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A big thank you for Bob

I adjusted my 700ML to a much lighter trigger pull. Now it shoots sweet. The worst part was breaking the screws loose after getting the glue off.

I really appreciate your post.
Thank you,
jb
 

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tpv said:
Bob, Thx again for all the useful info.
I've done one Vanguard already but lost the printed guidelines. I nned to do another Vanguard.
Is it the same as the model 70?
I can't seem to remember.
Thx Tom
The Weatherby's are a different breed of cat. I'll try to find the directions for adjusting their triggers.
 

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well, i just bought a Remington Sendero in .264 Win Mag, and it seems like the trigger is now made so it is impossible to adjust the engagement and overtravel AND have the safety work properly. the overtravel screw is mounted on an ear of the safety lever so if the over-travel and creep is adjusted, the safety will not engage. it is different than the 673 .350 Rem Mag. i bought a few years ago...

the first thing i'm gonna try is an old style Remington trigger, but i don't think the safety lever will fit (and the older trigger is missing the safety lever because it stayed with the gun). if not that, it will mean getting a new trigger/safety assy. i am thinking that any aftermarket trigger on this gun will have to come with a safety lever.
the adjustments were not glued over, tho.

on the plus side, the nasty "J" lock is gone....

anyone else have any input here?

monty
 

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I shot a Model 70 in high power competition. I kept the stock trigger at 2 1/4 pounds and did some touchup work with a stone. Very smooth and crisp...as they say, like breaking glass.
 

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xmark trigger adjustment

I just bought a new 700 with the Xmark trigger and have been reading here about how to adjust it. The problem I have is getting the adjustment screws broke loose. I have good quality allen wrenches but it broke before the screw came loose. I have scraped the glue out and tried a soldering iron to heat the screws but they still won't move. What next?:confused:
 

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The Weatherby's are a different breed of cat. I'll try to find the directions for adjusting their triggers.
I got a timney for the other vanguard, but found out that their new triggers now only have two adjustment points, and aren't much better than the original. At least the one I got.

The Ed Brown has a Jewel that does brake at a crisp 2#. The quality of that trigger is much better than the Timney. That is important on a light weight rifle like the Brown. Sure does shoot good!

I think right now, I'd prefer Jewel, then Rifle Basix, then Timney.
 

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I just bought a new 700 with the Xmark trigger and have been reading here about how to adjust it. The problem I have is getting the adjustment screws broke loose. I have good quality allen wrenches but it broke before the screw came loose. I have scraped the glue out and tried a soldering iron to heat the screws but they still won't move. What next?:confused:

Try some Kroil, they use a superglue on the screws. The Kroil will penetrate just about anything.
 

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My newest Rem. 700 is circa 1994. My oldest is 1977. Triggers have always been easy to adjust. When did that trigger from Hades arrive? I had heard about them, but not seen one.

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I recently brought home a Rem Mod 700 SPS 243 Win. I used Bob's excellent instructions to adjust the trigger. Have to say, the Win Mod 70 trigger is much more pleasurable to adjust!

When I first took the stock off of the Rem Mod 700 and looked at the trigger, I thought that Rem must have enclosed everything and made it non-adjustable. But then my aging eyes were finally able to focus on those itty-bitty screws! Here's a pic that might help those like me that have never tackled a Rem trigger before.

I didn't even have a flathead driver in my gunsmithing driver set small enough and had to dig out a watch/eyeglass screwdriver set. The factory sealant came off fine, but only the two front screws would break loose. I didn't want to bugger the slot, so ended up only adjusting the trigger pull screw. Ran through all the tests slamming the bolt, trigger pull on safety, releasing the safety, and the trigger seems at about 3 lbs, and I can't detect any creep. It didn't need much adjustment really. And the best part....using the glitter nail polish really dresses up your rifle.:rolleyes: That's all I had (the stepdaughter had) since I never had a use for nail polish before.

Thx for the help Bob!
 

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I broke down my 700ADL yersday and adjusted the trigger pull screw. I didn;t mess with the sear adjustment as another member said his trigger action locked up with any adjust ment of the screw. I also didn;t adjust the overtravel.

Anyway, it was easy using a dental pick to get the locktight out of the allen head and around the head. Once I found the right size allen wrench, the screw didn;t even "break" free.....it just turned nice and smooth. All in all, I think I turned it out about one full turn, and it made quite a difference! I did the safety checks. If I had to guess, I'd say the trigger was set at about 4 pounds right now...just guessing....I might want to go a little lighter. I haven;t locked the screw yet because I want to try it at the range first.
 

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Just so you guys know if you ever try to send a Remington 700 back to the factory for any reason that you have adjusted the trigger on they are going to put a new factory trigger on it and charge you accordingly, just something you should know, apparently that coating has some special composition that they can recognize so even replacing it with nail polish wont save you.
 

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Well now, that I didn;t know. But..... I sure needed that trigger adjusted!! In fact, after shooting about 30 rounds through it over the last two sessions, I'm thinking I'll probably give the pull-weight screw another half twist or so to see how that does.
 

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Don't worry about it that much... there is a very low likelihood that you will return a firearm anyway.
 

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Don't worry about it that much... there is a very low likelihood that you will return a firearm anyway.
True, 700s tend to take good care of you if you take good care of them, and you are much more likely to take it to a local gunsmith than to return it to Remington, i just felt the information should be here.
 

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Easy

Great post...
The 700 triggers are notoriously bad. Yes a eyeglass type screwdriver will cut it thu the gummy bear glue that is on the scew holes. I turned mine out about one turn counterclockwise and it made a nice difference on the the pull of a tough trigger.
Thanks:)
 

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So, a few days ago I adjusted the trigger on my remington 700 bdl following the above advise. I have to say it worked great. Went to the range and got much tighter groups and I am enjoying shooting much better. Now y'all keep talking about a glue, mine didn't have any. Instead it had a plastic indicator slip that broke as soon as a screw was turned. But I did put some nail polish on it to keep it from turning. Thanks for making that a sticky. Couldn't have done it without y'all.
 

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Has anyone adjusted the trigger on the new model 70? It has two allen screws in the front rather than the 1/4" nuts. It is a completely different trigger
 

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Win. M-70 Hvy Varmint 223

Bob, Thx again for all the useful info.
I've done one Vanguard already but lost the printed guidelines. I nned to do another Vanguard.
Is it the same as the model 70?
I can't seem to remember.
Thx Tom
My Win 223 was purchased in 1998 & just started releasing the firing pin unexpectedly. If I push the trigger forward with heavy force, the trigger pull is 2 1/8 to 2 5/8 lb. If only light force, the pull is only 8 oz. It did not shoot very accurately until I had the recoil lug re-bedded a couple years ago.

I hate to remove the stock until I have proper adjusting procedure. I have removed the trigger guard looking for adjusting points. I read your adjusting procedure for Win Model 70, but the explanation of some parts is different than what I saw in my rifle. Is your procedure for a sporting rifle? Is the trigger mechanisms the same for a sporting rifle & a varmint rifle? The owner information booklet does not get into trigger adjustment. I sure would appreciate any help you can supply. If you have something with photos that can be sent by e-mail, my address is: [email protected]
Thanks for your help.
Leo Schmitt

PS Information from anyone is welcome.
 

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The procedure should be the same for all M70's (at least before the new, FN winchesters from South Carolina) You'll have to take the action out of the stock to see the parts that need adjustment. Although, as a word of caution, the instructions above seem to take for granted that the trigger is working properly to begin with, yours is definately not.
 

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leo,
As jb indicated, the trigger adjustments for your 1998 (when you purchased, but may be an earlier model) are still valid. If you 'removed the trigger guard' on this action, you have freed the action to be removed from the stock, which you have to do to adjust the trigger. Can you post pics of this rifle? I'm wondering if this is really a mod 70, from your description?
 
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