Jewel but not sure if it's the best option. I see the jewel is externally adjustable but I don't want another factory trigger that my finger hits the adjustment screw every time I shoot. I was thinking a trigger in the 2.5-3lb is probably where I would start out. Any suggestions or experience is welcome. Thanks in advance
 

Re: Aftermarket Triggers
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2016, 09:20:24 PM »
 

Jeff M

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I had a jewell.  It failed on me.  To be fair, I didn't clean it religiously (found out about that after the fact). Apparently if you blow them out with brake clean or lighter fluid they work pretty well.

I use hubers now.  For me, they just work.  Great triggers.

I'd suggest you try to spend a little time behind various rifles to get a feel for the triggers.  The trigger is where the rubber meets the road, the interface between man and machine.  It's one of the most personal decisions you'll make when putting together your own rifle.
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Re: Aftermarket Triggers
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 06:47:01 PM »
 

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 I bought a Timney Flat trigger after I was warned about Jewell's failing. Had it for 2 years now no issues.


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Re: Aftermarket Triggers
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 06:48:26 PM »
 

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Second on the Timney Calvin Elite. Bought the standard trigger bow and haven't looked back. Turned me into a 700 guy for life.

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Re: Aftermarket Triggers
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2018, 12:56:23 PM »
 

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Im a real big fan the Trigger Tech Diamond  flat is my favorite trigger but the Calvin Elite Timney is also pretty sweet
 

Re: Aftermarket Triggers
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2018, 09:04:19 PM »
 

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That is a nice rifle to start a precision long range build on. And you are smart to start with a good trigger. All factory triggers suck. A good trigger will improve your shooting/groups more than anything.

I have had probably a dozen Jewell triggers. Several HVR models, and a couple of Bench Rest models, which I still use in my hunting and PRS comp rifles. NONE have ever failed. I have never heard of one failing until I joined this forum.

Bang for the buck, I donít think you can go wrong with a Jewell or a high end Timney. However, most of the PRS pros seem to have gravitated to the Trigger Tech Diamond. A totally different animal in the way it functions. Take a look at their website or talk to a competent gunsmith.

I have a Trigger Tech Diamond on order. It will replace my modified Jewell HVR (14 oz break) in my Impact Precision PRS 6mm Creedmoor. I will let you know how it preforms in a week or two.

Good shooting to you!

PS: I have one of those VLS Remmingtons. The only thing original on it is the action. It has been trued and blue printed. Great platform!