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Old October 30th, 2013, 03:36 PM   #1
 
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Installing a Timney Trigger in a Gunsite Scout

I had posted a question in the Bolt Action forum asking about experience others had with aftermarket triggers in the GSR (or 77mkII which is the trigger the GRS uses).

I ended up buying a Timney model 1100 which I installed today.

It went well, and the results were pretty good.

I had to remove material from the top corner of the trigger for the safety to work, which is the way the trigger is designed to ensure proper operation of the safety.

I also had to open up the wood in the stock just a bit (an eighth inch or so along the side of the trigger). The Timney has a extra bit of metal on the side opposite the safety where you adjust the over travel.

With the Timney supplied spring the adjustment range was from 1lb 1 oz to two lbs 3oz.
I have it set an ounce or so under two lbs.

What started this all: I have a Remington 700 5R that I put a Jewell trigger inwhich I run at 1lb 5oz for target shooting. This trigger is -Fan Freaking Tastic-. It has no pre travel at all whatsoever, and no discernible creep in the sear engagement.
You apply pressure on the trigger, the gun fires.

I liked the trigger on my GSR before this pretty much. It could have been lighter, but hey. There was also some over travel. Again not a ton, but noticeable.
After shooting the 700 all summer, going back to the Ruger, which is my hunting rifle for Deer and Coyote's, the trigger felt a bit heavy, and now I noticed the creep in the sear that didn't bother me before. It isn't bad, but it was there.

So in went the Timney, and granted I have only dry fired it so far. The pull is much lighter and also more crisp. It still has a very tiny amount of creep in it, but less than half as much as the stock trigger. The over travel is adjustable, and the setting from the factory was just right.

Conclusion: The Jewell, at about twice the price is still a higher quality trigger than the Timney, but since they don't even manufacture one for a Ruger 77 mkII, it's a moot point.

The Timney however, is a very nice unit. The pull can be brought down quite a bit from stock, and depending on which spring you use, the supplied one or your stock spring, you can adjust it from about a pound to 4 pounds or so. It has noticeably less creep in the sear engagement than stock, less trigger movement before let off, and has adjustable over travel.

Included in the package was the trigger, a sear, spring, allen wrench for adjustment and very good instructions.



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Hey Yetiman,

I'm thinking very seriously about installing the same trigger in my GSR. Would you mind posting an update, telling us how you feel about the trigger is three years later?

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I would highly recommend it. It works just as well today as it did when installed. No muss or fuss.

It is a great trigger for the Scout. It is a good target shooting trigger (not awesome, but more than just for casual use). It is an excellent trigger for a hunting gun. Adjustable enough to put some weight for safety factor if you want to and still very crisp.

For my Rem 700 and the way I use it (pretty much a dedicated target gun) the Jewell is perfect.

For the way I use my GSR, casual target use, plinking and hunting, the Timney is a GREAT trigger. In the heat of the moment, with a Buck in the cross hairs the creep in the stock trigger felt unbearable. Like it took forever for the gun to go off. Solving this was my main goal, and the Timney was a great solution.

Hopefully we have a great Deer season again this year starting this weekend !

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Thank you for the update.
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Hey Yetiman,

Do you have any idea why Timney says (I called them), they "make a trigger for the Ruger MK II, but don't have a GSR compatible trigger"?

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I ordered mine from their web site when I got it, and I think they specified the M77mkII as the one for the GSR on their site at that time.

I just looked at the site and at midway, and the M77mkII is indeed the one I installed.
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