Remington 700 trigger ??


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moooose102
March 18, 2008, 11:14 PM
there are 2 adjustment screws on my factory trigger, which screw on the stock factory trigger is for length of pull and which is for poundage? top = ??? i want to adjust (shorten the length of pull, lighten strength of pull) them WITHOUT totally screwing up the trigger. unfortunatly, remington leaves this info out of the owners manual.

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SlamFire1
March 18, 2008, 11:32 PM
Go to this web site. Good pictures. I add in more overtravel movement than comes with the factory trigger. Hard to explain how much, but it is such that my finger does not get bruised on recoil.

Minimum overtravel used to be something that gunwriters used to harp about. Oh, they wanted minimum overtravel because someone said it made shooting more accurate.

What I found out was that my finger got bruised with the factory setting. The rifle goes back, then forward, and your trigger finger gets smashed on the trigger on the way forward. I have fired enough NM Garands, M1a's and AR15's, which have plenty of overtravel, that I found a consistent trigger pull (and correct sight alignment) were far more more important to the accuracy thingy.

And don't forget the safety checks!


http://www.quarterbore.com/library/articles/rem700trigger.html

jcwit
March 18, 2008, 11:35 PM
This info is taken from the book Gunsmithing: Rifles by Patrick Sweeney-----Rear screw is for sear engagement DO NOT TOUCH per Sweeney----Front screws--top (closest to action) is for overtravel----bottom is for weight of trigger pull. These can be adjusted, use the bump test when done for safety. Hope this helps

bensdad
March 18, 2008, 11:41 PM
Go here...

http://www.clcweb.net/Shooting/Rifle_Trigger_Adjustments/rifle_trigger_adjustments.html

Be careful.

jcwit
March 18, 2008, 11:41 PM
I always think of this other stuff after I've made my post. If you want a light trigger try a Rifle Basic they have one model that goes all the way down to 2 oz. Price range around $130--on sale at times for less than $100.

dakotasin
March 19, 2008, 02:15 AM
my experience w/ rifle basix is they are no better than a properly tuned remington trigger. ymmv.

Tim Galyean
March 19, 2008, 03:15 AM
If you want a caddilac, get yourself a Jewell. Get the one with the safety built into it, it is so much better than the factory safety.

dmickey
March 19, 2008, 01:49 PM
Or the Timney trigger is also quite excellent!

moooose102
March 19, 2008, 10:40 PM
thanx! this is EXACTLY what i was looking for.

Regolith
March 19, 2008, 10:55 PM
Question: Are those instructions for the older style triggers, or the newer x-mark style trigger?

From what I understand, there is a difference between the adjustments on the two. However, I've not been able to find instructions for the xmark triggers, only the older ones.

tuck2
March 19, 2008, 11:13 PM
The adjustment screws are in the same location for the old and new Remington trigger, The new trigger takes a 1/16 inch allen wrench to adjust it.

Regolith
March 19, 2008, 11:29 PM
The adjustment screws are in the same location for the old and new Remington trigger, The new trigger takes a 1/16 inch allen wrench to adjust it.

That's good to know. I've been thinking about adjusting mine, which has the X-Mark trigger on it. It breaks crisply, but its a tad on the heavy side.

eng23ine
March 19, 2008, 11:36 PM
I used the instructions per the link that SlamFire1 posted to tune the trigger on my 700ADL in 7mm.....breaks very clean and crisp at around 3lbs. I could've set the weight lower, but decided that 3lbs was about as low as i trusted while climbing a deer stand.

If you decide to adjust the factory trigger be sure to put several coats of nail polish on the screws to make sure they don't back themselves out.

DSOTM
March 20, 2008, 01:01 AM
What do you guys use to scrape off the glue? http://smiliesftw.com/x/hsdance.gif

bensdad
March 20, 2008, 01:06 AM
I don't know what they're called, or where I got them, but I have a set of picks just like the dentist. Some of them are a little more "heavy duty" than the dentist has. One of them worked just fine.

My wife reading over my shoulder said, "Menards."

Anyway, the tip of a pocket knife would work also.

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