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Replacing Trigger difficulty?
« on: December 23, 2017, 05:03:22 PM »
How difficult is it to replace the trigger on a rifle? I'd like to soften the trigger on my 7mm-08 Mountain Rifle. It's so stiff for such a light weight firearm that I think it will help me a lot. I've never tinkered with this before though and want to gauge the difficulty of the project. Also, any recommendations on triggers would be appreciated.
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Re: Replacing Trigger difficulty?
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2017, 05:06:12 PM »
what brand/action?  Most of them are pretty easy.   Jewell and Timney are the two most popular upgrades but yours can probably be softened up without a replacement.
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Re: Replacing Trigger difficulty?
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2017, 05:15:39 PM »
It's a Remington Model 700 Mountain Rifle in 7mm-08. It was part of the recall from a few years back, but I'd like to swap out for a different trigger than what they're offering to replace it with.
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Re: Replacing Trigger difficulty?
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2017, 05:16:05 PM »
best to set the trigger where you want on a cold rifle  :tup:   It's a mountain rifle!  So I'd keep a pretty decent pull on it, no need for a 2.5 or 3lb trigger on a mountain rifle you're going to be going through the brush, banging around on rocks and whatnot.  I like a light trigger, I learned on a hair trigger sniper rifle, but in the brush and snow I prefer a little more trigger pull.

https://www.timneytriggers.com/shop/timney-remington-700-replacement-trigger.aspx
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Re: Replacing Trigger difficulty?
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2017, 05:52:28 PM »
The gun weighs about 6 pounds on its own, so I'm feeling like the lighter trigger pull will help somewhat. Am I that far off base?
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Re: Replacing Trigger difficulty?
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2017, 05:59:52 PM »
I put a Timney in my Model 70. It was so simple I was almost disappointed. I was expecting a bigger project to spend the morning on, but it took 15-20 minutes.

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Re: Replacing Trigger difficulty?
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2017, 06:15:47 PM »
Took me a solid 16 minutes to swap out the trigger on my Rem 700. I put a Timney in.
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Re: Replacing Trigger difficulty?
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2017, 06:16:16 PM »
The gun weighs about 6 pounds on its own, so I'm feeling like the lighter trigger pull will help somewhat. Am I that far off base?

You’re on the right track.
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Re: Replacing Trigger difficulty?
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2017, 06:16:42 PM »
The gun weighs about 6 pounds on its own, so I'm feeling like the lighter trigger pull will help somewhat. Am I that far off base?

You are on target ! ( hehe )   I run 1.5# but I think you will be happy with 2.5#

I can't shoot anything with a 3.5# trigger rifle.  Some can. 

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Re: Replacing Trigger difficulty?
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2017, 06:25:48 PM »
I don't know what my Ruger has, but it is stiff. It is also a much heavier rifle and I've learned to shoot it very well. The Remington has always been a bit of a problem for me though. I shot a guys rifle last year that had a 2# trigger and it was night and day difference. Really got me thinking about it.
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Re: Replacing Trigger difficulty?
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Re: Replacing Trigger difficulty?
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2017, 08:35:31 PM »
Took me a solid 16 minutes to swap out the trigger on my Rem 700. I put a Timney in.

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Re: Replacing Trigger difficulty?
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2017, 09:57:32 PM »
Took me a solid 16 minutes to swap out the trigger on my Rem 700. I put a Timney in.

Thought you were a single shot Jedi Knight! 😎

Multi talented. Hell I have 3 Remington’s now all of a sudden.
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Re: Replacing Trigger difficulty?
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2017, 10:09:38 PM »
Took me a solid 16 minutes to swap out the trigger on my Rem 700. I put a Timney in.

Thought you were a single shot Jedi Knight! 😎

Multi talented. Hell I have 3 Remington’s now all of a sudden.

No... Say it isn't so! To stay popular here and keep in trend. You have to have at least one Tikka for the season and a Toyota TRD!
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Re: Replacing Trigger difficulty?
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2017, 10:13:51 PM »
Tikka free zone here, man. Currently anyway. Wouldn’t mind a super lite one of these days. Waiting for my model 7 to make its way home here soon now. Maybe I can make that a super lite instead.
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Re: Replacing Trigger difficulty?
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2017, 10:14:11 PM »
I know you love tikka, but what's the deal with the TuRD?

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Re: Replacing Trigger difficulty?
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2017, 10:35:09 PM »
I know you love tikka, but what's the deal with the TuRD?

I was a little off. To keep on the in crowd here🤡. You need a Tikka, Toyota TRD and a pile of Sitka Camo. If you can get the rifle and TRD in Sitka camo it's a plus. It will get you 100 fps more on your Tikka, no matter the chambering and 3.576 more miles per gallon on your TRD! Owning a Tikka also helps your google searches by 50%! So you sound half A$$ informed when googling questions here and posting google results as a reply. Some have a huge post count in the "Google" department.

While this isn't by any means a fact. It could be seriously debated by anyone with the slightest amount of observation skills or real work experience.
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Re: Replacing Trigger difficulty?
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2017, 10:45:31 PM »
good thing I don't own a TRD or any sitka, but my googlefu is high due to my owning a tikka rifle  :tup:


I did search for trigger upgrades on google, the first ten pages were for remington 700's  :tup:


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Re: Replacing Trigger difficulty?
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2017, 10:47:36 PM »
I know you love tikka, but what's the deal with the TuRD?

I was a little off. To keep on the in crowd here🤡. You need a Tikka, Toyota TRD and a pile of Sitka Camo. If you can get the rifle and TRD in Sitka camo it's a plus. It will get you 100 fps more on your Tikka, no matter the chambering and 3.576 more miles per gallon on your TRD! Owning a Tikka also helps your google searches by 50%! So you sound half A$$ informed when googling questions here and posting google results as a reply. Some have a huge post count in the "Google" department.

While this isn't by any means a fact. It could be seriously debated by anyone with the slightest amount of observation skills or real work experience.
I know you love tikka, but what's the deal with the TuRD?

I was a little off. To keep on the in crowd here🤡. You need a Tikka, Toyota TRD and a pile of Sitka Camo. If you can get the rifle and TRD in Sitka camo it's a plus. It will get you 100 fps more on your Tikka, no matter the chambering and 3.576 more miles per gallon on your TRD! Owning a Tikka also helps your google searches by 50%! So you sound half A$$ informed when googling questions here and posting google results as a reply. Some have a huge post count in the "Google" department.

While this isn't by any means a fact. It could be seriously debated by anyone with the slightest amount of observation skills or real work experience.
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Re: Replacing Trigger difficulty?
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2017, 10:48:19 PM »
that was two quote worthy

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Re: Replacing Trigger difficulty?
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2017, 10:51:17 PM »
Tikka free
TRD free
Plenty of Sitka
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Re: Replacing Trigger difficulty?
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2017, 10:59:42 PM »
that was two quote worthy


How could it have been anything but??


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Re: Replacing Trigger difficulty?
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2017, 11:01:32 PM »
I've adjusted all mt 700s down to about 3 lbs, but they are all older models, before the trigger issues they have had recently.  it took a while to balance the weight, travel and creep, but once it's right, it's a decent trigger for hunting. 

I have no experience with the newer triggers in the 700s. 

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Re: Replacing Trigger difficulty?
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2017, 11:01:55 PM »
and you too  :brew:

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Re: Replacing Trigger difficulty?
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2017, 11:10:31 PM »
that was two quote worthy


How could it have been anything but??


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Re: Replacing Trigger difficulty?
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2017, 11:14:05 PM »
All ribbing aside. If you have a older 700 trigger, this is how I have adjusted them for the last 18 or so years.

 http://www.varminthunters.com/tech/crisp.html
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