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I have two Ruger 10/22s and the trigger on both of them leaves a lot to be desired. The stainless one is abominable! Gritty and very heavy. Of course, it is the newer of the two guns. The blued one I have had for at least 20 years. And you know, now that I think of it, I have NEVER had it jam or misfire.

Rather than tinkering around with the present stock trigger set, what would be the best replacement trigger group I could get for these two rifles?

I guess while I am at it, is replacing the barrel with a good aftermarket one worth doing? I can't complain about how they shoot now, but they definitely aren't top on the list of my rifles for tight groupings.
 

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You don't need to replace the whole trigger group to improve it. I had my gunsmith friend replace just the hammer. That made all the difference in the world on the trigger pull.
Then I replaced the barrel with a Butler Creek .910 barrel with a match chamber. It fits perfectly with the BC synthetic stock made for the heavy barrel.
That gun will throw dime sized groups at 50 yrds. I can fit a 25 round clip in that one ragged hole with this setup. I even printed my name (readable!) at 50 yrds
 

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Rich,

Get a Brownell's catalog. Volquartson, Power and Clark all make accessories to help your trigger. You can even buy replacement groups if you want.

Try this link:

http://www.brownells.com/

All kinds of great stuff.

RIKA :)
 

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Rich:
It is easy to upgrade your trigger group with Volquartson, On Target or Power custom parts, very inexpensively.

You can even order a whole trigger group from Volquartson.

If you want to go whole hog, and spend more than the rifle cost in the first place, get a kidd trigger group. Four of my 10/22's have Kidd trigger groups. They are available on the Internet for about $269.00, or there about.

Kidd trigger group -- http://www.coolguyguns.com/

Volquartsen -- http://www.volquartsen.com/index5.htm

On Target -- http://www.ontargetguns.com/

Power Custom -- http://www.powercustom.com/

Edited to add:

The gritty trigger on your new 10/22 is called a "Lawyer trigger." When you smooth up The triggers action, It releases the manufacture from all liability, as it now is a modified gun.

Bill
 

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