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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.
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My wife got her mothers 788, It will shoot any load- 243 55 -100 gr bullets & great groups.
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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.
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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.