Kiwi, the Sako extractor is sort of a pain to install, but if fitted correctly, it works fine and won't fly out. The spring/plunger hole will make you sweat while you're drilling it, but the plunger itself holds the extractor in place securely. There is a tendency to rotate the extractor cut away from the locking lug, but in fact it has to be located at the base of the lug, or fired cases will try to eject too high and may hit the scope (or a windage knob) and bounce back into the ejection port. The factory extractor is aligned with the bottom locking lug and will cause ejection to be nearly horizontal. The Sako extractor at its best location still ejects at about 45 degrees above horizontal. I agree with your 'smith that I don't want to do one, but they do work fine.
Good hunting, Tom
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Last edited by specweldtom; 08-20-2008 at 09:18 PM.