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Timney Triggers?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by fishblade2, Jan 24, 2012.

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  1. fishblade2

    fishblade2 Member

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    I know this is not technically suppose to go under rifles but since I want to only put it on rifles I placed it in this category. How would you guys recommend them for any rifles? Do they make them for pistols? I'm thinking of putting one of the timney triggers on the ar15. Would it be an easy transfer or would a gunsmith have to do the process? Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Derek Zeanah

    Derek Zeanah System Administrator Staff Member

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    I played with my first non-stock AR trigger at SHOT. Actually, my expectations were built on M16-A2s, which were worse.

    I was going to buy a Geissele trigger, but then I ran into the owner of Timney at the 3-gun shoot-off. Hell of a good guy, who's willing to spend money to support shooting sports *and* give away a box of matches to those in need.

    After trying his trigger I was impressed. Good trigger pull, excellent reset. If it was a tie I was going with Timney anyway, but it was close.

    Don't know about pistols, but he makes Mosin triggers that were selling like hotcakes.
     
  3. Captains1911

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    I have a 4# on my precision AR and love it. It's very crisp and clean. Install was simple, you can definitely do it yourself. Use BLUE loctite on the set screws. This AR is not a high round count gun so i cannot offer first hand experience on how durable they are under heavy use. Geissle have very good reputations for durability, they are two-stage however.
     
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    I run Timney's in 3 AR's, 2 10/22s, a Mauser and a Ruger 77...yep, I like em. In an AR it is a simple drop in unit.
     
  5. SGW42

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    Can't speak for the AR triggers, but I just put one in a Stevens 200 and I am extremely impressed. At first, I couldn't figure out how they got away with charging nearly $100 for what looked like to me a simple piece of CNC metal, but once I inspected it closely, I realized what I was paying for. The tolerances on mine are extremely close (suppose they have to be) and it is finished very nicely. The included instructions were right on. I didn't have any problems but I get the impression if I was unhappy, Timney would do what they could to sort me out.

    Only thing I don't care for is the trigger is totally flat faced (which I read somewhere Timney does because it promotes optimal finger tip placement), whereas I prefer a little bit of a radius for comfort and looks. But otherwise, I'm all for it.
     
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    Timney AR triggers are very good and will last forever. For the AR they are almost $200 and most of that is paying for the drop in convenience. You can get a good hammer/disconnect/trigger/spring kit for less than half the price and once installed you might not know which is which in the Pepsi challenge.
     
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    I saw their Mosin triggers at SHOT, and was pretty impressed. They're sending me one to review on Forgotten Weapons, so I'll see just what kind of shooting improvement it can give me in a sniper Mosin.
     
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    I've been shooting for 52 years and pulled on a few really great triggers in that time. But I put a 4 lb trigger assembly in my AR and it beat them all. Very, very little take up, crisp clean break (glass rod break) at a consistent 4 lbs. The best thing is it's consistent, every pull is 4 lbs. The price is very competitive with other triggers of equal quality.
     
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    Put one in an old mauser 98 I got off a fellow. Like the difference between night and day after that.
     
  10. Geno

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    I have several 1.5 pound and one 4 ounce Timney triggers. They are wonderful for my heavy barreled rifles.

    Geno
     
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    If it is for an AR-15, you may want to consider the 4# Timney Drop-In Trigger designed for the AR-10 as the hammer is a bit larger, making it (hammer) a bit heavier.
     
  12. Smokey Joe

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    Timneys...

    Fishblade 2--I have Timneys in an '03A3 Springfield, a '17 Enfield, and a Mauser M-48. All are almost target-gun quality, with no adjustment. All were very easy to install. No experience with installing a Timney in an autoloader, but can certainly recommend them for overall quality.
     
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    I put a Timney on my Remington 788 about a year ago, absolutely fantastic trigger! I'd wanted to put one in 20 years ago when I got the rifle, didn't make one. A year ago, my buddy told me he'd just put one in his 788, he helped me install, only had to trim, with a pocket knife, a piece of the inside of the stock for the safety. Mine has an 32 oz. on it, never touched any settings, now shoots .316 MOA. Most accurate rifle in the stable.
     
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    I've owned several Ruger centerfire rifles thru the years. First thing I did was install a Timney trigger on them. Like trading in a Yugo for a Cadillac.
     
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    They are as good as the hype, the only trigger I like better then the super crisp single stage that Sako/Tikka use.
     
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    Timney in my Ruger 77 and a Wilson Combat TTU in my AR. They are both great.
     
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    How do these compare to the Guissele triggers?
     
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    Timney x 2

    Put one in a Yugo M24/47 8mm mauser, nice pull (set at factory) with no creep, reduced my groups from 3"-5" down to 1-1/4" to 2" with my handloads. Put the other one in an M95 Spanish in 7mm mauser carbine about the same (pitted bore)also with my handloads. Love those triggers, I haven't used any others because the Timney's price is so good.
     
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