opinions on x-mark pro????

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by tinytree, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. tinytree

    tinytree Well-Known Member

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    i have a 204 coming that has the x-mark pro trigger. i have never fooled with one before. are they alright? i seem to see a lot of them for sale!
     
  2. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I'm am only a sample of one, but the X Mark trigger on my Milspec Rem 700 I just got was absolutely awful. It couldn't be adjusted below 4.5 pounds from the 6 it arrived with and even at that, the sharp edged adjustment screw extended into the trigger area and scratched your finger. I now have a Timney on it that is superb! A crisp break at 2.5 pounds. My other Remingtons have either had well tuned older style Remington triggers, or replacement Jewels or Timney's.
     

  3. Ethan21

    Ethan21 Well-Known Member

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    I was able to get mine down to 2lb 5oz but that screw sticks out so far its really in the way I now have a Rifle Basix set to 1lb 3oz and I love it.
     
  4. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    The first series of x-mark, DID NOT have an adjustment screw in the trigger shoe itself. They used the same 3 screw adjustment like the old style 700 triggers.

    These 1st series x-marks had the sear engagement screw glued so as it would never move again, only the trigger pull weight screw could be adjusted and most of these first series were easily set to a safe 2.5-3 lb pull.

    The last model still has the same 3 screw adjustment as the first x-mark but with the addition of the trigger show screw, this screw is not a very effective adjustment screw, the trigger pull weight/return screw still needs to be adjusted in combination with the shoe screw. With the ones I worked with this style is the most inconsistent in the achievable finished safe weight of pull.
     
  5. Ethan21

    Ethan21 Well-Known Member

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    I had mine adjusted by a gunsmith and he could only get it down to 2lb 5oz and the screw on the trigger had to be all the way out if I understand right it can be set to 2lb 5oz without that screw coming all the way out? If so it would be a good trigger still hope i understood right because I still have mine and have another gun I can use it on.
     
  6. tinytree

    tinytree Well-Known Member

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    well, it has arrived, and doesn't "feel" too bad. maybe the rain will ease up a tad, and i can get it out and doodle with it in a day or two.