I would have thought the trigger would be nice, considering the cost of the rifles.
Yes, one would think. It's a bone stock Ruger 10-22 trigger. Maybe they figure they'll do that and let the customer decide which trigger they want.
If I was Magnum Research I'd advertise that it comes with the craptastic 10-22 trigger and not make it an unpleasant surprise.
The good thing is that it takes stock 10-22 trigger upgrade parts, so a good trigger is around $80 and an hours work.
Or $200 would get a Kidd trigger group and you would be at benchrest level.
From everything I've read, they're a very reliable and accurate 22 Mag except for the factory trigger. I suspect with the carbon barrel, you could lift the entire rifle by the trigger and it wouldn't go off (maybe it's a safety "feature")