I got a new timney trigger for my remington 700. It is supposed to be adjustable, I believe from 4.5-1.5 or 2lbs just by adjusting 1 screw. well, out of the box it was to stiff, so, I adjusted it down. I don't have a trigger gauge to know where the pull is, but I am going by how my other triggers feel that are set at 2.5-3lbs by a trigger gauge. I
f I adjust it down to what i belive is 2.5-3 lbs, when I work the bolt, the hammer will fire if I do it fast while closing it. It has to be adjusted to around 3.5(again, I'm guess) lbs before the hammer will stay cocked and not fire upon closing the bolt. Do I need to call timney and try to get another? or have I done something wrong? lol
It has been a long while since I have adjusted a Timney but I believe they have an adjustment for sear engagement (sure hope I am not confusing Timney with some other trigger). I think the instructions that come with them show the three adjustment screws, one for overtravel and one for sear engagement and the other for let-off tension. Timneys can be safely adjusted down to a level that is as "easy" of let-off as I feel safe to carry in a hunting rifle.
I did a little refresher on the Timney trigger and saw that the rear adjustment screw is the sear engagement screw and is supposedly set by the factory to be at a safe setting down to 1.5# of trigger let-off. You can contact Timney and see what action they recommend or you can adjust it yourself (not recommended by Timney). I would probably reset the sear engagement myself but have the mindset that sometimes I need to "straddle my own broncs".