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#7176393 - 12/12/12 06:54 PM Re: Jewell vs timney? [Re: Dirtfarmer]
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I've used Jewell triggers in the past. They are no doubt great triggers, if you want a pull measured in ounces.

Anytime I want a pull of 1.5# or greater I'll take a Timney over the Jewell. For hunting I much prefer Timney.......
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#7176570 - 12/12/12 07:34 PM Re: Jewell vs timney? [Re: 406_SBC]
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The Jewell is wasted on a heavier trigger pull.

There are a bunch of much less expensive options for such applications. And with that, I agree with you.

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#7176587 - 12/12/12 07:38 PM Re: Jewell vs timney? [Re: 406_SBC]
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Originally Posted By: 406_SBC
I've used Jewell triggers in the past. They are no doubt great triggers, if you want a pull measured in ounces.

Anytime I want a pull of 1.5# or greater I'll take a Timney over the Jewell. For hunting I much prefer Timney.......


The OP is talking about a Remington, the jewell is superior in every way to a Timney for a Remington or Winchester, the only time Timney is the CHOICE is when there is no other aftermarket trigger.......LOVE my Timney Sako trigger's !!!

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#7176599 - 12/12/12 07:40 PM Re: Jewell vs timney? [Re: Dirtfarmer]
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IMO, a Jewell doesn't become a "Jewell" until 2 1/2 lbs. and under. The one I have on a hunting rifle had a decernable "hitch" until I adjusted it to two pounds. The one on my bench rifle is set for 2 oz. Very nice !

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#7176637 - 12/12/12 07:47 PM Re: Jewell vs timney? [Re: JimHundley]
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Agree with you, Jim.

It seems to me that the Jewell seems more manageable, set light, than the others. A Timney at a pound can feel a bit scary, at least to me. Not so with a Jewell.

DF

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#7176729 - 12/12/12 08:06 PM Re: Jewell vs timney? [Re: woodson]
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Originally Posted By: woodson
I've been gathering components for a fast twist 243 since June. SA700 SS is enroute (thanks Raghorn), Micky Edge MR handle, Rock #2 1-8 twist, Ptg BM, and Holland RL. She will be topped with a VX3 2.5x8-36. Last part I need is a trigger. Timney for like $130 vs Jewell for like $230. Now I realize being cheap and custom rifles don't go together. That said, is the Jewell REALLY worth the extra 100 clams??

I've been spamming our classifieds for a "stainless" unit with bolt release and safety (RH) with no luck. Anyone have one they're willing to part with?


If you are after accuracy and have an educated finger then Jewell is the only way, if you have a sporting rifle and your knuckles drag on the ground and/or you are shooting in the cold then Timney is your best bet.


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#7176783 - 12/12/12 08:19 PM Re: Jewell vs timney? [Re: Dirtfarmer]
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For a medium-light pull of 1-2 pounds the Jewell is great, and I would probably choose it over a tuned 700, Timney or Shilen. For a 2-3 pound pull any will do fine.

Under a pound and I like the Jard a lot. Have them on a Remington 700 Classic .221 Fireball and a benchrest 6mm PPC. Very fine triggers.
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#7177007 - 12/12/12 09:45 PM Re: Jewell vs timney? [Re: Mule Deer]
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I run Jewell's, but have had some OEM 700s, esp the older guns, which have lighter springs, that worked well, though had one that was prone to ADs, so, you may 'Roll the dice' w/a factory trigger.

Hear good things on Shilen. Had a Timney on Swedish Mausers, huge improvement, but not great, but that's just MY ltd experience. On Ruger #1's, the Kepplinger is UNREAL, an expensive albeit worthy investment.

Sounds like running a 2 contour, you want a hunting trigger from 2-3#, I agree w/above, all can give good service. Whether a premium is justified paying for a Jewell is subjective, in this scenario (2-3#).
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#7177120 - 12/13/12 12:31 AM Re: Jewell vs timney? [Re: 65BR]
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I went Timney, my rifle is for the field/hunting, heard from a smith I respect that he has seen Jewell's jam up with dust and dirt from regular use.

Like the Timney.

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#7177173 - 12/13/12 03:24 AM Re: Jewell vs timney? [Re: JSTUART]
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Originally Posted By: JSTUART
...and have an educated finger...


You bring up the point that bothers me the most about a Jewell.

The too-narrow trigger itself.

And yes, my trigger finger is quite well-educated.

I like my finger to be able to feel a trigger before I apply pressure. The thinness and shape of the Jewell just doesn't work for me, especially on a hunting rifle.

I have a few on target/groundhog rifles, but no way would I put one on a big game rifle.

Another point... their strong suit is when you need a trigger pull measured in ounces. For a 2-3 pound pull, I can't think of why you'd need a Jewell.

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