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jhnbrand  [Member]
8/23/2011 3:55:17 PM
hey yall, i have a remington 700 in .308 with the factory x-mark trigger.. it sucks to be honest.
what triggers do yall suggest/ what are yall using???

any help would be great

ta6ppc  [Member]
8/23/2011 4:05:00 PM
Jewell is the best.
Timney is good and not quite half price of a Jewell.

These guys will steer you towards the timney because from a tactical standpoint a ounce range trigger is "dangerous"
predatornut  [Member]
8/23/2011 4:12:12 PM
If I ever decide to replace mine it will be with a Timney. I have no problem with mine, but am curious what others don't like about them. I hear "it sucks" a lot but what exactly "sucks" about them? Am I just lucky to get a good one or too dumb to realize it sucks.
RFutch  [Team Member]
8/23/2011 4:46:48 PM
From what I have read the Jewels are nicer but not as robust as the timney. If its a field gun you may want to go with the timney. I bought one but have not had the chance to try it out yet.
mathecb  [Team Member]
8/23/2011 4:55:44 PM
The Timney 510 is hard to beat. Its affordable, durable and crisp straight from the package. Its a perfect replacement trigger for a hard use Remington 700.
SERT103  [Team Member]
8/23/2011 5:12:47 PM
Originally Posted By mathecb:
The Timney 510 is hard to beat. Its affordable, durable and crisp straight from the package. Its a perfect replacement trigger for a hard use Remington 700.


This
ta6ppc  [Member]
8/23/2011 5:17:21 PM
Originally Posted By predatornut:
If I ever decide to replace mine it will be with a Timney. I have no problem with mine, but am curious what others don't like about them. I hear "it sucks" a lot but what exactly "sucks" about them? Am I just lucky to get a good one or too dumb to realize it sucks.


Between trigger pull's the trigger feel's different and will vary in weight as to what poundage it breaks. They even advertise that it is adjustable and I have found on the ones I have got lately makes no difference it the screw is all in or all out, or even if the tension spring is completely removed. no matter what you did it was 6lbs. They do suck, compared to a 510 timney or a jewell and even a factory old remmy rigger.....

Jewell's feel the same every time as do the timney 510.

PS. I have never had a issue with jewell's not working cause of grit or dirt, but I am not swimming in a mud puddle with my rifle either.
glazer1972  [Life Member]
8/23/2011 5:27:26 PM
I found a guy that had some older factory triggers.
Mobius38  [Team Member]
8/23/2011 5:32:43 PM
I have a 5R that I want to replace the trigger what is the best place/deal for a Jewell or a Timney trigger?
Hillbilly69  [Team Member]
8/23/2011 6:03:37 PM
Originally Posted By predatornut:
If I ever decide to replace mine it will be with a Timney. I have no problem with mine, but am curious what others don't like about them. I hear "it sucks" a lot but what exactly "sucks" about them? Am I just lucky to get a good one or too dumb to realize it sucks.


This.

I'm gonna have to find somebody with one of these hot rod triggers.

The Xmark in my 700 feels great to me.
FL_Tactical  [Team Member]
8/23/2011 7:32:32 PM
Originally Posted By SERT103:
Originally Posted By mathecb:
The Timney 510 is hard to beat. Its affordable, durable and crisp straight from the package. Its a perfect replacement trigger for a hard use Remington 700.


This


This +2

Replaced my AAC-SD trigger with one and really like it.
buckwheat762  [Member]
8/23/2011 9:30:32 PM
i got a "display model" timney from midway(few bucks cheaper because they opened it to use for a photo op) and it is fantastic. its a little too light for me now, but i just havent had the desire or time to take it apart and readjust it. i would buy another one.
RugRat  [Member]
8/24/2011 12:27:33 AM
I put a Jewel on my 5R and it has been excellent. 100% dependable and weight of pull has not varied.

Addendum: I haven't shot the rifle in a sand storm or dropped it in the mud. I don't move while shooting and would not be trustful of this trigger for such applications with it set at the weight I've got it set at. I use the rifle on the ground and on the bench. There is a mat between the ground and the gun and, if it's too windy I go home.
LoneWolfUSMC  [Team Member]
8/24/2011 12:47:22 AM
Originally Posted By RugRat:
I put a Jewel on my 5R and it has been excellent. 100% dependable and weight of pull has not varied.


Tossed it in the mud or shot it in a sandstorm yet?

Be careful with the 100% Dependable statements. Lots of stuff is 100% dependable until you depend on it in harsh conditions.

I have no problems with someone tossing a Jewel on a bench rifle. I just won't put one on anything that will see harsh conditions or be moved while loaded.

I ran a Timney in my 700 when I was using it for work. It is still on that rifle although it doesn't fill that purpose anymore. It has been good to go through dirt, rain, etc. My only grip is the wide trigger shoe. It's starting to bug me since nothing else I own has a shoe that wide.
Mobius38  [Team Member]
8/24/2011 12:48:55 AM
What would you suggest then?

Originally Posted By LoneWolfUSMC:
Originally Posted By RugRat:
I put a Jewel on my 5R and it has been excellent. 100% dependable and weight of pull has not varied.


Tossed it in the mud or shot it in a sandstorm yet?

Be careful with the 100% Dependable statements. Lots of stuff is 100% dependable until you depend on it in harsh conditions.

I have no problems with someone tossing a Jewel on a bench rifle. I just won't put one on anything that will see harsh conditions or be moved while loaded.


LoneWolfUSMC  [Team Member]
8/24/2011 12:49:43 AM
Updated my post above.

http://8541tactical.com/timney_review.php
Ninja_Moose  [Team Member]
8/24/2011 8:58:42 AM
Any comparison of the Rifle basix to the timney?
dugedug  [Member]
8/24/2011 9:34:56 AM

Originally Posted By Hillbilly69:
Originally Posted By predatornut:
If I ever decide to replace mine it will be with a Timney. I have no problem with mine, but am curious what others don't like about them. I hear "it sucks" a lot but what exactly "sucks" about them? Am I just lucky to get a good one or too dumb to realize it sucks.


This.

I'm gonna have to find somebody with one of these hot rod triggers.

The Xmark in my 700 feels great to me.


This. No complaints on the Xmark Pro so far. Even the smitty said it was really nice for a stock trigger.
jhnbrand  [Member]
8/24/2011 2:36:40 PM
Originally Posted By Ninja_Moose:
Any comparison of the Rifle basix to the timney?


this is also one of my questions

thanks everyone for the help
Engineer  [Team Member]
8/24/2011 11:50:36 PM

Originally Posted By jhnbrand:
Originally Posted By Ninja_Moose:
Any comparison of the Rifle basix to the timney?


this is also one of my questions

thanks everyone for the help

I don't have a Timney to compare to, but I ordered and installed an L1-K trigger in my 700 5-R. From my memory, it was pretty easy to get it adjusted to how I wanted it set up. I did have some troubles with the bolt-release sticking and the folks at Rifle Basix were very responsive and quickly sent out new parts to me to try to address the problem. 99% of the time, I am punching paper at the range, so I can't comment as to how the trigger behaves in a harsh environment.

NoahFN  [Team Member]
8/25/2011 12:58:24 PM
Does anyone know (LoneWolfUSMC I'm looking in your direction) what size punch you need for the Remington 700 trigger pins. Are there detailed instructions for the replacement anywhere?

I want to make sure I'm prepared for when I eventually do replace my trigger.
RFutch  [Team Member]
8/25/2011 1:24:17 PM
Originally Posted By NoahFN:
Does anyone know (LoneWolfUSMC I'm looking in your direction) what size punch you need for the Remington 700 trigger pins. Are there detailed instructions for the replacement anywhere?

I want to make sure I'm prepared for when I eventually do replace my trigger.


Here ya go!
LoneWolfUSMC  [Team Member]
8/25/2011 3:44:18 PM
Is that Howie Long? (j/k) I was waiting to see Terri bounce into frame.
LoneWolfUSMC  [Team Member]
8/25/2011 3:45:34 PM
Originally Posted By NoahFN:
Does anyone know (LoneWolfUSMC I'm looking in your direction) what size punch you need for the Remington 700 trigger pins. Are there detailed instructions for the replacement anywhere?

I want to make sure I'm prepared for when I eventually do replace my trigger.


Honestly, I never checked. I have a drawer full of punches. I usually just take my work to the drawer and match up the right punch.

If you do any firearms work, a good selection of punches are worth their weight in gold.

RFutch  [Team Member]
8/25/2011 4:11:07 PM
Originally Posted By LoneWolfUSMC:
Is that Howie Long? (j/k) I was waiting to see Terri bounce into frame.


lol
NoahFN  [Team Member]
8/25/2011 4:34:54 PM
Originally Posted By RFutch:
Originally Posted By NoahFN:
Does anyone know (LoneWolfUSMC I'm looking in your direction) what size punch you need for the Remington 700 trigger pins. Are there detailed instructions for the replacement anywhere?

I want to make sure I'm prepared for when I eventually do replace my trigger.


Here ya go!


Fantastic! Thank you.
NoahFN  [Team Member]
8/25/2011 4:36:14 PM
Originally Posted By LoneWolfUSMC:
Originally Posted By NoahFN:
Does anyone know (LoneWolfUSMC I'm looking in your direction) what size punch you need for the Remington 700 trigger pins. Are there detailed instructions for the replacement anywhere?

I want to make sure I'm prepared for when I eventually do replace my trigger.


Honestly, I never checked. I have a drawer full of punches. I usually just take my work to the drawer and match up the right punch.

If you do any firearms work, a good selection of punches are worth their weight in gold.



I have many punches, just wanted to make sure I had the one I needed. Seems like with all my tools, the one I need at the moment is missing from the set.

jhnbrand  [Member]
8/25/2011 5:36:22 PM
Which one, the old three screw trigger?