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Old March 8th, 2013, 09:02 AM   #1
 
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SR-556 Trigger....

I just replaced the Trigger in my SR-556 with a Geissele SSA-E and its hard to believe how much better this trigger is.
It feels like the match trigger in my Win Mod 70 Ultra Match. Well almost.

I have to admit that I was disappointed in the OEM trigger in the SR-556. I know its not a Geissele but it should have been less gritty and a few lbs less pull from the factory. I suppose its a safety issue, as far as the 7.5 lb pull, but its gritty.
The grittyness would have probably gotten better as the surfaces wore in.



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Old March 8th, 2013, 11:33 AM   #2
 
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From what I'm hearing, stock AR15 triggers are all heavy and gritty (some more than others). My DD trigger was pretty heavy and gritty as well.
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Going to get a new trigger at Camp Perry this summer. Giessle is there and they'll even install it.

I agree about the factory trigger. For a $1500+ gifle, Ruger really could have put in a better trigger. Pretty dissapointed in them on the matter.
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Trinimon,

Yea I don't think its a particular thing to the SR556, its more the norm for factory triggers to suck on any gun.
But I agree, its not an $800 AR or even a $1200 AR they are selling these well above most competitors product pricing. They don't need to buy someone else's trigger. I'm sure they could redesign their trigger seers or change the manufacturing process, they are after all the biggest gun maker in the USA. Who knows they may be outsourcing the trigger assembly right now.
In any case its not a deal breaker by any means. The SR556 is still a fine rifle.

Dingode,

In your case if your shooting in matches with this gun then you would really want a match trigger anyway. Even if they had a smooth 5# trigger in the gun, like id like to see, you would really want a 3# match trigger anyway. So in your case you would really be replacing the trigger anyway. And that's understandable, no gun maker is going to put in a 3.x# trigger in one of these from the factory. I just think its a liability issue. All thou my Anshutz 1407 has a factory 2 stage trigger that's extremely light. Its a competition target gun but it did come with a extremely, extremely light trigger.

My wife's Glock 23c had a really crappy trigger also. After putting in the 3.5# link its acceptable now.
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Trigger pull on SR556

I have read that the issue on the Ruger SR556 regarding trigger pull. Some of the comments are about safty, and when the chance that an accidential pull on the trigger could cause an accident. Of course any hand gun or rifle should be scoped out to the pros and cons of reducing trigger pull. I am hoping to get my own SR556 soon. Ya, I know dont hold your breath, but I have tried other AR 15 types and found trigger pulls soft to I better start working out more if I want to use this fire arm. Good luck, and safe shooting.
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I'm not shooting in any matches, but I just can't stand the factory trigger. Gonna guess it's about a 7+lb pull and feels like they threw some gravel in the works for good measure. I think the same trigger assembler at the Ruger plant put the trigger in my 10/22 as it feels about the same.

I just bought a S&W MP15-22 for my kids to shoot. It uses a standard AR trigger group. The pull on that is MUCH better than my 556.

But that's the only thing I don't like and it's easily fixed.
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I had Hill Country Black Rifles in San Antonio cut my trigger pull in half with new springs. It's is an amazing change
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Have you made sure it will fire off nato 556 rounds? They have different primers and need to be struck harder to fire off vs your regular small rifle primers.
A reduced tension hammer spring may cause issues firing off.... maybe not.

It may be fine but you may want to try different types of ammo before you need to depend on it.
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Re: SR-556 Trigger....

Amen. That geissle is mil spec with a solid hammer drop. Also will turn that sr556 into a truly capable match grade rifle. It will hold under 1moa at the hundred .
I like mine better than the Colt HBAR. Ruger has a true winner with the SR 556 !
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Amen. That geissle is mil spec with a solid hammer drop. Also will turn that sr556 into a truly capable match grade rifle. It will hold under 1moa at the hundred .
I like mine better than the Colt HBAR. Ruger has a true winner with the SR 556 !
Possibly my ignorance is bliss....I really like my SR556's stock trigger.....besides I spent so much on it already...the next click of the trigger might be my wife......
Blowing a hole in my credit card!
Just hope it's not in my back pocket at the time!
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Replacing a stock AR trigger with a good aftermarket is possibly best money you will ever spend, sure your group sizes will shrink also, the custom trigger on my Blackheart AR is awesome....
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Replacing a stock AR trigger with a good aftermarket is possibly best money you will ever spend, sure your group sizes will shrink also, the custom trigger on my Blackheart AR is awesome....
I agree 100%. I mentioned the terrible trigger in my 10/22 earlier in this thread. I recently put in a volquartsen kit and WOW!!!!! what a difference!!! I should have done that years ago. It's just a normal 10/22 that I bought 20+ years ago and have put tens of thousands of rounds through, but that Volquartsen kit shrunk my groups in half. First few targets had a ton of fliers rounds because I was so used to the crappy old trigger I kept touching the new one off early

Camp Perry is only a month away, I can hardly wait to get that geissele trigger in my 556CLA so I can see what the gun can really do.
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Geissele SSA-E

I recently replaced the stock trigger in my SR556 for the Geissele SSA-E and am very impressed with this new trigger. It is everything that Geissele claims. I highly recommend it for those who want a better trigger.
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I put a National Match trigger set from Rock River in my SR556. It is a 4.5 lb two-stage trigger and it is wonderful. The groups shrank more than 50%. Man can that rifle shoot, now! I recently built a new lower for my 6.8 SPC SR556 upper and put a CMMG LPK in a DPMS stripped lower and the trigger is fabulous - 4.5 lb single-stage and breaks crisply like breaking glass. The trigger alone is worth the price of the whole kit ($68). The SR556 series can shoot with the best with proper triggers.
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Geissele triggers are worth the money. If the cost is prohibitive then an ALG Defense QMS is the ticket (designed by Geissele Automatics).
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