Winchester 70 MOA

Item #: 402
Pull Weight  
Our Price: $135.15

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Timney Featherweight Triggers are precision machined and hand-fitted to provide a crisp trigger pull. They feature a lightweight alloy housing with machined and hardened steel working surfaces. The trigger is fully adjustable. The triger pull weight is adjustable from 1.5 to 4lbs. and is adjustable for creep and overtravel. Minor fitting may be required.

 Since it was founded in 1946, Timney Triggers has built a reputation based on the quality of its products. Because of the precision machining and workmanship that goes into each Timney product they are The World's Finest Triggers.™ Each and every Timney Trigger is individually tested and calibrated by hand in the action it was designed for before it's delivered to the customer's door.

Winchester Model 70 trigger:

Winchester Model 70 firing pin safety adjustment

Winchester model 70 Firing Pin Disassembly:

Winchester Model 70 firing pin safety adjustment Winchester Model 70 firing pin safety Winchester Model 70 firing pin safety Winchester Model 70 firing pin safety

Step # 1: Cock the bolt.

Step # 2: Put rifle on half or intermediate safety (position # 1). It may be necessary to use pliers to pull back the firing pin back enough to engage half safety.

Step # 3: Remove bolt from rifle.

Step # 4: Press and hold down the bolt sleeve lock; while unscrewing the bolt body from the firing pin assembly.

Step # 5: Using needle nose pliers compress firing pin spring. Put the pliers between the firing pin retaining washer and the firing pin retainer. Press down on the spring while twisting off the retainer or sliding out the washer depending on the version of your rifle. Slowly remove the spring from the firing pin.

Step # 6: Slide the firing pin and cocking piece from the safety shroud.

Step # 7: Without changing the angle remove a few thousandths of an inch from this area. We recommend using a flat file and reassembling to test frequently. (Every 5-10 thousandths of an inch.

Winchester MOA Adjustments

Adjustment Instructions:

1. Cock the rifle (make sure it is unloaded).

2. Using a .050 Allen Wrench turn the sear engagement screw clockwise slowly until the rifle fires.

3. Turn the sear engagement screw counter clockwise one flat of the wrench and then lock it down. Be sure to keep the wrench in the screw as you lock down the nut or it will move.

4. With the rifle in the fired position turn the over travel screw in until it stops and then turn it counter clockwise one flat of the wrench.

5. Pull weight is factory set at 3lbs. to increase pull weight turn the screw clockwise. To decrease the pull weight turn the screw counter clockwise. The pull weight adjustment works by increasing the spring pressure. The spring is behind the screw; as the screw pressure increases on the spring the pull weight increases. BE CAREFUL not to back the screw out too far. Taking the pull weight below 1.5lbs will cause slam fires.

Tech Guide Downloads

Winchester Model 70 Trigger.pdf
Winchester Model 70 Firing Pin Safety Adjustment.pdf
Winchester MOA Adjustments.pdf


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by Darrell
on 7/6/2016
from Florida
Purchased this trigger from Midway a few days ago and installed it in about 15 minutes. Found out later that would have saved me a few dollars had I found them first. Great Timney trigger. The MOA trigger would not adjust, only got worse when I tried to adjust it, and Winchester would not help me out. Pretty unhappy about that. has light pressure springs for this trigger. I will be sending the MOA to him for repair.
by Ron Sewell
on 5/20/2016
from England UK
Winchester Mod 70 Stealth 2 .308 (2011 made)
Dropped into old trigger position nice and tight fit. Both pins required a couple of taps with a small hammer to reseat the old pins but otherwise ok. Be aware of the small factory transit pin installed to hold the rear of the sia until you reinsert your guns old pin because if this prematurely pops out the sia Spring could fly out and be lost. Otherwise beautifully made and better matches my rifle than the factory original trigger as well as performs flawlessly. I'm now a fan.
by Alan
on 9/17/2015
from Pawnee City,NE
Best Trigger ever
I just put this trigger in my Mod 70 Sporter in  338 Win Mag. It is SWEET! Way better than the "MOA" trigger from Winchester. It took me longer to find a roll pin punch than it did to install the trigger. As soon as the wind dies down I'm going to shoot it and see if the groups tighten up. I have a feeling this trigger is going to cost me....Now I'm going to want to replace several triggers!!
by David
on 8/8/2014
from Firestone
Perfect Fire Control Solution
I purchased both the Timney #402-16 in a 1.5 lbs setup, and I purchased the Timney trigger pull scale.  The trigger system arrived as a single unit. Installing the Timney trigger took 20 minutes of my time. The instructions were clear and easy. Once installed, I used the Timney trigger pull scale: The trigger pull measured 1.75 lbs. So, the pull was .25 lbs heavier than what I ordered. However, the trigger pull was smooth, easy, and crisp. I own several Timney trigger systems, and I will certainly purchase more.
by New Hunter
on 6/20/2014
from Colorado
Love it - But
I bought this to replace the factory MOA trigger on a new Model 70 hunting rifle.  I love the Timney #510 trigger I put on my Remington 700 target rifle.  So I was pleased to find Timney also made a drop-in replacement for the Winchester Model 70 MOA trigger.  It was “truly” a drop-in replacement.  Just as it had been on my Remington.   Anyone with the proper pin punch tool can do it.  I have since adjusted the trigger pull to 2 ½ lbs. matching my Remington.
I love this trigger with just two caveats.  First, I wish they had used a curved instead of a straight trigger.  Something more like the one used on the #401 Model 70 replacement trigger.  I just like the feel of a curved trigger.  Second, even though the trigger pull is set to 2 ½ lbs. on both of my rifles.  The trigger pull on the Model 70 “feels” just a tad stiffer than the Remington.  I don’t know if this has anything to do with the strait vs. curved trigger thing.  But it just “feels” ever so much stiffer.  Good Job Timney.
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This trigger works with these rifles:

  • Model 70 150th Commemorative
  • Model 70 Alaskan
  • Model 70 Alaskan Stainless Laminate
  • Model 70 Brown Laminated Coyote Stainless
  • Model 70 Camo Ultimate Shadow, Blued
  • Model 70 Coyote Light
  • Model 70 Extreme Weather SS
  • Model 70 Featherweight
  • Model 70 Featherweight Compact
  • Model 70 Safari Express
  • Model 70 Sporter
  • Model 70 Super Grade
  • Model 70 Super Grade Maple
  • Model 70 Ultimate Shadow
  • Model 70 Ultimate Shadow Hunter
  • Model 70 Ultimate Shadow Hunter SS
  • Model 70 Ultimate Shadow Hunter SS - MossyOak Break-Up Infinity

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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:

2-2.5 pounds

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.

3-3.5 pounds

By far the most common trigger pull weights -this is great for virtually all applications including target shooting, hunting and 3-gun competitions.

4.0 pounds+

Heavy trigger pull weights are good for cold weather hunting or applications where you may be shooting with gloves on.