Upgrade Stock or Trigger first?

Upgrade Stock or Trigger first?

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    Upgrade Stock or Trigger first?

    Hey everyone,

    I am tossing around the idea of dropping my new R700 SPS Varmint .308 into a new stock or upgrading my trigger to either a Jewel 1.5oz - 3lb trigger or a Timney Calvin Elite. The primary use of the rifle is going to be target shooting 500 yards and greater and maybe some F-T/R competition when I get comfortable behind the gun. I am just wondering which one of these upgrades would benefit me the most and give me the best accuracy upgrade?

    Thanks in advance, Allen.

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    Easy, do the stock first. I shot with my factory trigger for almost 3 years. As a new shooter (and a guy that shoots lots guns with much worse triggers) upgrading the trigger was not a mod that would benefit me.

    So how much do you want to spend on a stock?
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    I got my gun today. Went to the range. You guys weren't kidding. Even off a rest it seemed to be touching the barrel. What an utter piece of s*** that Hogue stock is.

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    Got a budget?
    $400 could get a Boyds Laminated stock and the trigger.
    Used take off HS Precision would be around $200.

    Then get a budget for reloading.
    Last edited by Hypo; 02-03-2017 at 09:25 PM.
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    Definitely "Stock First". Get the best one you can afford. The trigger can wait until the next "budget".
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    I would go stock or chassis first, you can get away with the factory trigger for awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post
    I would go stock or chassis first, you can get away with the factory trigger for awhile.

    Cliffy
    And if you own a Bottom Bolt Release Savage you will get away with the factory trigger for a LONG while as there is no replacement for it (unless you do some serious mod's to the action).

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    I just bought an SPS Varmint, and a 'take off' stock from an LTR that I'm going to put on it. Glad to hear that I'm upgrading in the right order
    I can shoot moa sized groups all day, every day, with pretty much any rifle. It's just a pity that I don't live in New Zealand, and that they're extinct.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadshot2 View Post
    And if you own a Bottom Bolt Release Savage you will get away with the factory trigger for a LONG while as there is no replacement for it (unless you do some serious mod's to the action).

    Rifle basix I believe makes a replacement trigger for bottom release savage. It also look like the new boyd stock is here just have to go pick it up.



    Cliffy

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    Stock.........a flat level platform is more important than a "breaks like a glass rod" trigger.
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    Thank you everyone. These are the stocks I have been looking at so far. I would like to keep it $500 or less right now. Which one would be my best option? Or if you have any other suggestions feel free to share. I have heard mixed reviews on the Boyds stocks such as fitting problems and they are not bedded which im not sure how necessary that is with a woo laminate stock.

    https://www.bellandcarlson.com/index...tegory_ID=1118
    https://www.magpul.com/products/hunt...0-short-action
    https://www.boydsgunstocks.com/Produ...l-sky-finished

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