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Old 02-05-2018, 03:07 PM   #1
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Tikka trigger is awful. What fix have yíall done? The spring? Any to look out for? Best one? I assume itís an easy install
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:20 PM   #2
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My tikkas are the only factory rifles that (imo) don't need trigger upgrades. What is it that you don't like about?

But, some good options are :
Bix n Andy
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Or simple spring kit from yo dave

Timney makes one but I don't think it offered anything over the factory trigger.

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Old 02-05-2018, 03:31 PM   #3
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They sell a spring that you swap out to make it like 10oz to 2lbs or something like that.
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:31 PM   #4
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Im used to jewels. Its far from a jewel lol. I read about a spring upgrade....
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:33 PM   #5
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Ive got the jewel on a couple other guns. I know what you mean, but it's still a solid trigger and feel it's better than Timney
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:59 PM   #6
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I had mine reworked at Brileys in Houston, huge difference.
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Old 02-05-2018, 05:24 PM   #7
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My tikkas are the only factory rifles that (imo) don't need trigger upgrades. What is it that you don't like about?

But, some good options are :
Bix n Andy
Jard
Or simple spring kit from yo dave

Timney makes one but I don't think it offered anything over the factory trigger.

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To elaborate. It feels different. Obviously heavier pull but it breaks different. Not awful for factory. But awful compared to my others
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Old 02-05-2018, 06:00 PM   #8
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Replace the spring with the Yo Dave Trigger Spring. It made my Trigger way better on my Tikka. You can adjust it just under a pound and no creep. Cost is $10.00 Ships from Canada.
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Old 02-05-2018, 06:46 PM   #10
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:25 PM   #11
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Replace the spring with the Yo Dave Trigger Spring. It made my Trigger way better on my Tikka. You can adjust it just under a pound and no creep. Cost is $10.00 Ships from Canada.
Canucks? No ĎMerican ones?
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:32 PM   #12
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I️ shoot my tikka with the stock trigger and have never had problems with it.
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:46 PM   #13
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To elaborate. It feels different. Obviously heavier pull but it breaks different. Not awful for factory. But awful compared to my others
In that case, I'd say go for the bix n Andy.

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Old 02-05-2018, 07:53 PM   #14
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:10 PM   #15
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Not that I know of.
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Old 02-05-2018, 10:51 PM   #16
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Not that I know of.
Have you ordered one? Time frame?
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:34 PM   #17
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I did the spring replacement on the gun I did for my son. It made a big difference. Perfect? No. Better? Absolutely. Worth a shot for the money.


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Old 02-05-2018, 11:46 PM   #18
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I just read this and ordered a spring. $19 shipped, in stock.
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:53 PM   #19
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I had mine reworked at Brileys in Houston, huge difference.
This is coming from a guy that thinks the Savage AccuTrigger is AWESOME, but I've had my one and only custom trigger job done here and I was a fan. Not sure if it as worth the coin, but an upgrade for sure.

I was also the same guy that didn't understand what a Geissele trigger would do for my AR until I found one during a Black Friday sale that put it within my reach.

WOW.
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:03 AM   #20
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You bunch of trigger princesses! I just close my eyes and pull the trigger.

















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Old 02-06-2018, 12:20 AM   #21
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I'm with ya. I'm high rolling here and spending $19 to really see if I can tell a difference.
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:39 AM   #22
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I'm with yab. I'm high rolling here and spending $19 to really see if I can tell a difference.


Itís all relative. I paid $200 cash for a savage 110 .270 with a factory trigger with Simmons scope that has shot my best 100 yard group. I will have 50xís that in my latest build and I will be happy if it matches it.

I will say that having a nice trigger will spoil you so there is a reason that I have bought replacement triggers for my 700ís and my ARís.

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Old 02-06-2018, 09:12 AM   #23
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Itís all relative. I paid $200 cash for a savage 110 .270 with a factory trigger with Simmons scope that has shot my best 100 yard group. I will have 50xís that in my latest build and I will be happy if it matches it.

I will say that having a nice trigger will spoil you so there is a reason that I have bought replacement triggers for my 700ís and my ARís.

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Man, what are you building (by whom) with a 10K price tag?
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:42 AM   #24
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You bunch of trigger princesses! I just close my eyes and pull the trigger.

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Closing your eyes is good. But you might try yanking the trigger. Your accuracy would probably improve. Pulling the trigger will take you further off the target while a quick strong yank will keep you in the bullseye.
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Old 02-06-2018, 01:47 PM   #25
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Mountain Tactical Company has a spring option as well.
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Old 02-06-2018, 01:55 PM   #26
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Mountain Tactical Company has a spring option as well.
Thanks. Just ordered one for $9.99 and free shipping.
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"Salmon? How in the hell do you expect me to eat salmon, when I'm used to eating caviar?!"

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"Salmon? How in the hell do you expect me to eat salmon, when I'm used to eating caviar?!"

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Iím not a fish fan. I prefer the skirt steak vs filet reference
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Thanks. Just ordered one for $9.99 and free shipping.
Ordering shortly
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:01 PM   #31
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Yes I did, it took almost 3 weeks coming from Canada.
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Old 02-10-2018, 02:58 PM   #32
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Thanks. Just ordered one for $9.99 and free shipping.
Installed today. Went from 2.5# to a consistent 22 oz. I could have taken it lower but was happy there.
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Installed today. Went from 2.5# to a consistent 22 oz. I could have taken it lower but was happy there.
Got springs coming for 2-Tikka today. Looking forward to testing them out.
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:54 PM   #34
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Haven’t ordered yet. Trying to decide between the yodave and mountain tactical. Leaning toward MT because the other has such a stupid name. Really. Lol
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Havenít ordered yet. Trying to decide between the yodave and mountain tactical. Leaning toward MT because the other has such a stupid name. Really. Lol
They both do the same thing. Just order one and quityerbitchin.
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They both do the same thing. Just order one and quityerbitchin.
Well timney and jewel are the same thing. Obviously one does the thing way better
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Well timney and jewel are the same thing. Obviously one does the thing way better
Itís a spring replacement.

You will probably worry about the color of your casket also.

Btw, I research everything and I ordered the mountain tactical spring
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Old 02-10-2018, 10:13 PM   #38
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Went ahead and ordered two of them myself. Why not for $10/ea!
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Itís a spring replacement.

You will probably worry about the color of your casket also.

Btw, I research everything and I ordered the mountain tactical spring
I may go down in a ball of flames. No casket needed!!but thanks for finally dragging a legit answer out
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I may go down in a ball of flames. No casket needed!!but thanks for finally dragging a legit answer out


Itís a spring. It wonít matter where you get it. Itís money well spent and a great upgrade. Yet I was still ****** when I got it in the mail and realized that I had paid that for a tiny spring.
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Itís a spring. It wonít matter where you get it. Itís money well spent and a great upgrade. Yet I was still ****** when I got it in the mail and realized that I had paid that for a tiny spring.
Hahahahahaha. Better than $200+
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Do you hunt with a sub 2# trigger? Iím not in a box blind, I would not.

I think the Tikka triggers are good for a rifle I paid $500 for new. Mountain Tacticalís page with the spring pretty much says they looked at selling an upgraded trigger but didnít find anything wrong except lowering the triggerís weight.
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Do you hunt with a sub 2# trigger? Iím not in a box blind, I would not.

I think the Tikka triggers are good for a rifle I paid $500 for new. Mountain Tacticalís page with the spring pretty much says they looked at selling an upgraded trigger but didnít find anything wrong except lowering the triggerís weight.


Yes, I hunt with a sub 2# trigger. Sometimes it is in a blind, sometimes it is not.
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Yes, I hunt with a sub 2# trigger. Sometimes it is in a blind, sometimes it is not.
I am the same way. If you keep your bugger picker off the bang switch until you want it to roar there is never an issue.
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A follow-up question if I may.
Do you do the ďdrop testĒ MT says to do after the upgrade?

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A follow-up question if I may.
Do you do the ďdrop testĒ MT says to do after the upgrade?

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I didnít do the MT spring. I did a different one. But yes, I do a drop test on every one of my rifles when I do any adjustment to the trigger.
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Thanks for reply. Hunt safely.


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Do you hunt with a sub 2# trigger? Iím not in a box blind, I would not.

I think the Tikka triggers are good for a rifle I paid $500 for new. Mountain Tacticalís page with the spring pretty much says they looked at selling an upgraded trigger but didnít find anything wrong except lowering the triggerís weight.
Iíd never ever not test one. I hunt with most of my triggers set at 1 pound. Hence why I donít like this trigger lol. And I make sure anyone who uses my gun dry fires it several times so they understand what they are working with. Iíve had a gun slam fire due to a bad trigger job. Never again.
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Installed the mountain tactical spring and adjusted to 1.5 lbs. Easy
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