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Old 12-09-2014, 07:33 AM
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In light of the Remington trigger controversy it brought up a topic of discussion with my son.

When he graduated high school in 2001 I bought him a new Remington 700 in 30-06. He has mentioned several times over the years he'd like to change out the trigger.

When he finally goes for this swap, what recommendations do you guys have for triggers to consider in his 2001 ADL?
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:21 AM
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These are my favorite:
http://www.shilen.com/productsTriggers.html

I have also used Timney triggers and have been satisfied with them.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/220...ProductFinding

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Old 12-09-2014, 08:39 AM
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Thanks much Big Uncle.

Ill be interested in anybody's input on this as I don't own or know much about Remington rifles and their aftermarket products.

This is for a hunting rifle. He doesn't punch much paper with it except to keep it tuned in, he's a deer hunter and is interested in improving his groups. He's pretty darn good as it is but thought perhaps a better trigger could squeeze a little more accuracy out of the rifle.
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Jewell is the top. I've used a few Timneys and they are great for hunting rifles. A simple trigger tune by a smith to the factory trigger is a good option too.
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:07 AM
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Jewell is indeed a top trigger. It runs about $100 or so more than the others and it is very nice for someone that is building a 700 into a super accurate rig with a custom barrel, good stock, and some gunsmithing. However, I don't know if it is worth the extra cash over a Shilen or Timney for a factory rifle (700 ADL).

If you want to spend the cash you can't go wrong picking a Jewell.
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If you want the one built for your 700 near or at the best - check this one out;

http://www.timneytriggers.com/shop/C...l-700-P51.aspx
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Old 12-11-2014, 05:38 AM
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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?
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Originally Posted by 8mm/06 View Post
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?
I have 2 customs with factory triggers. Both are crisp at 2.5 lbs. I'm not sure what most smith's charge but it should be under $40.
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[QUOTE=jeepkid;4174295] A simple trigger tune by a smith to the factory trigger is a good option too.

This^^^^^^^^ had 3 Remingtons ...., after having a smith adjust the triggers they were fine for me
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Originally Posted by 8mm/06 View Post
Does anyone here have first hand experience with having the factory trigger on their 700 tweaked? Adjusted and polished for a clean crisp break?
Your first post seemed to imply that you've wanted to replace the Walker trigger in your son's 700 for a long time, but that you were finally motivated to do so due to the (unannounced) safety recall of these triggers.

This new response suggests that you're changing your mind about replacing it, and interested in having it 'smithed'.

I'd generally expect about $100 on a trigger job these days. Might find someone out there that does a lot of 700 triggers and is still doing $50 jobs.

If you believe the design reports and the lawsuits that there's something wrong with the Walker trigger design, then smithing won't 'fix' that. Replacing with a Remington XMP, Shilen, Rifle Basics, or Timney trigger can be on par for cost, or just slightly more expensive than trigger job. The Jewell's are certainly the best of the best, but reality is that they cost twice as much and if you're not competing, you won't notice the difference - and even if you ARE competing, there are other triggers in the world that deliver.

I'm not necessarily saying that you should have any concern with the safety of your trigger, but if you do question it, then the cost of peace of mind is $0. Just get a drop in replacement for the same cost as the trigger job,
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