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Old 02-16-2005, 09:56 AM
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Remington 700 trigger problem.

I have a new model remington 700 that I have tried on 5 attempts to adjust the trigger on..and the it gets progressively worse. I have been adjusting the 700 triggers for 10 years...and this is the first one that has broken my heart. Can this trigger be damaged by adjustment? The overtravel seems to go out a LONG way before the trigger will release. Any input will be appreciated before I order a new one.
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Old 02-16-2005, 04:20 PM
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I have one that a local smith looked at for me. It is crisp and clean breaking. much better than before. It is a earlier model 1982 vingatge I believe so it is not a new one.

Many companies mack drop in custom/match triggers for the 700 might just buy one and be done with it.
I don't know but I've been told it's hard to swim with the weight of gold. On the other hand I have heard it said it's just as hard with the weight of lead.
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Old 02-19-2005, 11:59 PM
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...might check to make sure springs are present underneath all three screws. They might have missed one at the factory. I've had one or two that were "hateful" but they always finally would adjust satisfactorily.
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Old 02-20-2005, 07:25 AM
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It depends

Over the years, I have adjusted many Remington triggers. Sounds like something is amiss. Remington and other gunmakers do not like folks tinkering with their triggers and you may have vioded some of their warranty provisions. I would take the rifle to a competent gunsmith and get an opinion on the problem and corrective action. All the best...
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Old 02-20-2005, 11:06 AM
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Problem solved....Rifle Basix trigger installed in place of crappy trigger. I too have adjusted Remington triggers "over the years" wife shoots a wonderful model 7 that has the sweetest factory trigger after I adjusted it. But this one is different. If anyone wnats it it can be found on eBay soon. Thanks for all the input ....
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Old 02-21-2005, 06:43 PM
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I had the same problem when trying to adjust my 700 trigger last year. Ended up tossing it out and putting in a timney, now it breaks clean. Hopefully I won't have the same problem with my new 700 vls that's on the way otherwise i'll just replace that one too as well.
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Old 02-25-2005, 04:36 PM
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Trigger adjustment

I've found this process very effective.
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Old 12-11-2005, 07:49 PM
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I have also used that same method of adjusting my Remington 700 triggers over the last twenty years with no trouble.
Remember you have to take your time doing this so don't rush it.
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Old 12-20-2005, 11:39 AM
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Old 05-09-2006, 05:23 PM
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I have a gunsmith adjust my Remington triggers, and he tells me Remington has made some changes to its triggers in the past couple of years. It used to be fairly easy to get them down to 2 lbs. Now 3 lbs. is about the best you can do, and sometimes not even that light. Best wishes.

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Old 05-29-2006, 01:22 PM
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In case you weren`t aware of it!! Remington has hired attorneys who have flunked the bar exam or been disbarred for multiple reasons to install all the new triggers on the rifles. There is a good reason they did this [SOMEWHERE!!] I guess. LOL. This is a sarcastic joke in case you didn`t get it.

Aloha, Mark
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:04 AM
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remington had a recall on some 700s and 600s, and they replaced the trigger and safety free of charge. the only additional charge was to adjust the pull down to 3lbs.

a call to your local authorized remington dealer will tell if your 700
is part of the recall.
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Old 10-26-2006, 08:07 AM
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The Remington recall was on the safety that required it to be on off to unload the rifle. Apparently someone shot themselves in the foot causing a lawsuit, etc. etc.
They are still one of the better trigger designs out there but require knowledge, patience and common sense to adjust.
If you lack any of these have a smith do it.
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:19 PM
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Remmy triggers?

My newest Rem. 700 is 1994-1995, oldest is 1975. Adjustments were always easy. Over travel, trigger return spring tension, and sear. Somewhere, I heard, Remington triggers are now riveted shut and not adjustable except limited amount for trigger return tension , due to lost law suits. Not sure if that's true or not. I do hope not. Would seem a shame to have to spend another $100 or so on top of the price of new 700, just to get a decent trigger (always was one of Rem.'s strong points).

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Old 03-14-2008, 10:41 AM
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Let us know how that eBay matter shakes out. I thought eBay said it would no longer list triggers, etc.

Adam Helmer
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