Re: Removing a Rem 700 trigger
Trigger is installed right?
Now for the test.
Cock the gun rapidly over and over about ten times. Does it ever slam fire? Safety should be off for this test. ESPECIALLY if its a repeating hunting rifle.
If not, proceed to test two:
get a leather mallet or rubber dead blow and give the cocking indicator (the little button on the back of the bolt shroud that sticks out when cocked) a nice whack (not crazy hard, but don't be a pussy either) with the safety both on and off.
Nothing should happen.
If it falls (slam fires) it can mean a number of things. You may need to increase the trigger sear engagement, add some weight, or look at how much overlap there is between the cocking piece on the bolt and the sear. It may be a combination of these or all three too. You want .05" as the bare minimum here. Get out your sharpie marker or some layout die and mark up the two surfaces. The line that scrubs away will indicate where stuff is sitting when the action is in battery.
Rifle Basic's triggers can work nice, but I've also had a hell of a time with them on occasion.
Last edited by NesikaChad; 03-03-2009 at 05:30 AM.