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Timney triggers???

Given the Remington issues being discussed, and the fact that my BDL does have a trigger pull of about 150 pounds, I was thinking of having it replaced.  I have seen some guys on another site mention Timney triggers.  Does anyone here have any experience with them?  Any idea what it costs to have one replaced?

I would take it to an actual gunsmith, so as not to jack up the whole gun.  Anyone?

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I went to their site and it

I went to their site and it looks like you can get a replacement trigger for about $125. Some where cheaper and some more expensive.  I don't know what a gunsmith would charge you, but i suspect it'd be under a hundred dollars so you're looking at maybe $225.

I base the cost for the gunsmith on what a gunsmith charged me to adjust my remington trigger - he only charged me $15 so i can't imagine it is that much more work to actually replace the trigger.

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Replacing a trigger is a

Replacing a trigger is a relative simple thing to do but I have never done it on a Remington.  If you are handy with simple hand tools you should be able to do the job youself.  The important part is getting it set to where it won't go off when you look at it but that is a simple adjustment.  Also if you need to you can pick up a trigger pull scale for around $40.00 to see just where you like the adjustment. 

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I can't speak for Ca, but for

I can't speak for Ca, but for me it was just easier to pay a gunsmith to do it.  I'd probably screw something up or not have the right tool handy, plus I'd always wonder if I did it right or it was going to go off one day when I didn't want it to go off.

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Yeah, that, and I seriously

Yeah, that, and I seriously believe that this is where the whole Remington problem started.  I think there are too many guys who tinkered with their own triggers.  I would like to see some #'s on which of the "malfunctions" were on stock weapons, or on weapons that had been worked on by the owner or a gunsmith.

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Good point about working on

Good point about working on the guns themselves and causing the problem.  The gunsmith that adjusted my trigger recommended no lighter than 3 pounds and tested to see if it would go off accidently.

A real light trigger is good for target shooting, but not necessary for hunting.  When I am at the range I feel the trigger pull, but when I am hunting I don't even notice it regardless of how heavy it is.  And a little on the heavy side may not be a bad thing when you have gloves and are not as sensitive to the touch of the trigger.

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A lot of the modern rifles

A lot of the modern rifles have a triger that can be adjusted by the owner and if you look int he owners manual it will tell you how to do it.  Now if you have one of these type of rifles it is up to you to make sure that you do not set the trigger to the point of it going off if a fly lands on it.  It all comes from a little bit of responsibility on the owners part.   

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I think the savage is

I think the savage is designed for owner adjustment and my Tikka is too, but I've left it alone because it was fine out of the box.  I think it voids the warranty if you adjust the Remington trigger yourself, but not sure on that.

Nothing wrong with using the adjustment if that is what it was intended for.

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I have seen where you can

I have seen where you can even adjust the factory trigers that have an adjustment too far for a safe hunting rifle.  As I said it all comes down to common sence along with some personal accountability for what you do.

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You raise a good point which

You raise a good point which makes me ask the question -how do you know when you've gone to far?  Do you put the safety on and try to dry fire the gun?  Or would it make a difference with a shell in it?  Do you have to take it to the range and try to "accidently" discharge it or is there just a limit that you shouldn't be beyond.

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I myself have a trigger pull

I myself have a trigger pull guage that I use when setting up one of my triggers.  But if you don't you can always just adjust it until the trigger will not hold the sear from fireing the rifle.  Then back it off a few turns until it feels good to you.  If you replace yours with a Timmey it will come with a set of instructions to where it should be safe.  Also once it is adjusted work the action with out a round in the chamber.  Then place the safty on and bump the stock around, drop it on the but plate and what ever else you want to do.  I'll even try it with out the safty on.  If it fires on the empty chamber you need to readjust it.  You really do not want a hair trigger on a hunting rifle, you want it to be solid until you decide to pull it to fire it and when you do it should be crisp with no creap or excessive over travel. 

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