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Old 12-10-2005, 16:39   #1
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Something of interest for those in question of how to adjust your 700's trigger. As with ANY trigger adjustment make sure the end product is safe!!!! If you're not sure what you're doing.......DON'T DO IT!

Remington 700 Trigger

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Old 12-22-2005, 17:58   #2
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Can't afford the Rem. 700 so I'm going for the Savage 111G with rifled sights and ACCU triger in 30.06. Am I making a mistake, should I save more $ for the Rem. 700 BDL instead?
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No mistake, IMO. The Savage is a good rifle at an excellent price. One place the M700 has an advantage over the Savage is availability of after-market parts and gunsmiths who specialize in accuracy jobs, in case you ever want to customize your rifle. If you're planning to use it pretty much as it came from the factory (or maybe with a few add-ons), the Savage is a good choice.
Now if you're going to put a scope on your rifle, I recommend you save up for the best you can find.
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Thumbs up Savages

You can't go wrong with the new Savages with the accutrigger. I have one and I love it. Best bang for the buck out there. I also own a 700BDL. I had to take it to a gunsmith to get the trigger as nice as the Savage came out of the box!
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Savage rifles have always been an excellent valuefor the money and the trigger is now one of the best on the market.

If only it wasn't put in such an UGLY rifle. The newer models are better but still just nt as appeaing as a Ruger 77 or Remington 700BDL.

Too bad cause the guns perform like champions......maybe the most accurate out-of-the-box rifles to be had.
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Old 06-12-2006, 20:09   #6
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Remington has a new trigger.It looks like the old one but is not adjustable.If your rifle is one of the new ones with the firingpin lock on the bolt shroud,you have one of these triggers.
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Good Trigger Adjusting Link

Originally Posted by Sniper
Something of interest for those in question of how to adjust your 700's trigger. As with ANY trigger adjustment make sure the end product is safe!!!! If you're not sure what you're doing.......DON'T DO IT!

Remington 700 Trigger

Thanks for posting the link, sniper.
I have adjusted Remington triggers the way the article says, but not lately, so I printed the article for reference, because the memory does not get better with age. I have adjusted the triggers on a few Rem 788s, a much tougher proposition and if done wrong, would be very dangerous.

Reading through this thread, I see that Remington triggers are no longer adjustable. I haven't seen a new one, but they could be like the 788's trigger, so I won't be buying any new 700s.

I see a lot of savage rifles at the range nowadays, so they must have a good product that is attractive to many.
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I, of course, bought one of the newer Remington 700s, with the "J" lock on the shroud. At least the trigger is crisp, breaking clean at 3#. Some day, I am going to put in an aftermarket trigger, but for now, its not too bad.
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Your 700 trigger doesn't sound bad at all

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I, of course, bought one of the newer Remington 700s, with the "J" lock on the shroud. At least the trigger is crisp, breaking clean at 3#. Some day, I am going to put in an aftermarket trigger, but for now, its not too bad.
Hi Mannlicher, I am actually glad to find out that your trigger breaks at 3 pounds, that isn't bad at all. The 2 - 788s I have were at least twice that weight, if I remember correctly, they were about 8 pounds. I would have no problem living with 3 pounds on a trigger. A point that hasn't been mentioned is the relation between trigger pull and the intended use of a firearm. For instance, a "hair" trigger on a self defense handgun might not be the best for a possibly hi-stress encounter. A rifle that I would let others also shoot is not one that I would have an extremly light trigger on. A point to bring this out is my cousins Mini-14, he sent the trigger group out to have it worked on, the trigger is now 2 pounds, I knew this but when I first shot it, I unintentionally double tapped it. With the recoil of the action, I shot it twice, and it was not immediantly realized until we checked the clip, because it sounded like one shot. I own a Mini-14 myself and still double tapped it. His Mini still has the standard gas bushing. With that trigger, he needs to go to a smaller gas bushing in my opinion. For hunting, a 3 pound trigger is just about perfect. I am glad to hear that it isn't as tough as even the adjustable 700 were set. Maybe Remington wised up and give a reasonable trigger pull now, so people won't mess with them. I know a few people that messed with 700 triggers that really didn't know what the hell they were doing. (After market triggers are pretty pricey also because they have to be good.)

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Texasrick, I went with my neighbor and son to sight in the son's new Savage 110 rifle. It was the son's first bolt action and I had recommended that they look at the Savage rifles. They came back with a 110 stainless steel model with the accu-trigger and composite stock. I fogot to ask what the barrel length was but it looked like 22" The caliber is 270 win Super Sort Magnum. I liked the looks of the whole package with a weaver 3x9 scope, it didn't look bad at all to me and I liked it better after he shot it. This Savage only weighs 6 pounds. It was the son's first time through the process of sighting in a scope. We bore sighted it for him and showed him what we were doing. He did rather well shooting it. This lightweight rifle shot very well and looks like it can be fine tuned to be a very accurate rifle. I was impressed and happy about it for both of them since I recommended it. The kid is tickled with it. I am impressed myself with these new Savages, I would buy one.
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trigger ajustment

I have a savage model 12 that is set at 1 1/2 lb. that can be set up to 6lb's. I also have 2 Remingtons 700 BDL's, A 700 ADL, and a Model 7 that has a firing pin lock on the bolt shroud that I ajusted to 3 1/2 lb's. All my Rems are ajusted to 3 1/2 lb's so they all feel the same when shooting.
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BBStacker you must have gotten the last of the old triggers because the new one are non-adjust.The firing pin assembly is different too.My friend Billy Stevens that builds bench rifles tells me that now the first thing he does is replace the new with the old.Also this is why Remington has just released the new X trigger.
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I just bought a 700 SPS Tactical in .223. It does not have the J-lock. However, it does have the single screw new style trigger and it is inadequate for serious target work. I'm trying to decide what to buy as a replacement. Rifle Basix looks like a solid contender.
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I have boughten a Remington 700 SPS and I adjusted the trigger down to 2.5 lbs from being 8 lbs, It was new this year too.
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Old 10-01-2007, 15:01   #15
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I tried backing the only screw that I could find in and out and could not perceive any change - I wasn't even sure which way to turn it to reduce the pull. Can you give me any instructions on how to do this? I'd love it if I could avoid spending $120 on a new trigger. Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-01-2007, 22:46   #16
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I Guess the bottom line is to be sure what Remington trigger you have...
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Old 10-02-2007, 16:24   #17
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Mine is the X mark pro trigger, according to Remington.
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I just bought a new Rem 223 SPS Varmint in left hand. It had the 3 adjustment screw trigger and broke like glass right out of the box!!!!!At 8#!!!!!! The adjustment wasn't hard but getting all the glue out of the screws was a b---h!! She now breaks at 1# like glass, no creep, no overtravel. I've probably worked her a hundred times slamming the bolt, and taking the safety on and off.Bounced her off the floor about a dozen times cocked with the safety off and it seems like a good trigger.It says in the owners manual that the trigger can be adjusted by a gunsmith. I think thats something new for Remington.
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+1 for the Savage. One other safety test is to slam down the rifle on the butt end with the rifle unloaded and the bolt cocked. Do not slam it down hard enough to damage the stock. If the firing pin lets go, the rifle is unsafe.

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for the best in Savage upgrades visit sharpshootersupply. you won't be disappointed.
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for the best in Savage upgrades visit sharpshootersupply. you won't be disappointed.
Even better, www.savagegunsmithing.com. The gunsmith, Scott Null is a master machinist and gunsmith. There are few true master gunsmiths left, but this guy is one, take it from a retired gunsmith. I was a darn good smith, but Scott is nothing short of awesome.

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So what type of scope is good for a 700 SPS Tactical?
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The Good the Bad and The Ugly

People complained about the Rem trigger and they gave us the XMARK. The old one was easily adjustable. the new one OKAY and isn't as nice as an adjusted older model (OPINION)

AccuTrigger is nice. The old model was adjustable for sear engagement, backlash and weight which could be brought down to 3.5 lbs and feels better than the damn Glocked tab Accutrigger. Best new trigger for a Savage is the RifleBasix unit. It is vastly better than an AccuTrigger. I've got two of the after markets and one Accu and the RifleBasix is better than the Glockutrigger hands down. So much so that as soon as I get up a few more dollars the Accu is going bye bye in my Model 14.

Back to the XMARK. You just can't go and throw a old trigger in the XMARK guns because the bolt locks and safties are different. After all is said and done if you don't like the Xmark the Timney is a the only drop in no head ache replacement for it. The XMARK really isn't bad but it is just a pain in the as$ to adjust down and you can't get the weight down all that much.
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NJCOP, I didn't know that about the Timney - thanks for the info. I guess I'll take a shot at my X-mark first, then if I fail and give up, buy a Timney. this rifle has a lot of potential, but the trigger is making it difficult to extract its performance capability.
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As I am getting older I don't remember if I brought this up about the XMark. The trigger return springs for the older triggers fit the XMark. Wolf makes a reduced power spring for a couple of bucks and it is available from Brownells. It'll lighten your trigger a bit but not by much.

The nicest trigger that I've ever dropped into a 700 is the Shilen non-target model. I had it in a 700 PPS Tactical and it was cleanest breaking trigger I've had beside a 22 match trigger I use to pull some years back. Problem with the Shilen going into an Xmark gun is you need to locate a old style bolt release and safety and then you wind up paying more than the Timney.

Ferd, just be careful messing with the sear and backlash on the XMark as Remington used some funcky engagement angles and too much tinkering will make the trigger unsafe. There are articles about this on line. Good luck with the pursuit of improving XMark as they aren't bad. They just aren't as good as the rest of the gun they are on. That goes for most factory triggers. Not the biggest fan of the AccuTrigger but at least it goes down to 1 1/2lbs on their heavy barrel guns.

PS I'm saving up for two Timneys for a 243 Varmint and a 308 SPS Tactical. Should have taken the Shilen off before I sold the 700 PPS. Hindsight is 20/20.
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