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Old 12-28-2002, 06:50 AM   #11
 
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Dropped a Timney trigger in mine this week;

hope to get to the range this weekend to play with it. I do a "pound test" to make sure I have sufficient sear engagement, and want to make sure the scope was not knocked off zero during the installation and test.
 
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Old 01-02-2003, 02:15 AM   #12
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Once you test this Timney out, please give us a full review of it. You are the first I have met that bought the Timney over the SS trigger.
 
Old 01-02-2003, 04:54 AM   #13
 
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There are TWO SharpShooter triggers;

a match trigger (3/4 to 1.5 pounds) and a field trigger, 3.5 to 5.5 pounds. I am guessing the Timney is in the same range as the latter.

The Timney went in easily; the only difficulty - and it is minor - is the sear engagement screw. It is about 3/32 longer than it needs to be and hits a casting mark on the trigger guard. You can file down the casting, use a shorter screw ( I bet the overtravel screw would work very well in that location), or try filing the screw (NOT my recommendation).

Anyhow, with 4 adjustments - sear, trigger spring, safety, and overtravel - you ought to be able to get a feel you like. For the economy-minded, Timney sells "blems" at a reduced price. Order off the website and check the Blemish box. IF they have blems in the model you want, they will ship that and charge you less.

The SS trigger costs about $10 less, according to web prices; I would expect shipping to be the same. I read one review of the SS unit, which was favorable.

I was leaning towards the SS match trigger, as I do not take this gun into the field. However, to make life easier for the wife when Christmas shopping for me, I gave her the info on both. Instead of the net, she went to our local dealer - he has Timneys in stock. Hence, the Timney in my gun.

That said, I have no objections. While it felt stiff when I was testing it right after installation; i.e., action out of stock, it feels quite light when firing it now. The pistol grip on the stock really affects the leverage.

While I had lightened the Savage trigger using the adjustments, that only gives you sear and trigger weight, and coarse adjustments at that. The Timney gives me overtravel (useful) and safety adjustments (irrelevant; I don't load until I'm ready to shoot) and a much more precise level of adjustment. It's certainly all I need.
 
 
Old 01-12-2003, 10:22 AM   #14
 
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I am still trying to get my setup finished. But, I put a sharpshooter trigger in a .308 in left handed and it is wonderful. I also put it in the following Choat "Tactical" stock. It shoots < 1 MOA.


What I am really looking forward to is getting another Savage in .223 with the new Accutrigger. Has anyone used one yet?
 
Old 01-27-2003, 12:57 PM   #15
 
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Range trip: Good news; bad news.

It finally warmed up enough to shoot the progressive loads I worked up using the 69 gr match bullets in the FP 10. Found a super load; off the bench using the bipod at 50 yds, I got a 3-shot group .350 x .350.

Now the bad news: Although the load was .3 grains below max, I had primer flow. I may load 20 of these "just to have" and mark them for the bolt gun ONLY.

I have another group measuring .450 at 1.4 grains less; no pressure problems indicated. These will be the standard load for this bullet. The other load did make the Savage sit up and bark, though!
 
Old 04-14-2003, 09:06 PM   #16
 
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The first post asked for pictures. I can obliged with a fairly nice one, 10FP Savage .223 Rem. The scope is a Leupold 6.5-20x50 LRT, 30mm tube, side focus, on low rings. I lightened the factory trigger...careful where you have it pointed when you close that bolt!!!

Pet load, 25.0 grains Varget behind Hornady 75 gr A-Max, bullet seated 0.030 away from rifling lands, 2917 fps. Groups nice, hits hard at long range with this load.

 
Old 04-15-2003, 05:25 AM   #17
 
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Sounds like you went too far!

"I lightened the factory trigger...careful where you have it
pointed when you close that bolt!!!"

Then you went overboard on the sear engagement and now have a dangerous gun.

I went with a Timney; more adjustments, more durable, better pull and no loss of safety. Of course, the new Savage triggers will probably make after-market units unnecessary.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 07:07 AM   #18
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The new Savage triggers will not mount up to old style receivers, so you must get a new style rifle for the new trigger.

Me personally I won't get rid of my 10FP just for the new sytle trigger, but will someday find my way to either Timney or the SSS.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 09:12 PM   #19
 
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The new Savage triggers will not mount up to old style receivers, so you must get a new style rifle for the new trigger.
I'm told the new Savage trigger also means a new, and currently hard to find scope base.
 
Old 04-16-2003, 04:41 AM   #20
 
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I'll bite -

Just how does the trigger group affect the SCOPE BASE? Guess this means I'll have to put my M-203 on top!
 
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