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nightsniper
01-08-2008, 04:28 PM
:rolleyes: Can any one give me detailed information on how to adjust the new remington x mark pro trigger?

tylerw02
01-08-2008, 05:32 PM
Get rid of the lock compound on the screws, follow these instructions:
http://www.snipercentral.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=10965&highlight=remington+700+trigger+adjustment

Except you've got to use an Allen head rather than a flat screw driver.

Vartarg
01-08-2008, 06:25 PM
These instructions, and they're very good by the way, are for the older Rem 700 trigger....rather than the XMark. I've been looking for info on the new trigger, and haven't found it. Am I missing something here?:confused:

nightsniper
01-08-2008, 07:11 PM
Thanks Tyler for the information, but Vartarg is correct. Your info is for the old 700 trigger.

Timber
01-08-2008, 07:25 PM
From what Remington Customer Service told me there is a difference in how the two triggers are adjusted.

tylerw02
01-09-2008, 11:19 AM
I followed the same method for adjusting my two new triggers. They function pretty much the same way, just use an Allen head. I cleaned off the locking compound and did it the very same way.

RJM
01-09-2008, 06:40 PM
How well do the new triggers do? How light do they adjust? Crisp?
Regards, Ron

Dans40X
01-09-2008, 08:04 PM
The post 2006 Rem X Mark Pro trigger differs from the pre 2006 Rem trigger several ways-
The RXMP trigger overtravel screw/stop rotates aft to block trigger movement as the safety is applied.

tylerw02
01-10-2008, 11:36 AM
I don't dislike mine....maybe I'm just used to them, but I prefer the old trigger better. Its kind of nice that the new one is all stainless.

Firern
07-11-2008, 10:48 PM
Hello,

I am new to the forums and very impressed. I know this thread is pretty old but I thought I would reply anyway. I have a new X Mark Pro trigger and lightened it myself after some research. It still breaks very clean and virtually has no creep. Hopefully this will help someone.

Here is how I did it.

I removed the stock from the action and barrel assembly. With the barrel facing to the left and the trigger facing up there is only one screw you have to adjust. (See attachment for placement of screw). Now you have to remove the factory locking compound. I used a dental pick I picked up from a swap meet. Insert a 1/16" Allen wrench and turn counter clockwise. (Make sure you count your turns) I backed mine out two turns. I donít have the exact pull weight but I will post it when I get my scale back from my buddy.

When done, assemble your rifle, Clear your action (I know you did it before you started but double check) now with the rifle ready to fire, hold it by the barrel and smack the butt stock on the ground to make sure it does not misfire.

Again! Hopefully this helps somebody

Dans40X
07-14-2008, 04:00 PM
Closing the bolt "SMARTLY" as instructed in the Remington owners manual will give better results to ensure proper sear/striker engagement than thumping the butt of the stock on the ground.

A properly "TIMED" firing pin will eliminate trigger pull variances & allow for two finger cycling of the bolt.

keithcandler
07-14-2008, 04:31 PM
the allen head screws were epoxied in, I stripped the allen heads right away.

I had to install an aftermarket trigger on a new 308 with a triangle shaped barrel.

I am not a happy camper.

terry byler
07-14-2008, 05:41 PM
The trigger wt. screw only has sealent on the top of the screw,but the other two are inside the threads.I have been able to scrape off the sealent on the pull wt. on the three i did and turn the screw.You may have to bump the screw back and forth till it breaks loose,the other two if you need to adjust them need heat to break loose.

Firern
07-15-2008, 07:33 PM
Dans40X,

Good call on closing the bolt. I tried that to (fogot to post) it did not misfire when I close the bolt or tapped the bolt handle with a rubber mallet.

keithcandler,

What trigger did you put in your VTR?

Dans40X
07-17-2008, 09:25 AM
Timing the firing pin assembly works wonders for consistent trigger pull.

ABauder
07-21-2008, 06:23 PM
I just purchased a Remington VLS in 22-250 and it came with the Xmark trigger. No overtravel and very smooth but the weight on my lyman guage was 5.5 pounds. After looking all over the internet I found this thread which is the only one with any different information. I tried freeing up the overtravel and the sear engagement screws to no avail. I was able to free up the the weight screw and managed to get the pull down to 2lb and 11oz average on the scale for 10 pulls with only about 1/2 to 3/4 of a turn on the weight screw. Passed the saftey checks I had been reading about with virtually no overtravel. Resealed the weight screw with nail polish. Very nice trigger now, but is it supposed to work that easy ? Guess I just wasn't expecting it to be so simple.

keithcandler
07-22-2008, 08:16 AM
I put in a Custom Re-worked older remington trigger...16 oz.

xj92
04-12-2009, 10:56 PM
Is nail polish the best thing to use to reseal it? Looking to do this soon and just reading up as much as possible beforehand.

John Kielly
04-12-2009, 11:30 PM
Nail polish is OK & it can be removed with acetone.

Just remember to choose a colour that compliments your stock finish or your outfit. ;)

david dumas
04-13-2009, 03:02 PM
to adjust a new x mark pro trigger
1) remove barreled action from stock
2) knock out two pins holding trigger housing and remove trigger
3) drive pins in to hold new jewell or shilen triggeer
40 reinstall barreled action instcok
5) throw x mark trigger in trash can

alinwa
04-13-2009, 08:18 PM
to adjust a new x mark pro trigger
1) remove barreled action from stock
2) knock out two pins holding trigger housing and remove trigger
3) drive pins in to hold new jewell or shilen triggeer
40 reinstall barreled action instcok
5) throw x mark trigger in trash can

2nd that!

:D

( I have not had a pleasant time with the new "improved" triggers...) And it will certainly take some HEAT to get those silly screws to move. DO NOT try to force them unless you want to try drilling them out. The allens are loose-fitting at best. Try a metric tapped into place, but I couldn't find one to fit. I ended up grinding a tight-fitting allen wrench. A soldering gun works well for the heat.

al

VarmintGuy
04-15-2009, 12:23 PM
David dumas & Alinwa: All of the Remington Rifles I own with the new X-Mark Pro triggers please me greatly!
Like ABauder mentioned I easily adjusted mine and they are crisp, consistent and creep free!
I used to replace a Remington trigger now and then with a Timney, a Shilen, a Canjar or a Jewell (I have a "number" of these) but no more - the Remington triggers once "competently" adjusted needs NO replacement!
I base this on the accuracy I achieve with the Rifles they are in!
If one can achieve pleasing accuracy with a crisp and consistent trigger pull then there is NO need to replace the trigger.
If "I" can do it - anyone can!
Hold into the wind
VarmintGuy

alinwa
04-15-2009, 02:53 PM
David dumas & Alinwa: All of the Remington Rifles I own with the new X-Mark Pro triggers please me greatly!
Like ABauder mentioned I easily adjusted mine and they are crisp, consistent and creep free!
I used to replace a Remington trigger now and then with a Timney, a Shilen, a Canjar or a Jewell (I have a "number" of these) but no more - the Remington triggers once "competently" adjusted needs NO replacement!
I base this on the accuracy I achieve with the Rifles they are in!
If one can achieve pleasing accuracy with a crisp and consistent trigger pull then there is NO need to replace the trigger.
If "I" can do it - anyone can!
Hold into the wind
VarmintGuy

hey, if you can get what you want using just the one screw...... and if this makes you happy, then hooody-do. You're good'ago.

Skunk
04-19-2009, 02:26 PM
David dumas & Alinwa: All of the Remington Rifles I own with the new X-Mark Pro triggers please me greatly!
Like ABauder mentioned I easily adjusted mine and they are crisp, consistent and creep free!
I used to replace a Remington trigger now and then with a Timney, a Shilen, a Canjar or a Jewell (I have a "number" of these) but no more - the Remington triggers once "competently" adjusted needs NO replacement!
I base this on the accuracy I achieve with the Rifles they are in!
If one can achieve pleasing accuracy with a crisp and consistent trigger pull then there is NO need to replace the trigger.
If "I" can do it - anyone can!
Hold into the wind
VarmintGuy

VarmintGuy or anyone,

Have you noticed any problems with the X-Mark staying consistent? I've heard of many people getting the initial settings down really nice, but then after a number of shots, the X-Mark starts coming out of adjustment. For example, between shots, the pull weight jumps from 2.5 lbs. to 5 lbs., then the next shot might be 3 lbs., then 4 lbs., and so forth. Have you noticed any truth to that?

Geo.OR
04-23-2009, 02:48 AM
Remington has gone overboard in trying to make their stock trigger "tamper resistant." They're using a proprietary sealer on the screws now which requires heat to remove.

Rem. X Mark is factory is set at about 5.5 lbs. It's smooth, creep free for the most part, but WAY too heavy for bench.

IF you ever send the gun back to Rem. for service, they'll pull your "adjusted" trigger and replace it with another STOCK X Mark, and their wondeful proprietary epoxy tamper resistant locking compound.

I got a Jewell from Midway -- $228 for the HVR, w/ safety/bolt release. You want the safety and bolt release. (Bench Rest "BR" model is about $176. No saftey, no bolt release. Sets from 1.5 oz to 3 oz.)

Cost me $100 to have a Remington certified smith locally install it in a Rem. 700 Police, .308 Win. Stock requires some inletting. Trigger pins are staked into the reciever. It's worth $100 to not have the gun/trigger "bubba'd" by a slipped drift, etc.

The Jewell is a "drop in" unit. I could have done it myself, but have enough into the gun / optics that another $330 and a run into town works fine for me.

The Jewell adjusts from 1.5 oz (OUNCE) to 3.5 lb. Factory set at about 1 lb. and an allen key adjusts trigger weight w/o removing the action from the stock -- down to 8 oz w/o changing springs.

Adjust screws are set in nylon bushings and won't "shift." They're not "locked" and INTENDED to be readily adjusted. Jewell provides instructions.

Set up a Jewell at about 12 oz. and you'll wonder why you didn't get one sooner. Precise, consistent, no creep, no overtravel, and it's all readily tuneable.

Any review you read rates the Jewell as tops, over all the competitors. More money, but you get what you pay for.

Here's a link which illustrates the design. It's MUCH more sophisticated than the Rem. design. In the Jewell there's no bolt tension on the sear.

http://www.ada.ru/Guns/remington/Jewell/manual_en.htm

digisol
05-28-2010, 10:44 PM
I have one on a new VSSF in 308, one of the worst triggers I have had ever bought on any rifle, it took some work on it to get a pull close to what is advertised, when I first got the rifle I was near sure the trigger was broken internally, as it had a pull of near 7 lb, just a tad hard to say the least, I worked on it for a few nights until it was down to about 1lb and all is now good, whether it was a dodgy trigger I can't say, but I was going to toss the trigger and go straight to a Jewel or Timney but it came good, still might change the complete trigger, poor work Remington..

I have a Choate tactical stock on mine as the std Rem stock with the grey inserts is total cheap rubbish, the trigger itself is all wrong for the std stock making the finger pull up instead of straight back as it does with the lower Choate grip, and to make it slightly more comfortable without using the dremmel on the end of the trigger was to layer it up with different length pieces of electrical heat shrink tubing, an old BR trick to make the trigger wider and have a much more comfortable feel for the sear break on the finger.

tome
05-30-2010, 04:51 PM
on a new 700 SPS varmint...now this was early on w/ the x- pro, so maybe Rem. changed the trigger..i got it to slightly under 3lbs...crisp..cocked..banged the butt on the floor..no trip..slamed the bolt home..no trip..worked the safety..went off ...can't live w/ that..put on a new Jewell w/ bolt release & safety..now it's go to go...so please work the safety as part of the no fire test

Leroy Johnson
05-30-2010, 10:45 PM
Any one unhappy with thier X Mark pro triggers can send them to me, I will pay $35.00 apiece for undamaged X Mark pro triggers either version.
I can be reached at leroy@jpgrifles.com.
Have a great Memorial day.

Tommy Leroy Johnson