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In my own opinion, 3 to 3.5

In my own opinion, 3 to 3.5 pounds is just about right for a hunting rifle. Much lighter and it is just starting to get a little light for carrying around the woods where a fall or accident is a possibility. Anything heavier than 6 pounds should be lowered. That is just a stiff trigger pull and you are not getting the most of your rifle's potential. A lot of rifles can just be adjusted by the owner and you do not need to take it to a gunsmith. Also it is pretty easy to put a new trigger (like the great timney) in yourself. I would not just accept the fact that your rifle has a nasty trigger pull. I think it is something that should definitely be fixed.

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I don't know anything about

I don't know anything about after market triggers so I am not questioning your judgement, just picking your brain about these triggers.  What makes them so great?  I have never heard of them, but that doesn't mean anything.  I did see they make archery releases too.  Wonder if they are any good.  What is involved in removing and installing a new trigger?  Do you just need a screw driver or do you need any special tools?  If so, do they come with the trigger?

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The timney is just known as

The timney is just known as one of the best triggers around. I can not count how many articles by gun writers that liked most things about the gun that they were reviewing but added that upon purchasing one that they would replace it with a timney. I want to say that Jim Carmichel is a really big fan of the timneys. They are crisp with no creep and are adjustable for trigger pull. The triggers that I have messed with have not taken special tools. My little gun tool kit has everything that I have ever needed.

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Did you put the timney

Did you put the timney trigger in your rifle yourself?  How long did it take?  The reason I ask is I have a Remington .243 with factory trigger and this might be a nice addition to it.  It is a nice shooting rifle, but with a better trigger...well let's say it can't hurt.  The thing I like about this forum is you learn from guys who have done things like this and it makes you want to do the same.

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