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10/22 trigger work

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by rbernie, Jul 15, 2009.

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  1. rbernie
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    For a cheap rimfire, the 10/22 trigger isn't terrible. But it also isn't very good, and I've finally decided to try to do something about it.

    I've read through a bunch of threads on 10/22 trigger mods/upgrades, but what seems to be missing is a proportional value for each of the upgrade options, i.e. upgrade X has the most impact, upgrade Y has the second largest impact, and so forth.

    So who can school me on this?
     
  2. highorder

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    I sent my 10/22 trigger pack to Bill Springfield at www.triggerwork.net

    Since 1992 it has been awful, gritty and creepy.

    Now it breaks softly after a light 3 poundish pull. I did not opt for the hammer lightening option.

    My only complaint is this; I love a good crisp 2 stage trigger. Now I have a single stage trigger that breaks like a surprise. (which is fine)

    Bottom line: It cost around 35 bucks, and I had my trigger pack back in 72 hours.

    I would do it again.
     
  3. Jubjub

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    A replacement hammer will get you about 90% of the way to a good trigger. Volquartsen or Power Custom, either one is fine. With just a hammer, it won't be crisp, but it will be about two to three pounds.

    I have one rifle with the full treatment, hammer, adjustable sear to get rid of creep, overtravel stop on the trigger. It's nice, but I don't shoot it any better than the others that just have replacement hammers.
     
  4. rbernie
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    Excellent - thanks.
     
  5. CZguy

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    I put the Volquartsen hammer on mine and got a "crisp" three pounds.
     
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    A good friend of mine with some gun smith experience showed me how to stone a a trigger and now i have a clean 2 1/2 lb trigger..
     
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    I sent one of mine to "Swamp Fox" on RimfireCentral.com. He does good work. You can get in touch with him on RFC.
     
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    +1 on the hammer. 10 min. and I dropped the pull more than half!!!
     
  12. Floppy_D

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    I used a mated hammer/sear, and the trigger is now light and crisp, right where I hoped to get. Also, check your trigger for side-to-side play; if it wiggles any noticeable amount, that will manifest itself as creep when you get it all put together. The eabco kit includes all needed springs and shims along with the hammer and sear, ran me about $55 and dropped right in.

    A friend of mine just replaced the hammer with the same eabco one, and had a pretty good trigger... not quite where mine was, but a whole lot better than what it was.

    I'd say the hammer will do the majority of the improvement.
     
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    Definitely the hammer. I only did three upgrades and the hammer was the 'expensive' one, ran about $30-$35 if IIRC. Made a huge difference, and as noted, very easy to install.
    RT
     
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    i looked at the voquartsen's customs page on the computer and found they had some of their target hammers in the the bargain bin a few years ago... i called and talked to scott v, and was told if they sell it they will install it...... i bought the hammer and took my 1022 to their shop in carroll ia. ...... i live about 35 mi. from there........ they put the hammer in but the tech said he didn't like the way it felt so he worked on it till he liked it.... i have never felt a better trigger on a 1022....


    LIFE IS SHORT.....
     
  16. Tully M. Pick

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    I have a Kidd trigger on my hunting 10/22, and the suppressed sbr version I am putting together will have one, too. It just doesn't get any better.
     
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