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Old September 19, 2012, 06:29 PM   #1
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Best factory trigger

I thought the X-Mark Pro on my new 700 SPS Buckmasters was pretty good for a factory trigger but I was at my friend's gunshop and he had a display for the Savage accutrigger where you could try it.

I didn't think I'd like that "safety two-stage" setup they have but darn... that's a nice trigger.

Not a Timney or Jewel but pretty nice.

I'm not sure about the Vanguard 2 triggers but the Vanguard I tried (before they came out with the 2) was gritty and just plain horrible. I also didn't like the triggers on the TC's.

I'm trying to find a dealer in stock who has the new Ruger American to try that.

Any opinions?
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Old September 19, 2012, 07:04 PM   #2
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It is really hard to pin down best because there can be differences between individual guns. Some people look for and like different traits in a trigger. I actually don't want anything under 3 lbs. but it must be EXACTLY the same every time. Some guns may fire at 3 lbs one time and 2.75 the next and 3.25 the time after that.

I've always liked the Remington trigger. Tikka's are probably the best of current guns. The new TC's are pretty good as are the new Winchesters. Old Winchesters could be good, if they are worked over, but out of the box were not great. Same story with Rugers. The new Hawkeye's are better, but not as smooth as many others.


Don't care at all for the accutrigger. It is light, but just doesn't feel right. Not very crisp.
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Old September 19, 2012, 09:10 PM   #3
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My vote will go to the single set trigger in my CZ527.

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Old September 19, 2012, 09:12 PM   #4
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My 50 year old Sako Forester.
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Old September 19, 2012, 10:28 PM   #5
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I can't stand the accutrigger, i think its a piece of junk and will be removing it from my savage as soon as possible and will never buy another rifle with that trigger again. However, the trigger in my browning x bolt is amazing, if i could put that in my savage i would. I've also shot an x mark pro a few weeks ago and liked that one a lot but not as much as the one in my x bolt.
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Old September 19, 2012, 11:03 PM   #6
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The trigger on my Tikka when set to its lowest setting of 2lbs is very nice.
No creep what so ever and very crisp.
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Old September 19, 2012, 11:39 PM   #7
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The trigger on my Tikka T3 is very good.
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Old September 20, 2012, 07:35 AM   #8
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I like the triggers on my Tikkas a lot better than I like the accutriggers on my Savages
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Old September 20, 2012, 09:25 AM   #9
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Maybe the display accutrigger was better then what comes on the rifles.
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Old September 20, 2012, 09:53 AM   #10
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Tikka T3 followed closely by my k31
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Old September 20, 2012, 10:06 AM   #11
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The trigger on my Vanguard S2 is hands down the best factory trigger I have ever felt in a sporting rifle.
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Old September 20, 2012, 10:17 AM   #12
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CZ is pretty good with their SS trigger as already mentioned, and Styer and Sako have awesome triggers as well. For a reliable hunting trigger in the worst conditions imaginable I'd say the winners are the Ruger 77's, Pre FN model 70's and Mauser military triggers. To me everyone out there makes a decent trigger under normal conditions, but I still want a trigger that will work in abnormal conditions with minimal maintenance.
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Old September 20, 2012, 12:30 PM   #13
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Maybe the display accutrigger was better then what comes on the rifles.

The trigger on my Savage .260 feels just like the demo. trigger...

I would not buy a Savage without the Accu-Trigger!

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Old September 20, 2012, 12:44 PM   #14
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Old September 20, 2012, 02:19 PM   #15
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My vote will go to the single set trigger in my CZ527
I really like this feature. I like varmint rifles, and this is the best setup when tuned.
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Old September 20, 2012, 02:37 PM   #16
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Some factory triggers are unsatisfactory.. But the one I have the most problem with are triggers that cannot be adjusted. So when I purchase any rifle all that comes into play. The Ruger All American is maybe my next rifle purchase, hopefully their trigger has ALL the bugs worked out.


but the sweetist trigger I ever put my finger on is a Timney.
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Old September 20, 2012, 05:36 PM   #17
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Usually people like the accutrigger, but I can see where someone wouldnt.

Mine have worked well and been very clean and crisp
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Old September 20, 2012, 06:08 PM   #18
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With a single set, or double set trigger for that matter, you can have a hunting trigger, or a target trigger at your disposal.
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Old September 20, 2012, 08:32 PM   #19
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My Ruger 77 trigger was at 5 lbs for most of the 20 years I've owned it. I found new trigger springs online that are easy to install and it dropped it down to just under 4 lbs. Huge improvement.

http://www.erniethegunsmith.com/catalog/i22.html
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Old September 20, 2012, 09:45 PM   #20
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TRG42 - 2 lb. is mighty light for a rifle, unless it is strictly a target rifle and, as seems to be in your case, you're in a climate where you will never need to wear gloves when shooting. My preference for a rifle is 3.5-4 lb.

I have a pair of .45LC single-actions that trip at 2.25. But they were set up for light-load competition and I don't cock the guns until I am on target.

My vote for rifle trigger: Timney or Jewell.
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Old September 21, 2012, 05:32 AM   #21
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I wouldn't have an Accu-type trigger on any hunting rifle, especially if it's to be used while wearing gloves. They seem to take up needed finger space in the trigger guard and I'd be worried that cloth gloves could hang up in the mechanism.
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Old September 21, 2012, 06:13 AM   #22
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My pre accu-trigger Savage 110 has a great trigger. Smooth, clean and crisp. Combine that with a very accurate rifle chambered in 7mm Rem Mag and it is my go to hunting gun.
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Old September 21, 2012, 06:25 AM   #23
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Savages are OK, much better than the Remington but IMHO that's not saying much. Ruger's have always been heavy and rough. Browning has a good trigger, just don't like their rifles. My Winchesters are decent, just a little heavier than I want. My nod for a factory trigger has to be Sako.
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Old September 21, 2012, 06:30 AM   #24
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I think the best factory trigger is the Sig P250.
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Old September 21, 2012, 06:36 AM   #25
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All 3 of my Accutriggers are great. What's not to like about them. Most recent is a Precision Target Accutrigger,Very sweet set up. Set it to what ya want and forget about it.
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