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Old 07-07-2018, 1:27 PM
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Default Timney Trigger Replacement - Do It!

I just wanted to give a nudge to anyone considering replacing their Remington 700 factory trigger with a Timney. Since I bought that 5R I haven't been happy with the trigger. I checked and it wasn't subject to the recall, but even so I neither liked it nor (to be honest) trusted it.

So, I picked up a Timney in stainless to match the rifle and finally got around to installing it. I was worried about the install, but honestly if you can follow the directions to bake brownies you can change out the trigger. I just watched a few YouTube videos and followed Timney's written directions and everything went really well. I didn't even end up adjusting the trigger pull - I just went with whatever they set and I like it a whole lot.

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Old 07-07-2018, 1:52 PM
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Agreed, that trigger is definitely worth the ~$120.

Replaced mine when the recall was announced instead of sending it in.
Had to file the trigger guard slightly to clear the safety, otherwise it's a drop in part.
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Old 07-07-2018, 2:02 PM
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That's the first part you change on a Remington 700.
Do the bolt knob next.
Get the bolt tuned.

Then the DBM.
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Old 07-07-2018, 9:02 PM
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One more vote for Timney. They're easy to install and adjust. Put one on my Remington 700 and it is considerably more accurate.

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Old 07-08-2018, 7:04 AM
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Until you have shot one with an aftermarket trigger you will not believe the difference. I too replaced mine with Timney.
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Old 07-08-2018, 2:17 PM
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For a few bucks more, a TriggerTech is definitely worth considering.
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Until you have shot one with an aftermarket trigger you will not believe the difference. I too replaced mine with Timney.


Timneyís are nice, but you can go a entire gear above that with lots of triggers. For us that like two stage field stable triggers, Huberís are really nice.

I just tried another Timney 2 stage in my 22 Vudoo, it was about like I remembered. But dropped in another Huber and I am much happier.


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Old 07-08-2018, 6:28 PM
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I guess I got lucky with my Remington 700, it's an older one, late 60s. And it is fully adjustable, trigger pull weight, overtravel, and creep. But you can't be a fool and think you can do it in any particular order. It must be done in the proper order. And it is very drop safe.
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And it is very drop safe.
Exactly my point with Field Ready ~ Iíve seen a bunch of non-Remington aftermarket triggers adjusted really low that will release the sear if bumped hard on the butt.



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All my 700s wear Timney 510s
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Timney FTW
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While I find the triggers on most production bolt guns serviceable to get a light pull, crisp break, and no creep & overtravel; the rem 700 is not one of them. Installing a Timney or better, a triggertech trigger, should be the first upgrade.
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I prefer jewell triggers over timney for a rem 700.
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Old 07-27-2018, 7:15 PM
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510s are routinely on sale for $100 or so.
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