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Old 06-28-2020, 08:11 PM
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I’m preparing for my first build and I’m overwhelmed by the triggers that are offered. I’ll use the rifle for recreational shooting and hunting, but no competition. I honestly don’t know the difference between single and double stage triggers....I don’t know what would be the best option for hunting. Could you gents enlighten me on the trigger options available. Thanks for any advice and wisdom you can spare!
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Old 06-28-2020, 08:48 PM
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KIDD single stage
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Old 06-28-2020, 09:15 PM
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KIDD single stage
Yep, plus the spring kit.
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Old 06-28-2020, 09:41 PM
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Old 06-28-2020, 10:05 PM
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Kidd $200,plus, great trigger. A Ruger BX. $60, would be just fine for hunting and plinking.
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Old 06-28-2020, 10:20 PM
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For a field carry hunting rifle I use a 4.5# crisp single stage. For calling into a prone position on bipod, a 2.5# single stage. The entry level Brinstone trigger job is good. I’ve not had consistent results from buying the BX trigger.

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Old 06-28-2020, 10:41 PM
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I’m preparing for my first build and I’m overwhelmed by the triggers that are offered. I’ll use the rifle for recreational shooting and hunting, but no competition. I honestly don’t know the difference between single and double stage triggers....I don’t know what would be the best option for hunting. Could you gents enlighten me on the trigger options available. Thanks for any advice and wisdom you can spare!
Do you have a OEM Trigger? If so the KIDD drop-in Kit it the way to go at $105

https://www.coolguyguns.com/KIDD-Tri...lade_p_95.html

If you don't have the TG- (housing) - then yes the Single Stage at 3ish is the way to go.. https://www.coolguyguns.com/KIDD-Sin...p-In_p_29.html

Either of the above you will NEVER want for a better trigger

2-Stage is best for a dedicated Bench rifle...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHy2rlTbzis
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Old 06-28-2020, 10:43 PM
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Difference between a single stage and two stage trigger: A single stage trigger is engaged or you might say up against the sear when the rifle is cocked, all that is required is for you to pull the trigger and the sear releases the hammer or firing pin, a two stage trigger require you to pull the trigger back some before it comes in contact with the sear, you will feel it come in contact with the sear, any pull past that point the sear will release the hammer or firing pin. Most military rifles have a two stage trigger for safety reasons. Do not confuse the distance to pull the trigger back to engage the sear as CREEP, more of take up you could call it, creep is when there is drag on the sear notch and trigger. I have a few rifles with two stage triggers and the sear release is nice, crisp and light, like breaking glass.
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:18 PM
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no need to spend $200 or even $100 for a trigger on a hunting rig

..if you are unable to tune up the stock trigger with some polishing, go ahead and just get the complete drop in Ruger BX for $65
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Old 06-30-2020, 01:38 AM
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If you never try a Kidd, a BX is fine. If you try a Kidd Trigger Job kit, you may find you wasted your money on the BX. I know I did.
My three field 10/22s have two Trigger Job kits and a Kidd Single Stage Complete between them. From a shooting standpoint, it's hard to tell the difference in the three. My junk box has a VQ Competition hammer, a BX, a Ruger Target, and a couple of stock Ruger trigger groups.
Every time I shoot one of my 10/22s, I get a big stupid grin on my face. The quality is evident, and the consistency superb. For me, the improvement in consistency has paid off in improved accuracy. It's easier to be on target when the trigger breaks the same way every time.
The two biggest improvements you can make to a 10/22 is the trigger and often the barrel. Sometimes you get a good enough factory barrel. I've never gotten a good enough factory trigger in the 45 years I've owned 10/22s.
I love having hunting rigs that shoot consistently. Mine do. Because they are consistent, I am confident with them. I'm not fighting the trigger, wondering when it's going to break. Because they are consistent, I am more consistent - and so I shoot better.
Of all the improvements I've made to 10/22s, the Kidd Trigger Job kits have been the best return on investment of the bunch - and I got my BX for $49 a couple of years ago.
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Old 06-30-2020, 01:42 AM
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Do you have a OEM Trigger? If so the KIDD drop-in Kit it the way to go at $105

https://www.coolguyguns.com/KIDD-Tri...lade_p_95.html

If you don't have the TG- (housing) - then yes the Single Stage at 3ish is the way to go.. https://www.coolguyguns.com/KIDD-Sin...p-In_p_29.html

Either of the above you will NEVER want for a better trigger

2-Stage is best for a dedicated Bench rifle...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHy2rlTbzis
$235 is 3ish? Otherwise, I agree with you on everything!
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Old 06-30-2020, 03:11 PM
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I’m preparing for my first build and I’m overwhelmed by the triggers that are offered. I’ll use the rifle for recreational shooting and hunting, but no competition. I honestly don’t know the difference between single and double stage triggers....I don’t know what would be the best option for hunting. Could you gents enlighten me on the trigger options available. Thanks for any advice and wisdom you can spare!
Do you have a OEM Trigger? If so the KIDD drop-in Kit it the way to go at $105

https://www.coolguyguns.com/KIDD-Tri...lade_p_95.html

If you don't have the TG- (housing) - then yes the Single Stage at 3ish is the way to go.. https://www.coolguyguns.com/KIDD-Sin...p-In_p_29.html

Either of the above you will NEVER want for a better trigger<img src="https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/images/smilies/sthumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Blue Thumb" class="inlineimg" /><img src="https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/images/smilies/sthumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Blue Thumb" class="inlineimg" />

2-Stage is best for a dedicated Bench rifle...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHy2rlTbzis
Completely agreed. In the end most people usually end up with a Kidd trigger for their 10/22's. Some just take longer to get there than others.
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$235 is 3ish? Otherwise, I agree with you on everything!
For "recreational shooting and hunting, but no competition" .. that's what the OP has in mind.. and yes 2.5-3 lbs. is what I recommend.. If he is used to a 6 lb. trigger there is absolutely no need to go lower.
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So let me ask this. If your budget was $250 for a barrel and a trigger group, would you buy the kidd trigger and shoot a stock barrel? I think not. The op did not post budget limits , so kiddeverything is the obvious answer . But in a budget constrained world, money does matter. To get a gun that will be a good hunter and plinker for a reasonable cost, a better barrel is gonna make a bigger difference than a better trigger.

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