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Unread 02-07-2012, 07:24 PM
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Broken ejector on Savage 111

This afternoon my son and I were out sighting in his new Savage Mod 111 in 25-06 after I bedded the stock and action. We had shot several of my handloads and were pleased with the improvement over the unbedded stock... He wanted to get a feel for what factory ammo would do so I had two boxes of factory stuff. The first box was a 110 grain of Accubond Federal. He shot three rounds and got a horrible group. As he went to check the target I took the rifle and opened the bolt and noticed that the primer had been blown out the back of the round. As I looked at the other two rounds one of these had also blown out the primer. Needless to say we stopped shooting those rounds! But it broke the ejector and I have no idea on how to take it out and replace it.... Any help would be awesome

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    Re: Broken ejector on Savage 111

    If your talking about the claw part, it will just push out. Use a punch or a small screwdriver and push it away from the bolt face. Just try and keep a finger or thumb over the top. There is a tiny spring and ball bearing under the ejector claw. May want to get the head space checked. Make sure it isn't to tight causing over pressure. Did you notice if your son had any problems closing the bolt?
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    Re: Broken ejector on Savage 111

    No the claw part is the extractor.... The ejector is the pin just off of the firing pin hole. No problems on closing the bolt.... As I said this was factory ammo... I didnt notice a problem until I extracted the spent brass and noticed the primer sitting in the mag... I see there is a retaining pin on the bolt and I assume that it needs to be punched out to replace the ejector.... Question is what to use as a punch... Have broken two punches so far and havent budged the retaining pin... Looks like the ejector spring failed with the hot load....

    Gonna pull all those rounds!

    Ryan
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    Re: Broken ejector on Savage 111

    The pin only goes one way. The ejector has to be pushed flush with the face of the bolt face. Sorry about the other advice, had a brain fart! There is a flat milled on the ejector pin that only allows the retaining pin to be removed. One guy suggested a paper clip. Can you post a picture please?
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    Re: Broken ejector on Savage 111

    I got the ejector retaining pin out finally.... had to use a little elbow grease and a hammer.... The ejector is still stuck inside and wont come out.... I think that I am going to have to drill it out.... I have new parts on order from Savage... Its just getting the old ones out...

    Wondering if the headspace could be off to cause a factory round to pop a primer... I have never seen this before....

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    Re: Broken ejector on Savage 111

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    Wondering if the headspace could be off to cause a factory round to pop a primer... I have never seen this before....

    Ryan
    Not sure what to tell you on getting that pin out. Just be careful drilling that you don't make the ejector hole any bigger. As for headspacing, that is the only thing I can think of, unless it is a small chamber, or they have some pretty hot loads from factory. May want to call your ammo manufacturer and see if they have had any other problems with that particular lot#. I have to go to work. Let us know how things work out. Sorry about your rifle.
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    Re: Broken ejector on Savage 111

    I GOT IT! The spring was destroyed.... totally collapsed.... Just waiting on parts now... Thanks everyone for your help

    Ryan
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