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#6249771 - 04/06/16 09:31 AM Adjusting Trigger on Remington 700 ADL
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I have a late 90's ADL in .223. Love the gun, very accurate. The only thing I don't like about it is the trigger, I measured it at 5.5 lbs. I found some youtube videos, but my trigger looks different from the ones I found on youtube. Mine has two screws, one is for trigger travel, the other I assumed would adjust the weight, but even backed almost all the way out, the pull is about the same. Don't wanna spend any $$ on it at the moment as we are saving for our honeymoon this summer, but was under the impression this trigger could be adjusted. Any ideas? It's mostly used for killing pigs and coyotes, just want a lighter trigger without dropping any $$.
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#6249867 - 04/06/16 10:52 AM Re: Adjusting Trigger on Remington 700 ADL [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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If you looked it up, and you backed out what you think is the poundage, then you may be stuck with it. Make sure it has the poundage adjustment screw, you can back that out. If you go that route, make sure the chamber is empty, [censored] it, close the bolt, and bounce the butt of the stock on the floor. If it fires on its' own, you'll have to increase the poundage closer to where it was.

I recommend NOT going through any of this and buying a Timney trigger, when funds are available. Saving $100 ain't worth someone's life.
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#6249922 - 04/06/16 11:53 AM Re: Adjusting Trigger on Remington 700 ADL [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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In the future I will definitely go that route. For now we're saving $$$ for a honemoon and if I spend $230 on a timney, I might not be getting married!
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#6249936 - 04/06/16 12:05 PM Re: Adjusting Trigger on Remington 700 ADL [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
If you looked it up, and you backed out what you think is the poundage, then you may be stuck with it. Make sure it has the poundage adjustment screw, you can back that out. If you go that route, make sure the chamber is empty, [censored] it, close the bolt, and bounce the butt of the stock on the floor. If it fires on its' own, you'll have to increase the poundage closer to where it was.

I recommend NOT going through any of this and buying a Timney trigger, when funds are available. Saving $100 ain't worth someone's life.


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#6250016 - 04/06/16 01:20 PM Re: Adjusting Trigger on Remington 700 ADL [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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On that vintage rifle the trigger should have three screws, one on the front for sear engagement, and two on the rear, the lower one for trigger weight and the top one for trigger travel. If you've already backed out the lower screw on the rear of the trigger and not seen a noticeable difference in trigger weight then you will need to have the spring replaced. That's not a job I recommend trying as a DIY.
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#6250039 - 04/06/16 01:48 PM Re: Adjusting Trigger on Remington 700 ADL [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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I'm going to second Fireman, you end up putting alot of faith in a gunsmith to tune a very critical piece to safety. Besides, a tune up will cost at least $50-60 from what i understand and a new Timney is about $120 last i checked.

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#6250282 - 04/06/16 06:24 PM Re: Adjusting Trigger on Remington 700 ADL [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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I do a lot of minor work on my firearms but will not touch the trigger. Purchased a 700 ADL in 2005. Larry Pockrus, an excellent gunsmith in Ponder, adjusted the trigger down to 2.75 pounds. Trigger is now great.

Don't remember what he charged then but it will cost you $45.00 now.
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#6250782 - 04/07/16 07:42 AM Re: Adjusting Trigger on Remington 700 ADL [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
If you looked it up, and you backed out what you think is the poundage, then you may be stuck with it. Make sure it has the poundage adjustment screw, you can back that out. If you go that route, make sure the chamber is empty, [censored] it, close the bolt, and bounce the butt of the stock on the floor. If it fires on its' own, you'll have to increase the poundage closer to where it was.

I recommend NOT going through any of this and buying a Timney trigger, when funds are available. Saving $100 ain't worth someone's life.

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#6251005 - 04/07/16 10:18 AM Re: Adjusting Trigger on Remington 700 ADL [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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As already mentioned get a Timney and problem solved. Have one in both of mine. IMO the trigger is gonna make the most significant impact on how you shoot a rifle or pistol. Much more enjoyable to shoot and well worth the money when you look at the cost of ammo, shooting and hunting.
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#6251404 - 04/07/16 05:10 PM Re: Adjusting Trigger on Remington 700 ADL [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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Google Remington Crisp

Better yet, Google barrelman.
He typically has Timney 510s for around $105.00

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#6251425 - 04/07/16 05:27 PM Re: Adjusting Trigger on Remington 700 ADL [Re: booradley]
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Originally Posted By: booradley
I do a lot of minor work on my firearms but will not touch the trigger. Purchased a 700 ADL in 2005. Larry Pockrus, an excellent gunsmith in Ponder, adjusted the trigger down to 2.75 pounds. Trigger is now great.

Don't remember what he charged then but it will cost you $45.00 now.


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#6253980 - 04/09/16 11:45 PM Re: Adjusting Trigger on Remington 700 ADL [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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I bought my son (who lives in Dallas) a Remington 700 ADL to replace one that was stolen when his townhouse was broken into on Christmas eve this past year. The trigger on the new rifle was a hair trigger (the extreme opposite of the OP's problem) and my so was not comfortable adjusting it himself.

I called a few gun shops in Dallas.....gunsmith at the Beretta Gallery in Dallas said they would adjust the trigger for $35.

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#6254044 - 04/10/16 07:06 AM Re: Adjusting Trigger on Remington 700 ADL [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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Get the Timney. This is coming from someone who had a 300 Win Mag fire when the bolt was closed. The trigger was the same model as yours and had been professionally adjusted. It's unlikely but it does happen.

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#6254651 - 04/10/16 06:10 PM Re: Adjusting Trigger on Remington 700 ADL [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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Even though I had the trigger on my 700 adjusted as previously stated, if I buy another model 700 I'll go the Timney route.
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#6255291 - 04/11/16 09:53 AM Re: Adjusting Trigger on Remington 700 ADL [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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Appreciate everyone's input.

I have it down to 2.8 lbs. I've banged the butt plate on the ground, beat on it with a rubber hammer, worked the action, safety, everything I could think of to try to make it go off. I'm pretty confident the trigger is stable and safe, and it's much better than a 5.5lb pull. Will not have a round in the chamber till ready to shoot.

After the wedding when I can actually start putting money into it I will definitely be going with a Timney or even a Jewel trigger. Think this will get me by until then. Thanks again.
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