The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Art of the Rifle: Bolt, Lever, and Pump Action

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old March 19, 2013, 11:14 AM   #1
NHSHOOTER
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 26, 2012
Location: Concord NH
Posts: 240
Timney trigger

Took the advice from many of you on here and bought a timney trigger for my ruger hawkeye, simple installation, hardest part being to grind down the shoulder for the safety. Feels awesome and cant wait to shoot it, snowing like hell here in NH at the moment but hopefully will make it out this weekend for some test firing..Thanks to all who gave me the push I needed.
NHSHOOTER is offline  
Old March 19, 2013, 12:42 PM   #2
603Country
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 6, 2011
Location: Thornton, Texas
Posts: 2,222
The only bad news I have about the Timney I put in my Ruger Hawkeye is that the trigger that's in my Ruger 77V, by comparison, doesn't feel as great as it once did. Now I need to buy another Timney for that rifle.
603Country is offline  
Old March 19, 2013, 04:37 PM   #3
hooligan1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 18, 2010
Location: Independence Missouri
Posts: 3,249
I just installed a Timney in my ole "flat top" Savage 110, it was a little tricky, but it's nice and now the deer slayer is even more deadlier!!
__________________
Thanks for coming!
hooligan1 is offline  
Old March 19, 2013, 05:58 PM   #4
sourdough44
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 17, 2007
Location: WI
Posts: 606
I do realize there are better triggers out there than Timney for the discriminating target shooter, somewhat better. With that said, a Timney replacement is almost light years ahead of most factory triggers. That would be all the more true with those that can't be easily adjusted.

For the average hunter & casual target shooter, the Timney is just fine.
sourdough44 is offline  
Old March 20, 2013, 06:17 PM   #5
hooligan1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 18, 2010
Location: Independence Missouri
Posts: 3,249
I have 3 Timney triggers, and they all work as advertised. Those who don't have them in their rifles don't now what they are missing.
I have'nt tried any other brand of custom trigger so I really can't say how they compare.... (see my opening quote).
__________________
Thanks for coming!
hooligan1 is offline  
Old March 20, 2013, 07:25 PM   #6
Art Eatman
Staff Lead
 
Join Date: November 13, 1998
Location: Terlingua, TX, USA
Posts: 22,363
I put a Timney in my 77Mk II. It's not a Canjar, but it's quite okay. Easy installation, for sure.
__________________
You're from BATFE? Come right in! I use all your fine products!
Art Eatman is offline  
Old March 20, 2013, 07:29 PM   #7
Cowboy_mo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 23, 2010
Location: Missouri
Posts: 896
I love the Timney trigger I installed in my Weatherby Vanguard S1. It was a snap to install in that rifle and shrunk the groups from just over 1 inch to about 3/4 inches. I'm still looking for the best load that will hopefully shrink the groups further.
Cowboy_mo is offline  
Old March 22, 2013, 06:06 PM   #8
-Xero-
Junior member
 
Join Date: March 14, 2013
Posts: 51
I put a Jewell on my Rem. 700 PSS -- The one w/ the safety. Had it installed by a Rem. approved gunsmith. (I have $3 K into the rifle and scope, let's not mess up the warranty.)

Adjusts down to 1.5 oz. pull, and ZERO movement. Jewell says if I want to go below 1.5 oz. they will supply the spring for me at no cost. I have it set at about 4 oz -- which is spectacular on a bench!

Best $$$ I ever spent on a bench gun! Now I get to concentrate on wind, drift, bullet drop, rather than working on trigger pull.

Timney triggers are in the same league. Money well spent!
-Xero- is offline  
Old March 24, 2013, 10:48 AM   #9
NHSHOOTER
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 26, 2012
Location: Concord NH
Posts: 240
Even though the wind is howling here in NH today, probably about 15 to 20 mph, had to go test my new trigger, very impressed and happy with the results, timing my shots to the lesser wind gusts I got one group to 3/4in, 2 bullets in the same hole. I am sure on a windless day it will get even better than that. Just a fyi, I am shooting a sporter M77 Hawkeye in 7-08.
NHSHOOTER is offline  
Old March 24, 2013, 10:57 AM   #10
mxsailor803
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 8, 2010
Location: Norfolk, Va
Posts: 680
As far as guns that have custom triggers in my safe, I have 3 right now: 700 .270 with a Shilen, 788 .308 with a Timney, 788 .243 with a Timney. Personally I like the Shilen a little better but it was a bigger pain to install. The Timney's on the other hand are beyond simple to install. The only adjustments I had to make was for overtravel and that's it. I'm actually thinking about getting a Timney for my Colt 6920.
mxsailor803 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.08422 seconds with 7 queries