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Old 11-29-2012, 7:37 PM
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Exclamation 10/22 trigger job

just got my 10/22 the trigger feels horrible compared my older 10/22 does anyon have a decent set of trigger job instructions
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Yes, utube has many mods including the trigger.
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just got my 10/22 the trigger feels horrible compared my older 10/22 does anyon have a decent set of trigger job instructions
mdib870,

My basic suggestion to your would be to give the bearing surfaces a little drop of oil and the sear area use graphite grease and just go shooting. With usage things should lighten up a bit and you'll begin to get a better feel of the trigger.

On my 10/22 I've gotten great groupings using minimal mods and constant shooting from the bench. I've only installed a nice bull barrel and a better stock and scope. I never changed any parts of the trigger group at all.

In addition I also have a Remington 597 that also has a nice bull barrel and stock and due to the triggers simple mechanism I just use either oil or graphite grease just under the sear and over time it developed it's own trigger job.

If your thinking about installing custom trigger parts to lighten up the trigger pull I don't think you need to spend the money. Just use my simple technique and I think you'll be satisfied.

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Old 11-30-2012, 1:32 AM
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checked out youtube found a vid made by agi might take the honing stones out ....the only mod ive done so far is the auto bolt release i hate how the new trigger group is made out of plastic
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I had one for years, sold it for various reasons, now I just bought a Takedown.

After a few spare mags and shooting I'm going to get the Volquartsen hammer. I suggest going that route for $40 instead of risking borking up your internals.
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I've been reading up on 10/22 trigger upgrades. KIDD two stage seems to be overwhelming considered the best. But at just shy of $300, it's definitely pricey! They have some other nice upgrades as well. I've got my eye on the trigger for a future upgrade.
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Old 11-30-2012, 7:40 AM
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If you can't afford a Kidd trigger on every 10/22 you own, don't buy one.
As soon as you buy one, you will want them for every gun you own.
They are THAT good...
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If you can't afford a Kidd trigger on every 10/22 you own, don't buy one.
As soon as you buy one, you will want them for every gun you own.
They are THAT good...
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If you don't mind sending away your trigger group for a couple of weeks, Brimstone does a great job. Even their cheapie $35 "basic" job makes a world of difference.

http://www.mediamayhem.net/brimstone...ory&path=59_29
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http://home.earthlink.net/~nrwilson01/triggermods/

Or - http://www.eabco.com/102204.html

http://extreme-precision.forum-2007....22-tips-tricks
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+1000 on the Volquartsen target hammer. Seriously. It makes an enormous difference and it only costs $40.
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I sent mine to Todd @ TT Shooter's Technology

http://www.ttshooter.com/1022triggerwork.html

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Volquartsen trigger group is awesome. About $200.
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I got the KIDD trigger 'job' kit... $105 on the site. A World of difference. I don't have experience with the other kits so I can't compare them.
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If you don't mind sending away your trigger group for a couple of weeks, Brimstone does a great job. Even their cheapie $35 "basic" job makes a world of difference.

http://www.mediamayhem.net/brimstone...ory&path=59_29
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Its better than parts cause they hone/smooth everything. Safer than doing it yourself and cheap. Rimfirecentral.com members put Brimstonegunsmithing.com as a high recommendation for trigger jobs.

I have the $35 one, tier 3 and it made a night/day difference on my 10/22. Go for it, I have a 2lb trigger now without the grit and inconsistent pull.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:22 AM
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Every Gun I have has an aftermarket Trigger. Except my 10/22! Deciding I wanna shoot it more, I`ve had enough of the (what seems like) 8 lb trigger. I have a Volq. Hammer & Sear 65$ Shipped, in the Mail, looking forward to it. Never heard of Kidd, I`m sure they`re nice!!!

OP, Plenty of threads about Rimfire Triggers, may have to look back a bit.
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I stoned my hammer using this RFC thread as a reference. I didn't go too far with it but it made a noticeable difference vs. stock. Then my wife ordered me the Volq target hammer and trigger blade for my bday which I installed a few nights ago. I can say it feels like a huge difference vs. my stoning job. Can't wait to shoot it, but gotta wait out this rain first. Wish I had a pull gauge to document stock/self stoning/Volq weights.
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Change or stone the hammer. Will make a world of difference with just that done.
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Low budget: Brimstone = great value, great vendor
Mid: KIDD TG kit
High: KIDD single/2 stage = awesome.

I have a KIDD 1.5# single stage and it spoils you for almost anything else. I am afraid of trying a 2 stage as I might need to buy more of them!

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Just did a mini trigger job on my 10/22. Polished all the moving surfaces with 1500Grit then
dremmel buffing wheel and rubbing compound. If you use 1500 and keep the hammer/shear
faces square, you really can't screw up.Check out Brimstone Gunsmithing for vids on what surfaces need polishing. Would not call the results "match grade" but much better than stock. Removed lots of creep and breaks clean. Took about 30 min, no cost except time. Also cut about 3/4 of one coil off of trigger return spring.
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Old 12-04-2012, 4:20 PM
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I just finished installing the Volquartsen "HP" action kit.

The kit contains: trigger, sear, disconnector, hammer, shims, bushings, hammer spring, reset spring and a bolt buffer. They were even nice enough to pre-assemble the trigger/discon/sear with a slave pin! And another slave pin was included just for fun.

The trigger still creeps but it feels much crisper and lighter.
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If you can't afford a Kidd trigger on every 10/22 you own, don't buy one.
As soon as you buy one, you will want them for every gun you own.
They are THAT good...
+1. Just waiting to sell another gun so I can order another Kidd.

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I just did mine by grinding the mating surfaces of the trigger and sear. I used a portable belt sander for the trigger and a file for the sear. Be careful if you're using the belt sander, you don't want to grind too much. I did it by turning the belt sander on then off as soon as it reach max speed and grind the trigger on the momentum. I have a video that I will post on utube.
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Anyone with a lick of sense can do a trigger job on a 10/22. It is so simple. Didn't notice anyone mention the pins yet. Oversize pins can help take-up some of the play. Stoning and polishing without changing the basic geometry of the sear engagement is easy. Use a pull gauge though, and go slow enough that you can stop where you feel comfortable. I generally don't go lighter than 2 3/4 pounds. YMMV.
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I tried stoning the hammer per the RFC thread, but the new hammers have bushings built in so I couldn't clamp it.

Found this one here http://theprojectjunkie.com/guns-firearms-accessories/ruger-1022-trigger-job.html

I've worked it down to about 3lbs so far, and polished up all parts and it's a lot nicer now. Just got back from the range and works really well.
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http://www.midwayusa.com/product/163...gs-ruger-10-22

I have one of these in my 10/22. My wife and I love it!

Went ahead and searched the page and saw that many suggested it as well. I'll still post up the link though.
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I have been thinking about making mine a bull pup, would a trigger hob be useless in that case?
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I ended up using the VQ Hammer/Sear/Disconnector Kit with Shims etc. It`s nice for about 85$ & more Versatile than a Trigger measured in Ounces. I take new People Shooting all the time, & only have one .22. Versatility is key right now. The VQ set-up is nice, but not perfect. Bench/Match Shooting I can see how a very light crisp Trigger would perform better.

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Why send away for a trigger job when you yourself can get a variety of aftermarket triggers and self-install?

It's a 10/22, not a Olympic-grade Hammerli.
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I did the "noob_tube with a dremel and too much free time on his hands" trigger job on mine. It is niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!!
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I think what we can all take away from this thread is that the stock 10/22 trigger is pretty garbage but almost anything you do to it will make it great!! I like stock trigger parts with lots of silly things done to them.
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For xmas I got the VQ hammer, bolt release, extractor, & mag release. Havent had a chance to take it out yet it but it feels great. Also changed to a Houge overmold stock & Promag recoil buffer. Next up are new sights,cant decide between tech sights and williams peep/firesight.
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Anyone ever try the Hornet Customs triggers?
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+1 on the Vol Target Hammer. Cheap upgrade and worth every penny.
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Since it seems several of you have taken the replacement hammer path, would anyone care to donate their stock hammer in the name of experimentation?

I would love to mess around with some.
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I have a surface grinder and I can modify stock hammers to match the sear geometry of a VQ for a reasonable fee.
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Anyone ever try the Hornet Customs triggers?
I have one but my receiver doesn't get out of jail until next Wednesday.

I'll let you know
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I have one but my receiver doesn't get out of jail until next Wednesday.

I'll let you know
Thanks. Looking forward to hear.
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