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Old 12-17-2008, 06:50 PM
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i have a remington 700 in 22-250 heavy barrel. it seems to drop the spent casing upon extraction, i ordered a new extractor, ejector rod and spring. after installing it worked great for about 10 rounds and it began to drop rounds again. and suggestions on a fix, i have had this rifle for about 3 years and does not haave 200 rounds put through it yet.
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:06 PM
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If it were me i would have sent the gun back to remington telling them in no polite terms the problem. If you bought it brand new and it did that then obviously the messed up from the factory. You should call them up and tell them how you feel because a gun with a remington name on it should not do that. Thats not remington quality.
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:35 PM
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I agree send it back and let them take care of it.
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:36 AM
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it sounds like the spring that operates the ejector plunger in the bolt face is either weak or it is sticking in the bolt.
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:43 AM
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Take it to your favorite accomplished gunsmith and have him put a SAKO extractor on the bolt... Otherwise, make sure that the little dinky extractor inside of the bolt face doesn't have a bunch of brass and crap built up behind it...
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:19 AM
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Take it to your favorite accomplished gunsmith and have him put a SAKO extractor on the bolt... Otherwise, make sure that the little dinky extractor inside of the bolt face doesn't have a bunch of brass and crap built up behind it...
The Saco extractor conversion isn't worth the money... Remington extractor problems keep being "repeated" over and over even though 99.99% of 700 owners never have even one problem with there extractor.

I build my brown bear rifle around 1980 on a 700 Rem. rifle, and it's worked flawless since then. It's hammered more than one bear along with all kinds of other big game i ran into while out in the bush. I have several other 700's too, and none of them have ever had an extractor problem.

This guys bolt needs to go back to Rem. and be fixed properly, probably for free, and if it's like my 700's, he can forget about having any problems with it.

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Old 12-18-2008, 01:36 PM
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ORIGINAL: Rootsy

Take it to your favorite accomplished gunsmith and have him put a SAKO extractor on the bolt... Otherwise, make sure that the little dinky extractor inside of the bolt face doesn't have a bunch of brass and crap built up behind it...
The Saco extractor conversion isn't worth the money... Remington extractor problems keep being "repeated" over and over even though 99.99% of 700 owners never have even one problem with there extractor.

I build my brown bear rifle around 1980 on a 700 Rem. rifle, and it's worked flawless since then. It's hammered more than one bear along with all kinds of other big game i ran into while out in the bush. I have several other 700's too, and none of them have ever had an extractor problem.

This guys bolt needs to go back to Rem. and be fixed properly, probably for free, and if it's like my 700's, he can forget about having any problems with it.

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I've built 27 custom 700's to date... Used the SAKO conversion a few times upon request... no opinion about it one way or another. My personal 700's all have factory extractors. If they become damaged, dislodged or packed with crap they will not function. All it takes is someone trying to pry it out of the groove who has only half an idea of what they are doing, to get it twisted out of shape and it will not work properly...

They way it works... shell literally "pops" from magazine after guided by the rails up the feed ramp... bolt pushes round into chamber... close bolt and the extractor clicks over the rim of the case and case head compresses the ejector button. Upon extraction that button is pressing outward, the extractor is hanging onto the outside edge, the shell, so long as it has a resistance force keeping it fairly in line with the bolt and the ejector button compressed should not come out of the extractor. In this case that is the side of the chamber itself. Once clear that ejector button causes the case to rotate outward as the rim is still held beneath extractor. Once that case clears any resistance holding it inline with the bolt the spring pressure of the ejector button flings her outward.



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Old 12-18-2008, 07:39 PM
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i contacted remington and they said to send it in from an authorized remington rep. it seems the only one in my area is a gunshop that i will no longer frequent. so i talked to a trusted gunsmith, he wanted to inspect the rifle of course, but he said he had a similar problem with a rifle some time ago and the chamber was too long and that the case was setting too deep. after a little work the rifle was fine.
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Old 12-20-2008, 06:48 PM
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i fixed my remington troubles today. while talking with a good friend about my trouble he stated that he has a remington 6.8 that was dropping shells as well. we started looking at the extractors, they are for small caliber centerfires up to a .223,the 22-250 which is a .308 case in esence should have a larger extractor. i took one out of my 30-06 and installed it in the bolt of my 22-250. it is working fine, has not dropped a shell one. so a little time shooting will tell the truth, but it only makes sense.
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