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My current Remington 700 has the x-mark pro trigger. It's a great trigger, but it's a Little heavy on the pull. I want to replace it with another, more easily adjustable trigger.

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I've heard about Jewell triggers...

Here are some I found that aren't priced to badly:

http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=25035&title=REMINGTON 700 TRIGGER
http://www.brownells.com/aspx/ns/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=12531&title=RIFLE TRIGGER
http://www.brownells.com/aspx/ns/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=23172&title=RIFLE TRIGGERS
 

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Ive heard good things about the Timneys.
 

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I've heard (or rather, read) good things about Jewells and Timneys, plus Canjar.

Canjar used to, and may still, make a replacement single-set trigger for my 788 6mm. I' have not actually gotten to the point where I'm ready to order one yet. Their presence on the 'net is not exactly overwhelming. And I've heard they are a little hard to deal with ie. takes a while to process an order. I have a cousin in Colorado Springs who is slightly gun crazy. Maybe I'll talk him into making a run to Denver (where Canjar is located).

Of my rifles that I've actually messed with the trigger, every one of them just has a stock trigger that has had some local 'smith's attention. But none of my guns have any of the 'new & improved' units... X-mark, Accutrigger, ect.

I'm pretty sure Jewell makes a 2oz. trigger if you are into serious bench shooting.
 

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The Jewells are a little more expensive for my needs I think, but I will have to check out Canjar. I don't really want to spend much over $100.

Thanks for the input guys!
 

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I'd save the money and find a 'normal' 700 trigger. Tuned carefully and currectly it can run with the big dogs.

I've shot with jewells and timneys and they're nice, but not worth the extra dough if you tune your 700 trigger carefully.


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hypno said:
I'd save the money and find a 'normal' 700 trigger.
I did a bit of searching, but I can't seem to find the "normal" standard trigger that Remington used before they switched to using the x-mark. Do you know some places where I could get one?

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Hey ya'll,

Don't overlook Ed Shilen's products out of Ennis, Texas. He makes some of the most accurate barrels around and also triggers for the 700 Remington.

I can remember a time in benchrest circles if you weren't shooting a Shilen rifle, you were only competing for 2nd place. To beat a Shilen, you had to be shooting a Shilen.

When my Remington 700 vsf starts shooting consistantly over 1" groups, it's going to Ed Shilen for a select grade match barrel and match trigger.

Sincerely,
Dave (Bubba) Thornblom
 

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There seems to be some confused people on the X-Mark trigger.

They can be adjusted the same way as the old ones. Take a lighter to the rear of the trigger assembly melt off the lacker and have away.

The poundage screw has been changed to a allen screw.

Other wise the only real big difference is the X-Mark trigger has a silver finnish and is not ribbed.
 

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Boone said:
They can be adjusted the same way as the old ones. Take a lighter to the rear of the trigger assembly melt off the lacker and have away.
Good info Boone, I hadn't really looked at it closely. I wonder if melting the lacquer and making the adjustment if the "adjustment" would stay in place with the lacquer melted? I suppose I could use a bit of lock tite on there.
 

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The only thing you would need to think about is any warranty work will probably be denied from Remington.
 

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BK said:
The only thing you would need to think about is any warranty work will probably be denied from Remington.
I probably will replace the trigger with a different one but keep the stock one should I need any warranty work done. Just swap the stock one back in before shipping off to Remington! ;)

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So far, the triggers from Ed Shilen are the best price! http://www.shilen.com/pricesTriggers.html
 

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One of the main reason the lacquer is there is so Remington knows if you've scewed with the trigger. Which makes the warrenty void.
 

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Don't underestimate Rifle Basix triggers.

I have 2 rifles with these and they are set at a very crisp 3 1/2lbs.:)
 

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Welcome to the forums M700!

Those look like nice triggers. I have the x-mark trigger on my SPS Tactical now, but it looks like they have a complete package for either style of trigger.

Nice find, thanks.
 

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SemperFi said:
Welcome to the forums M700!

Those look like nice triggers. I have the x-mark trigger on my SPS Tactical now, but it looks like they have a complete package for either style of trigger.

Nice find, thanks.

I have seen alot of them on E Bay, the classifieds on benchrestcentral.com and 6mmbr.com there are usually some on sale. I agree with the poster about the original triggers, they can be tuned to be GREAT triggers. Ron Tilley
 

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I've heard of people doing this and that they prefer the old style more. The X-pro is supposed to have a mirror finish, but it's still a bit hard. I have a 3lb drop in on my AR-15 and I like that very much.

I would bet I could find an old style trigger somewhere also for not to expensive.
 

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In my semi-auto Sayga 7,62x39 is the same 3lb trigger. But I guess the Remi needs "glass stick" much gently. At another hand I shot with Jewell BR trigger, but tactical rifle shooting requared some rigidness on trigger (especially in prone position in the snowdrift :)).

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thornblom said:
Hey ya'll,

Don't overlook Ed Shilen's products out of Ennis, Texas. He makes some of the most accurate barrels around and also triggers for the 700 Remington.

I can remember a time in benchrest circles if you weren't shooting a Shilen rifle, you were only competing for 2nd place. To beat a Shilen, you had to be shooting a Shilen.

When my Remington 700 vsf starts shooting consistantly over 1" groups, it's going to Ed Shilen for a select grade match barrel and match trigger.

Sincerely,
Dave (Bubba) Thornblom
Depending on what you'll be using the rifle for, I'd go with the Jewell, Shilen, old Remington, X Mark in that order. If you are going to use it as a Tactical match style, keep what you have and have it worked over by a good Gunsmith. If you are playing for Fame and Fortune, go with the Jewell. Canjar is no longer in business but you can find their triggers for sale every now and then. They were great in 1965 but they let technology pass them by. Timney and Rifle basic are good triggers but not any better than Remington.
 
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