Timney Calvin Elite Trigger
- By Chris Parkin
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- Last updated: 19/12/2016
Timney have made great triggers for a range of rifles for many years, but the Calvin Elite model comes along at a time of fierce competition in the market for Remington 700 and their clones, which is a tough market to lead.
Remington 700 triggers are often quite nasty and fitting an aftermarket model incorporating both bolt release and safety catch is a job of 10 minutes, with only the simplest of tools. I mounted the gun upside down in a padded vice and carefully tapped out the two retaining pins that hold the standard unit in place. You can wrap the gun in a plastic bag if you fear any springs flying away and beware the loose main sear spring inside the trigger itself, as this can fall on the floor. From below, the pins tap out from left to right on the gun as they are semi captive do the rear one first, then lift the bolt release stop out of its groove, as this will otherwise block the path of the front pin. These two pins are all that is required to reinstall the new trigger and it pays dividends to take a quick smartphone photo of the whole assembly before you start, as the replacement of the bolt stop and its spring are easy- if you know how. Always thoroughly test the reinstalled trigger with safety both ON and OFF and with some rough handling, perhaps banging the recoil pad onto the floor. My tip would also be to put a dummy fired case in the chamber, as it will replicate sear loads in real world use. Timney Calvin Elite triggers feature Carbon Nitride Coating to the internal sears. It’s a thermochemical process to diffuse nitrogen and carbon into the surface of ferrous metals and is substantially harder than hardened tool steel. Long-term wear is improved, as well as corrosion protection. Harder materials are better for grinding to a sharp, defined edge, which allows closer tolerances for a fine trigger release and pull weight as low as eight ounces. All internals are A2 tool steel before coating and live within a gold anodized 6061 T6 shell. The double sear design offers full adjustment for sear engagement, over-travel, and pull weight from 8oz-2.5lbs. Full instructions are supplied.
With a slender smooth blade even at a measured 200gr (which is the promised 8oz.), it felt crisp and predictable, so compared to the standard ‘post safety recall’ modified Rem unit, was a joy to shoot and halved my group sizes, even though I am fairly good at steadily squeezing any weight of trigger.
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