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Custom Hunting Rifle Trigger and Barrel

Alright what is everyone's opinion on triggers? Does Jewell live up to their price? Is one really better than the other? Why? This is still a hunting rifle.

What about barrel makers? Again, is one really better than the other from a hunting rifle perspective? Why? For sure it will be a standard or medium sporter but my mind is open to opinions.

*More than likely this will be a 308 Winchester built off a Model 700 action likely with a 22 inch (or less) barrel length. I do believe I want the 1-12 twist for the 165 grain bullets but somebody correct me if I am wrong.

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Jewell is an excellent trigger. Timney is another choice. If you go with the 700 action, the remington trigger is an excellent trigger once it is tuned properly and pull weight reduced (which is easy to do). Thumbs up

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I agree. Don't rule out the rem factory trigger tho.They can be cleaned up nicely.

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That was what I've started thinking. Maybe I'd give the factory trigger a chance first. I noticed they have the new factory trigger (X something or other) on some of the 700s I saw on the shelf.

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I kept the rem trigger on my 6.5-06 and haven't regretted it. Very easy to adjust right. Mine is set at 3#. The one on my 25-06 I have at 2 1/2#. To tell the truth, for hunting I like a couple other of my triggers better. My mod 70 has the factory trigger and it's set at 5#, Have an 03-A3 with the two stage miliraty trigger reworked by the builder and I really like it, also at 5#.

For barrels, I have a Shilen and don't regret it. But was the truth known as long as its aa well established barrel maker I think you'd do all right. Years ago I heard bad things about Douglas but always from people that never had one. Now I know a few people that have them and they are happy with them. You will hear great claims about this barrel or that but, especially on a hunting rifle, I think they're splitting hairs.

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I have a Hart barrel on one of my rifles and it has been excellent. Just another bee for your bonnet. Big smile

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