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#5468373 - 12/09/14 08:20 PM Trigger
RUM Mann Offline
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Registered: 12/15/12
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Thinking about putting a trigger in my Winchester model seventy 308. The gun is about ten years old. What trigger would y'all recommend?

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#5468387 - 12/09/14 08:29 PM Re: Trigger [Re: RUM Mann]
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#5468399 - 12/09/14 08:35 PM Re: Trigger [Re: RUM Mann]
caddokiller Offline
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I'd go timney too if its a hunting gun.
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#5468402 - 12/09/14 08:36 PM Re: Trigger [Re: RUM Mann]
RUM Mann Offline
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I would like the trigger to be set around 1lb

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#5468412 - 12/09/14 08:40 PM Re: Trigger [Re: RUM Mann]
RUM Mann Offline
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I have read that some people had trouble getting their timneys to fit right in their m 70

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#5474535 - 12/13/14 01:23 PM Re: Trigger [Re: RUM Mann]
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Different types of M70 actions.
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#5474600 - 12/13/14 02:08 PM Re: Trigger [Re: RUM Mann]
colt45 Offline
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there are better triggers than timmey, for hunting it's good, the fit some times has to be tweaked, lifetime guarantee.
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#5474666 - 12/13/14 03:00 PM Re: Trigger [Re: RUM Mann]
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Have you tried lightening the stock trigger?
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#5474936 - 12/13/14 06:59 PM Re: Trigger [Re: RUM Mann]
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More often than not, a one pound trigger is an accident waiting to happen. On my target guns, around 2 pounds is about as light as I ever go.

On a hunting rifle, 2.5 pounds is my lower limit. Most are better off with three pounds.
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#5475017 - 12/13/14 07:48 PM Re: Trigger [Re: RUM Mann]
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Timney set at two pounds.
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#5475019 - 12/13/14 07:49 PM Re: Trigger [Re: charlesb]
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Originally Posted By: charlesb
More often than not, a one pound trigger is an accident waiting to happen. On my target guns, around 2 pounds is about as light as I ever go.

On a hunting rifle, 2.5 pounds is my lower limit. Most are better off with three pounds.


Agree! 1lb is definitely an accident waiting to happen! You need it a minimum of 2lbs. If you ever hunt in cold weather and wear gloves you'd never feel that trigger when the rifle goes boom!

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#5475045 - 12/13/14 08:17 PM Re: Trigger [Re: RUM Mann]
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The only trigger I'd go lighter than 2 lbs on would be my .17 HMR. I have a single set trigger set at 1.5 lbs on it (just started shooting it today, BTW) and it is perfect for me. If it's a hunting rifle, I'd go minimum 2 lbs, I prefer 2.5 - 3 lbs.

YMMV.
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