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Old 07-30-2006, 02:42 PM
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Need help or suggestions. Recently had some trigger work done on my Model 70 in 300 WSM. The trigger was lowered to just a little under 3 lbs. At the range, I fired the first round OK. After I chambered the second round I put the safety on so I can adjust my position, and ready my sight. When I pushed the safety off with my thumb, the gun fired without my finger on the trigger. The gun was facing down range, so no one was injured. My question is do you think the trigger being set just under 3 lbs is to light, or do you think I might have some other problems. Before I had the trigger work done, the safety seemed to be fineā€¦

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Old 07-30-2006, 05:35 PM
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Trigger may be a little light. Did you have the trigger adjusted by a smith? If so, take it back and have it adjusted again, it's not safe now.
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Old 07-31-2006, 09:33 AM
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Trigger may be a little light. Did you have the trigger adjusted by a smith? If so, take it back and have it adjusted again, it's not safe now.
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Old 07-31-2006, 09:46 AM
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IMO one of two things is going on and both involve the sear engagement.

1. The sear engagement was adjusted too finely to lower poundage/creep which is causing an unsafe trigger. or

2. the trigger pull is set so low that there isn't enough tension on the spring to cause the sear to fully engage.

Either way the weapon is unsafe and needs to be fixed.
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Old 07-31-2006, 10:47 AM
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Replace trigger with aftermarket adjustable trigger. Sort of like getting a haircut, can't put it back once its taken off. Will you really ever trust it again and how would you feel if someone was injured by yourfixed up trigger. Get a newtrigger installed by a competentgunsmith or send it back to factory. DO NOT take it back to the same hack gunsmithnow that you know his full capabilities.( maybeits factory adjustable and can be fixed by readjusting screws etc, but if he had to sand ,file, or remove metal to "adjust "your trigger, REPLACE IT)
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Old 07-31-2006, 07:27 PM
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^^ Agree. The gunsmith should have gone through all of the checks after working your trigger to guarantee it's safety. If you are lucky, it is an adjustable trigger and he can fix it.

Even when reading the How-To for adjusting a Rem 700 trigger, it tells you to cycle the bolt, place the safety to on, pull the trigger, and release safety. If it fires, sear is too light.
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Old 08-01-2006, 01:02 AM
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He forgot to adjust the sear. The trigger should easily go to 3lbs safely.
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