Did a search on the web for info and I think the Timney is the route I'll take. Found out the 223 was only made for 1 year,1975. Is that correct? Anyone else have a 223?
Quite a few years ago I found a article on the internet about modifying the Rem. 788 trigger and tried it-the results were very good and did not take a lot of work. It came out fully adjustable for weight and pull but don't remember where I found it anymore. A Goggle search for it will likely locate it. Good Luck
There's this old article. (PDF)
Good luck, if you try the modification.
My wife got her mothers 788, It will shoot any load- 243 55 -100 gr bullets & great groups.
I had a problem with my 788 in 22-250. The trigger froze up real solid. I kept it oiled and inside a gun safe. It appeared to be some kind of electrolysis between the OEM aluminum trigger housing and the steel guts. I was able to unfreeze it by taking it off and flushing with Kroil but after storing it I noticed it was freezing up again. I ended up replacing the whole OEM trigger with a Timney and it works fine now.
Timney trigger arrived today. Fit it tomorrow, maybe a photo or two, if anyone is playing along at home!
Boris- I had to do a bit of inletting to get my Timney in the 22-250. Take lots of time if you need to. Excellent choice (only choice I believe?) for the trigger upgrade. My 788 is the standard that all others in the safe are compared to.
In all its glory!Attachment 761459Attachment 761461 Only difference is the colour.
One of the easiest upgrades I have ever done. Loosen one screw , pop a pin , done. Replaced in opposite order.
Did have to do a bit more inletting around the safety and the front of the trigger housing, but very easy working with fibreglass.
I had the stock built many years ago, with extra weight added in the forearm area, making it very stable with a rest, bit awkward carrying it, but its not a walk around rifle.
Appreciate everyone's input. cheers.