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Old 10-21-2010, 05:34   #1
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Ruger 10/22 Trigger Improvement

For those owners of the venerable Ruger 10/22, I am looking to improve the trigger by either purchasing a drop-in trigger housing or replacing some internal parts with better components. Ideally, I'd like to spend no more that roughly $100 (give or take a few bucks). Anyone have any experience with Timney or Hornet triggers? Anyone just purchase some Volquartsen components and install those?

On a side note, if there's a Marlin, Remington, Sako, or the like .22LR rifle that already has a much better trigger than the stock Ruger 10/22 for $150 - $200, I'd probably go that route since this is really just meant for general field and range plinking.

I've started again to have a look at the rimfirecentral.com site but curious what folks here might have to write.
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:34   #2
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If its the weight of the pull that your trying to reduce. The easiest and cheapest way to see the biggest improvement is with a drop in sear and hammer. Power Customs, and volquartzen both make a drop in set. Cost is around $50-60, and trigger pull ends up right around 2.5-2.75 Lbs.
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:42   #3
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Save money, and get this, and be amazed!

https://www.volquartsen.com/pictures...-target-hammer

Not sure if they ever hit the bargain bin with these anymore, that's where I got mine for $25. Amazing how good the trigger becomes with the parts change out!
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:41   #4
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Now they're 35 bucks, but it is the single best thing you can do to the rifle, IMO. Same as what alwaysshootin posted above.

Here is the link

http://www.rimfiresports.com/merchan...egory_Code=R1A
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Old 10-21-2010, 19:09   #5
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Get the VQ or PowerCustom Hammer....... Check!

Questions:

Any real benefit to getting another sear or the PC adjustable sear?
Any benefit in replacing the trigger with an overtravel adjustable unit?

Just curious if the hammer alone will allow for a decently crisp / crisp feel and minimize the over travel.

Like you mentioned, I'm trying to get the trigger weight down and am not sure if a little slop before and after trigger releases should really make a difference in my decision on how to proceed.

Opinions? (by the way........ thanks)
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Old 10-21-2010, 19:15   #6
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Just curious if the hammer alone will allow for a decently crisp / crisp feel and minimize the over travel.


This is all I did and was truely amazed! Not sure what other additions may do, and I am happy with hammer trade out. If ever need a better trigger in future, it's all I will do again.
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Old 10-21-2010, 19:24   #7
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I went with the Power Custom Hammer and Sear for my 10/22. I love it. I think these parts made it a 4 lb. Trigger.

Brownellís.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/cid=0...10/22_triggers
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:50   #8
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10 22 trigger

I went with the Power Custom hammer and adjustable sear set for both my 10-22's. There are lots of instructions on taking the trigger group apart online if you've never done it before. I believe the first time I did one I used 1022help.com. Also check out rimfirecentral.com, lots of good info there.
It seems to me that the Power Custom parts give the best bang for the buck.
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Old 10-23-2010, 19:32   #9
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Another option is work on the trigger yourself. I knew nothing about it and read the excellent tutorials on rimfirecentral.com and youtube. Afterward I spent hours polishing the recommended internal parts and shortened the trigger return spring myself. All I had to buy was some emery cloth to go with my sharpening stones and a lot of elbow grease.
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Old 11-03-2010, 22:06   #10
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I installed a Volquartsen hammer unit in one of my rifles. The kit comes with a set of springs and uses the Ruger factory sear. The kit also came with an auto bolt release which works great. The trigger pull was remarkably improved with the VQ hammer and springs.

Incidentally, I used a short length of solder as an assembly shaft to hold the trigger/sear assembly together as I put it together. Once the assembly was in place, the real shaft pushed the solder holding tool out.

I bought a VQ trigger, too but it had no affect on the trigger pull. It did have a trigger stop setscrew. I have two of the VQ trigger units and this hammer kit closely duplicated the trigger pull of the assemblies. The hammer kit is a cost effective alternative to the whole trigger assembly.

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Old 11-06-2010, 14:07   #11
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I installed a Volquartsen target hammer, auto bolt release, extended mag release & Yellow Jacket buffer
in my Charger. Made a TON of difference!
Shown after the Tactical Solutions barrel install,.....using a T/C 2x scope

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Old 11-06-2010, 19:04   #12
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I have numerous Volquartsen components in every ruger semi auto rimfire I own.

....but the target hammer is the best thing for the $-- bar none.

wrenchbender- nice Charger --and interesting foregrip....what is that???
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Old 11-06-2010, 19:10   #13
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Well decided on the hammer and trigger upgrades. Have them now and will install in the morning. Looking forward to it.

I'll try to do a before and after comparison if I can get my buddies trigger pull gauge.
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I have numerous Volquartsen components in every ruger semi auto rimfire I own.

....but the target hammer is the best thing for the $-- bar none.

wrenchbender- nice Charger --and interesting foregrip....what is that???
I'd agree with the Volquartsen parts/pieces,....love 'em!
It's not a foregrip, it's a Accu-Shot mono-pod.

http://www.accu-shot.com/

The mono-pod seems to work better for me, many ranges have unlevel benches.
Just seems to work better than a bipod on the Charger.

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Old 11-07-2010, 09:42   #15
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It's not a foregrip, it's a Accu-Shot mono-pod.

http://www.accu-shot.com/

The mono-pod seems to work better for me, many ranges have unlevel benches.
Just seems to work better than a bipod on the Charger.
Cool. Thanks. I was not familiar with this before.....

Joe (OP)- let us know how your install and trials go. Just the hammer alone got one of my 10/22s to about 2.5 lbs.
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