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Old 01-21-2012, 02:49 PM
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Sticky and adjustments worked like a charm!



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Just adjusted the trigger on my used 541S from 1979 I picked up a few days ago. It was 2 lb 12 oz. when I bought it. A little heavy, but was nice and crisp but without much overtravel either.
The adjustments as in the first post didn't take 20 min. or so. The trigger is now 1lb. 12 oz. (28oz.) with a Lyman digital gauge--exactly one lb. lighter. Wont go any lighter, but I'm happy (at least for now!)

Thanks for the tips!
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:11 AM
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About twenty years ago now Precision Shooting did a feature article on the 541T HB. They had a fellow that did the trigger on theirs down to ounces safely. After the article I sent him mine and told him 12 ounces. It came back 12 ounces, no creep, and no overtravel. A few years latter I called him about doing a 700 trigger for me but he said he was out of the trigger business. Pitty, he was good at it.
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:44 PM
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Thank you for this thread Steve. I adjusted the trigger on my 541 THB last night. I don't have a pull gauge but I can tell from the seat of pants feel that the trigger is now much better than it was before, light and crisp, thanks again.
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:26 AM
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Newbie here. I have a 540X made in 1970 and I thought maybe the trigger adjustment here would be the same, but I'm finding that backing the spring screw out increases the weight. I've been at this for over an hour and it appears the screws are not doing what the instructions here saying it SHOULD do. I have it back pretty much where it was before I started, but I just figured I'd ask if they were indeed the same trigger? If not, would one of you please point me in the right direction to so I can set the trigger at a lower weight?
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:05 AM
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The 541X trigger is not adjustable like the 541THB.
I found that replacing the trigger spring on my 541 X with the firing pin spring from a Remington 1100 lightened it up somewhat.
I don't have a trigger pull scale.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:14 PM
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Since I don't have the knowledge and skill that you guys have, I took my 541S to my gunsmith and $30 later I have a nice 2lb trigger. Since I mostly use it for squirrel hunting, I don't want it any lighter. I'm much more a shooter and hunter than a gunsmith. Fortunately my friend is a hellava gunsmith, so I am really lucky.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:20 AM
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Or a plastic #4 drywall anchor,it will even extract them..300 in a box for 5 bucks or so.
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:26 PM
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This is an old thread, but I just adjusted my 541T from almost 4 lbs. down to slightly over 2, far as it would go. All I did was back out the trigger pressure screw. I am the original owner of this rifle which I bought over ten years ago. Never really liked it because of the trigger so it has been in a safe. Strange thing is there was no glues, coatings,nail polish etc. on any of my screws. All I did was take the action out of the stock and back out the one screw and now I have a rifle that shoots like my Kimber
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:58 PM
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I just purchased a model 541-t today. The trigger checked out at 5#. I took the stock off and thought I was going to adjust it just as I did on my 541-s. But guess what?
It isn't like the s model. It has only two screws in the front. No rear screw. The best I can get on weight is 2 1/2 lbs. O.K. but was hoping for better. Another thing I noticed is that the barrel is free floated. It is the Heavy barrel model. I checked the stock and there has been no after market smithing done on it. It has the Remmy finish front to aft. Did not know that they were free floated. I don't remember the one I sold being free floated.

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Would this work on a 540X or 540XR trigger?
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Just used this to adjust my 541-S, probably 2lbs. now down from at least 4 lbs., thanks to the guys who pioneered these stickies.
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Old 04-28-2016, 10:13 PM
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Thanks, I been shooting this gun since 1991 with a 3.5 lb trigger. now I have 24 oz.

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