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Old 03-25-2011, 5:13 PM
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Default What is the proper torque for the Remington 700 trigger guard?

Hi. I have a Remington 700VTR and am installing a Bell & Carlson stock and a Wyatt's detachable magazine kit (among other things). I checked the owners manual for the rifle and this is what it said:
"Replace and tighten the trigger guard (stock) screws. For the Model 710 the user must adhere to the following torque specifications: Front screw - 55 to 60 inch pounds, Middle screw - 40 to 45 inch pounds and Rear screw - 15 to 20 inch pounds of torque."
On a side note, the Remington manual is pretty week. It has three different illustrations of three types of trigger guard/floor plate (see attached). The first two pics show the Reminton 700, one with no floor plate and the other with a floor plate. Both models had three screws. The next illustration showed a model 7 with the bottom drop release (this model most closely represented my 700) and only had two screws.
They did not seperate instructions for the 700. My rifle only has two screws so I am assuming that the torque should be 40 to 45 in lbs in the front (since there is no middle screw) and 15 to 20 inch lbs on the rear. Does that sound right?
Thanks in advance for you help. Any input is GREATLY appreciated!
Ken
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40-45 for both should be fine. If that stock has metal pillars, 65 is typical.
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40-45 for both should be fine. If that stock has metal pillars, 65 is typical.
Thanks G-Force. The stock that I am installing has aluminum bedding block and you can see it HERE. I have attached a pic also.
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As long as the aluminum goes all the way through at the bolt holes, 65 is typical. If there is some fiberglass sandwitched between the block and where the bottom metal bolt on, 65 is too much, it will start to crush the fiberglass. Also, any time you change stocks, make sure the front screw does not stick up too high and interfer with the bolt. That screw is right infront of the chamber where the bolt lug rotates into position. Same with the rear, but that one is easy to see.

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As long as the aluminum goes all the way through at the bolt holes, 65 is typical. If there is some fiberglass sandwitched between the block and where the bottom metal bolt on, 65 is too much, it will start to crush the fiberglass. Also, any time you change stocks, make sure the front screw does not stick up too high and interfer with the bolt. That screw is right infront of the chamber where the bolt lug rotates into position. Same with the rear, but that one is easy to see.
Oh man, wish I had posted this a couple of weeks ago! That is EXACTLY what happened to me. I put the new stock on, and could not lock the bolt down. I didn't try to force anything, just took a good look at the bolt and could see where the front screw was making contact with the bolt. I took the screw off and ground off about 1/4" and then used a blue pen to re-blue the bare metal on the screw. It works fine now, with plenty of clearance for the bolt. I am going to have to double check the fit though because with the Wyatt's magazine release installed (it is supposed to be made to fit the B&C stock) I am not positive that the trigger guard assembly fits flush against the bedding block/pillars, so there may be some "play" in between the trigger guard and bedding pillars. The bedding is solid alluminum and I don't think that there is any fiberglass on between the trigger guard and bedding pillars. I am pretty sure that there is some between the bedding block and the receiver and barrel though. I will double check everything. Do you think that 50 in lbs would be a safe bet?
Thanks again for your help, I really appreciate it.
Ken
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