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No, I'm not asking how. But I've done 7 or 8 Remington triggers, and can get them to about 3- 3 1/2 lbs. However, I just finished a 700 Classic 223 that is close to 2#.
Don't get me wrong, I like it that way but I just wanted to know if that was safe as far as the mechanics of the trigger assembly.
The safety works good, but I am a true (ham & egger) when it comes to this stuff and don't have any special tools. I got lucky on this one, there is no creep and it breaks clean, just wondered what you more experienced guys thought.
Thanks in advance for the help.
 

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That's about where I have most of my triggers, Tom - factory or aftermarket. As long as the sear holds when you firmly slam the bolt closed, bump the stock butt sharply on a hard surface or when releasing the safety, you should be alright.
 

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+1 To Kdub
 

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I can't offer you much tpv as I've only adjusted one Rem 700 trigger, on an SPS 4 or 5 yrs old now. I could not get one adjustment screw loose, but it was not necessary. Did the tests and 'feels like' 3 lbs or a little less with a very nice varmint rig trigger pull. Sounds like you have more experience at it than most!
 

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Hey Shawn
Hope the re-hab is going well
I learned right here on the Forum.
See some members do read those stickies
But I did a few for a friend as well as mine without any problems. I don't want to do any for friends anymore, something could always go wrong. Just too much risk.
My 257 Roberts will be ready for Ken and my Antelope hunt this fall. That's the one with the 2# trigger.
Do you shoot left handed now?
 

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Hi tpv; hope the hunt goes well for you. I stupidly sold the only 257 Roberts M77 tang safety I had.

Nope, still shooting right-handed (lost the left hand). Rockchucking went well this spring; still hitting things off rests/bipods, but offhand shooting will take a lot more practice.

'Rehab' will take a step fwd this weekend with some woodcutting with the new 'arm/hand'. I'll sure try to keep my legs intact.:p

Enjoy that trigger that you got lucky on!
 

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Bad triggers can make a good rifle into one you hate to shoot or a tomato stake, one Rem 700 I bought that was fitted with an Xmark pro could only be fixed with a nice new 1.5 lb Timney, and I checked it, their rating was spot on, that Xmark Pro was over 20 lbs and not adjustable even with the adjusting screw on the floor.

That aside good triggers are usually made that way, my Anschutz match rifle has the top end Aschutz match trigger which is one of the better ones, I shoot it at 5 oz with thumb and index finger and i've tried real hard to get it to drop the pin by bashing on the stock / barrel etc and it simply will not budge, but when closing a slipery bolt and and any part of my hand just touch the side of the trigger and it's off downrange in a blink.

Seems that some triggers will AD / slam fire when adjusted past the weight they were delivered at, but the good ones you pay the extra bit for will generally go down to where even on the bench you need to be carefull, hunting with a 2oz trigger could be a huge challenge, but with bipod, time and long range shots could be done.

Problem comes with very light pull that you can revert to either slapping the trigger as the crosshairs pass the target, or using a shotgun style pull, generally makes for a bad day.
 

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MY 700 sps Xmark Pro trigger backed off is at about 3#. The problem then is the screw then interfers with my fat trigger finger and is very annoying. I removed the screw altogether and it seems fine.
 
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