My father's gun smith showed him a number of years back the inherent problem with Remington safetys. He had his two son's get rid of the Remington's we had and payed for replacements for us. Said that he would never be able to live with himself if we had an accident with a rifle that he had given us. This problem is the source of the lawsuits that Remington has. From what I have been told, Remington will not do anything to correct the design because if they do, it will be like admitting that there is a problem. The cost of re-tooling and paying for being at fault in wrongful death suits is much more than paying to settle lawsuits.
I have tried to talk about this hear in the past and it seems to turn into people getting angry. I have no dog in this fight. I also do not own any Remingtons.
I will be anxious to hear peoples thoughts on this subject.
There are probably more Remington's out there than all of the others combined so there
will be more stories about them than others because there are more of them.
In truth; Any trigger that is set wrong can and will give you problems.
Some times people adjust there trigger and don't under stand the workings of them
and render them unsafe.
Most trigger manufactures will tell you not to adjust the sear engagement because it is preset
and doesn't need adjusting and warn you that if you do it may become unsafe.
Most factory triggers cant be adjusted below 3 or 4 pounds with some loss of dependability
For over 50 years I have seen only a handful of triggers that could not be adjusted to improve
them but there is a limit how far to go.
The best thing to do with that trigger is to replace it with a pre-set after market trigger and be
done with it.
Like Chad I prefer the Jewel over all other triggers and they will set it for what you want and
it will be safe.
I consider a person that can do a proper job on a trigger (Hone the sear angle and surface,
place the proper spring in it to land in the middle of the trigger pull range,and set the over
travel properly) an artist. and all most do is turn some screws.
So my vote would be to replace it and be safe. It is to cheep and easy and can save yourself
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