First off, let me say I love my mini-14. That having been said, last week, I was out of town and went to a local gun store that is a mid-level web seller as well. They had a very good deal for a Marlin XL7 (30-06)/3-9x40 scope package, so being in a contiguous state to mine, I purchased it.
Over the weekend, I took both the XL7 and the mini-14 to the range. The plan was to break in the barrel on the XL7 and shoot a bit with the mini-14 while the XL7 cooled between shots.
I must say the XL7 has a fantastic trigger - as all the reviews say it does. This brought into relief the trigger on the mini-14. I had never before really noticed how rough the trigger on the mini-14 is - it is kind of like moving a broomstick through a box of saltines. It works and accuracy is not compromised, but it is not particularly satisfying.
Does anybody know if there is an easy way to do a trigger job on a mini-14 or is this a gunsmith type project? I appreciate any input y'all have.