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Old November 21, 2020, 02:26 PM   #1
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Lets Talk M700 Triggers.

Considering Jewel, Timney and Jard. Possibly Rifle basics. Don't want to spend more than $200 or so either. What do you guys have? Pros and cons? I will probably want to be in the 1.5 pound range for pull weight
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Old November 21, 2020, 04:09 PM   #2
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Not much help, but I did put a basic Timney in my old 1974 Remington 30-06. It was several years back and I don't recall the details. I'm not sure if the one I have will adjust down that light. Mine is 2 1/2 or 3 lbs which is fine for what I use it for. But overall I'm pleased.
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Old November 21, 2020, 05:07 PM   #3
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I put in a Timney too. Very pleased. Left hand rifle.
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Old November 21, 2020, 06:24 PM   #4
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I put a timney in mine. Worlds better than factory. I believe mine is set to 3lbs.
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Old November 21, 2020, 06:29 PM   #5
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Have Timneys in 3 or 4 guns.. most liked in 03A3..
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Old November 21, 2020, 06:31 PM   #6
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What I am worried about is this. I really prefer my trigger about 1.5-2 pounds. I have noticed on a few triggers in the past, when adjusted toward the max pull weight they generally have more take up. So if I buy a .5-2.5 pound trigger and run it around two pounds, it won't be as nice as a 1.5-4 pound trigger set toward the bottom end of the pull weight
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Old November 21, 2020, 07:40 PM   #7
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Are we to assume this is a rifle for range only use? Off a bench or rest a light trigger can be a good thing but in the field, in all kinds of weather, not so much.

3lbs is a light trigger for a deer rifle, and heavier isn't a problem if it is smooth and crisp.

When its 28 degrees and you've been in the cold for 5 hours, a 1.5lb trigger is more hazard than benefit.

On a target gun, shot in nice shirtsleeve weather, that's a different matter.
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Old November 21, 2020, 08:11 PM   #8
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I’m a 700 fan and all mine have been swapped out for either a Timney or Trigger Tech. They are right in your price range and have the range of adjustments you would be interested in. I for one set my deer rifles trigger pull to 2lbs. Is it light? Yes. I also don’t let anyone else use my rifles.
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Old November 21, 2020, 08:29 PM   #9
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Just replaced a nasty XMP (on a VLS in . 223) with a rifle basix, ordered a 1.5 pound and had to adjust it heavier

Really pleased with it.



They both have different glass now, but the .243 (bottom) was pre XMP so it adjusted quite well.

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Old November 21, 2020, 09:15 PM   #10
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Trigger Tech, and never look back. I've got a Diamond and a Special on two custom action's and they are fantastic trigger's.
You can also adjust them without removing the action from the stock.
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Old November 21, 2020, 10:06 PM   #11
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Replaced with Timney Hunter on my 5 700s. Excellent.
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Old November 22, 2020, 02:57 AM   #12
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Don't want to spend more than $200 or so either.
Well, with that budget you won't get into a Jewell, and a Jard is pretty close to that by the time you add shippping. Good news is that the Timney 510 trigger for the Remington 700 is available for less than your budget, and it is pretty tough to beat. Rifle Basix is pretty sweet as well. I install a lot of triggers for people with Remington 700s, and most are Timneys, Jewells, or custom benchrest triggers. I don't get a lot of call for the Rifle Basix or the Jard, don't know why, but they're good triggers.
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Old November 22, 2020, 04:40 AM   #13
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I see a lot of Rifle Basix put on Savages. Not so much other rifles.
The match shooters i hang around with will put them on old Stevens 200 actions.
Then complain they don't go low enough.
But they still put them on.
I have an adjustable factory trigger (not so much!) on my wife's Savage 110 FP. Have it set to 1.5 lb. Wish it was lower.
Many match guys are running around a 4 ounce trigger.
And until you shoot one, you don't realize how nice they are.

Most of my hunting rifles are set around 2.5lb.
I guess you need to decide what your doing with the rifle.
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Old November 22, 2020, 09:52 AM   #14
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Use for this rifle as of now is a hunting rifle. The plan for it in the future is light weight hunting match rifle. I really don't need anything lighter than 1 pound. I have been shooting 1.5 pound pull for a few years now and rather like it.
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Old November 22, 2020, 09:59 AM   #15
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Might want to look at Shilen trigger.

http://www.shilen.com/pricesTriggers.html

http://www.shilen.com/productsTriggers.html
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Old November 22, 2020, 12:21 PM   #16
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Timney has been great for those 1.5-3 lb triggers.....mine is set at 2.25lbs. Win 70
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Old November 22, 2020, 08:35 PM   #17
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https://www.jardinc.com/jard-remingt...ly-set-triggerI was looking today online for triggers and Jard makes a set trigger drop in for Remington 700. With a 2-3 pound normal single stage and a 3-8 ounce set. This would cover bases for hunting and target/precision stuff. Here is a link
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Old November 25, 2020, 02:20 PM   #18
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1.5 pounds is waaay too light for a hunting rifle. Bump the rifle and it'll go bang. Isn't safe.
The Timney 'Elite Hunter' is a 'drop in' M700 trigger. Starts at $149.99. It'll go down to 1.5 pounds, but you really do not want it set that low.
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Old November 25, 2020, 09:00 PM   #19
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Another vote for Trigger Tech. My only complaint is that they dont make them for Savage.
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