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red caddy
August 23, 2009, 04:00 PM
Looking for some tips and tricks for improving a Remmington mod. 788 trigger. I just rebarreled in 22-250. (26 inch fluted octogon shillen) in a Chote sniper stock, shoots great, but the trigger is not all it should be.

What can be done with the stocker? Is any other trigger useable? what about a double set type? TIA, Paul.

August 23, 2009, 11:06 PM
I have replaced the trigger spring with this spring:


and have had very good results, and was very happy with the trigger. Timney makes a replacement trigger for the 788, and www.brownells.com carries it.

August 25, 2009, 11:04 AM
I replaced my 788 trigger with a timney. I had my gunsmith work the stock trigger down as much as he could, but it was still pretty heavy (around 5lbs). I had to do some light mods on the stock to fit the timney. It just took a dremel and about an hour to figure out exactly where it was touching. I love it now! Timney triggers are well worth the money!

August 25, 2009, 11:26 PM
The replacement spring took my trigger to just under 3 lbs. I am satisfied with it, and didn't see any reason for the Timney. If I had been stuck with a 5 lb trigger and creep, I would have replaced it.

August 29, 2009, 08:16 PM
Easiest and best way to go is replace with a Timmey trigger. It will probably be cheaper in the end.

I also just just rebarreled a 788 with a heavy Kriegger barrel in 250 Savage Ackley Improved. Last week I fired several 3/8 inch groups.