The newest addition to the Customer Choice series of Timney Triggers is finally here. The Timney replacement trigger for the Tikka T3 rifle is the latest in the Timney two-stage series featuring a pull weight that is factory calibrated for an 8-ounce to 1 -pound first stage and a 1-pound to 2.5-pound second stage. The Timney Tikka T3 Trigger is fully adjustable for Sear Engagement (Creep), over travel (Follow through) and both pull weight stages.
The Timney Tikka T3 Trigger was tested on numerous models of Tikka T3 to ensure the proper fit and ease of installation on all models.
Timney Triggers is dedicated to ensuring our customers a lifetime of hassle-free shooting enjoyment. That is evident in the last step of the manufacturing process, when each trigger is hand assembled, tested, and calibrated for the specific rifle model it is intended for before it’s delivered to the customer’s door. Timney Triggers is proud to offer a lifetime warranty on all their products and each trigger is proudly Made in the USA.
The Timney Tikka T3 Trigger is fully adjustable for Sear Engagement (Creep), over travel (Follow through) and both pull weight stages.
Adjustment of the pull weight is completed by turning the pull weight screws with a 5/64 hex Wrench. Adjustment of the sear engagement and overtravel are completed using a .050 hex Wrench.
Sear engagement controls the amount of movement the trigger has before it breaks. On the Tikka T3 Trigger the first stage is take up, followed by a distinct wall or stop and then the second stage controls firing. The sear engagement process is for the second stage not the first. Sear engagement is custom set at the Timney Factory and shouldn't need adjustment. However, if you want to adjust your triggers sear engagement (Creep) the procedure is as follows:
With the rifle unloaded and cocked. Engage the safety. turn the sear engagement screw clockwise until it stops. Slowly turn it counter clockwise 1/8 of a turn or one flat of the .050 hex wrench. The safety should move freely but the trigger should not move when the safety is engaged.
Overtravel (Follow Through) is the distance the trigger moves after it fires. Timney Trigger Jedi's adjust the overtravel to factory specifications but overtravel is a matter of preference and can be increased or decreased to match your preference. The over travel screw is on the front of the housing just above the pull weight screw. With the trigger in the fired position and using a .050 hex wrench, turn the screw clockwise until it stops. Once the screw stops, turn the screw counter clockwise 1/8 of a turn or one flat of the hex wrench. Squeeze the trigger as you turn the screw to the desired amount of follow through. BE CAREFUL if the overtravel is set too tight the trigger will not fire.
Pull weight is controlled by the bottom screw on the front of the housing. Using a 5/64 hex wrench turn the screw clockwise to increase the pull weight or counter clockwise to decrease the pull weight. From the factory the first stage is set at 8 oz. the second stage is set at 1 lbs. The first stage can be adjusted up to 1lbs. and the second can be adjusted up to 2.5 lbs. Total pull weight is measured by adding the first and second stages together. From the factory the first stage is at 8 oz. the second is set at 1lbs. for a total of 1.5lbs. of pull weight.
What Is Trigger Pull weight?
Pull weight is the amount of pressure, in ounces or pounds, required to fire the trigger. Or in other words, how hard you have to squeeze the trigger to shoot your rifle. Timney Trigger experts at our Phoenix, Arizona plant hand-test every trigger in its intended action and then set the pull weight at our factory standard, 3 lbs.
If you prefer a different pull weight you simply select it from the drop down above and your Timney Trigger will be customized to your preference.
The #1 reason to replace your factory trigger with a Timney is accuracy. A lighter, crisper, more consistent trigger pull will make you more accurate with your firearm.
Below is a guide for pull weight selection:
Light trigger pull weights are great for people shooting lighter weight rifles as they can help keep you on target during the shot. Also common weights for target shooting from a bench.
By far the most common trigger pull weights -this is great for virtually all applications including target shooting, hunting and 3-gun competitions.
Heavy trigger pull weights are good for cold weather hunting or applications where you may be shooting with gloves on.