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Old October 21, 2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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Ruger 77 trigger

I have a Ruger, 77 in caliber .338. I would give the trigger about a low C-. Has anyone used an aftermarket trigger in one of these Rugers, and if so, what kind, and does it take a gunsmith to install it?
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Old October 21, 2012, 07:49 PM   #2
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I have a Jard, Inc trigger on my M77.

I bought the 1 pound trigger, as its purely a target/varmint gun. The actual pull weight is 13 ounces.

Installing it is very easy, no gunsmith required. The most you might have to do is sand a bit off the bottom of the safety to make it fit right. Took me maybe 15 minutes to install.

The only caution is to read the instructions thoroughly and look at the trigger carefully as the adjustment screws can be installed backwards and then you can't adjust them.
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Old October 21, 2012, 08:48 PM   #3
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The Rifle Basix trigger is quick and easy to install and gives very good results.
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Old October 22, 2012, 06:46 AM   #4
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Old October 22, 2012, 07:38 AM   #5
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I have a Ruger, 77 in caliber .338. I would give the trigger about a low C-. Has anyone used an aftermarket trigger in one of these Rugers, and if so, what kind, and does it take a gunsmith to install it?
Which version of the Ruger 77? The original with tang safety, the Mark II's, or one of the new ones? All three had different triggers.
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Old October 22, 2012, 09:21 AM   #6
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I put a Timney on my Ruger 77 Hawkeye. It was pretty easy to do and I love the new trigger. I think it cost me about $100.
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Old October 22, 2012, 10:44 AM   #7
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Here's your answer. Easy to put in. (Took me about 5 minutes).

http://www.erniethegunsmith.com/catalog/i22.html
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Old October 22, 2012, 01:44 PM   #8
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Went with the Jard trigger kit for my M77 Mark II RSI .308 Win. DIY, easy to install. Wow! So much better!

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Old October 23, 2012, 06:30 AM   #9
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Ruger trigger answers

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Old October 23, 2012, 07:59 PM   #10
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I put a Timney sear and trigger in my 77 Mk II.
It took about 45 minutes to fit, but I was filing, stoning, and checking fit very slowly.

For my tastes, the Timney springs were actually too light. So, I put the factory trigger/sear spring back in with the Timney parts. With the Timney parts and Ruger spring, trigger pull is around 3.5 lbs (WAG), crisp, and clean.

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I went with the Timney, because all fitting is done on the new parts - not the existing safety. So, if I want to put the factory trigger and sear back in the rifle, they drop-in with no safety concerns (other than function checking).
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Old October 23, 2012, 08:07 PM   #11
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I had a local gunsmith do a trigger job on a Ruger 77 MK ii. It turned out fantastic. It won't need tuning, as the pull is a shade over 3 lbs. and it breaks nice and clean. Another alternative. Cost $100.
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Old October 23, 2012, 08:10 PM   #12
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Timeny has been making triggers for many decades. They make a product that is very difficult to beat. The triggers are adjustable for both trigger pull and overtravel. Triggers are always crisp with no creep. Easy to install and little to no "smithing" involved.
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Old October 24, 2012, 09:16 AM   #13
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Frankenmauser's comment reminded me that I did the same thing, in that I used the new trigger but didn't use that new spring. I just swapped springs around till I got it the way I wanted it. Easy to do.
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