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Alright heres a project that I will undertake soon on my own. I would like to hear some do's and don'ts on dissasembly and asembly for the trigger, adjustments and what to watch out for.

What tools do you recommned? I actually don't have a scale to measure it but may shell out the 60 bucks for one. The floor is yours gentlemen.
 

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Flitz polish works well a good light grade rubbing compound.
Far as a scale goes, find a whole bunch of cheap 1oz, 5oz, 1/2lb, 1lb, weights. Get a coat hanger and a bench vise and a towel. Wrap the gunstock in a towel and lock it in the vise vertically. Hang the bent coat hanger onto the trigger. Add weight till it breaks. Its cheap and if done right will get you within a couple ounces.
 

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Any other suggestions on the dissasembly or assembly of the trigger group? I actually had one doe profesionally and might attempt one myself.

What tools should I have ready to use? I don't want to pull one of those...."oh I need ___, now I need____" :lol:
 

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Specter,

I had made modifications on my Remington 700 triggers. This lawyer bullshit didn't give me a very glassy trigger break when I was shooting at extended ranges. What I did was remove the action from stock and took a look at the trigger. There are three total screws on this trigger assembly. The two on the fron portion are as follows. Screw on the bottom is for trigger pull, top is for over travel, and the one on the rear is for sear engagement. I made adjustments only to the trigger pull screw. What needs to be done first is to scrape that clear looking coating off of the screw and then make sure you scrape all of it out of the cracks. Make your adjustments accordingly, and be sure you have a trigger pull gauge or you will be guessing alot. As soon as youhave adjusted your trigger pull, gauge it out to see if it is set at a desired trigger pull. Once that is done, put a T I N Y dab of medium strength lock tite on the screw to keep it from coming loose. VERY important on magnum caliber rifles. That about sums it up 8)

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I had also used a torque wrench to set the screws to 65 FT LBS, not a recommended tool, but it helps. Have a good assorte screw driver set on hand, medium strength lock tite, a light magnifying glass would help but not recommended, and an exacto knife. I hope this helped out. :D
 

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The screws I had torqued down with the wrench were the action screws, not the trigger screws. Sorry I didnt mention that, its not a dissasembly of the trigger, but it got me to 3lbs, and as low as 2.
 

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Don't you mean 65 INCH/LBS and not FOOT/LBS? Just want to clarify this before someone crushes their stock.

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I had also used a torque wrench to set the screws to 65 FT LBS, not a recommended tool, but it helps. Have a good assorte screw driver set on hand, medium strength lock tite, a light magnifying glass would help but not recommended, and an exacto knife. I hope this helped out. :D
 

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Yes, i am sorry inch pounds. I apologize about that, I wouldnt wany anyone to crack their stock either. My bad gentlemen :oops:

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That is exactly how I did my 700 trigger. I now have a real nice 3lb break with almost no overtravel. It was one of the easiest and best mods to my 700.
 

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did the adjusting of the screws give you a nice clean break or just a lighter pull? i'm lookin to do a trigger up-grade, but if i can do something to the same effect by adjusting the screws myself i'll invest my money in to another part of my shooter... just wondering if it is a good up-grade?
 

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The upgrade gave me a nice clean break and pull. Its a upgrade wel worth it. Hopefully you would have a trigger pull gauge on hand because depending on how much the screw is turned loose, it will go lighter. But its a modification well worth the money, and doesnt cost a THING.

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