target trigger on 10/22 takedown

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target trigger on 10/22 takedown

Post by birdman » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:33 pm

Looking for opinions...

I bought myself a Ruger 10/22 takedown for Christmas. I really like the gun. I have added a short inexpensive scope and replaced the iron sights so I can see them over the dovetail scope mount. I've been toying with the idea of replacing the stock trigger with a Volquartzen or similar after market trigger assembly as the OEM is sort of heavy. It shoots about 2MOA off a rest, but I'm wondering how much better it will be with a 2lb trigger (i.e. how much of the 2 MOA is me.) With the drop in triggers running in excess of $200 is it worth the expense?

Did I mention I REALLY like the gun?

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Re: target trigger on 10/22 takedown

Post by cj5mrt » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:46 pm

You can do a trigger job on it and make it better. It is pretty simple. If you're going to put $200 into a trigger, get a Kidd.
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Re: target trigger on 10/22 takedown

Post by 305tillimoved » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:02 pm

cj5mrt wrote:You can do a trigger job on it and make it better. It is pretty simple. If you're going to put $200 into a trigger, get a Kidd.
This.
Id do a DIY first. There fun little guns. Great way to waste an afternoon.
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Re: target trigger on 10/22 takedown

Post by wcontratto » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:07 pm

cj5mrt wrote:You can do a trigger job on it and make it better. It is pretty simple. If you're going to put $200 into a trigger, get a Kidd.
THIS

I have a single stage because it feels like the trigger on my 308

My nephew has a 2 stage (on a Kidd rifle) that is just downright cheating.

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Re: target trigger on 10/22 takedown

Post by DaveM » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:49 pm

I use a Ruger 10/22 to shoot the SWFSA CMP matches. I used the Valquartzen hammer kit: https://www.volquartsen.com/products/20 ... -22-magnum It gives you a significantly lower/better trigger pull for way less than $200. (I actually had to use a heavier trigger spring to increase the trigger pull to be greater than 3lbs.) Also add the bolt release while you're at it: https://www.volquartsen.com/products/15 ... lt-release

The 10/22 is way more accurate than people give them credit for. My best score to date is a 589 out of 600. I've done it 3 times over the years.


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Re: target trigger on 10/22 takedown

Post by birdman » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:51 pm

DaveM wrote:I use a Ruger 10/22 to shoot the SWFSA CMP matches. I used the Valquartzen hammer kit: https://www.volquartsen.com/products/20 ... -22-magnum It gives you a significantly lower/better trigger pull for way less than $200. (I actually had to use a heavier trigger spring to increase the trigger pull to be greater than 3lbs.) Also add the bolt release while you're at it: https://www.volquartsen.com/products/15 ... lt-release

The 10/22 is way more accurate than people give them credit for. My best score to date is a 589 out of 600. I've done it 3 times over the years.


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Thanks Dave, that's what I wanted to hear. Gonna try to make the Tues night club meeting, but I have visitors next week. We'll see.

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Re: target trigger on 10/22 takedown

Post by DaveM » Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:27 am

I haven't made a meeting in over a year......wait.......we're talking AA meeting, right? [smilie=011.gif]


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