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Old 12-11-2014, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by 8mm/06
Thanks for the replies so far,

Does anyone here have first hand experience with having the factory trigger on their 700 tweaked? Adjusted and polished for a clean crisp break?

Is there a ballpark price, or going rate for a trigger job on a Remington?
Rather than do that and still have a trigger assembly that the inventor stated is prone to misfires and needs to be changed, IMHO I would go with an aftermarket trigger like a Jewell or the cheaper Timney like I put in my 03A3. They are simple to install if you can follow a few directions that come with them. If that doesn't light your fire, just have a smith put it in. That pretty well follows what NM448 just mentioned! Replace it for a little more money and don't look back!

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Old 12-11-2014, 01:08 PM
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have ha 4 done by reputable smiths, they do pretty good down to round 3 pounds, any smith worth his salt can work it.
charge usualy runs 15-40 bucks
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Old 12-11-2014, 01:46 PM
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The last trigger job I had on a rem 700 about a year ago was $25. The Smith's old family friend so I think we got a little deal last person I herd that went to him he charged $40.had all my 700 but two done by him and never had a problem.
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Old 12-11-2014, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Topgun 3006
Rather than do that and still have a trigger assembly that the inventor stated is prone to misfires and needs to be changed

The inventor of the Titanic said it was unsinkable...
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:44 PM
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If there is ONE rifle MOST gunsmith's KNOW, it's a Remington model 700 (along with their aftermarket parts).

Had a trigger job done (and set at 3lbs) by my Smith first thing (+/- $60 can't remember now).

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Old 12-11-2014, 07:20 PM
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Thanks for all the replies. I appreciate all the info as we consider the options for this 2001 700 and getting to be a little bit better shooter and possibly making it safer.

Nomercy448, ... The original reason my son mentioned swapping out the factory trigger was simply b/c he wanted to have the rifle be as accurate as possible in his hands, and he felt the factory trigger was fine, but not quite as slick as some others had used/felt. He didn't have any concerns about safety when he first discussed getting a different trigger several years ago.

We have a very reputable smith that we've used for many years (basically since my grandfather passed ... he was our gunsmith until his death). I am advising my son to take the rifle up to him in Saginaw and ask for their pricing on both installing a newer trigger or slicking up and tuning the factory trigger. It'll save us considerable time and effort to get the advice from a trusted and skilled smith. But I am always interested in what others have done and experienced.

FWIW I'll come back on and report what my trusted smith is saying about this 700 trigger stuff.

Thanks again everybody.

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Old 12-12-2014, 04:15 PM
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I've had them done by Kirby Allen, Mark Bansner, and Ray Romain (now deceased)
These guys are world class smiths, they make a good living building rifles designed to perform for the purposes they build them for.
If there was any chance that the triggers were unsafe they would not work on them, you don't work that long to build up your reputation just to tear it down by selling unsafe parts in your package rifles.
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Old 12-13-2014, 04:25 PM
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You nailed it Ridge Runner!
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Old 12-20-2014, 11:57 AM
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I put 2 Timneys in my 700's myself,not hard to do. They cost around $96 each, but has been a few years back. Both factory triggers had gone bad so instead of messing with Remington, this was the easiest way out. Timney also gave instructions on how to adjust them. Zeak
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Old 12-20-2014, 01:48 PM
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I had a timney in my 700 30-06 set at 2 lbs and I love it. Just I sold that rifle for a 700 in .270 and just need to make a trigger upgrade.
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