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    Upgrade trigger on Howa 1500?

    Hi Guys

    I have a Howa 1500 and I have had the trigger worked by a gunsmith but could still be better. It has a little creep and I would prefer it to be slightly lighter as well. The gunsmith who did the job said unsafe to lighten any more so am looking at a replacemnt.

    The only replacemnet I have found is Timney, are they any good and worth the $$ to upgrade?

    Is it possible for a non engineer type to replace or is this a job for the Gun Smith?

    Like a few other rifle issues this is more apparent on the range rather than the bush, range time gives confidence though!

    Any suggestions.

    Cheers

    Dino
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    Timney's all good. Don't buy it locally. You just need a screw driver.

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    Timneys are delicious!

    My Vanguard (rebadged Howa) had probably the worst trigger I have ever felt (literally it clicked 3 times before actually breaking!!!!) so I put a timney on it, 1 screw and about 3 minutes, and it now has a creep free glass rod that breaks at 2.5lbs.

    I can adjust it lighter but I prefer it like it is.

    I just ordered mne from outdoor suppliers, about $250 if I remember correctly but that was a few years ago.
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    Just put a timmney in my mod 7.Got it off outdoor supplies Sweet trigger now 2.5ibs no creep.

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    I got Gunworks to "work" my Vanguard trigger and it come up real nice. Cost about $60.

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    i have a timmney on my 264 win mag it is very nice have it set at 1lb 8oz i dont regard it as unsafe has i dont close the bolt until ready to fire

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    Dropped a timney in to the howa...wow.

    Way better now, no creep and nice and crisp, safety also improved markedly as the old unit was gritty in the safety and had some creep couldnt adjust out....thumbs up!

    Off to the range tomorrow, will see if it helps the groups any

    Cheers

    Dino
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    I contacted the Howa distributor over here some time ago to see if the HAC trigger was available as an upgrade. Will follow up if there is any interest from NZHS Forum members.

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