remington 700 ejector problem

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by Wi whitetail, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. Wi whitetail

    Wi whitetail Active Member

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    today i was breaking in the barrel on my new 700 in 270. after 9 shots i opened the bolt and the case didn't eject. i took a closer look and found that the ejector was stuck down in the bolt face. i was shooting handloads-43 grains of 4064 under a 130 sst. i could not find any signs of pressure, so i have no idea why it did this. i don't know much about gunsmithing and was wondering if this is an easy fix, or should i take it to a smith

    thanks-wiwhitetail
     
  2. kmassaro

    kmassaro Well-Known Member

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    You should be able to knock the case out with a cleaning rod. I would bet the problem is a dirty chamber.

    If it does not come out easily, take it to a gunsmith. The end of the rifling is sensitive, and scratching it can destroy accuracy.
     

  3. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    I believe he's having trouble with the ejector rather than the extractor, I often have ejector troubles too.

    I find that if my loads are a little hot there is a little brass shaved into the ejector hole and this binds up the ejector. The round is extracted fine by just sits on the end of the bolt and need to be picked off by fingers. I clean the bolt and double check the ejector hole clear/clean.

    Check for a round shiney mark on the case head where the brass is shaved off by the ejector.
     
  4. Mike in Texas

    Mike in Texas Well-Known Member

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    If your loads are not causing extraction or bolt lift problems, you may just have a bur around the ejector hole that's shaving brass.
    Not unusual on some remingtons.

    Just lightly de-bur the hole with some 600 grit paper with the ejector removed, might solve the problem.
     
  5. Wi whitetail

    Wi whitetail Active Member

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    thanks guys-problem solved
     
  6. Coyote Hunter

    Coyote Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I echo the same words that Dave King said, been there, done that.

    Same problem with my 700 in 270, load to hot.
     
  7. Agunner012

    Agunner012 Well-Known Member

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    Can the ejector be completely removed and the spent case be removed by hand? I heard that some bench rest shooters do this.

    Thanks
    Andrew
     
  8. dbhostler

    dbhostler Well-Known Member

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    I usually pull the ejector when fireforming cases so I know the case base is totally against the boltface. Factory springloaded ejectors can also knock the neck out-of-round especially on thin walled turned cases. So you can grind the ejector face to shorten the throw, lessen the spring or remove it entirely.
    db
     
  9. tarbe

    tarbe Member

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    I cut the spring (one coil at a time!) until the plunger is just strong enough to move the case over so I can pluck it out.

    I suppose I'll want a stronger spring if I ever get charged by a hoard!

    Tim