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I have a Remington 700 ADL .30-06 and would like to upgrade my trigger.  What would you guys recommend? 
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Originally posted by Corky Corky wrote:

I have a Remington 700 ADL .30-06 and would like to upgrade my trigger.  What would you guys recommend? 
 
 A good gunsmith can tune a 700 trigger to work very smoothly. They have been considered about the best factory trigger by many folks for many years, at least until Savage debuted the Accutrigger.
 If you would rather go aftermarket, Jewells are very good, as are Timneys. Probably some newer ones out now that I'm not up to speed on. Rifle Basix is a name I hear a lot but have never used. Somebody here has one, I bet...


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I think i'll take your advice and have a gunsmith do some fine tuning for me.  Thanks.

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Make sure you specify the use of the gun.  It needs to pass the bump and slam tests for hunting.  For target use only it can be adjusted lighter.  I'd recommend one of Remington's authorized service centers.  Most of them will only go down to 3#'s but it'll be safe.
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Corky, in what way do you feel your M700 trigger needs improvement?  Pull weight?  Creep?  Overtravel?  Your trigger is fully adjustable for all three.  The factory M700 trigger is a very good general purpose hunting trigger once you change the "lawyer" settings as it came out of the box.  But first, if you do not understand how the trigger works and how to properly adjust it, take it to a qualified gunsmith.  It isn't at all difficult to adjust, but anytime you're dealing with the fire control system of a rifle, the consequences for setting it to an unsafe condition can be extremely severe!
 
If you want a crisp 3lb. or so trigger pull, IMO there's no need to buy an aftermarket trigger, as the factory trigger will give you this.  In a big game hunting trigger, there really is no reason to ever go below 2 lb pull in my humble opinion.
 
If you want a trigger pull that can be adjusted below 2lbs safely, the factory Remington trigger isn't really designed for that.  As Timber said, if after adjustment, a trigger won't pass the bump and slam fire tests, then it IS NOT safe!  The factory Remington design in stock form reaches its safe lower limits at around 2 lbs and a decent amount of sear engagement.  Any lighter pull than that and, as Ronk suggested, you need to look at aftermarket triggers from manufacturers such as Jewell (maybe the finest Rem replacement trigger made), Timney, Rifle Basix, Shilen, etc.


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Pull weight is what I am concerned about.  I don't know what it is set at now.  I spend many hours at the range but my rifle is for hunting.  I'd like to have it set as low as safely possible.  3 lbs seems to be the consensus.  I won't tackle the job by myself.  I'll take it to a gunsmith.
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Originally posted by Corky Corky wrote:

Pull weight is what I am concerned about.  I don't know what it is set at now.  I spend many hours at the range but my rifle is for hunting.  I'd like to have it set as low as safely possible.  3 lbs seems to be the consensus.  I won't tackle the job by myself.  I'll take it to a gunsmith.
 
 I wouldn't be surprised if it currently breaks at 8 pounds or more from the factory. If you specify a crisp , smooth 3 pounds,and your smith achieves that, you simply won't believe the difference.
 These guys are correct, it needs to pass a few tests to be safe after adjustment, which is why you are wise to take it to a pro. I do my own and I have a sneaking suspicion that Rifle Dude sets his own triggers too, but he's a really, really smart engineer or something!
 
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Originally posted by RONK RONK wrote:

...but he's a really, really smart engineer or something!
 
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Don't know if I'd go THAT far... smartass maybe...
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both of my remingtons broke differently, my 673 went at about 6lbs and my new cdl with the xmark pro trigger broke at 4lbs so i adjusted them both into the 3-3.5 lbs range not really any creep or overtravel nice and it took like 10 min to do one trigger
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Adjusting a Remington trigger can be safley and easily done yourself, if your so inclined. I did mine.
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i dont recommend any amatuer just doing it, the safety ramifications of doing it incorrectly could be fatal, be super careful if you do it your self

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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Adjusting a Remington trigger can be safley and easily done yourself, if your so inclined. I did mine.
 
 Yeah, but you're a really, really smart concrete guy!!! We really don't know anything about Corky!
 
 
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I'm sure I could do it myself, but I also need to take my Marlin 336 to a gunsmith.  Having him do it will save me from buying one of those trigger pull guages.

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Corky....... I just went thru this a couple of months ago.  I have a 700 BDL in .223 and after shooting my Son's Savage with AccuTrigger, I had to do something with my Remmy trigger.  I took it to a gunsmith and he did a great job!!  It was breaking at 6.5 lbs and it had both creep and a bit of over travel.  Now it breaks at 3.25 lbs or so and is nice and crisp with NO over travel.  All that for $25.00...... or maybe $35, can't remeber for sure, but either way, I'm VERY Happy!
 
FWIW........ I use this gun for coyotes and we hunt when its cold, so I use a insulated leather glove.   I have not gotten used to the lesser pull required and gun has gone off before I intended it to a couple of times.  I have not had this problem on the days that I didn't have to use a glove, so just be aware.
 
Disclaimer..... no one was injured in the making of this post!   Big%20Smile 
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i would tell you how to do it but i dont want to, i know there are several other members here who are capable of a trigger job as well and feel the same liability issue keeps them from spilling the beans. i would recommend having a smith do it.
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Timmney is a good 1 I like em
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timney jewell riflebasix a lot of good ones out there, i wont buy one unless i was shooting competitively, 2.5lbs is way light enough for hunting.
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Yeah I would use a gun smith. I do tons of trigger jobs and a drop fire still makes me nerves after all I have done.

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BD.......... I'd say that's a good thing!   Keeps ya sharp.
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You can Google : Remington 700 trigger adjustment. There are lots of links on how to adjust one.   Good Luck
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How do you like the xmark pro. Can you give any comparrison to it and the old 700 trigger. Ease of adjusting, smoothness, crispness,ect. You are the first to have one that I know of. I was about to start a new thread but this one should be approprate. I was looking at a jewell ( they are great) but if the xmark pro is more adjustiable and can be had in a left hand, It may be more affordable.


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Can any one delete my last post It is not what I Had typed. Need to edit.
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Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

Can any one delete my last post It is not what I Had typed. Need to edit.
 
Hi, 3_tens, which portion of your post did you not intend to type?  Contact Chris Farris or Cheaptrick; one of those guys can help you. 
 
I assume that until you reach a certain post count, you don't have the option to delete your own post in the post options.


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Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

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How do you like the xmark pro. Can you give any comparrison to it and the old 700 trigger. Ease of adjusting, smoothness, crispness,ect. You are the first to have one that I know of. I was about to start a new thread but this one should be approprate. I was looking at a jewell ( they are great) but if the xmark pro is more adjustiable and can be had in a left hand, It may be more affordable.
 
the x mark i have was set at 4 lbs so it wasnt bad out of the box, the glue or whatever they use on the screws is nasty stuff i never could get all three to break free so i could only adjust sear engagement and trigger pull so i only took it to 3.5 lbs. that glue is so nasty i tried to burn it soak scrape it and i broke 2 allen wrenches off trying to get it, i even had some craftsman t handles and they couldnt break it loose. but they break very nice reguardless
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