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Question Pre.64 mod. 70 trigger adjustment

Anyone have experience on adjusting the trigger pull (lighten it up) on a pre 64 mod. 70.

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I just did one, peice of cake. You need 2 quarter inch open end wrenches and a screwdriver. Only thing is if you can't get it light enough you might need a lighter spring, i did not. Go to utube theres some good videos on exactly how to do it and where to get a lighter spring, or trim yours.
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Thanks yellowdog. I did watch 2 videos on it but I was feeling a little uneasy about it. I did install a new trigger on my rem. 700 (put on a timney ) but that is a new trigger altogether, I just never worked on an existing trigger it self. Well I feel confident now so I'll go ahead with it. Update will follow.

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I just did one, peice of cake. You need 2 quarter inch open end wrenches and a screwdriver. Only thing is if you can't get it light enough you might need a lighter spring, i did not. Go to utube theres some good videos on exactly how to do it and where to get a lighter spring, or trim yours.

I did my post 64 (66), and it was evidently, from your description, the same as the pre-64. Very easy to do. I've since put a Timney in it.
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The videos i watched never said anything about pre64 or later, so i assumed they were the same. Mine is a '63 i think, and it's not perfect but much better than before i adjusted it.

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Well I got it done. Went from 4 1/2+ down to 3 1/4. My varmint rifle breaks at 2 1/4 but I think for a big game rifle to be used in cold weather ( cold fingers/ gloves ) I feel comfortable with that. I also adjusted the over travel. It breaks crisp and clean now, I'am good to go.

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Did you bounce test it? Always after any trigger adjustments you need to bounce test it.
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I rapped it pretty hard with the heel of my hand all over about 15 times,then I held it up about 12 inches and let it drop butt first on my bench 5 times with no failure. I may have been more rough than needed. I'll have to take a few shots to check zero. By the way .. I think that's what you were referring to about bounce test.

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I've had good results on M70's with with a lighter spring from "Ernie the gunsmith" on Ebay.
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I've had good results on M70's with with a lighter spring from "Ernie the gunsmith" on Ebay.
richdeerht, I went to that website and I can see me exploring a replacement spring option also. Thanks for the info.

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