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Posted: 12/21/2005 9:26:50 AM EDT
I just bought a used Colt ( my first Colt) Varminter used. 24" barrel 1:9, free float guard and a 4x C-more scope. My question is simple. How did Colt set these up originally? What I am looking for is trigger iformation. I have a Bushy Dissipator and frankly I did not like the trigger and repalced it. While I wait for UPS shoul I be looking at a better trigger set up OR did Colt put a nice trigger in these when new? Thanks!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 9:33:41 AM EDT
IF this is the rifle your asking about: www.colt.com/law/car.asp, it comes with what Colt refers to as a "match" trigger.

One the first items we replaced on our CR6724s was the triggers, we put Jewell 2-stage triggers in ours.

Mike
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 9:37:22 AM EDT
That's the rifle.. Thanks for the info!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 9:43:08 AM EDT
Here's what we use exclusively in our CR-6724, 24" Accurized 1/9" rifles, which may be useful to ya if ya reload:

LOAD DATA:
Sierra 77grn. MatchKings
24.0 grns. Accurate 2460, (Hot Load),
DO NOT PUSH, start low & work up - 2850fps + or - from 24" 1/9,
loaded into once fired Remington Brass
Remington 7.5 small rifle benchrest primers
These are loaded mag length - 2.250" + or -

Come-ups for 24" Colt Accurized Rifle (6724) w/ Leupold Vari-X III, 4.5x14 w/ turrets and Mil-Dots
100- zero
200-1 1/2 min
300-3 3/4 min
350-4 min
400-5 1/2 min
450-7 1/2 min
500-9 1/4 min
550-11 1/2 min
600-12 3/4 min
700-17 3/4 min
800-23 min
900- no target
1000-35 1/2 min (34-36 depending on humidity)

Mike

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 9:46:32 AM EDT
Thanks! I am not yet a reloader, but a buddy of mine is and can help me get started. I will look inot this scope- this helps a great deal!

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 3:19:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 3:21:40 PM EDT by scheirere]
I noticed the trigger in mine before I bought it and thought it might be an aftermarket job. Until I pull it. Seemed the same as any stock service trigger group. Creepy, stiff and too much overtravel. Replaced it with a JP trigger and it's worlds better. Kept the stock Colt "enhanced" hammer though. (My gun was a sear block gun so I had less choices on triggers.) As for performance, it's not bad but the well used, $700, Colt match/target 16" that I bought for my Girlfriend shoots significantly better groups. I'd have been happy with my gun if I hadn't shot hers
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