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"The Bill Springfield Trigger Job"

As some of you were aware, I sent my lower to Bill for a "Springfield" trigger job.

Bill notified me via e-mail upon it's arrival, today and said he would get to it as soon as he can.

Ok, I settled back into my routine and, 90 minutes later another e-mail pops up from Bill saying "All done" and will be on it's way home on Monday morning.

Bill reported:
Hi Roy,

All done, love that set screw, makes fine tuning so much easier. Now its just a clean break in the 4.5lbs area. 0 take up. On its way to you Monday morning.

Thanks!

Bill
Now how's that for service? For them money you can't go wrong. Bill did state that the option of adding the set screw in the trigger housing made his job a lot easier and said:
It came out abit better than average for XCR's, the set screw should be standard on all XCR's. It makes final tuning sooo much easier.
Bill went on to say:
(the set screw)........also allows the customer to fine tune the pull/creep "somewhat" to their particular tastes.
So, I said I would report on this option from Robinson Armament, and here you have it from a man who fine tunes our beloved XCR's. The moral of the storey, if you are ordering a new XCR, get the option od the trigger set screw!

When it arrivaes back, and I get my barrel back from RobArm, I will take it for a day trip to the range and post another comparison range report.

I'm excited! It's only getting better!
 

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Just another gratuitous post from magikbullet!! LOL 8)
 

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The trigger on my XCR is very heavy. I will give it about 500 rounds or so to break in, but if it doesn't get at least to feel like the pull of a standard AR trigger, I'll be real tempted to get one of these Bill Springfield trigger jobs.

How do you know if you have the "set screw"? Got any pictures?
 

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ny,

The set screw is a new thing they were trying on my rifle. If you have one, if you take the grip off you will see the hex head of the screw in the same hole as the grip screw goes into.

Bill is looking into adding the screws himself, but for the money, I don't think you can go past the "Springfield" trigger job. 4.5lbs and NO TAKEUP! Woooo hooooo.
 

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The trigger on my XCR is very heavy. I will give it about 500 rounds or so to break in, but if it doesn't get at least to feel like the pull of a standard AR trigger, I'll be real tempted to get one of these Bill Springfield trigger jobs.

How do you know if you have the "set screw"? Got any pictures?
I wouldn't even wait 500 rounds. I had mine done around 5K rounds and i don't think it would have been better after 10K rounds. Just do it...
 

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Bill definetly makes the XCR a pleasure to shoot. Remember your first nipple????? Put a grin on your face. ;) ;D :duh:
 

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I don't remember??? I guess it was just after I was born! :boogie:
 

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By sheer coincidence I just drove down from Denver to Colorado Springs today to hand my XCR and DSA FAL to Bill for a trigger job on both. He had them done within a little over an hour while I was eating lunch. When I picked them up and dry fired both, I was amazed at the difference. He mentioned working on Roy's but didn't say anything about the set screw. Bill's price to do both rifles was amazingly reasonable - I won't mention the price because it was unbelievably low.

I've got holiday parties until after Christmas, but will get to the range to try out both the XCR and FAL and will definitely post my impressions as well.
 

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Sigsrule

Bill did the trigger on the FAL as well I just have to have talk with him with regards to my carbine trigger.
 

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I asked Bill, what range of work he does on rifles and he told me basically he specializes on trigger and actions on semi auto rifles. That being said he certainly appears to know his business, is very reasonably priced, and is a very good communicator.
 

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Can you get pics of this mod? I'd like to see if it is something I can do on mine.


ny,

The set screw is a new thing they were trying on my rifle. If you have one, if you take the grip off you will see the hex head of the screw in the same hole as the grip screw goes into.

Bill is looking into adding the screws himself, but for the money, I don't think you can go past the "Springfield" trigger job. 4.5lbs and NO TAKEUP! Woooo hooooo.
 

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Juice,

When I get my lower back from Bill (he's mailing it on Monday) I will take some photos and see if I can demonstrate it. As far as I know it's a "1/4" 20 X 1/2" headless allen screw" inserted into the same hole as the screw that you screw your grip retaining screw into. I will post some pics when it returns from it's journey.
 

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Is it something I can do myself? Or can I get the part(screw) from Robarms?

Do I have to tap the hole or anything like that?

Waiting to see the pics.

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IIRC, Brownells sells them. If you need the part number, let me know.
 

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Hmm, I'm a bit confused.

Hoe can you have two screws in the same hole?

One for the trigger, and one for the grip in the same hole?

Help...


Juice,

When I get my lower back from Bill (he's mailing it on Monday) I will take some photos and see if I can demonstrate it. As far as I know it's a "1/4" 20 X 1/2" headless allen screw" inserted into the same hole as the screw that you screw your grip retaining screw into. I will post some pics when it returns from it's journey.
 

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The first one in the hole, is a headless set screw. It goes up and effects the movement of the trigger assembly somehow? To put the grip back on you have to get a shorter grip screw or it wil not tighten up as necessary.

So the answer to your question is yes, there is more than one screw in the hole at the same time. Lucky XCR!

Anyway, who are you calling a hoe? :rofl:
 
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