If you are building a bench gun, a 1# trigger might be alright, but if you are varmint hunting, or general hunting for that matter. Even general target busting... I would want a little bit more. Like 2# or so. I do like a little bit of "take-up" or creep, but it needs to be consistent, smooth, and short. Like less than .025" ideally. But here is a link giving info about how to modify the trigger, and sear on a Ruger 77-22. It is a simple trigger group to work on, but remember. Start on the heavy side. The majority of the 5 thousand dollar benchrest guns I see, still carry more than 16 oz. of pull. Just something to think about is all! But this is the resource that helped me get my 77-22 dialed for general Varmint huntin. It sits with a 31 oz. trigger pull, and .022" of proper "take-up", measured off the hammer, and sear. Good luck man! Let us know how it turns out if you decide to get a Jard!
Ruger 77-22 Trigger Tuning!