M-77 Trigger

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RockyMtnDan

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Hi All, I'm net to the forum so if this question was previously discussed just point me to the thread. I've had an M77 in .270 for about 6 years. I love it except for the trigger. I was able to polish the sear several years ago and it is smoother now but still too heavy (6.5 Lbs.) Is there a good way to drop this to 3 or 4 Lbs? Or do I have to buy an aftermarket trigger?
 

wwb

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Either Timney or Rifle Basix. Not sure if they still support the M77, though. I have a Timney on My M77 .30-06..... but I put it on about 20 years ago.
 

Sig685

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You can find Timney triggers for Rugers here:
http://timneytriggers.com/sunshop/index ... t_list&c=8

I notice they have just announced one for the 10/22. Pretty pricey at $150.

I have a Timney in my M77 .308 UM based on the tang safety model. It was not a simple installation, there was quite a bit of stock work needed.

But the results are worth it.
 

rugerlovah

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the later m77's did not have a trigger that was user-adjustable for pull weight. mine is a mid-80's manufacture, had about a 5.5 lb pull. i had it worked over by a gunsmith. cost was in the $65-70 range, if i recall correctly. anyway, it now breaks like glass at almost exactly 3 lbs. really amazing what he did with the factory trigger.
 

RockyMtnDan

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Thanks for the tips. Is the Timeny installation something that someone who is fairly handy can do without specialized tools or am I going to need to take it to a gunsmith?
 

wwb

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RockyMtnDan":1ul3n5xi said:
Thanks for the tips. Is the Timeny installation something that someone who is fairly handy can do without specialized tools or am I going to need to take it to a gunsmith?

All mine required for installation was a little bit of Dremel work on the stock - it could also be done with an X-acto knife and a small round file.... just easier with a Dremel and a sanding drum.

Other than that, the only tool required is a screwdriver.
 

208packinheat

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I have put a Timney in any and all M77s I hunt with. Except for some minor stock alterations as already mentioned, it is very easy to install, and the gun is that much better (from a utility point of view) for the effort. You will like that trigger I am sure. Keep the original stuff, as it will go right back in. The stock mod does not have any effect on the gun as viewed with action in it.

I would add you will need a roll pin drift as the trigger housing is pinned on the older M77s anyway.
 

kennel boy

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take the spring out and reduce the outside diameter just a little at a time, or purchase a reduced power spring from Wolffe it take minutes and the results are excellent. I have several M77's and you can achieve a perfect trigger! I do it myself even with the LC6 trigger.
 

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