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Old 11-15-2018, 08:19 PM
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What is the lowest pull weight you've managed and what did you do to get there? I don't mind buying aftermarket parts, but if stoning and spring changes do just as well, I can probably do that.

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Old 11-15-2018, 08:37 PM
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Timney makes a darned fine drop in trigger for them rifles
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Old 11-15-2018, 08:43 PM
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I couldn't make the search work, there is somewhere a diagram showing what to do with stoning the stock trigger parts, it worked out good for me.
I also added an overtravel stop screw in the trigger area of the receiver.
After doing those mods, juggling the trigger spring pressure has a dramatic effect on the trigger pull. I have got mine down to 18oz, but upped the spring pressure another few oz.
Worked out good for me, saved a few bucks anyway.
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18 ozs. would be a very nice trigger. I also read about stoning and slight angle and spring changes being one way to lighten the trigger. I could not find detailed instructions either.

I've read pro and con review of the Timney drop-in parts. Every rifle will probably have slightly different pull weights much like the 10/22 drop-in's. They are somewhat easier than stoning though with less chance of a permanent "Oops".

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Old 11-16-2018, 09:32 AM
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Diagram

Try this:

https://goo.gl/images/SiUTso

I hope the images come out ok, couldn't figure out how to enlarge.

Try clicking on second image from the left, top row.
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Yes, that is the diagram I went by.
Funny thing about the slight angle change on the step is- it will happen anyway from stoning.
I found working springs at the hardware store by using a smaller spring inside another, and cutting to length.
The stock spring is really stiff, when going with lighter springs, there may be a point where the striker may not catch when operating the bolt very rapidly.

I wouldnt worry much about stoning the original sear, if you buy a new one, it will end up lost in a drawer.
One small but comfortable mod I made, was to re-shape the lump of square metal trigger like this,

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Old 11-17-2018, 02:07 PM
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Excellent ideas. Thanks again.

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This will help

https://www.varminthunters.com/tech/ruger77trigger.html

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Mine is a crisp, consistent 1˝lbs with a hardware store spring and stoning the factory sear. It could use an overtravel stop but I'm happy with it as is.
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My first attempt is just a simply spring change. Pull weight is a consistent 20 oz. on my ancient RCBS gauge. Nice and crisp so I think I'll leave it there for a while. The spring resets the sear with no problem so I could possible go with a lighter spring, but I plan on shooting the rifle offhand so better safe than sending one over the berm.....

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For all a gunsmith would charge to rework your trigger safely, I don't think home gunsmithing of a trigger is a good idea. My gunsmith went over my 77/22 completely, blueprinting the receiver, shimming the bolt, setting the headspace and massaging the trigger for just under a hundred bucks. Why take chances on safety? Either allow a gunsmith to do the job or replace the trigger with a Timney before you start modifying sears.

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My Integrally Suppressed 77/22(The JRQ) is right at 1lbs, and that's low enough for the woods. I used a VQ sear, with a Rife Basix Trigger. It breaks nice and clean every time I pull the trigger.
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Question: Did you swap out the factory sear for VQ's offering first, and try out that combination, before going on to replace the factory trigger for Rife Basix offering for the or???
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What is the lowest pull weight you've managed and what did you do to get there? I don't mind buying aftermarket parts, but if stoning and spring changes do just as well, I can probably do that.

Hank
I have an older M77/22M i got in the 80's when i got out of the Military in 73.. it had a god awful trigger pull but lived with . Recently she came out of the safe and i did a lot of research on line to lessen the pull I seen a few just used a hardware store spring I went to ACE hardware with my trigger spring an matched up the diameter but with less meaty coils 4 for 3.49

I got home an cut the spring to same size installed did a good amount of bump tests an was fine so i brought the trigger from like 5.7 pounds down to 2 pounds now its enjoyable to shoot an it shoots like a laser

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