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rcarr 10-08-2008 12:32 AM

adjustable trigger for remington 742
Does anyone know where you can find an adjustable trigger for a Remington 742 Woodsmaster? I went to Timneys website and they do not list one.
A gunsmith here could not think of one. Mine is so hard to pull it throws your aim off.

Dillinger 10-08-2008 01:12 AM

I don't know much about the Remington 742 to be honest.

However -

Rifle Basix is a company that we buy a lot of Remington drop ins from. They make a very good trigger. I don't know if they have your specific model I am afraid.

I am afraid I don't know of anyone out there that is making a drop in if the folks at Rifle Basix aren't.

As a way of consulation, any quality gunsmith can do a decent trigger job on the stock trigger and improve it for you.

Best of luck -


AR Hammer 10-08-2008 04:03 AM

Remington has a VERY adjustable trigger from the factory, especially in early models of rifles before the 'Lawyer Proof' triggers came out...

The 742 is a little more complicated, more like working on a shot gun trigger than a rifle trigger, but it can be done with relative ease.

This is just personal opinion,
But I would limit the amount of money I put into a 742 since Remington factory has discontinued ALL dealings with the 724 (some liability issue), and spare parts are scarce even with places like 'Gun Parts Inc.'...

Make sure you use a good lube in the guides/rails inside because if you don't, they will chatter and cause problems.

I have had two 742's, one in .308 and one in .30-06 and both shot very well, but both developed cycling problems and were very hard to fix.

CarterPowell 12-22-2012 06:18 PM

Remington Trigger issues

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