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How to adjust the trigger on a Rem 700?

Sean Unselected an answer September 6, 2022
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The first step is to remove the barreled action from the stock. Once this is done, remove the screws that hold the trigger assembly in place. There are two screws on either side of the assembly.

Once these screws have been removed, carefully lift the assembly out and take a look at how it is constructed. There are several small parts inside and it can be a little confusing as to how it all goes back together. The best way to approach this is to start with the trigger itself.

The trigger has two small tabs on either side that fit into slots on either side of the assembly. Carefully fit these tabs into their respective slots and then press down on the top of the trigger until it snaps into place.

With the trigger in place, you can now move on to the hammer. The hammer also has two small tabs on either side that fit into slots. Fit these tabs into their respective slots and then press down on the top of the hammer until it snaps into place.

The next step is to replace the sear. The sear is located just behind the trigger and is what keeps the hammer from moving when the rifle is not cocked. To replace it, simply press it back into its slot until it snaps into place.

The final step is to replace the safety. The safety is located on the right side of the assembly and is what prevents the rifle from firing when it is not supposed to. To replace it, simply press it back into its slot until it snaps into place.

Now that the trigger assembly is back together, you can replace it in the stock and screw it back in place. Once this is done, your Remington 700 should be as good as new!

Aden Edited answer September 6, 2022
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The steps for adjusting an old Remington 700 trigger are as follows:

  1. Remove the action from the stock.
  2. Open the bolt and remove the striker assembly and firing pin.
  3. On the left side of the receiver, remove the two screws that hold the sear spring in place.
  4. Carefully ease out the sear spring and disconnector spring, noting their positions so they can be replaced in the same way later on.
  5. With a screwdriver, turn the adjustment screw on top of the trigger until it bottoms out lightly against the trigger shoe (do not overtighten).
  6. Insert a .22 caliber bullet into the bolt raceway and cock the trigger.
  7. The trigger should now release when you pull it slowly and evenly. If it doesn’t, turn the adjustment screw another quarter-turn and try again.
  8. Once the trigger is adjusted, reassemble the action and reinstall it in the stock.

Brandon Edited answer September 5, 2022
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You can adjust an old Remington 700 trigger by first removing the screw that holds the safety in place. Once the safety is removed, you can then remove the trigger assembly by pulling it straight out.

To adjust the trigger, you’ll need a screwdriver to remove the screws that hold the sear and striker assembly in place. Once these screws are removed, you can then adjust the tension on each of these assemblies by turning the adjustment screws. Be careful not to over-tighten these screws, as this can damage the parts.

Once you’ve made your adjustments, reassemble the trigger assembly and replace the safety screw. Test your rifle to make sure that it fires correctly and reset any screws that have been moved too far.

Eric Edited answer September 6, 2022
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One popular method is to use a tool called a “trigger jig” which holds the trigger in place while you tighten or loosen the screws.

Another method is to use a screwdriver and adjust the screws by feel.

Some people also recommend using Loctite on the screws to help keep them in place.

It’s important to be very careful when adjusting the triggers on firearms, as it can be easy to make them too tight or too loose and render them unsafe.

It’s always best to consult with a gunsmith if you’re not comfortable making these adjustments yourself.

Jacki Answered question September 5, 2022
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There are a few things you can do to adjust your Remington 700 trigger.

One is to remove the stock and use a screwdriver to adjust the screws on the trigger itself.

Another is to use needle-nose pliers to bend the connecting wire, or use an Allen wrench to loosen or tighten the screws on the connector.

Finally, some people have success with spraying WD-40 into the trigger assembly and then adjusting it that way.

Whichever method you choose, be sure to read your rifle’s owner’s manual for specific instructions and safety precautions. Good luck!

Sean Edited answer September 6, 2022

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