Remington 721 trigger


February 21, 2010, 01:32 AM
I have a Rem 721 30-06 it has a gritty trigger which makes it unpredictable after 100m.
Can we put a Rem 700 trigger assembly into Rem 721 without modification ?

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February 21, 2010, 02:32 AM
I'm only a "coffee table gunsmith", but because Brownell's list the same Timney trigger for Remington 7, 700, 721, 722 I would venture a guess that the trigger from a 700 should fit your 721.

I hope this helps.

February 21, 2010, 05:56 AM
Thanks brother,Gone through Brownells site even the trigger assembly seems identical, once I get it there is no way going back. hope someone replies with hands on experience.

February 21, 2010, 08:32 AM
many remington 700 parts can be retrofit to the 721/722, including the trigger.

February 21, 2010, 02:30 PM
I also believe so, but you may wanna have your serial number, or any other numbers off the rifle handy. this did make a diff in trigger parts, from older to newer, on both the 600/660's/mohawks, and the 788's, to make sure you got the right trigger pacs...

February 21, 2010, 11:44 PM
Sorry, I should have posted a link to their "Contact us" page -

If you're going to buy a trigger, their technical support people can answer your question.

February 22, 2010, 12:31 AM
Before you change triggers, work on the trigger already on your gun. Most, if not all, of the 721/722 series had factory equipped adjustable triggers that are as good as any aftermarket trigger I've picked up.

On the factory trigger, the adjustment screws are recessed into the front and rear of the trigger assembly, sandwiched between the steel plates that form the body of the assembly.

Instead of retrofitting a 700 trigger, or shelling out for a new adjustable trigger, I'd tear down the trigger assembly, give it a thorough scrubbing and oiling, then reassemble and try to dial it in to a good weight.

Look for a sticky film on the parts. It's horrifying how many well-meaning folks oil guns with WD40. WD40 is fabulous stuff, but contains detergent. As the oil evaporates off, the detergent remains to form a golden colored film that's as sticky as glue.

The screw on the back of the assembly adjusts travel, and the screw in the front adjusts tension. With a little tweaking, you can get the 721/722 dialed down to a reliable 1.5 pounds.

If you need help with the assembly, email me, and I'll send photos.

One last note, the 721/722 rifles have a reputation for spontaneously firing when the trigger is set under 3 pounds and the gun is switched from Safe to Fire with a live round in the chamber. I've never experienced this personally, but other posters say it has happened to them. Be aware; be safe.


February 22, 2010, 12:49 PM
thats great stuff KR but you knocked at the right spot,, in fact I cleaned it with a WD40 but bone dried it with patches. the problem is that inherent 721s it is a good to budget rifle to shoot but if you cock it and put the safe on, after you pull trigger and when u put safe off it goes off by itself. I dont want to throw it and I want my kids to be safe as well when they go hunting with me. it would be very nice of u if u send me assembly pics so that i may dis assemble it.

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