View Full Version : I need to improve my 10/22 triggers, advice requested
08-24-2006, 2:51 PM
Went to the range the other day toting along 2 10/22s (one stock and one which I put a heavy barrel on). First time shooting the one with the heavy barrel since I made the switch and first time shooting the stock one (bought used recently). Anyway.
It's been a while since I'd shot a 10/22 and I was struck by how heavy the trigger is (it's noticeable trying to shoot the heavy barrel with a scope).
So I want to fix matters. I know you can buy complete replacement trigger groups from Volquartsen...but they're pricey and it seems like an excessive fix.
What sort of inexpensive mods have you used? I don't have any specialized tools or a dremel. Just basic stuff.
Thanks for any help.
08-24-2006, 2:59 PM
Randy @ CPC http://www.ct-precision.com/
And while you're at it get rid of those pesky 'fliers', send in your bolt to have the face trued, the firing pin pinned, and the side jeweled.
The Volquartsen hammer. That's pretty much the most common trigger mod for 10/22s. Cheap and effective.
If you want a complete trigger assembly replacement, you need the Kidd trigger.
08-24-2006, 4:18 PM
I have the same problem but I have trouble dishing out 180 bucks for a Volquartsen Trigger Assembly. The one thing I did do was put a thin layer of moly lube on all the sliding surfaces in the trigger it helped a little.
Have you checked out rimfirecentral.com?
They're actually 10/22 centric, even though %99 of the makers of rimfires are covered too.
08-24-2006, 4:41 PM
start with the VQ hammer on the cheap. if you're still not satisfied, then time to shell out the $$. 10/22's are a money pit once you get the mod bug.
08-24-2006, 6:03 PM
Check eBay, there is a company there that takes your standard 10/22 trigger pack and lightens it up to your specs.
I had mine lightened to 2 pounds. All for $30ish bucks.
08-24-2006, 7:29 PM
Get a stoning jig and stones. If you have two guns to do it will pay for itself. The jig and adapter are @$130 from midway add a couple of stones and you are set.
Check out the book "The ultimate Ruger 10/22 manual" it is the best book on 10/22 that I've found and describes stoning of the trigger as well as complete disassembly and reassembly. Good pics as well.
08-24-2006, 8:35 PM
Go with the VQ hammer. It is a great upgrade that will really improve the trigger pull. Mark
08-24-2006, 9:03 PM
As Phish said, rimfirecentral is great for 10/22 info.
I put in the Skeeter's trigger kit. Consits of a new hammer, adjustable sear, larger pins and the correct drill bits to install. About $60. You can get the same results with a VQ hammer and the "JB Weld trick" (takes up the pre-travel)
I also free floated the barrel, put in a pilar and bedded the action. Miles Gilbert bedding kit was about $20 but you can do it with JB Weld if you like.
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