Bix vs Jewel

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  1. mikeeg02

    mikeeg02 Michael Glantz Gold $$ Contributor

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    I've just been using jewels, but I dont know any better. They seem to be fine in my kelbly grizzly actions. Though I just ordered a new trigger to try, so well see if it does anything for me.
     
  2. Greyfox

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    I don't own stock in B&A, so I have no dog in the fight. But anything mechanical will eventually have problems. I have 5 B&A's and have zero problems with any of them. Granted, I have not used them as long as I did Jewells. However, I have had many issues with Jewells over the years and the B&As have eliminated at least some of those. I once broke a Jewell by blanking a primer, called Jewell and they said they would send me the part. When I received it, it wouldn't fit and when I called they told me it would have to be hand fitted and that I would need to mail it to them. I asked why they didn't tell me that in the first place. Answer "you didn't ask".

    Rick
     
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  3. Chuckhunter

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    Mike if you ordered a Bix, I'm sure you won't be disappointed. I probably won't make another shoot at Williamsport this year due to a very ill Mother-in-Law but next year you are certainly welcome to sit down behind my rifle and try my bix to make a comparison.
     
  4. mikeeg02

    mikeeg02 Michael Glantz Gold $$ Contributor

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    Well I certainly hope things get better for you guys. That's always a tough place to be. Gotta put family first.

    I ordered a different brand though. ;)

    Look forward to seeing you soon!
     
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  5. Raythemanroe

    Raythemanroe Bullet Whisperer Silver $$ Contributor

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    Sorry to hear about your mother-in-law Chuck:(

    I have played with Bix and have zero doubt they are better. I was going to try one on my new rifle but didn't, maybe next time.. Maybe I will order one and a trigger hanger and keep this one for a back up..

    Ray
     
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    +1 I have had two similar instances with their service. Their lack of documentation and cute remarks don't make any brownie points with me. either Rick. JME WD
     
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  7. Chuckhunter

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    Thanks Ray, when my new gun is put together, the offer stands as well for you. You are more than welcome to sit down behind it and snap away. :)
     
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  8. johara1

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    Mike, if you can handle using a left hand gun you are welcome to shoot mine. I will be at Reade for the next and the last shoot..... jim
     
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  9. Alex Wheeler

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    I can not make a Jewell as good as I can make a Bix. Pull weight is one thing, but I am more concerned with drag on the striker.
     
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  10. mikeeg02

    mikeeg02 Michael Glantz Gold $$ Contributor

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    I appreciate that. I'm sure I'll be there. Look forward to seeing you there.
     
  11. johara1

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    Mike, But you gotta wear shoes...... LMAO.... jim
     
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  12. mikeeg02

    mikeeg02 Michael Glantz Gold $$ Contributor

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    Lol I'm not sure I can make that change. I only want to change one thing at a time :p
     
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  13. tom

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    Come out here next March....I'll bet money you'll want shoes!

    Tom
     
  14. tom

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    Now back to the thread. Recently I traveled across the country and when I went to test loads I kept getting a vertical spitter. I thought I was hearing firing pin impact, which is the first sign before they actually "stick" and give the result Michael gave an example of above. Anyway, I shot my other gun, and it did just fine enough for me. Now home, I tore into it and sure enough it was sticky/clicky pressing it down with the trigger held back. I had Alex investigate what could be happening, and try to find a solution. Well before our conversation was over he felt he had the cause and solution. Next day he sent me up a couple used bix that he fixed up. Today I go out and shoot my home load (30.86) vs the best I got it at harry Jones (30.62) with the "tuned" trigger. And low and behold the dumb thing does what it's supposed to do!

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  15. mikeeg02

    mikeeg02 Michael Glantz Gold $$ Contributor

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    Looks like that bix in the orange gun cost you a couple group dollars. ;) Not sure I want to shoot against that gun now!
     
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    So a Bix needs to be tuned as well ? Well great shooting Tom at least it showed up on paper.....
     
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  17. tom

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    It did, and the funny thing is it was not the greatest conditions this morning. I sat there hoping it would settle down for a while, then Leo showed up and I told him to go ahead and put his paper up. It was still dirty and running once he got back but I decided to just get on with it. Later spotting for him it got really nice for about 30 minutes.....I was kinda pissed lol. Anyway, I figured as long as it didn't spit vertical I would learn enough, so I was surprised especially the 30.62 charge because it noticeably was picking up.


    Tom
     
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  18. Dave Way

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    I have run the Jewels for over 20 years. About 2-3 years ago I tried out a Bix. All are set at 2 ounces. When people ask me to describe the difference I tell them with a Jewel, it breaks cleanly and consistently as I apply pressure. The best way I can describe a Bix is I first feel my finger touch the trigger then the instant I feel it is time to shoot, the rifle seems to fire on it's own. I'm not sure if I'm alone in that opinion or not.

    Tom, had I known about your problem, I had an extra Bix in my toolbox.

    Dave.
     
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  19. dkhunt14

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    Just call him FRED. Matt
     
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  20. mikeeg02

    mikeeg02 Michael Glantz Gold $$ Contributor

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    He even cuts his sleeves off too lol.

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