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Unread 11-28-2008, 10:57 AM
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Re: Savage ejector spring problems

happened on 34.5g varget and 60 gr Vmax's. I know the load was apparently too hot with soft remington brass (junk!), but I was well in the limits according to Hodgdon's data. Have you ever experinced this first hand with the savage?
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Re: Savage ejector spring problems

well, I got impatient and decided to give it a try to drill it out myself and I got the old pin out, but the spring still won't come yet. I'll probably just work on it with a drill for a while and order a new spring and ejector plug from Midway. Thanks for the information guys!!!

a side note: a local smith told me that he may have to send it in to the factory if they coldn't get it out and that gets kinda spendy cuz they have to send the whole rifle in. I suggested that it mab be cheaper to simply purchase a new bolt head from midway and he said that every bolt head has to be custom fit to the chamber???? I thought you could swopp those heads pretty easily without any costom work...?
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well, I got impatient and decided to give it a try to drill it out myself and I got the old pin out, but the spring still won't come yet. I'll probably just work on it with a drill for a while and order a new spring and ejector plug from Midway. Thanks for the information guys!!!

a side note: a local smith told me that he may have to send it in to the factory if they coldn't get it out and that gets kinda spendy cuz they have to send the whole rifle in. I suggested that it mab be cheaper to simply purchase a new bolt head from midway and he said that every bolt head has to be custom fit to the chamber???? I thought you could swopp those heads pretty easily without any costom work...?
You just need to set the headspace on the barrel. This takes about 5 minutes.

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Re: Savage ejector spring problems

Thanks a lot for the information guys, Just got the bolt put back together with midwayUSA parts (@$15... not too bad) and I'm going to start putting 'er through the paces again lol!
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Re: Savage ejector spring problems

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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.
That is a fantastic idea. Is it really as simple a job as just drilling out to a larger diameter and using the REM spring and ejector? Does the original pin work to keep the ejector in place? Thanks!
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Re: Savage ejector spring problems

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That is a fantastic idea. Is it really as simple a job as just drilling out to a larger diameter and using the REM spring and ejector? Does the original pin work to keep the ejector in place? Thanks!
Sent you an email with information on how I did it. I can't remember if I had to drill the retainer pin hole to accept the Remington pin. If so, that's an easy operation. Measure the outside diameter of the pin, and use an appropriate drill size.
Your pilot hole is already there...
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Re: Savage ejector spring problems

In regard to your cratering problem, my last 2 factory Rem 700's had the same problem. I just went ahead and had them bushed. A customers rifle I have here, a VSSF II in 22-250 has a visible bevel, why they do this is beyond my comprehension! It craters badly and causes heavier bolt lift.
I will be bushing this also.

Cratering isn't a huge problem if tge cause is known, when the cause isn't known, it becomes an issue.

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