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Ikeepitcold
03-09-2013, 08:10 AM
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I picked up this youth model Savage 7mm-08 for my daughter. Went out and shot it and was impressed in the gun except the trigger sucks! It's a base model so it doesn't have the Accu trigger. The creep and high weight of the trigger is ridicules. I would like to replace the trigger with an adjustable one this way it won't be too lite of a pull where my kid can't touch the trigger and it goes off but lite enough she can pull it easier. I think most aftermarket triggers are adjustable but which one would be a good choice? Is there one out there I can install myself or is a gun smith a better choice?

Thanks

xtreme
03-09-2013, 08:40 AM
I am considering Shilen, they have both standard and competition triggers. Your pretty young hunter might find someone who has removed the Accu-trigger and you might buy one of those. Basix SSS Timney and Sharp Shooter also make triggers for your gun. I havent settled on trigger pull weight yet and you will have to decide that too. My project is a Stevens 200 and trigger pull will be light. I installed a Timney in my rem 700 and it is okay. Good luck and good hunting with your daughter.

Ikeepitcold
03-09-2013, 08:48 AM
I am considering Shilen, they have both standard and competition triggers. Your pretty young hunter might find someone who has removed the Accu-trigger and you might buy one of those. Basix SSS Timney and Sharp Shooter also make triggers for your gun. I havent settled on trigger pull weight yet and you will have to decide that too. My project is a Stevens 200 and trigger pull will be light. I installed a Timney in my rem 700 and it is okay. Good luck and good hunting with your daughter.

I see a lot on Timney. What is your thoughts on it? You must have reservations about it due to the "okay"

xtreme
03-09-2013, 09:08 AM
No reservations, its fine for the gun and application. Trigger pull for my project is going to be a lot lighter. I didn't want to make recommend a pull weight for your daughter. That said, I know the kids adapt faster than adults and too she has never had to pull the trigger like on my other 700, it bad. Not a recommendation, but are you thinking 1 1/2 -3? Will she keep gloves on while shooting? I don't, I had a round go between the antlers of a 6x6 bull doing that, next hunter killed him. Anyway, do a lot of research on the trigger, it is going to really make her gun. Some shooters need to help us both out. Shooters are up late or already at the range

Colorado Cowboy
03-09-2013, 09:12 AM
Knew Allen Timney when I lived in California (another life!!) when his shop was in South Gate. He put a trigger on my Springfield sporter, was (and still is) a great setup. Don't know much about them now as he sold out and the business was moved to Az.

Ikeepitcold
03-09-2013, 09:27 AM
No reservations, its fine for the gun and application. Trigger pull for my project is going to be a lot lighter. I didn't want to make recommend a pull weight for your daughter. That said, I know the kids adapt faster than adults and too she has never had to pull the trigger like on my other 700, it bad. Not a recommendation, but are you thinking 1 1/2 -3? Will she keep gloves on while shooting? I don't, I had a round go between the antlers of a 6x6 bull doing that, next hunter killed him. Anyway, do a lot of research on the trigger, it is going to really make her gun. Some shooters need to help us both out. Shooters are up late or already at the range




I was thinking around 2lbs. No gloves. I perfer the feel of the trigger and have taught her the same.

xtreme
03-09-2013, 10:04 AM
Then I think any of the majors would do fine and I like your idea for the 2lb setting. Price might enter into it now. CC shoots enough to know and he liked his Timney, of course he may have gotton some special attention.
The older I get the more paper I shoot and the lighter trigger pull I want.

Colorado Cowboy
03-09-2013, 10:20 AM
I do like the lighter trigger pulls. My Bullseye S & W & HiStandard are both about #2. My rifles are about the same. I would try to set them as light as a begining shooter can tolerate without having early discharges.
I also have a later, off the shelf Timney on my custom .22o Ackley Swift that is fine too. IMHO any of the after market triggers are pretty good too.

xtreme
03-09-2013, 10:39 AM
I agree CC and the little girl would adapt to just about any trigger pull dad provides. Kids are amazing

Ikeepitcold
03-09-2013, 11:37 AM
I agree CC and the little girl would adapt to just about any trigger pull dad provides. Kids are amazing

Sounds good! Thanks for the input.

Old Hunter
03-10-2013, 10:26 AM
Knew Allen Timney when I lived in California (another life!!) when his shop was in South Gate. He put a trigger on my Springfield sporter, was (and still is) a great setup. Don't know much about them now as he sold out and the business was moved to Az.


I knew Al in the 70's too. I was on the Trap Shooting Tour then making some good money. Al used to have a trailer he pulled to all the shoots that was a complete machine shop. I was living in Redondo Beach then, and would go see All all the time. He was a good guy, and made a great trigger. He did all the work on my trap guns then. (triggers, chokes, and stock fit)

sjsmallfield
03-11-2013, 07:31 PM
Man, you old guys really get around.;)

xtreme
03-11-2013, 07:45 PM
Gas was cheaper in our day

sjsmallfield
03-11-2013, 07:46 PM
Good point.

tdub24
03-12-2013, 11:35 AM
Sounds like you got all the answers you needed, but I will throw in my two cents anyways. I put a Timney trigger in my Remington 7mm-08 a few years back, and I am a novice when it comes to gunsmithing. Surprisingly, it was real simple to install and I went from a 7lbs pull to 1.5lbs. First time at the range my group changed from about 3-5" to around 3/4". I love the nice, clean break of the trigger. My vote is DIY with a Timney, but like everybody else said, little one will be able to adapt to which ever trigger you go with.

bigshot
03-15-2013, 08:18 PM
I agree, the Timney triggers are great and easy to adjust. I have them on my rem 700's and they can be adjusted from 1-4 lbs. by the way great looking rifle! I bought the same rifle for my niece last year and she loves it. The trigger on her rifle isnt that bad, the pull is about 4 lbs, but its crisp. The rifle is a great shooter, I reloaded some 120 Nosler BTs at about 2800 FPS. The recoil was mild and it shot almost a hole group at 100 yards. She killed a nice forkie last season with it, the buck went right down.

Colorado Cowboy
03-15-2013, 10:09 PM
I knew Al in the 70's too. I was on the Trap Shooting Tour then making some good money. Al used to have a trailer he pulled to all the shoots that was a complete machine shop. I was living in Redondo Beach then, and would go see All all the time. He was a good guy, and made a great trigger. He did all the work on my trap guns then. (triggers, chokes, and stock fit)

Used to shoot a lot of trap at the old Dominguez and Rancho Angeles Ranges in the 50's & 60's, then after they were gone at the Winchester West range. I lived in Downey. No shooting ranges left there now....too damn many people!

xtreme
03-16-2013, 08:31 AM
I have decided to use the Jewell trigger.