The Jewell Trigger: Why is this Trigger so Popular?

Jewell Trigger
Jewell Trigger
This Top Safety with bolt release Jewell Trigger will fit in any Remington 700 build.

The Jewell Trigger: Why is this trigger so popular?

Building and customizing your rifle gives you a sense of freedom in knowing that your gun will be exactly what you dream it to be. There are many parts to customize on your rifle build, but one of the most important parts of the gun is the one that fires the gun, the part that without you would not be able to control your rifle, and the part that has such an affect on accuracy that you should be able to adjust as needed.

I am of course talking about the trigger, and I’m sure you’re wondering what trigger you should be using. There are several options out there, but what is the best choice for you?  We have two different brands of triggers, The Bix’n Andy triggers, and the Jewell Triggers.

If you would like to know more about the exceptionally performing, high-quality Bix’n Andy triggers, click here, but we would like to explain a little bit about the Jewell Trigger. Jewell Triggers are very popular triggers used by competition shooters, including Precision Rifle Series shooters, but does it hold up to it’s name?  What makes the Jewell Trigger so popular?

Jewell Trigger Features:

    • All internal components are CNC machined from stainless steel
    • The modular design of the Jewell Trigger allows you to completely disassemble to maintain and clean the trigger when needed.
    • Forward mounted spacer with a pin in the firing pin stop that operates in a hole on the left side plate allowing the trigger to remain as a single assembly when not installed.
    • Light load at the sear that gives it a short, crisp, creep-free, repeatable operation.
    • This trigger can be installed in almost all actions that utilize the Remington 700 trigger.
    • Comes with a bottom mounted lever on the left or right side.
    • Optional bolt release lever on the left or right side.

Jewell Triggers come in two different models, the Benchrest(BR), and the Hunting/Varmint Rifle (HVR), and each has their own specialties and features:

Jewell Benchrest (BR) Trigger

    • Adjustment Range:
      • 1.5oz to 3.0 oz *settings below these is not recommended

For explanation of these diagrams, check out the Jewell Trigger Manual here.

Left side is cocked the Right side is fired

Jewell Hunting/Varmint Rifle (HVR) Trigger

    • Adjustment Range:
      • Determined by one of three springs.  The trigger comes with Spring A installed and B and C in a separate envelope.  These are adjusted with a hex wrench that also comes with the trigger
      • Spring A: 8.0 oz to 48.0 oz
      • Spring B: 2.0 oz to 16.0 oz
      • Spring C: 1.5 oz to 3.0 oz
      • *settings below these settings are not recommended
    • Safety Optional

For explanation of these diagrams, check out the Jewell Trigger Manual here.

Left side is cocked the Right side is fired

Jewell Trigger Adjustments:

The main reason so many shooters use Jewell triggers and why it’s so popular is because of it’s ability for shooters to easily adjust the trigger.  There is not need to remove the action from the stock or chassis, the trigger can be adjusted externally with screws that are fitted into a nylon insert.  This maintains the trigger settings without the use of the thread locking compounds.

For a more descriptive explanation of adjusting and installing a Jewell trigger check out this post at

Sear Engagement:

In = Less Engagment
Out = More Engagement

Set Overtravel:

In = More Travel
Out = Less Travel

Set Pull Weight:

In = More Force
Out = Less Force

The Safety

The Jewell trigger HVR comes with an optional safety.  Current configurations available at Bullet Central are:

The Bolt Release

The Jewell trigger HVR comes with an optional Bolt Release.  This release is similar to the lever of a standard Remington 700 but is made of Aircraft grade steel.  It operates on the through pins in the elongated slots and returns with the spring/lever.

So why are they so popular?

A few reasons:

    • Weight adjustment isn’t so easy unless you have an after market trigger.  After market triggers, such as the Jewell are designed to be adjusted.  Factory triggers, even though they can be adjusted, it is not recommended.
    • Jewell Triggers have a wider range of pull weight
    • Jewell triggers are reasonably priced in terms of a custom gun make

When shipping a Jewell Trigger is has been adjusted for most applications but your own personal preference might require some other adjustments.  Always ensure the rifle is unloaded when adjusting your trigger.

Bullet Central offers many configurations of Jewell Triggers, if you are not finding what you want or have any questions please call us at (701) 371-4444.  We pride ourselves in having the lowest prices available for Jewell Triggers in the world, and we will ship these triggers internationally.

Enjoy the Jewell Trigger?
Check out the Bix’n Andy Trigger; patented ball bearing design, lowest reset force on the market, easily adjustable with several configurations to meet your needs.

10 thoughts on “The Jewell Trigger: Why is this Trigger so Popular?

  1. ray filek says:

    Any trigger available for Remington Model 760?
    What’s the price?
    Can it be installed by owner or must it be taken to a gunsmith?

    • Bullet Central Admin says:

      Hi Ray,
      In order to answer your question, can you please call +1 701 371 4444 and ask for Luke, he is our technician and can help you out.
      Thank you,
      Bullet Central

  2. Russell Payne says:

    Picking up a Remington Gen 2 5R in 6.5 CM 24” Tomorrow
    Wanting to build in good quality for long range Varminter gun
    Looking at new Jewel trigger with safety right handed and I’m guessing bolt release feature
    So the Question is which trigger assembly do I need
    Always have just shot factory trigger so I’ll probably be fascinated with this new trigger
    New to long range thanks in advance

    • Bullet Central Admin says:

      Hello Russel,
      Thank you for your question. Someone will be getting in touch with shortly. If you would like an answer more quickly please give us a call at +1 701 371 4444 or send Luke Albin an email at

      Thank you,
      Bullet Central Team

  3. Ross says:

    Looking for a Two Stage trigger for my 2001 Remington Model 700 in
    338 RUM. Would like to keep Factory Safety if possible.
    I don’t trust the Walker nor the X Mark Pro triggers.
    Will be using this rifle for long rang.
    Any suggestions?

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