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Old June 17, 2013, 07:44 PM   #1
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R25 in search of good trigger

I have r25 .308 and would like a better trigger. I use it mostly for hunting so I don't need something that for competitive shooting, just something with less pull and not to expensive.
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Old June 17, 2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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Re: R25 in search of good trigger

Triggers don't come cheap. What you want is something like a 4 lb Timney, and those are along the lines of $230.

What are you wanting to pay?
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Old June 17, 2013, 08:30 PM   #3
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I've got a DPMS LR308B, which is the same receiver as your R-25, but with an 18" bull barrel.

I installed a Rock River Arms 2-stage and like it a lot. I am in the process of converting most of my ARs to that trigger. It's a large improvement over stock, but comes in at $120. I found a place out of Texas last year selling them for $90, so look around some.

Don't get me wrong, it's not a Gieselle or Timney, but it also isn't North of $200.
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Old June 18, 2013, 07:31 AM   #5
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R25 in search of good trigger

Timneys are great!
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Old June 18, 2013, 11:52 AM   #6
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For your stated use I say a RRA NM trigger is as good as you need. They do degrade pretty rapidly though, over five or six thousand rounds you'll notice the first stage becoming less distinct until it disappears altogether.

Another really nice option these days are the ALG products. There are two versions, both are standard military trigger groups that have been substantially cleaned up. A great value and a very nice, safe, smooth trigger. Very much worth checking out.


You can add this to the mix for an even better trigger pull.
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Old June 20, 2013, 01:44 PM   #7
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I endorse the RRA two stage, get it in chrome and even a bit better.

My brother had a Gisele trigger and swapped it over to the RRA when he tried mine.

Others are supposed to be good, but for something around $85-95 with some shopping the RRA gets you 85% of the way and I for one can't tell the difference on that last 15% (wasted)
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Old June 20, 2013, 04:24 PM   #8
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I'm planning on soon buying an ALG trigger group, with a lightweight set of chrome silicon springs from David Tubb or JT Enterprises; from Brownells. The springs will bring the 5 or 5.5 pound ALG trigger pull down 1 pound, too about 4 or 4.5 pounds.
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Old June 23, 2013, 02:35 AM   #9
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Before spending any money on triggers & springs, remove the fire control group and clean it thoroughly. Once you've done that, grease the contact sears, the pivot holes and the bottom of the hammer.

Before you do this, make sure you have a slave pin to hold the disconnector to the trigger for easier reinstallation

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