I gotta question. I cant seem to back out the engagement screw. I got the over travel and spring tension to come loose. My question is this, when I leave the over travel alone, the way it came, and I back out the spring tension a couple turns, my trigger is pretty light. Can this be a substitute for doing all the other things. Or do I really need to play with the engagement and over travel? Once again, I cant break the engagement screw loose, but I was just experimenting and when I turned the spring tension screw out a little, I noticed my trigger pull was reduced dramatically. Was wondering if this would be OK.
Yes this is a rem trigger. Like I said, I can back out the tension screw which seems to be what you need to set the #, and when I slam the bolt, the pin does not drop, I backed it out a couple turns and it seems to be around 2lbs, I'm still playing with it right now. Just trying to get a definate answer from someone who knows more about it then me. I want it down to about 2lbs safely, just wondering if I really need to mess with the other 2 screws?
There is no need to touch the other two if you don't want to. Some people like a trigger that has almost no movement. The over travel controls that. The engagement is the amount of sear engagement. If it doesn't creep then what more could you want? The factory would rather you only played with the tension anyway. The only drawback to backing off the tension is it may not fully engage the sear and then you get the famous Remington inconsistent trigger. Might be 2 ponds one try and 2 ounces the next or if light enough it may not even cock or might fire when the bolt goes down. A trigger scale will give you an idea how low it will go consistently. In my experience a factory Remington trigger just twisting the screws is only able to get between 2.5 to 3 pounds. Believe it or not I can “adjust” the Rugers easier and more predictably with the factory components.
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Heres an adjust procedure that was on Quarterbore.Not that it'll do you much good if your sear screw is siezed,but thought I'd post it anyway.
To tell you the truth,once I bought a Jewell,I never messed with a Rem trigger again.They kinda spoil ya. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
best bet to get a consistant 2-3lb trigger is to buy the holland spring kit (about $15)and use that , the kit says it will bring the trigger down to 1.5-2lbs but I have found that the lighter spring set a little heavier will give alot mor consistant pull
also , I break my triggers down and polish the engagments to a mirror finish then use a good light grease , with the internal stoning and the holland spring I can get the factory trigger down to 1.5lb and it won't vary more than a couple oz
Rifle basics makes some good triggers for around $100 and thats money well spent if you don't want the do alot of tedius work or you want a SAFE trigger lighter than a pound or so