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#1 dumbear

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:33 PM

Is there a way to make the OEM 580 trigger adjustable ?.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:06 PM

there is, I'd have to google it but it involved adding some screws and a spring. Brian Volker (sp) did/does work on these

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:05 PM

Is this what you guys are looking for?

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:06 PM

Last I knew Brian did nto like to work on the early 580 series because they were not cosr effective. Foir whatever reson, he said it took more time ($$$) than most people were willing to pay. He did work on the later 581-S and 541-X triggers to make them adjustable, and of course on the 540X/XR and 541S and T series.
You might call and check to see what he does now... 563-932-2570
Added: Noticed the 788 trigger. Not sure if the dimensions are the same, but principal is the same.
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:08 PM

Hey Carl, I don't recall, what's the difference between the early 580 triggers and the later triggers?
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:39 AM

Thank you all for your replies. This appears to be complicated and expensive. Is there a replacement/aftermarket 788 trigger? I just restocked my 580 w/a model 700 TH laminated stock. Looks pretty racey and req'd. about half a yard of bedding compound. I got it free cause it was cracked in the grip and had to paint it because of the bedding compound. Maybe I'll try to post a pic as it looks way better than the OEM mahogany. I fired only two shots the other day at 30yds. w/CCI minie mag and they were 5/16" apart. Our club ranges are 30 and 100 yards so the 30yd. range is all I have.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:51 AM

Please do post a pic of the rifle. I'd be interested in seeing what it looks like with the model 700 stock.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 09:29 AM

Here is a pic of my restocked 580. I had to get a set of adaptor bases for the grooved receiver because of the much higher comb on the TH stock.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:11 AM

Here is another

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:24 AM

Wow! That looks really cool!

Nice job dumbear.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:59 PM

I'm not sure what the exact difference is between the early and late non-adjustable triggers. Only that Brian told me several years ago there's a difference and it takes more work to re-do the older ones. He said he can't charge the same because of the time involved and the price would be higher than most people are willing to pay. I have both kinds of triggers, but have never disassembled them to compare.
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 06:01 AM

the 788 triggers (aftermarket also) will work although you may have to notch out the stock a little for the safety or reshape the lever.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:19 AM

I also know there is a difference in the 540X/XR triggers and the 541S and T triggers. The trigger is farther forward on the 540 vs the 541 and the pivot points are different, allowing the 540 triggers to have a lighter pull. Also there are at least two versions of the 541-T trigger,but again I do not know exactly what the details are, except there are 2 screw and 3 screw variations.
From what I have encountered, there is at least 5 variations of the 540/580 series trigger, plus the 788 which is close enough to work.
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 01:09 AM

You can get down to about 3 lbs without to much trouble. Lightly stone the moving parts and change the sear spring. Not adjustable but a decent trigger that is much better than factory. Check ebay for the replacement spring that should reduce the pull about 30% or so with no other work.




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