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Old January 18th, 2020, 02:43 PM   #1
 
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Is the BX drop in trigger that much better?

I'm doing some upgrades and might as well do the trigger. Anyone have experience with the BX?

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Old January 18th, 2020, 02:49 PM   #2
 
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I'm doing some upgrades and might as well do the trigger. Anyone have experience with the BX?

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I have not used the BX but did install this one and LOVE IT !!!! It really made a difference. Check it out. Trigger pull is right at 2.15 pounds and crisp.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/928141815
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The BX trigger is good. It is a deal for $59.95 or less. My old 1980's vintage 10/22 with a gritty, crunchy factory trigger benefited greatly from the BX. My other old 10/22's trigger group went to Brimstone for a Tier 3 job that was less money than the BX unit, but was also nice with a quick turn around. I bought a new Charger last year. The new factory triggers with the plastic housing seem to be a big improvement. I planned to either get a BX unit for the Charger, or have Brimstone work heir magic on the factory trigger group. I was both pleased and surprised by how good the Charger trigger was right out of the box. I ended up getting a Wolff trigger return spring and doing some polishing with Flitz as shown on the MCARBO video. Basically it depends on what the trigger is like now to determine the best option for improvement is.
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I did a fair amount of work on a 1970's 10-22 trigger. It wasn't the last word, but it was pretty good. I bet it cost me twice as much as the BX trigger I bought on sale a few years ago.
The BX is better, right out of the box.
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As mentioned the BX25 trigger assembly is a good bang for the buck if it can be bought in the $50 price range. Most BX triggers will be in the 2.5 to 3 lb range with minimal creep. There are other options out there depends on what you want in a trigger and how much you want to pay for it
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I added one to my Take-Down and really liked the results. It does not compare to my Anschutz rifle, but not many 22’s do!. It reduced the pull weight some, but it really made a difference in the crispness of the release. Not a big fan of buying a gun and then spending a lot of money making it shoot well, but adding the BX trigger is really worth it.
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Depends what u want out of your rifle. I tried the BX trigger and although a little better than stock I found it to be a waste of money. Maybe I got a dud. Plenty of people praise it. I wound up going with a Kidd.
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For the investment, the BX trigger is a significant improvement over the OEM trigger. I sent my factory trigger to Brimstone for their Tier 2 (intermediate) trigger job and it is a noticeable improvement over the BX for not a lot more money.

Obviously the ultimate trigger upgrades are the Kidd or Volquartsen but at a huge cost increase, sometimes more than the entire rifle.
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I put a BX in the last 10/22 I bought, yes it does make a big difference, 1000% better for only 60.00
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I have 4 10/22s, and there's a BX trigger on every one. You should be able to buy one for about $62.
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Very happy to see this thread as i've wondered the same thing. I've two 10/22's, my first from 1974 and a Talo Mannlicher I received last Christmas. Before I shot my new one I was sure I'd purchase the BX trigger group. But low and behold the stock trigger is fine! Now, my 1974 carbine is a bit heavy. It's crisp but heavy. But I just can't bring myself to change out any of the original parts. While it's seen years of use, including trapline duty, it is in fantastic condition.

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I put one in my wife's 10/22. It made a noticeable difference. Is it as good as a Volquartsen trigger group? Of course not. But it also doesn't cost $250+.
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I have tried a BX trigger at Cabela's, and will say it is better than the stock trigger n my 10-22, but before the BX, I installed a Volquartsen Target Hammer, and it tamed my rifle's trigger pull to a nice 3 lbs! It cost less than te BX, and was worth the money, I think.
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I installed a Volquartsen Target Hammer, and it tamed my rifle's trigger pull to a nice 3 lbs! It cost less than te BX, and was worth the money, I think.
I have an older 10/22, circa 1971 and I also installed the Volquartsen target hammer in it 6 years ago. Well, tomorrow will be exactly 6 years. I wish I would have noted what the trigger pull was before I installed it, but it now measures at 2 lbs. Crisp, clean, and light. Well worth the $37 it cost at the time. I don't have experience with the BX trigger, but have always heard good things about it.

The BX trigger will be simpler to install than VQ hammer, but if you don't mind doing some elementary gunsmithing, the VQ hammer would save 20 or 30 bucks.

MidwayUSA has them in stock for $40.50: https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1004752381

If you get the VQ target hammer, I would recommend you use the OEM springs rather than the ones that come with the hammer.

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