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Fellow shooters,
I'm looking to replace my factory trigger on my Remington 700 SPS Varmint in .308 with a Timney Trigger.
 
Had four questions.
1. What is the factory setting for the Remington 700 trigger? (Someone told me 7-8lbs).
2. Would there be any disadvantage/safety risk to buying a new one from Amazon ($20 cheaper) instead of Timney directly (who can set it to any weight you desire)?
3. Is installing the Timney trigger as easy as advertised?
4. What is the advantage of having a nickel plated trigger?
 
Thanks in advance!
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1.  Something like that.
2.  No, as long as you're buying a new unit. However, I wouldn't buy from Amazon simply because I prefer supporting shooting related businesses when I can, even if I have to pay a little more. I'd buy from either Brownells, Midway, or Timney direct.
3.  Yes, if you're moderately "handy." Its mostly just a matter of drifting out 2 pins, removing the old trigger assy, sliding in the new trigger assy, then re-drifting the pins to secure. The only tricky part (unless you have 3 hands) is reinstalling the bolt stop. It involves holding the torsion spring and bolt stop blade in alignment with the rear pin hole in the bottom of the receiver and making sure the rear of the blade is engaged with the bolt stop actuator on the trigger housing, while you drive in the rear trigger assy pin. Just be sure to carefully note how the bolt stop parts go together and interact with each other before you remove the existing trigger so you won't be confused during re-installation.
4.  Nickel plating provides a hard, wear-resistant surface that reduces friction for a cleaner feel, and it prevents the parts from rusting.
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Thanks RifleDude! Will definately keep shooting related businesses in mind.
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You're welcome, Gary.

BTW, the sources I mentioned are certainly not the only firearms-related businesses that carry Timney triggers. They were just the ones who carry Timney that I remembered off the top of my head at the time.

HOWEVER, on further reflection, I would buy it from our host, SWFA...

http://swfa.com/Remington-700-wSafety-C3992.aspx

I keep forgetting they recently started carrying triggers.

My apologies to my SWFA friends for this grievous oversight!
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Gary, is your current trigger a X Mark Pro? 
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:


HOWEVER, on further reflection, I would buy it from our host, SWFA...

http://swfa.com/Remington-700-wSafety-C3992.aspx

I keep forgetting they recently started carrying triggers.

My apologies to my SWFA friends for this grievous oversight!
 
No apology needed. I just purchased it from them thanks to you! It was $20 cheaper than online where else! Plus getting to support SWFA feels great. Should be here by Thursday! Thanks again RifleDude!
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Gary, is your current trigger a X Mark Pro? 
Unfortunately not. It it was, I'd simply have my gunsmith adjust it. I will probably end up selling it for $30. :)
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I have a Timney on my precision rifle and love it.  I think you will enjoy your trigger.  
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I have replaced 2 Remington 700 triggers with the Timney triggers. One was worked well and the other did not. One would would not allow the bolt to close. It was the same on both rifles so I knew it was the trigger and not the rifle out of specification. It was returned to Timney and returned with out being repaired in the same condition. I called them back and was told to force the bolt and it would work itself out. The result was bending the retaining pins. I was unhappy with the variances in the quality of the products quality and the lack of assistance from Timney when it is obvious since the one trigger worked in both rifles and the other on would not work in either. I purchased direct from Timney expecting that I would have better CS.
 They said that they would not repair because it was not installed by a qualified gunsmith. Just beware once they get your money its gone.
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Shame on TImney!!!  Yuo'd think for what they charge for one of their triggers they'd have replaced it no questions asked....
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Be aware that, due to Timney's design, they often rub against the inside of the trigger well in the bottom metal.

I have moved to Rifle Basix because their trigger break is as clean, the trigger blade is very comfortable, and the trigger design allows for more clearance between the trigger blade and the bottom metal.




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I too had Rifle Basix trigger. It was pretty good.

"Rube", Mr RC?
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Which bottom metal(s) do you have that it rubs on?  My Seekins has enough clearance. That is good info to know and have.
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Rub, damn spell checker missed it!

!'ll try to get a pic up.  There is slight contact, but not enough to add (noticeably) to the pull weight or break.
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I am very pleased with my Rifle Basix in my Rem 700 SS 5R.
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OK, here are some bad pictures.  First, the Timney:



Note how the piece that attaches the trigger blade to the trigger body is the same width as the blade itself.  Therein lies the problem, sometimes it rubs certain bottom metal.


The Rifle Basix


Note how the base is smaller than the trigger blade, allowing for greater clearance of the bottom metal compared to the Timney.

The one I had that rubbed, I think I sold that one to REMF - but don't tell him, he'll whine and bitch and moan endlessly!


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Best thing I ever did to a firearm is replace the XMark pro junk with a Timney. Not that I really had a choice in the matter Shocked
The Timney was easier to install in the action
than the factory trigger.
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no issue with the Timney triggers installed on my hunting rifles, I would buy another.... And yes it would be from SWFA.
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