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Ruger 10/22 and Charger Trigger Work

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Bill Ruger's original design was simple and inexpensive to manufacture. Accordingly, the factory Ruger parts in are mass-produced and designed for a generic fit. This is to say that a trigger assembly or bolt from one 10/22 or Charger can be substituted into another and it will function properly. This does not mean, however, that mass-produced parts function as well as they could.

We have seen factory triggers that required 9 #'s of pull!!! A simple cleanup of its metal junction points and adding some shims reduced the trigger pull nearly 5#. That is still more than most of us prefer for target shooting, and there is still plenty of room for improvement.

3rd Millennium Engineering Level II & Level III Trigger Group Owner's Manual

 
Optional jeweled Power Custom titanium trigger, Power Custom oversize Safety, jeweled Power Custom titanium bolt release and custom mag release (matches VQ bolt handle)
 

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The biggest "trick" to a quality action job is the smoothing and cleaning up minor burrs and nicks on the metal surfaces of the action parts. This is done by hand, and would be very labor intensive and cost-prohibitory if it were done on every rifle at the factory. Some owners are perfectly happy with their trigger right out of the box, but many want a crisp and clean trigger that only a hand-crafted trigger job can produce. We DO NOT just drop-in some aftermarket parts and hope for the best like some gunsmiths! Every trigger job blends the parts in your trigger group with our custom made parts for perfect alignment and smooth, reliable function.

We often get requests for a trigger that is "as light as possible." Don't be too fast to jump on to the "lighter is better" bandwagon! Given enough time and patience, we could make a trigger group with less than 1# of pull, however it would not be safe to use! It might be OK for a single shot bench rest target rifle, but little else. Even the force of closing the bolt or sliding the safety on or off would likely have enough inertia to cause an unexpected discharge and make the rifle unsafe.

 

Generally speaking, 3 to 4 #'s is ideal for hunting and plinking, or for any situation where the rifle is going to be carried while loaded. For a target version, 2 to 3 #'s is very light and crisp. Anything less, puts you at risk to experience problems and offers little to no advantage in overall accuracy.

For safety reasons, we will not reduce your trigger pull to less than 2 #'s.

We also offer a trigger group designed for CMP competition. The trigger pull is set to a consistent 3.2# providing the shooter a crisp trigger break with no take-up or creep while assuring it will beat the 3#+ rule. Ask us for details, or if you have other specific needs, we will be happy to try and meet them.

 


 
Optional VQ Extended Safety, Jeweled Power Custom Bolt Release
Skeeter's Trigger & Tactical Solutions Magazine Release

We Offer 3 Levels of Trigger Work
     You Choose What You Need and the Options

LEVEL I = Reduced trigger pull
Level II = Removes trigger take-up & creep
Level III = Reduced trigger pull PLUS removes trigger take-up & creep

   

Level I Trigger/Action
$50 Includes all Parts and Labor*

We add a precision ground Power Custom hammer  to result in reduced trigger pull. An extra power hammer spring and hammer shims are also included. The hammer is shimmed as necessary to hold it in proper alignment. The Level I Action Job produces a lighter trigger pull with a faster lock time.

Nominal trigger pull is greatly reduced, but there will be some creep and take-up in the trigger pull. This is the trigger job I recommend for a factory 10/22 that you plan to use for hunting.

Level I Options

*Auto bolt release                                 $5.00
*Overtravel screw & torsion spring     $25.00
*Skeeter's magazine release              $28.95
*Skeeter's wide trigger                       $39.95


   

Level II Trigger/Action with Adjustable Sear
$70 Includes all Parts and Labor*

We replace the sear with our adjustable version. The trigger is modified with a small hole that allows adjustment of the engagement with the disconnector without having to remove the trigger group from the gun. Trigger take-up and creep can be virtually eliminated. An extra power hammer spring is included. The new sear, the disconnector and the hammer are shimmed as necessary to hold them  in proper alignment. The sear to hammer engagements are precision honed and polished. The Level II Action Job produces a trigger pull with minimal take-up and creep.

Nominal trigger pull will have almost no take-up. This is the trigger job I recommend for general hunting, plinking and target shooting.

Level II Options

*Auto bolt release                                  $5.00
*Overtravel screw & torsion spring      $25.00
*Skeeter's magazine release              $28.95
*Skeeter's wide trigger                       $39.95


 
 

Trigger overtravel stop shown with optional Skeeter's wide trigger

  Level III Super Match Trigger Job
$95 Includes all Parts and Labor*

We replace the hammer with our custom ground and lightened hammer. The sear is replaced with our version featuring an adjustable engagement to eliminate trigger creep and take-up. The trigger is drilled with an sear adjustment opening allowing adjustment without removing the trigger, and a nylon-tipped overtravel screw is installed in place of the factory trigger return spring and plunger. The trigger return system is modified with our internal torsion spring system that nearly eliminates friction and extra pressure against the trigger. All the engagements are polished and shims are installed to eliminate lateral play. The springs are replaced and tuned for optimum resistance. The result is a crisp and clean trigger pull that is extremely consistent, with no take-up or overtravel. The Level III Action Job is top of the line, and produces the lightest possible trigger pull with the fastest lock time.

Nominal trigger pull is 2 to 2-1/2# with minimal creep or take-up. This is a top-of-the-line premium trigger job.

Level III Options

Auto bolt release                              included
Overtravel screw                              included
*Skeeter's magazine release              $28.95
*Skeeter's trigger                                $39.95
*CMP 3-1/4# pull version                 +$10.00

 
            Adjustable trigger overtravel stop                      Level III torsion trigger

Safety Options

     Replacing your Ruger Safety is a Tricky and Maddening Job.  We do them NO PROBLEM

 

  Volquartsen Extended Safety
$15 Includes all Parts and Installation

Many customers prefer a safety that is slightly longer than the factory version. Mechanically, the VQ safety is identical to the factory safety, but it is machined instead of cast. Includes red nylon/rubber activation indicator for fast visual check of safety status.  

Power Custom Extended Safety
$32 Includes All Parts and Installation

This version is not only extended, but it features oversized knurled heads on both sides. Mechanically, it functions identical to the factory safety, but it is machined instead of cast. Includes red nylon/rubber activation indicator for fast visual check of safety status. Available in black or stainless steel.  

NOTE: Both heads may need to be removed each time you remove the barreled action from your stock.

 

Bolt Release Options

  Power Custom Extended Titanium Bolt Release
$17 Includes Parts and Installation

Available in Black or Natural Titanium (jeweling $15 additional)

Lightweight, titanium, has a finger lever that extends an additional 1/8". Lets you lock the bolt open using just one finger, and without fumbling. A slight pull on the bolt handle and the bolt releases. Gives fast, convenient reloads. Specify if you need a 10-22 / Charger or 10/22 Magnum model. SPECS: Titanium, natural silver finish. Custom coatings and jeweling available.


   
  Clark Speed Bolt Release
$12 Includes Parts and Installation

Pull Back, Release & The Bolt Slams Home. Does away with the time consuming, clumsy, two-hand factory release. You get faster reloads, and back on target sooner. Custom coatings and jeweling available.


   
  Volquartsen Speed Bolt Release
$12 Includes Parts and Installation

Instant, No-Fumble Bolt Release. Pull back slightly on the bolt handle and the bolt releases. Does away with the factory two-handed, push-pull, lift and let-go bolt release mechanism. Made from hardened, heat-treated, durable steel. Custom coatings and jeweling available.

    

Magazine Release Options

  Tactical Solutions Magazine Release
$39.95 Includes Parts and Installation

Follows the contour of the Ruger trigger housing. Anodized finish available in blue, red, purple, green, pink, gray, silver, black and flat black. Custom color coatings available.

Volquartsen Magazine Release
$19.95 Includes Parts and Installation

Available in black or silver. Custom color coatings available.

 
  Power Custom Titanium Magazine Release
$26.95 Includes Parts and Installation

This Extended Magazine Release makes it easier to remove magazines. Constructed of durable, light weight titanium. The sides can be jeweled for $15 additional.

Skeeter's Anodized Aluminum Magazine Release
$28.95 Includes Parts and Installation

This Extended Magazine Release makes it easier to remove magazines. We stock the helical model with anodized finish available in black, silver, gold, red and blue.

 
Photo courtesy Rimfire Technologies. Used with permission
  Custom Magazine Release
Prices Vary

Some examples shown are our own design and manufactured using the factory magazine release and factory steel bolt buffer or a titanium rod. Prices vary, so request a quote on a specific model.


Trigger Options

  Skeeter's Wide Match Trigger
$39.95

This wide anodized aluminum trigger is a highly recommended option. It requires modification of the trigger housing to accommodate the extra width. The factory trigger return spring and plunger can be used if desired, or we can add a torsion return spring and an adjustable nylon-tipped trigger overtravel screw for an additional $25. Available in black, silver, gold, red and blue.

Power Custom Titanium Trigger
$59.95

A special contour allows better finger placement for improved control with less pressure. Built from titanium for low weight and includes an overtravel screw for faster follow-up shots. This trigger can be jeweled on both sides for an additional $20.

NOTE:  This model of trigger cannot be converted to torsion trigger return spring.

 

PRICE LIST

   
10/22 or Charger Trigger Work (on your trigger group)
  Level I Trigger/Action Job (Power Custom hammer)    $50.00
  Level II Trigger/Action Job (Adjustable Sear)    $70.00
  Level III Trigger/Action Job (Super-Match Grade)    $95.00
  CMP Super-Match Trigger (Level III with 3.2# pull)   $105.00
  Automatic Bolt Release (modify factory part)     $5.00
  Power Custom Titanium Extended Bolt Release    $17.00
  Power Custom Titanium Extended Bolt Release (jeweled)    $32.00
  Overtravel Screw & Internal Trigger Torsion Spring    $20.00
  Skeeter's Extended Magazine Release    $28.95
  Skeeter's Wide Match Trigger    $39.95
  Volquartsen Extended Safety (RH)    $15.00
  Power Custom Extended Oversize Safety (RH only)    $32.00
  Volquartsen Extended Safety (LH)    $20.00
 
       
10/22 or Charger Complete Trigger Groups
  Level I Trigger    $80.00*
  Level II Trigger   $105.00*
  Level III Trigger   $130.00*
  CMP Super-Match Trigger (Level III with 3.2# pull)   $140.00*
  Skeeter's Wide Match Trigger   $39.95 additional
  Skeeter's Extended Magazine Release   $28.95 additional
  Power Custom Extended Titanium Bolt Release   $17.00 additional
  Power Custom Titanium Extended Bolt Release (jeweled)   $32.00 additional
  Skeeter's Extended Magazine Release   $28.95 additional
  Volquartsen Extended Safety (RH)   $15.00 additional
  Power Custom Extended Oversize Safety (RH only)   $32.00 additional
 
  We have a few of the original METAL Ruger Trigger Groups left in stock - while they last   $35.00 additional
  *Current Ruger black plastic factory housing only. Coating available at extra cost.    
 
Options shown:  Skeeter's helical bolt handle & wide trigger, Tactical Solutions
magazine release, jeweled Power Custom titanium bolt release, Volquartsen
extended safety

 

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