BX trigger in 10/22

Discussion in 'Ruger Rimfire Forums' started by VThillman, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    Yesterday I got around to installing the BX trigger assy (that came from Ruger Monday) in my 70s vintage 10/22. The instructions are clear, the task simple - after removing the barrel and action from the stock, dift out two pins, pull out the old trigger assy and drop in the new one.

    The new trigger is light and smooth, which can't be said of the old one. The new assy also incorporates the new style magazine release, which is a considerable improvement.

    As soon as I overcome my reluctance to take the gun to the range ( I tend to shoot .22LR ammo like I have an unlimited supply)
    :machinegun: Yeah, almost that fast,
    I'll see if the good trigger improves my accuracy. Pretty sure it can't hurt it.
     
  2. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thanks VT for trying out the new trigger assy,

    Sounds like a good improvement.

    Got any idea what the pull pressure may be, in real life ?

    2lb.....5lb.?

    Look forward to hearing how it does at the range.
    I may be ordering me one ...:cool:


    Jim
     

  3. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    I don't have a pull gauge. It feels a little lighter than the Timney trigger in my Remington 700, factory set at 3 lb.
     
  4. rcmark

    rcmark New Member

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    Mine is at 2.5 lbs. I like it!
     
  5. gunny1

    gunny1 Senior Citizen Member

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    Mine is 2.5 lbs as well. I like it enough that I purchased a second for my other 10/22.
     
  6. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    Well, shucks. I took the 10/22, with new BX trigger, to the range yesterday. Unfortunately I also took the new Butler Creek "Hot Lips" 25 round banana magazine too - and no other mag. The mag is junk. I had noticed at home that it is a sloppy fit in the magazine well, but didn't know that it interferes with bolt travel enough to cause misfeed after misfeed.

    Today was not a good day to go to the range because - the dog days are here. Bowling league in the morning, and by noon the temp was 94° in the light shade (there is no shade at the range) with the RH at 65%. Crikeys, might as well be in Kentucky.

    I hope to get out there shortly after 9 AM in the morning, without that Butler Creek mag around.
     
  7. MagBlackhawk

    MagBlackhawk Patriot

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    My Ruger 25 round magazine works every time. You should invest in one if you want a 25 round mag.

    I rarely use the 25 mag as it is in the way of my support hand when standing. But it is fun to use for rapid fire blasting.
    Every 10/22 needs at least one 25 round mag just for the fun factor if nothing else.

    I have had a 10 round mag get so dirty that it failed. After that I always bring a couple extra mags.
     
  8. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    Yeah yeah, good advice with a 'you should', after the fact.

    ;)

    Another hour to go before I head for the range. No shooting before 0900, neighbor consideration. Nobody living close by, but we cool it anyway.
     
  9. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    Finally got my act together and tested the BX trigger.

    The only two things I didn't like about my 10/22 were the stiff trigger and the awkward (original style) magazine release. The BX trigger fixes both issues. The trigger pull is a fine thing - enabling a significant improvement in accuracy. The 'extended' magazine release lets the 10 round magazine drop free, instead of getting hung up in the well because my knuckles got in the way.

    Feed and function were fine today, confirming that the Butler Creek 'Hot Lips' magazine was the culprit in yesterday's debacle. I also sighted in the new Simmons '22 MAG' scope, replacing the old and banged-up Bushnell.

    Aside: It's a few degrees cooler and noticably less humid today, and predicted to reach only the low 80s tomorrow. One day of Kentucky weather was enough.
     
  10. MagBlackhawk

    MagBlackhawk Patriot

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    Sorry, leave it to me to state the obvious. D'oh! :eek:
     
  11. mag318

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    I was looking at these on Shop Rugers site but was put off by the $90 price tag. Found them at Grab A Guns site for $60 and bought two. What a huge improvement over the stock trigger. I highly recommend these BX triggers for anyone thinking of improving their 10-22 trigger.
     
  12. VThillman

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    The BX trigger raises an ugly (for a Ruger fan) question. I get the impression that 10/22s are being shipped with the old design trigger, instead of the obviously superior BX; why?
     
  13. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    Money over pride-in-the-product is an endemic evil.
     
  14. MagBlackhawk

    MagBlackhawk Patriot

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    Agreed, still most everything is about money.
    Is the root of all evil you know.
     
  15. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Nope, not the money...
    the LOVE of money is the root of all evil...;)




    Jim
     
  16. MagBlackhawk

    MagBlackhawk Patriot

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    You're right, it is the love of money, not money alone. :eek:
     
  17. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    I dunno about you guys. Using philosophy to draw attention away from Ruger's greed?

    Now I'm wondering if Ruger had several barrels-full of the old style triggers in stock, and decided to use them up before doing the right thing. Does that take the onus off? Jeez, I don't know the answer to that either; I was never in business. (Well, I actually do have an answer.)