To adjust your wear engagement back to the factory settings you will need to follow the steps as outlined below. (Always make sure the rifle is unloaded)
- Put the rifle in a vise, I would recommend a cloth or towel to avoid scratching the blue on your barrel.
- Remove the stock by loosening the screws on the trigger guard and front of the ammo trap.
- Put the rifle on safe.
- The screw on the back of the trigger is your sear engagement. You will need to loosen the nut holding the adjustment screw in place. Using an Allen or Hex wrench you will turn the sear engagement screw clockwise until it stops. This screw will tighten until it hits the safety. Once you have firm contact you will need to turn the screw about one flat counter-clockwise to allow the safety to work. It’s a fine line between the proper sear engagement, the safety moving properly and a creepy trigger. You want to be able to move the safety (watch the detent moving in and out) and still have a crisp trigger.
- Once the safety/sear engagement is set you can adjust the poundage screw on the front of the trigger, it’s the one with the nut. Loosen the nut so you can move the set screw. It’s very important to have spring pressure on the trigger, with out it the trigger will not return to the ready position. This means the trigger and sear don’t align properly and the trigger will not hold the sear in place when cocking the bolt. The outcome of the trigger not holding the sear is the firing pin will drop as soon as you close the bolt. We recommend 3lbs on the trigger but it will go down as low as 1.5 lbs normally. In order to get to 1.5lbs of trigger pull you must have the sear engagement properly set and still maintain spring pressure on the trigger.