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Old 08-05-2010, 06:05 AM   #1
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I'm working on setting up a Ruger based target rifle.
I've decided on the 77/22 with a volquartsen barrel and a standard stock to fit.

Can anyone recommend a custom trigger kit with a decent pricetag?
And is it possible to buy just the action instead of having to pay for a pricey stock and barrel that i will never use?

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Old 08-05-2010, 08:29 AM   #2
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First, Welcome to the FTF. People are a little shy about answering questions to new people with only 1 post. It is strongly recommended that you introduce yourself in the "Introductions" section.
Second, In one line, you say "a standard stock to fit", in another line "pay for a pricey stock and barrel that i will never use?" Which are you going to use?
Third, A Bing or Google search would bring you to some vendors. I like to use Brownells.
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I have no idea if you can get "just the action". Maybe trolling through gunbroker . Are the triggers that are in them just not any good? Is it possible to do a little stoning and get it more how you want it? And gunsmith worth talking to should be able to do a trigger job for you.

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Try here for triggers/sears-

Brownells Search : Rifle Parts : Bolt Action Rifle Parts : Triggers : Ruger 77/22 Triggers - World's Largest Supplier of Firearm Accessories, Gun Parts and Gunsmithing Tools

Jard Rifle Trigger Ruger 77/22, 77/17 1 lb Blue - MidwayUSA

I've used Jard triggers in ARs and they're top notch products. A gunsmith will be able to do a trigger job for you the same as ordering a trigger/sear. It would be hard to just buy the action unless you find 1 on gunbroker.

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danf_fl - My goal is to remove the action from the gun and place it in a new stock and attach a custom barrel. So i'm trying to avoid buying the whole gun since i'll never use the "factory" barrel and stock.

DrumJunkie & Stalkingbear - It sounds like taking it to a gunsmith is my best option. We have a few local guys in my area so i can do some shopping around to get the best price.

Thanks for the advice. Great Forum!

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Since you're not going to use the barrel & stock, Check around the local pawn shops/gun shops for a rifle that's been dinged up and/or rusted. Usually the actions are still good. You'll be able to save money like that.

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Originally Posted by DpR228 View Post
I'm working on setting up a Ruger based target rifle.
I've decided on the 77/22 with a volquartsen barrel and a standard stock to fit.

Can anyone recommend a custom trigger kit with a decent pricetag?
And is it possible to buy just the action instead of having to pay for a pricey stock and barrel that i will never use?
hopefully i can help some, i just finished a 10/22 build a few weeks ago. as im sure you have already done, i spent literally days researching different parts and pieces, manufacturers, gunsmiths, etc...i finally ended up heading to my local gun shop and talking with the owner, he recommended volquartsen, clark custom guns, and a few others. after combing through both clark and volquartsen for hours on end i decided to go with clark. i ordered a 21.5" stainless barreled action and have had excellent results! mated to a "eliminator" stock from stockystocks i came out with a lovely firearm that is accurate, reliable, smooth, and grabs LOTS of attention!

on the clark website i came across the kidd trigger, that is the next upgrade i will be doing for my 10/22, i have heard nothing but great things about them.

clark also sells, converts, and services 77/22's!

here is the clark website: Clark Custom Guns, Inc. Home Page

here is the stock website: Stocky's New Rifle Stocks - America's Gunstock Specialist!
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Thanks for the links zenstic...very helpful...price is a little high but i guess that's what you have to pay to get quality...

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If you just want the action then. Buy a new or used rifle. Take the stock off and sell it. Many people will buy the Ruger label synthetic stock and I know plenty out there will buy a laminate one. Also sell the barrel as people will buy them too for what ever reason. This will offset the price of the gun and build a little.

Check rimfirecentral.com to sell unwanted parts that place is a ruger lovers dream.

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depending on what pull weight you desire, the original trigger can work. The 77 triggers can be worked into the oz's by the right one. Can be trashed by the wrong one.
Most target rifles are built on actions that offer good triggers.

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