If you have been reading TFB for a while you will know how much I love the Ruger 10/22. I have been in love ever since I purchased my first one. That said, out of the box in its most basic/cheapest configurations, its a rifle that only has reliability and upgradability going for it. The trigger is terrible, the sights are about as basic as iron sights can be and the extractor wears out to fast … not to mention the terrible plastic stock. Ruger has introduced better iron sights, although most people will just use a scope anyway, the extractor is easy to replace with an aftermarket titanium third-party replacement and the stock even easier, but for a newbie the trigger is difficult to upgrade. While not terribly hard (I have done it so many times I could probably do it blindfolded with one hand tied behind my back) It requires more effort than the majority of weekend plinkers are probably willing or able to.
Finally Ruger has addressed this with the drop-in trigger group the BX-Trigger. It breaks at under 3 lbs, less than half the standard trigger and looking at the below trigger pull chart, it is a lot less “spongey”.
Installation is easy. Its just a case of remove a few pins. The engineers who designed the BX-Trigger show you how to install it in the video below ….
I wish I could buy Ron Nelson and Todd Wilkinson a beer. They deserve it. I can’t wait to see what the next BX product will be. BX-Target-Barrel???