View Full Version : Getting rid of Creep in the Model 70 trigger.

April 27, 2001, 12:18 PM
I just purchased a Winchester Model 70 Classic Sporter LT
I really like the gun and it is quite accurate. However I am dissappointed in the trigger. I have an older model 70 that has a really similar trigger that I was able to adjust pretty well. This new rifle however has a stiff trigger pull even with all the spring tension removed and it has quite a bit of creep. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions. Is there something I can do to fix this one or would I be better of bying and aftermarket trigger like a Timney?
Also if you have had experience with Timney's what do you think of them?


April 27, 2001, 08:10 PM
I use Timney triggers in my Rem. 700's. I bought a Timney for a Win. 70, but found that the trigger wasn't a drop-in. I don't mind doing a little fitting, but there were some poorly-illustrated instructions about grinding on the bolt. The illustrations really were poor.

I'd suggest that you have a gunsmith install a Timney (or Jewell, if you have the $$$).

Too bad the Win. trigger has no creep adjustment.

James K
April 28, 2001, 09:37 PM
Winchester of late (like other makers) has tried to "lawyer proof" their triggers. The adjustment is still there and the same as ever. A LITTLE CAREFUL stoning or polishing can work wonders, but note the capitalized words. It is a job to be done with care and preferably by an expert.