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How to adjust Xmark trigger on my Remington 700?

Mike Seeklander Answered question September 6, 2022
  1. Make sure the gun is unloaded! Remove the stock; this is very important because you can’t adjust the trigger with the stock in place.
  2. Place the cap on top of the bolt and flip it over so that the trigger is facing up. The trigger’s adjustment screw is in the middle of the trigger assembly, just behind where you grip the gun. There is only one adjustment screw, and it’s a 1/16″ Allen key.
  3. Clean any epoxy or other materials that may be preventing the screw from coming out.
  4. To reduce the trigger pull, turn the screw counterclockwise. Turn the screw clockwise to boost the pull weight. It would be beneficial to keep track of how many turns you made so that if you want to return to the previous pull weight, it is simple to do so. My trigger pull was reduced by roughly 4 pounds 2 ounces (counterclockwise). Note: If the trigger pull is too light, the bolt will not cock; therefore, increase it (clockwise) by approximately 1/4 turn at a time until the bolt cocks.
  5. To avoid your gun slam-firing, follow these steps. First, clear the gun of ammo and snap the bolt closed as forcefully as possible. Second, cycle through the safety a few times. If a dried fire doesn’t occur and everything appears fine, you’re all set!
  6. To finish, back the trigger adjustment screw out 2 full turns (counter-clockwise), and clean the screw and trigger assembly front with acetone or another degreaser. Apply blue Loc-Tite or other removable thread-locker to the screw a very scarce amount. Then retighten the screw 2 times, and remove any excess.
  7. Test the bolt for slam fires again. Put the stock back on, and drop the rifle from about 6 or 7 inches a couple of times to make sure it won’t slam-fire again. If not, you’re all set! Congratulations!

Also a little video for a visual example:

Mike Seeklander Answered question September 6, 2022

There are a few simple steps you can take to adjust the trigger on your Remington 700 Xmark rifle. Before you begin, make sure the rifle is unloaded and pointed in a safe direction. Then, follow these steps:

  1. Remove the screws from the stock and slide it off of the rifle.
  2. Locate the two screws on the bottom of the trigger guard that hold it in place. Unscrew them and remove the trigger guard.
  3. Locate the adjustment screw on top of the trigger assembly. It’s marked with an “S” and is currently set to a factory setting of 2.5 pounds. Adjusting this screw will lighten or darken the pull weight of the trigger.
  4. Using a small Phillips head screwdriver, turn the adjustment screw clockwise to lighten the trigger pull weight, or counterclockwise to increase it. For example, turning the screw one full turn clockwise will reduce the trigger pull weight by approximately one pound.
  5. Once you’ve adjusted the trigger to your liking, replace the trigger guard and buttstock, and screw them in place.


There are a few basic things you can do to adjust the Remington 700 Xmark trigger.

First, make sure the rifle is unloaded and remove the magazine. Then, open the bolt and ensure that the firing pin is in the forward position.

Next, use a screwdriver to loosen the screw on the left side of the trigger assembly. This will allow you to move the trigger assembly up or down until it’s in the desired position. Once it’s in position, tighten the screw back up and reassemble the rifle.

That’s all there is to it! You should now have a nicely adjusted trigger that feels just right for you.

Andy Larsson Answered question September 6, 2022

The most common way to adjust the trigger pull weight on a Remington 700 Xmark is by using a screwdriver.

First, remove the action screws and barrel from the stock.

Then use a screwdriver to adjust the trigger pull weight by turning the adjustment screw on the front of the trigger housing.

Be sure to test your rifle’s new trigger pull weight before reinstalling it back into the stock.


The Remington 700 Xmark trigger can be adjusted to fit the individual shooter’s preference. The adjustment screws are located on the underside of the trigger. Clockwise rotation of the screws will increase the weight of the trigger, while counterclockwise rotation will decrease the weight. It is recommended that shooters start with a very light trigger weight and make small adjustments until they find a weight that is comfortable and accurate for them.

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