I have a 17 Fireball Varmint that desperately needs a new trigger. It currently has a X-mark pro trigger set at the factory 6 tons. My son and I both have to pull it to get the gun to fire :p I'd like a consistent, light trigger pull for Wyoming prairie dogs and punching paper.
Of the choices above, which would you vote for, and why? You may notice that the Jewel trigger is not listed: I have capped my trigger spending at $200. Also, I am not a mechanical idiot (average skills) but I am no gunsmith, either, so I must be able to install the trigger myself.
Also: Anyone have any additional information on the KEPPLINGER single set trigger?
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November 14, 2009, 02:14 PM
We use Timney primarily here at the shop, unless a customer chooses different, but most choose the Timney.
Excellent quality and I have never heard of, or have had any problems to date!
Jewell triggers are the second most popular(hunting platform) trigger we sell. Jewells tend to be more popular on the target guns.
And I don't have to tell you how good a Jewell is.....top notch!
November 14, 2009, 02:34 PM
Two of the very best aftermarket triggers for the M-700 are the Jewell and Kelbly, which are not on the poll. I'm using both of these various 700s I own, also the Shilen, as well as several finely tuned origional factory mechanisms.
November 14, 2009, 04:44 PM
I ended up with a Jewell. I have to admit I lucked into it and was pretty much ignorant of aftermarket triggers. It came in a rifle I traded. The action did not fit in the stock with the Jewell triiger until I inletted. The saftey was binding.
It is all stainless. It can be adjusted on the rifle for all 3 settings as long as you are not changing the spring that controls the range of pull weight.
I'm just getting to the point where I can appreciate a good trigger. Not having tried many others I can't compare. I have shot a few others, but can't say what brand they were. I know a Jewell is not the cheapest.
I would probably work with the existing trigger first.
November 14, 2009, 06:34 PM
Not to hi-jack the tread, but does anyone know when Remington switched from the 3 way adjustable trigger to the X-Mark and if there were any stops along the way? Specifically, what trigger does my (barrel code 2004) 700VLS have?
November 14, 2009, 07:29 PM
klineia, if your VLS was made in 2004, it has the old (standard) trigger.
You can also tel by the way it looks. Here is a picture of the X-Mark pro: