Trigger reliability question.

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  1. TAJ45

    TAJ45 Gold $$ Contributor

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    Having mostly Jewels, maybe a Shilen or two plus std Rem and Savage SSS, my concern is driving nearly 3 days to the rat fields and maybe piercing a primer and putting something out of commission. I've not installed a trigger before. I do have a spare Jewel, guess I need to learn.

    What trigger would be your choice for rugged, yeoman's service, with ability to go down to a pound, maybe 8 oz?
    BAT, Stolle, FDC, Hall, early DGA are the actions.
     
  2. billshehane

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    YES learn how to install your spare trigger but also carry a can of air and a can of lighter fluid. The fluid will flush out most grit and crap out of the trigger and then a blast of air gets most back running fast. DO NOT OIL.
     
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  3. Tommie

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    True on all counts. I would add Lock-Ease to the list.
    Had a bolt stop suddenly quit working during my most recent PD outing. Luckily it was only gummed up and a quick cleaning along with Lock-Ease saved the gun from prairie purgatory.
     
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  4. TAJ45

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    Thanks Bill. Haven't made the maiden voyage yet so still gathering the GottaHaves. :)
     
  5. Gabe22BR

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    B&A trigger, Tom.
    Had no problems with mine in the field...
     
  6. Dusty Stevens

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    If i was going to drive like that to prairie dog hunt id have a new trigger already installed in a spare trigger hanger and for doing that type of shooting every trigger in my arsenal would be a trigger tech primary or an old remington. No way id have a 2oz br trigger out there thinking i may have to rely on it working all week in the field. Itll take 2-3 mins to change it. I change them between relays at br matches all the time
     
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  7. TAJ45

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    B&A eh? Not wanting to bust the bank ;)
    I've looked at the TTech and have liked what I've seen.
    Good advice Destry.
     
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  8. Dusty Stevens

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    Better carry a spare if you do bust the bank
     
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  9. TAJ45

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    Hmm, so one of or both that I mentioned aren't reliable?
     
  10. Dusty Stevens

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    Like i said, get an old remington or a TT primary if youre going to prairie dog town
     
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  11. LarryDScott

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    I had 19 PD rifles by the time I started selling Jewell triggers.
    Each Remington had a BRBR. In the 10yrs that I hunted, twice per yr, not a single malfunction, and not a single one of these triggers were ever cleaned. You can call it lucky or anything you like, but I have never figured why so many people claim to have malfunction due to dirty triggers. Maybe its because they shoot off the ground and I shot from a bench. I'm still running some of those triggers today. LDS
     
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  12. RGRobinett

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    Have used Jewell triggers (of several descriptions) since they became available, on competition rigs, and hunting/varminting rifles - many thousands of shots, times 10, with a single failure.:) Never had a Jewell trigger issue in a dog town, or, other huntin' locations . . .

    THAT failure was self induced:eek:: at a tournament, where the firing line is merely a few feet from the dirt lane leading to other firing lines, with frequent traffic kicking up dust, which was blowing directly onto the firing line/rifles, and lacking lighter fluid, I flushed the Jewell with KROIL!:D And, upon rerturning home, forgot to clean off the Kroil - yep that stuff does, "gum" some.:eek: Several events later, the trigger decided to remind me of my forgetfulness - a dousing with lighter fluid was the instant cure.;)RG
     
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    Gravel/crushed rock road dust. The pride of Iowa.
     
  14. TAJ45

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    Great info guys and thanks. Tom
     
  15. Lucky Shooter

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    Tom, as per Mr.Shehane's comment----go prepared, which includes learning how to swap out triggers.
    Know how when you get there instead of learning as you go, in the field.

    A small tapper, some punches and spare pins will also be in order.

    In many years of PD shooting, I've never damaged a Jewell trigger----but----it can happen.

    I think the Jewell would be easier to swap out than a Rem trigger, especially under field conditions, because
    the Jewell is a single self-contained unit----maybe easier to handle under field conditions.

    A spare trigger can also be in the form of another rifle-----much less lost time.

    Enjoy your experience and bust a bunch for me.

    A. Weldy
     
  16. antelopedundee

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    Remington 700 triggers are a PITA to install unless you have the sear safety cam held in place with slave pins.
     
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  17. Dusty Stevens

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    No problem at all with a spare trigger hanger.
     
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    Visited with Gene Bukys this weekend at the Seymour shoot. He has tried several B&A, Flavio, Farley, Kelbly, and others. He came back to the Jewell. I use Jewells on my comp rifles and Shilens on my hunting rifles.
     
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  19. Dusty Stevens

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    Exactly what me and alot of others i know have done as well
     
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  20. butchlambert

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    Gene said he would like to see the Jewell with an aluminum housing instead of the sheet metal side plates.
     

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