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Trigger replacement

I Just thought I'd share this if anyone is looking to do this to there own Rem. 700. In the last 2 weeks I replaced 2 trigger Assy. on Remington 700's one with a Timney the other with a jewell Hunter model. This task is not hard to do and you don't need a bunch of special tools to do it. A small drift punch and small hammer and an Allen wrench for the stock screws and maybe a small square file. The total time to do the jewell was about 20 mins. a simple swap out. The Timney took about 45 mins. due to the stock had to have a small amount of material that had to be removed where the adjusment nut slides into the stock. I had to file about 1/8" of material out of the stock where the trigger assy. fits in so the action and barrel would seat back to normal position. Read the directions first and take your time and save yourself 75-100$ for gunsmith work you can do youself.
 

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There are also directions for adjusting the factory trigger in our gunsmith section. I've not done a Jewel, but put lots of Timney's in. Both are good triggers.
 

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Thanks for the info I have adjusted all my own Rem. 700's and several for friends. I have a sheet on how to do it should I get a to a spot where I foreget what I'm doing.
 

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thanks for the info and confidence as im going to be replacing the trigger in my vtr 700 in the futureand its nice to know its not to tricky
 

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I have this job coming up on a rem 700 VSSF in 308, it came with the X mark rubbish trigger and I have ordered a timney 1.5lb with safety for it.

Having browsed several googled pages it seems some dramas happen with springs going amiss "across the room" is this true ?

I also see the stock needs work to make it fit, noting that the current stock is a Choate Tactical, as the rem stock was complete and badly fitting plastic rubbish.
 

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The Xmark Pro triggers can be a very good trigger if you simply swap out springs (the X mark adjustable uses different springs) with after market springs and dry fire a few hundred times. They are certainly good enough for a hunting rifle.
 

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Problem is I do more target shooting than hunting, and with the X mark as I got it any game would likely get away without a scratch, As I received it in the brand new rifle the first thing I did was to test the trigger and it was unfortunately set at a poundage that was closer to 35 instaed of the 3.5 lbs as was advertised.

I drowned it in the best lubricant I have in the hope it may also wash out any debris from its manufacture because it was not even close to 3.5 lbs and has remained unchanged, honestly its the worst trigger I have ever used, it would make your hand actually start to shake from the weight needed to drop the firing pin.

Adjusting it did nothing, I tried it every half turn util the screw was near to falling out, it did a tiny amount but thats it, and from what I have read by other owners of the new Xmark pro trigger this seems to be a common fault with it, Remington has simply got it very wrong.

While my Anschutz BR rifle came with a match trigger, it needed some adjusting and working in before I was happy with it, now at a crisp 8 oz, while a match rifle I bought a Tikka stainless Hunter in 222 for varmint hunting and 3 position and its trigger needed nothing, it was as good as I could expect right out of the box, just oil the bolt, load and shoot.

Yes I have tried working the trigger by countless dry firing into snap caps but that has done nothing to change it, so to save time and agro it was simpler to buy another trigger for it, after all it does need it.

The Choate stock has a deliberate deeper cut out for the safety arm where on the std stock it does not, I have to think the Timney will fit NP, While the Choate stock was also not planned just that the original Remington stock is so poorly made it had to be changed, unfortunately the stock trigger unit matches the Remington stock, both rubbish, should of bought the Sako.
 
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