Model seven ?s

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by kbuehner, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. kbuehner

    kbuehner Active Member

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    My son has a model seven in 243 Im in the process of refinishing the stock for him. I would like to get him a newer remington trigger the one on it now is realy bad. Will a regular Remington 700 trigger work? Also I would like to see about buying a remington 700 take off barrel for it and was wondering if a good smith could make that work. ? The gun never has been very accurate. Thanks in advance for the help
     
  2. TBuckus

    TBuckus Well-Known Member

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    What is wrong with the trigger?

    Is accuracy bad with factory and handloads?

    My sons Model 7 does good for a hunting rifle. I'm in the process of seeing if I can increase the accuracy with some different loads.
    The trigger has been replaced due to the safety breaking. I just had another factory trigger installed so I am not sure if they are interchangable.
     
  3. Gunpoor

    Gunpoor Well-Known Member

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    I don't know what you are feeding that model 7 but I have seen these rifles in other calibers that were tack drivers. I traded for one that I gifted my daughter in 7mm08 that will shoot .25MOA with a handload I developed for it. Also, if the trigger is that bad why not spend $135 and install a Timney? You will never get a factory Rem trigger tuned to break like a Timney or Jewell trigger.
     
  4. Rustystud

    Rustystud Well-Known Member

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    Get a Jewell trigger.

    Don't waste your time with factory take off. Put a custom number 4 sorter on it.
    Nat Lambeth
     
  5. Boutrocious

    Boutrocious Active Member

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    A 700 trigger will work, but on a timney, you may have to modify the bolt release mechanism. Also, the safety on a timney is a little wider than a Model 7 factory safety so you may have to slightly inlet the stock so the trigger won't bind. A 700 barrel should work. If I went with a custom, personally I wouldn't want anything larger than a #3. But that's personal preference.
     
  6. Boutrocious

    Boutrocious Active Member

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    Also, if on your factory trigger the bolt release mechanism rides on the trigger and the bolt stop is held in with a separate third, short pen and not by one of the two pins that hold the trigger (like on a 700), a Jewell trigger won't work. With the Jewell, there's no way to attach the factory mechanism. At least there wasn't on the one I tried.
     
  7. Truc

    Truc Well-Known Member

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    I used a regular 700 trigger on mine and switched the safety from my model 7 onto it. Jewell does make a trigger for the model 7 with a safety already on it. Not sure if Rifle Basix makes one for the7 but you can use your safety, I do like them better than the timineys.
     
  8. jglenn

    jglenn Active Member

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    Timney now has a model 7 specific trigger.