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Thanks, CT. This is a good one and all of us Remy fans will find it helpful. You can get a nice trigger on one without dropping some hard earned cash, that's for sure!
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does this apply to older triggers? say, a 1991 remington .223p?

 

great post.

 

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Originally posted by jonbravado jonbravado wrote:

does this apply to older triggers? say, a 1991 remington .223p?

 

great post.

 

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I don't know for sure.

 

It applied to my LHVS Remington that I bought new in 2003 though, if that helps.

Same exact instructions I used to "fix" the factory trigger.

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Originally posted by jonbravado jonbravado wrote:

does this apply to older triggers? say, a 1991 remington .223p?

 

great post.

 

J

 

Yes.

 

Pay special attention to the safety instructions mentioned therein.  If you can make the trigger slam fire, you need to either up the poundage or increase sear engagement.

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Good point, RD.

 

Yes, please check for slam fire BEFORE loading!!!

 

I got mine down to a crisp 2 1/4LB break.

Checked for slam fires several times.

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good deal - i can't wait to try it out.

 

thanks, cheap.

 

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  I sent my Model 700 BDL 30-06 in for the safety modification program with a note telling them the pin had dropped on me several times when taking it off safe.I told them I bought the rifle used and that I had not touched the trigger.Rifle came back with the modified safety and a new trigger assembly at no cost to me other than the original shipping charges.Now I am going to use this post to set my new trigger.

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Your very welcome, Rock.

 

 

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Rock, just be aware that for liability reasons, Remington takes a dim view on any modifications done to the factory trigger not performed by a "qualified gunsmith" or "authorized Remington service center," and if for any reason you send the rifle back to them for repair later with a modified trigger, they will likely readjust the trigger to factory settings.

 

Adjusting the trigger isn't hard, but make sure you totally understand how it works, because the consequences of making a mistake with too little pull weight or sear engagement can be fatal.  This is why all the manufacturers recommend trigger adjustments be made only by a qualified gunsmith.  On a hunting rifle, using a typical 2 lever trigger design like the factory Remington, you really should never go below about 2 lbs or so for safety.

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 Your right Rifledude I will probably take it back to my gunsmith but the last time I had him adjust one he made it look so easy and it only took him a few minutes and I was thinking I could save myself $30.00

But when you put it like that $30 bucks don't mean as much as safety and I don't have a gage.My smith is very old and doesn't use a gage and I think for this trigger job I will try to find one that will use the gage.

I was going to have it set at 3-4 lbs.Does this sound about right?It's way to heavy for me right now.

Thanks for the wake up call bud.

Rock

 

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Yes, 3-4 lbs is a good "big game hunting" weight.    In really cold weather, especially when wearing gloves or if your fingers are numb, you don't want an excessively light trigger, because the shot can break unexpectedly.  Varmint and target rifles are the exception because they aren't carried for long distances through rough country and are used in more controlled shooting conditions.

 

I don't want to make it sound like you couldn't adjust the trigger yourself.  Again, it's easy, if you do it in the right sequence and make sure the trigger won't slam fire on an UNLOADED rifle.  I just think when it comes to triggers, one should always err on the side of safety.  Plus, not knowing anyone's background with trigger function/adjustment, I'm always hesitant to recommend on the world wide web for anybody without a lot of experience working on triggers do it themselves because of the consequences of "getting it wrong."

 

Remington generally puts an adhesive on the setscrews so they can tell if the trigger has been tampered with.  Keep in mind, if this were a new rifle, some manufacturers will void the warranty if there's evidence the trigger has been adjusted, but I'm not sure whether or not Rem does this.  Since I do my own rifle work, unless there is an obvious quality problem, I never send rifles back to the manufacturer anyway.

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http://www.snipercountry.com/Articles/RemingtonTriggers.asp

 

i never worked on a trigger before, and being myself, ( can't just leave well enough alone ) i desided it was time to learn, and what a better way to do it then start with a new rifle...lol... so i had bought a r700 sps, on the cheap, was waiting around for the new stock and thought to myself ..." i understand mechanics " the worst that can happen if i mess it up, is that i'll be out the cost of a gunsmith to put it all back together again...so following the directions to a T, i went to work.... it was not as hard as i thought... i cleaned up the pull, and dropped the weight to about 3 1/2 - 4 lbs...checked for slam fires ( UNLOADED ) better then 10 times, played with the safety, slammed it again... no probs    .... slammed it with the safety on, flicked it off, slammed it with the safety off ... no probs ....it sure the hell beats the 7 lbs rem had it set at...

 

the next step, after getting everything back together again, including the new stock  .. was a trip down to the range...the first live round chambered ( slowly ) .. i was a little nervous, again no probs    ... i shot close to 100 rounds that day, playing with the safety, quick chambering live rounds ..and a few hard slams ( i never like doing that live ) ... and as to date...300 rounds later ... all is well ...

 

but i would caution you as well, and listen to rifle dude, if it is something that you are not comfortable doing, then don't ... yours or someone elses life may be on the line ...but if you just can't leave well enough alone ( like me ) give it a try, but have your gunsmith on speed dial...

 

 



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OK

 Found me a new smith and he set it at three pounds and it feels great.He said he could have gotten it down to 2 with no problem but I'm happy with the feel of 3.Had him do my dad's ruger but it didn't have enough adjustment to get down to 3 but dad says it feels fine to him so alls well.Thanks for the great advice as I feel confident wijth my rifle once again.

Rock

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Good deal, Rockman!  Glad to hear your trigger is working to your satisfaction.  3 lbs. is a good weight for general hunting.
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