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Old 11-26-2008, 05:19 PM
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Savage ejector spring problems

I have had nothing but headachs w/ my savage 12 22-250. The latest thing that happened was a damaged ejector spring. I was shooting a fairly hot load and the ejector spring apparently was thrown back deep into the bolt head and is stuck. I have tried to use a pick to "flip" it back into line with the hole, but no luck. I have disassembled the bolt head from the rest of the body and I'm not sure what I can do next asside from purchasing a new bolt head. Have any of you guys encountered this problem before and what do you reccomend doing to fix it (asside from backing off the powder lol)?

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Old 11-26-2008, 06:44 PM
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Re: Savage ejector spring problems

Will the ejector move at all? If so, a little bit of light oil and keep working it back and forth.

If that does not work, drill it with an undersized drill bit - they are aluminum, I believe.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:29 PM
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Re: Savage ejector spring problems

Britz,

Had the same problem with my custom .240 Wby on a Savage 110 single shot action.

Blew the primer and it sent the ejector back so hard it compressed the spring to failure. The spring stuck inside the bolt head.

I drilled it out and replaced it with a Remington unit.

Problem solved.

Many hot loads later and still no problem.
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Old 11-27-2008, 02:10 AM
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Re: Savage ejector spring problems

what is the main difference between the savage ejector and the remington. I am a little skeptical of "altering" the bolt face because I am seriously considering trading the rifle in on a Tikka. I am still having a hard time getting it to group and I still have ejection malfunctions after sending the rifle back to Savage.

Thanks much for the reply's guys!
Mark.

btw guys, is it pretty common for savages to have an oversized fireing pin hole? on all loads fired, - factory, light handloads to heavy handloads - the primer shows serious signs of this. ON the ones where the primer blew out causing my main problems -> the primes crater sticks out close to a milimeter beyond where the bolt face was.
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Old 11-27-2008, 09:01 AM
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Re: Savage ejector spring problems

Not sure what the exact dimensions are between the two without taking measurements, but the Rem is quite a bit larger. Sort of the way Savage should have made theirs.
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:08 AM
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Re: Savage ejector spring problems

So, there is a small (approximately 3/32 inch) pin that holds the ejector in and I removed it. If I intend to simply replace it with another savage pin from Midway usa, I should then just be able to drill out the old ejector pin, fish the debris out and place in a new spring and pin? Just wondering if this is something I should attempt in my garage or if I would be better off having a smith do the work?

Thanks again guys!
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Old 11-28-2008, 10:49 AM
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Re: Savage ejector spring problems

What are your loads? Believe you are loading a bit too hot.
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