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I have a new MKII in 270 and want to do something about the trigger which is very heavy. Can anyone recommend an after market adjustable trigger that I can install myself without too much trouble? How about taking it to a gunsmith and have it slicked up and lightened? Which have you done? Thanks!
 

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Ruger Mk II Trigger

I had a Timney installed by a gunsmith. Did my own weight of pull adjustment. For hunting, go with the Ruger factory trigger spring rather than the Timney spring. I was able to set weight of pull under 3 lbs.
 

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i have the same gun. i went to the smith and was going to do the same, but he talked me out of it. he said the ruger mark2 are really easy to work on so instead i paid him $25 to give me a smooth 3 1/4 lb trigger. :grin: for a deer rifle, that is about right.
 

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Foxcaller,if you have a 'smith that's worked on MKII triggers that's a good route to go. If not, the Timney unit is a good choice too. I know a 'smith that learned to do a trigger job on MKII's by using the left over parts from installing Timney units. Dave
 

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Ruger Triggers

Foxcaller,

This may be a little late (August 2003) but last February I had my Ruger M77MkII worked on also. I live in the Mesa area. I had Derek at Accuracy Speaks work on the firearm, and love the results.

You can find Accuracy Speaks at the Rio Salado Gun Club/Shooting Range, north of Mesa in the Usery Mountain Park. Price was reasonable also.
 

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SPEC-TECH TRIGGERS

I am in the same boat as you guys, I have a M77 VT MKII in 22-250 and the trigger just plain sucks. I use this gun for groundhogs and I need a light trigger. I was looking in the Brownell's catalogue and saw a replacement trigger listed by Spec-Tech and was wondering if anyone had heard of or used these triggers and how well do they work? They listed for $100 and I was wondering if anybody else was selling them for less $ than Brownell's.
 

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I did end up taking my Ruger to Derek at Accuracy Speaks. He charged me $45. The trigger breaks at a scootch over 3lbs, is nice and crisp with zero creep and no over travel. Not sure how he does it but I am delighted with it. My groups went from averaging 2.0"" to a solid 1"-1.25" shooter. That is with 5 shot groups and it seems I always have one shot that flies out of the group a little, drives me nuts! Before I had the trigger worked I was not pleased with the gun and had sanded out the stock channel to float the barrel. That helped alot but the gun was still very inconsistent and I figured it was that nasty trigger causing me to pull shots all over the place and it apparently was just that. BTW the trigger was set at 12lbs from the factory.
 

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foxcaller, I bought a Ruger just like yours and I wasn't at all happy with the trigger either. I read about Timneys and also thought about taking my rifle to a g-smith here in town. I went to the g-smith and six weeks and $40 later (last night), I got it back. I HAD to go shooting today and the difference is amazing! Truth is, the first shot went off so smooth, I wasn't ready for it. :eek: I didn't really shoot as good as I hoped, but I'm thinking that is more my fault than the Ruger. I'm hoping the next trip to the range will be better. Jim
 

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Try doing the trigger job yourself, if you are mechanically 'inclined'.

www.centerfirecentral.com/77trigger.html

This site includes a drawing that will be linked to the verbage. It's easy to do with a good, fine grit stone or crocus cloth. Re-assemble the rifle with a modest amount of loc tite to hold its accuracy. Don't over torque the screws, but be reasonably tight.

Good shooting.
 
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