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Old 01-20-2019, 8:06 PM
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Default Need trigger job in Win Mod 70 Classic

300 Win Mag. Trigger is atrocious. Replacement trigger (Timney?) is an option. Perhaps a nice glass bedding while I'm at it.

Anyone you can recommend within driving distance of San Jose? I do travel a lot of NorCal for business too.
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Model 70 triggers are easy to adjust.
Start there.

If it's actually rough, it might just need to be stoned to clean it up and then adjusted for engagement and pull weight.
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Model 70 triggers are easy to adjust.
Start there.

If it's actually rough, it might just need to be stoned to clean it up and then adjusted for engagement and pull weight.
Maybe something's wrong with it. It's beyond hard. Got the rifle 2nd hand.

Thinking about, I may just go to a Timney. I like the wide trigger that's on there. I think the Timney is much narrower.
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Timneys tend to be plug and play, at least for Remington 700's. Way better than a factory trigger regardless.

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The stock M70 trigger is very good. Somebody adjusted it wrong. No reason you can not get a crisp 3# pull with the factory unit.
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Maybe something's wrong with it. It's beyond hard. Got the rifle 2nd hand.

Thinking about, I may just go to a Timney. I like the wide trigger that's on there. I think the Timney is much narrower.
At least give adjustment a try before you throw money at it.
My friend Frank's procedure will get you through it:
https://www.varminthunters.com/tech/win70trigger.html
The mechanism is super simple and easy to see how it works once you have the stock off.
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Will do.

Perhaps the over-travel is mis-adjusted. Been in the safe for a long time. I just remember having to stand on the trigger (figuratively).
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Since you got it second hand, I would bet that the previous owner adjusted it incorrectly or buggered it up with some home gunsmithing.
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Since you got it second hand, I would bet that the previous owner adjusted it incorrectly or buggered it up with some home gunsmithing.
I should be able to bugger it up some more. My father was a TV repairman and has all kinds of tools.

I talked with Timney and was surprised that everything Post '64 is their MOA trigger. Winchester's MOA trigger is something else entirely.

My pre '64 already has a nice trigger job. This is the '70 "classic" (stainless, laminated, BOSS) when they reintroduced the controlled round feed.

I'm not in a hurry as I really don't have a use for 300 WM at present. I would like to make it functional though. Timney won't cost me much more than shipping a rifle both ways.
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I have a Classic Safari Express and adjusted the trigger to 3#, fairly easily. Follow the link that Randall sent and see if that solves the issue first.
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Not sure what I was experiencing before. Took the stock off. Trigger was heavy, but crisp. Backed off the spring about a turn in a few trials. No scale, but feels a lot better. Gonna guess 2.5-3#. Tiny bit of pre-travel and post-travel. Crisp break with no real "tells". If a range trip results in what I recall from before, I'll adjust in a little more post travel.

FWIW, all the actions screws were quite loose. Not flopping around, but no torque either. Recoil lug and rear tang have what I guess folks refer to as "glue gun" bedding. Somewhat pliable with your fingernail but takes up any void. Checked free-float with a dollar bill and passed.

Snugged everything up. Had to play around with the trigger guard to get the floor plate latch to operate correctly. Hand tight (~30 lbf-in) sound right? I do have a torque screwdriver (for mounting scopes and such) if it should be more critical.
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I hated the hot glue bedding in mine, ripped it out the first day and re-did it correctly.
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I hated the hot glue bedding in mine, ripped it out the first day and re-did it correctly.
Did you just do the recoil lug, whole action, or ???
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