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Old 11-03-2021, 11:31 PM   #1
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Default Is a timney trigger worth the time a new expense?

I bought a Remington 788 .308 and the trigger seems inconsistent.
Is it worth it to replace? Is it a gunsmith job or a DIY project ?
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Old 11-03-2021, 11:33 PM   #2
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Definitely worth it! DIY job
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Old 11-03-2021, 11:33 PM   #3
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First thing I'd do is Google do it yourself. A gentle polish job probably do wonders.
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Old 11-03-2021, 11:40 PM   #4
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Piece of cake! I love mine and super easy to adjust.
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Old 11-04-2021, 12:29 AM   #5
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10000%. I bought a cheap Remington 700 for my kids to deer hunt with. Put a timney (I think 110) and man it's a friggin shooter now.

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Old 11-04-2021, 09:45 AM   #6
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bought a bergara 22lr trainer a couple of weeks ago , added a timney HIT yesterday ... watches a video , punched 2 pins ... and i now have an 8 ounce glass trigger ... if you're the kind of guy that can shoot sub moa with a rifle , it's a no brainer.. do it ... if you are like some and are happy with 3 to 6" group at 100 to kill deer (deer has ~6" kill zone) ... won't make a difference ...

gun will kill deer either way ... it just help in being more precise , but lighter trigger require better technique and marksmanship to avoid accidents. i have no idea where you fall , so it's up to you to decide ... good luck with your project.
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Old 11-04-2021, 10:04 AM   #7
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Both my 788s are great shooting rifles, but the triggers do suck.
Replacing the triggers are on my long list of things to do when I get the time.
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Old 11-04-2021, 10:17 AM   #8
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It is worth it. And yes DIY.
I like my Timney but also checkout Triggertech, bought one on sale over Labor Day weekend and it seems to be comparable.
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Old 11-04-2021, 10:20 AM   #9
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Worth it for sure. DIY is a breeze. If you are worried take it to a Gun Smith.
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Old 11-04-2021, 10:30 AM   #10
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Cheap, easy to do and probably one of the best things to do for your firearm/accuracy.
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Old 11-04-2021, 10:35 AM   #11
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I did my first recently with no experience. Extremely easy and will make any rifle way more accurate.
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Old 11-04-2021, 10:41 AM   #12
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Back in the day there was a set of instructions on modifying a 788 factory trigger with a specific spring from a specific ball point pen. I polished mine and followed those instructions, and my 788 trigger is about 2.5 lbs. Only down side, if it gets gunky with oil, it wants to act up. Has only happened a few times in 15 years though.
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Old 11-04-2021, 10:41 AM   #13
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Def worth it and easy to do yourself.
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Old 11-04-2021, 10:43 AM   #14
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Old 11-04-2021, 10:49 AM   #15
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bought a bergara 22lr trainer a couple of weeks ago , added a timney HIT yesterday ... watches a video , punched 2 pins ... and i now have an 8 ounce glass trigger ... if you're the kind of guy that can shoot sub moa with a rifle , it's a no brainer.. do it ... if you are like some and are happy with 3 to 6" group at 100 to kill deer (deer has ~6" kill zone) ... won't make a difference ...

gun will kill deer either way ... it just help in being more precise , but lighter trigger require better technique and marksmanship to avoid accidents. i have no idea where you fall , so it's up to you to decide ... good luck with your project.
Iím a sub MOA fan , so a better trigger for the 788 is coming
I bought a savage axis and terrible trigger and flimsy stock had it up for sale quickly .
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Old 11-04-2021, 10:54 AM   #16
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Iím a sub MOA fan , so a better trigger for the 788 is coming
I bought a savage axis and terrible trigger and flimsy stock had it up for sale quickly .
then 100% worth is .. and as you take it apart , don't overlook the stock and possible issues/improvements there too ...
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Old 11-04-2021, 10:59 AM   #17
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I was having trigger issues with a Remington 700 22.250. I talked to a gunsmith and he was going to replace it with a triggertech. I did a little research and ordered the triggertech myself. I had never changed a trigger out so I went to youtube. There were plenty of youtube videos that walked through changing the trigger out. It was simple and took about 15 minutes. I didn't have some of the specific tools that a gunsmith would use but I improvised.
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Old 11-04-2021, 11:16 AM   #18
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then 100% worth is .. and as you take it apart , don't overlook the stock and possible issues/improvements there too ...
Yeah Itís pillar bedded stock , so next is trigger
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Old 11-04-2021, 02:19 PM   #19
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I made a dumb mistake and dropped the action when I was prying it out of the stock for the first time after bedding it. Fell right on the trigger and snapped it. Replaced it with a Timney and couldn’t be happier. I think it’s only 2 pins, easy to do.

…that’s on a 700

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Old 11-04-2021, 02:57 PM   #20
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Well worth it, DIY job. Dad and I shoot the same savage model rifle (different calibers) and there is no comparison on trigger feel.
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Old 11-04-2021, 03:29 PM   #21
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Timmney, Jewell or Trigger tech. All worth the money. Next to good glass is the trigger. I'd do it
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Old 11-04-2021, 05:29 PM   #22
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Timmney, Jewell or Trigger tech. All worth the money. Next to good glass is the trigger. I'd do it
Ditto.
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Old 11-04-2021, 05:57 PM   #23
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Easy DIY and a very nice upgrade.
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Old 11-04-2021, 06:17 PM   #24
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Simple DIY, easy upgrade to your rifle and well worth the time and money!
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Old 11-05-2021, 05:58 AM   #25
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Done it, Timney on an AR and a Remington 600. If my other rifles (Tikka's) didn't already have great triggers I would change them as well.

It's easy. Buy abut $30.00 worth of tools and you'll be surprised how often you use them and will do more of your own stuff. Get a set of gunsmith brass pins and a plastic punch block for this trigger job. Years ago I bought the Wheeler Fat Wrench to properly torque when mounting scopes and actions to stocks.

It's not so much about saving a few bucks by doing it yourself, but the satisfaction and convenience of stepping to your own bench being done in a few minutes.
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Old 11-06-2021, 06:33 PM   #26
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I bought a Remington 788 .308 and the trigger seems inconsistent.
Is it worth it to replace? Is it a gunsmith job or a DIY project ?
It is absolutely worth it on a 788! I have one and swapped out the trigger. The stock trigger was horrible by comparison.
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Old 11-08-2021, 01:45 PM   #27
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For sure
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Old 11-09-2021, 05:40 PM   #28
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As far as DIY, I had to remove a few shavings on the inlet of the stock to allow the body of the trigger assy to not contact the wood.
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Old 11-09-2021, 06:09 PM   #29
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I've had 2 788s and still have one of them. As long as I am shooting sub-moa groups I figure there can't be too much wrong with the trigger, and the ones I've had will shoot like that all day long.
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Old 11-09-2021, 06:14 PM   #30
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I reworked my own 308 trigger with new springs etc... Browning XBolt... DIY...
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Old 11-09-2021, 06:19 PM   #31
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How are you shooting now?
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Old 11-09-2021, 06:27 PM   #32
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$140 for a timney ,$259 trigger tech
I am ordering a timney, but will have it put in as it’s same $$ as buying the tools for the DIY
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Old 11-09-2021, 06:30 PM   #33
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How are you shooting now?
It’s ok, but feels in consistent and heavy on targets probably fine for hunting feeders
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Old 11-09-2021, 06:57 PM   #34
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Trigger replacement on a Remington is easy peasy. Google it!
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