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870 Triger Question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Kalina, Jun 3, 2011.

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  1. Kalina

    Kalina TS Member

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    I am thinking about upgrading the factory trigger on my Rem 870. If any one has any advise on good afftermarket replacments or upgrades for the origanal I would appreciate the help. The gun is used primaraly for trap and slug hunting so a slightly lighter pull would be nice.

    Luke
     
  2. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Consider just purchasing a different trigger spring with a lighter pull, rather than a whole different trigger. With that being said, Timney triggers that I have had are good in my opinion.
    Steve Balistreri
     
  3. Ross

    Ross Well-Known Member

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    Ditto what Senior Smoke said 870 triggers are very user friendly. Ross Puls
     
  4. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    The Remington trigger that came with the gun is a very good trigger and easy to work on. The trigger coil spring can be changed to get a lighter pull. Then the hammer notch and sear can be cleaned up with a fine stone to get a smooth pull. And last but not least the depth of the hammer notch can be reduced with a stone in order to get rid of any trigger creep. The only problem is finding a gunsmith who knows how to do these operations. HMB
     
  5. Remstar311

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    Someone came out with a new trigger kit for the 870s.

    I think it was timmney? The kit took out the creep and changed the spring for lighter pull, I think it was 150 bucks.

    Somebody will pipe in a and tell you what I am talking about.

    Nick
     
  6. bill4807

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    Timney makes a replacement sear kit. The kit includes three springs of different pull weights and the sear is also adjustable. Kit is $90 and is available from both Timney and Midway. Installation is pretty easy, did it myself on my 870 Comp.
     
  7. Remstar311

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    Well there you have it, thanks Bill.
     
  8. Hoosier Daddy

    Hoosier Daddy TS Member

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    You can just pull the trigger out of the gun and cut a coil or two off of the hammer spring and lighten the trigger. Don't go over board with it. Just clip a little at a time and try it each time you clip. You will feel it getting lighter.
     
  9. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    Years ago I won a 870 in a raffle. It had a terrible,"lawyer proof" trigger ... felt like it was 15 pounds.

    Since Timney lived 5 miles away ... it took it to him.

    He asked if I knew how to take the trigger group out and replace springs, I said "Of course I do."

    He said "YOU GOT $3?"

    I said yes and he said "I'll be right back."

    He came back with a little plastic bag with 10 different springs in it, and said "Replace the trigger return spring with the one that feels good to you."

    Problem solved!
     
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