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Model 70 triggers

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by elktrout, Dec 12, 2012.

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  1. elktrout

    elktrout Member

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    I often read that the triggers in the old Model 70s (classic models) are preferred to the new MOA triggers, since the old ones were an open design that is less likely to be affected by dirt, moisture, etc.

    Question: Can the old style trigger be fitted to the new Model 70s (by a smith, of course)?
     
  2. Slamfire

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    Don't know. This is a FN PBR which came with the old style trigger. I guess it will depend if the holes line up.

    I think the old style trigger is the best of the over ride triggers for a hunting rifle and a military rifle. Target shooters typically replaced the triggers with less reliable and robust triggers, but these triggers were capable of being adjusted to lighter trigger pull weights.

    I have handled old style M70 triggers that the owner had spent $200.00 getting the things built for a light creep free trigger pull. I don't know if the trigger could be taken down to 8 ounces, but no one should be hunting with an 8 ounce trigger.



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  3. elktrout

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    I should have added to the OP that if it was done, it would be on a hunting rifle with a 3 lb. pull. thanks.
     
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    no. the old style cannot be fitted to the newer fn versions.
     
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    While I too prefer the older style trigger I also own one of the newer guns. The new style trigger may not be as rugged and foolproof as the old style, but it does offer a much better out of the box feel. Enclosed triggers are used on almost every gun made, older Winchesters and Rugers are the only 2 that come to mind that use the exposed trigger. Other than Remington problems are almost unheard of.

    If having the old style trigger is a big factor there are lots of the Classics made from 1994-2006 out there with the older trigger. Some may require a little tweaking to get the triggers worked on, but they often sell at bargian prices. And there is always the very under rated Ruger with that style trigger.
     
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