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Old 06-30-2020, 06:44 PM
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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.
I misunderstood the 3ish as ~$300, not ~3lbs.
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Old 06-30-2020, 06:53 PM
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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.
I actually have two like that - a Ruger Target and a Ruger Compact. The Target got a Kidd two stage and the Compact got a single stage. After doing just the triggers, I achieved my accuracy targets for both. Three of the other four have Kidd barrels and one has a ER Shaw. Occasionally Ruger produces a very good barrel, but I have yet to find a very good Ruger trigger.
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Old 06-30-2020, 07:04 PM
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Really good info. Thanks for all the feedback!
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:41 PM
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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.
Kidd Trigger Job Kit and a Feddersen barrel. That would be right around $250. Feddersen 16.25" .920 barrel = $145. Kidd Trigger Job Kit = $105.

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Old 06-30-2020, 09:07 PM
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Id skip the bx also and go straight to a drop in kit from kidd for $105. Its adjustable to suit individual needs. Including pretravel and overtravel. Alot of people mention it but its really that good.

If your really cheap the bx is fine i guess if it was 40-50$. Trim the plunger spring half a coil at a time till desired lbs breaking point. Anymore money and id skip the bx. My modded bx triggers dont hold a candle to my kidd. But im not a trigger moddin pro. The time and money used fussing with it was a good experience tho. I did learn just pay for the kidd. Imo

Nick gave good budget $$ advice. Everything else is mostly fluff unless your rifle wasnt reliable to begin with.

You can also find a green mountain barrel for about the same price with free shipping online.


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Old 06-30-2020, 09:30 PM
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Kidd Trigger Job Kit and a Feddersen barrel. That would be right around $250. Feddersen 16.25" .920 barrel = $145. Kidd Trigger Job Kit = $105.
Need a trigger groop to put a kit in.
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Old 07-01-2020, 06:43 AM
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Drop a VQ kit in it. Get an aftermarket shoe.
I like powdered graphite
You can put a over travel set screw in it too and that’s what I prefer.



I don’t mind a BX with mild tweaking.


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Kidd Trigger Job Kit and a Feddersen barrel. That would be right around $250. Feddersen 16.25" .920 barrel = $145. Kidd Trigger Job Kit = $105.
Need a trigger groop to put a kit in.
I'm assuming if they already have a 10/22 that it came with a trigger housing. Otherwise they would also need a receiver, bolt, stock, V-block, receiver pins, TD screw, stock, and a buffer.
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Old 07-01-2020, 12:50 PM
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Drop a VQ kit in it. Get an aftermarket shoe.
I like powdered graphite
You can put a over travel set screw in it too and that’s what I prefer.



I don’t mind a BX with mild tweaking.


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Not a bad idea but your looking at roughly $60 for the VQ hammer and trigger shoe. For $40 more you can get a much better Kidd Kit that comes with an aluminium trigger shoe and an overtravel screw.
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Just get a wool polish attachment for dremel and apply some flitz or some rubbing or polishing compound to the original trigger. Get it all shiny. Maybe drag the sear face lightly once or twice on a stone. Cut a spiral or so off the return spring and you will have a two hundred dollar trigger that you did yourself. If you want a 2 pound trigger, stroke it a couple more times...gently. Watch some of the youtubes. While in there take the “heart” out of the bolt release so it will function like it really should, one handed pull on the bolt release and it goes to battery.
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Old 07-02-2020, 09:33 PM
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Good luck getting $200 for a DIY trigger. I'm not saying that you can't make a 10/22 trigger really good on your own. But it will never be as good as a Kidd kit that only cost $100. I've done my own triggers in the past and they are a huge improvement over OEM. It's not that easy to get an OEM trigger down to 2#'s safely. And pretty much impossible to get them under 2#'s and have them still function properly without any aftermarket parts. If your just looking for an improved trigger then by all means DIY, just keep away from the Dremel unless you have experience in doing them.

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Old 07-02-2020, 11:57 PM
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If you can't hit your target with a BX or equivalent trigger... it ain't the trigger.
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Old 07-03-2020, 01:38 PM
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If you can't hit your target with a BX or equivalent trigger... it ain't the trigger. <img src="https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smilie" class="inlineimg" />
Depends on your target. If your shooting for score your probably going to shoot a higher score with a Kidd 2 stage than you are with a BX. To most shooters the BX trigger is perfectly fine. And for $50 for a complete trigger unit it is actually a great deal. Personally I've tried a few BX triggers and was able to shoot fine with them. But after using Kidd triggers I just couldn't get used to the BX's. I've since got rid of all but one of my BX's which is in my parts draw. You can always take a BX trigger and send it to Brimstone to get back an excellent trigger. The only problem with that is by the time your done buying the BX, having Brimstone do the work, and paying for shipping both ways your almost up to the price of full Kidd single stage trigger. Except with the BX your still left with the poly housing.
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Old 07-04-2020, 07:33 PM
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Depends on your target. If your shooting for score your probably going to shoot a higher score with a Kidd 2 stage
The title of the thread says 'for hunting'. A super fine 'hair' trigger isn't recommended for hunting. Too easy to fire before you're ready, and not safe. For hunting, the BX is an excellent trigger. Cheap too. Excellent upgrade from the stock unit.

I had stock triggers in my guns, replaced them with BX units, then sent the stock ones with the guns when having full CPC Tune Ups done. Stock triggers were extremely stiff. BX was a huge improvement, and the modified stock units were an improvement over the BX.

After using all of those, the BX is a GREAT bang for the buck. If you can't hit your shots with a BX trigger... It's not the trigger.

For hunting well beyond .22lr range, a nice 2-stage trigger can be helpful. For shooting around 50 yards (.22lr range) it's completely unnecessary. That being said, I learned on heavy, crappy triggers. If a person has never learned to shoot guns so equipped, it may be a little harder. I was going to mention spending almost $300 on a trigger for a gun originally costing $200 is kind of silly. But, these are toys, and logic/ration is not the guide. Fun and Passion is.
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I love these go-on-forever questions!!!

Actually, how many options are there for the 10/22 trigger fix/replacement/?
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