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The LC6 trigger on my 375 Ruger Hawkeye is not great, but it's acceptable for the intended use of the rifle, probably better than a lighter one. However, I recently bought a .25-06 in that same model that will be used for different purposes, and I'd like a good, friendly pull.

The options (after seeing how the factory trigger works out) are to have the trigger worked on by a gunsmith or to replace it. For replacement, I've read good things about both Timney and Spec-tech for that model. I've also read the factory trigger can be made very good with some appropriate filing and a lighter spring (which would be done by a professional in this case).

I'm more interested in a robust, dependable mechanism that will work in all environments and temperatures than in light weight at the expense of absolute reliability, and I'm not well-versed enough in different mechanisms and trade-off factors to make a solid judgement call. For instance, will metal filed off cause problems if the mechanism is icy? Will it allow the rifle to fire with the safety engaged if I fall into a ravine with it? Can adjustment screws on an aftermarket trigger vibrate loose if bounced around in a 4-wheeler for days? Can fine sand cause loss of function in small parts that interact? Etc.?

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I would go with the timney and never look back. The set screws for adjustments have thread locker on them, they will not come loose. As for as falling down a ravine, you are never guaranteed the gun will not go off in that situation, no matter how good the trigger.
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I've had two Ruger triggers worked on by local smiths. The results were very acceptable for my normal hunting purposes. I think they charged $35 each. That said, the Timney units certainly are nice. 
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I have the Timney trigger on one of my M77 MK-IIs, and I like it a lot. It's set to about 2.75#, and is very crisp. It does require some minor fitting, so if you're not mechanically inclined and understand triggers, you'd best leave installation to someone who is/does. If you are handy and understand triggers, it's not hard to install; it just requires a little filing/stoning and test fitting to get it right. I installed mine in about 10 min. The reason fitting is required is because of the minor dimensional variations from action to action where the safety engages the trigger and the fit at the trigger pivot point. Given the Ruger design having the trigger "housing" as an integral part of the receiver casting, and the safety engagement "cam" surface not being a part of the purchased aftermarket trigger, fitting is necessary to get the proper working relationship between such critical parts for safe operation. You simply remove a little bit of material at a time with a file, test for function, repeat as necessary, polish the surface where mat'l was removed, reinstall the parts, and you're done.

A gunsmith can get good results with the factory parts, but I still prefer the results obtained with the Timney replacement parts and proper hand fitting.
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  I had to do a minor modification to the Dayton-Traister trigger on my M98 after I had a new safety and shroud installed.  Unless there's a design feature in the factory trigger that just doesn't respond to the work a knowledgeable gunsmith he should be able to give you a safe and properly tuned trigger.  If he can't then there are plenty of aftermarket triggers to choose from.
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i have a timney in my M77, and it's really good, took a lot of fitting though
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Timmney works great on the Rugers, I had an an issuse with the little grub screw that adjusts the triger pull. It some how worked its way down, making the trigger to light, and a had a round go off when I closed the bolt. Luckily no harm was done. I put a bit off blue loktite on it, and haven't had any issues since.
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Thanks, guys.  Sounds like Timney has a solid following, is reliable (assuming the screws are thread-locked),  and doesn't cause any potential safety/function issues.  Sounds like Spec-tech doesn't have the experience base to compete with them yet.

Wish me luck.
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beware of the trigger pin too, mine is loose. so when you take the action out of the stock it can fall out. not an issue when it's in the stock.
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