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replacement trigger

I am in the market for a new trigger for my weatherby vanguard .338.  Anyone have any opinions keeping it under $200.  I have seen the timneys and rifle basix online just not sure if any are better than others.  Also want to make sure its a drop in and i would prefer a bolt lock safety 2 or 3 position doesnt really matter to me.  I thought about having a trigger job done but I would rather have something I can adjust myself.

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The only replacement trigger

The only replacement trigger I have used myself is a Jewell trigger for my Remington 700. It does not appear that they make one for the Weatherby and is slightly over your price range anyway.

I ahve heard nothing but good things about Timney triggers and they come in well below the 200 you asked for. I've included the link to Midway for the trigger with a lot of great reviews.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=552716

You will not be disappointed with the difference a quality makes. I would live to be able to afford one for all my rifles. I'm set at about 2 pounds with zero creep. It may take a little fitting on the inside of the stock to clear everything but it's not to big of a deal. I took pictures of my old one installed before I took it out for reference. I read the directions and then also watched a video on youtube.

Follow those steps and you should have it all back together in less than an hour.

 

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I put a Timney in a

I put a Timney in a sporterized 03A3 at least 15 years ago.  It was simple with good instructions and it brought my groups down from 1 1/2 MOA to under 3/4 MOA with about a 3# pull I set it out.  I don't think you can go wrong with their triggers and the prices aren't bad IMO!

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Thanks guys.  I did some more

Thanks guys.  I did some more research on Timney and can't find a reason not to go that route.  Need to get it ordered the temps should be warming up soon and it will be time to start shooting.  Drew a Wyoming Elk tag and I have some more load development to do.

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trigger

On Savage rifles, I have found the Rifle Basix to be a smoother, easier adjusted trigger. The Timney will work well but seems to be gritty and doesn't adjust as well. The RB is usually cheaper too.

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Replacement trigger

I just recently had a Timney trigger installed in my Weatherby Vanguard .270 WSM MOA.  What a difference between that and the original factory trigger.  It is well worth it, IMHO, to get one of these.  I believe you can get them for around $125.00. 

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animalsrdelicious---In case

animalsrdelicious---In case you haven't ordered your Timney yet, the regular one from the factory for your rifle is $115.95 and the nickle plated one is $10 more.  I'm in Allegan, MI.  Where do you call home here in MI and what unit did you draw your Wyoming tag for?  I've been going out there for years and it's like my second home now!  

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