Savage extraction issues?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by zr600, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. zr600

    zr600 Well-Known Member

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    Ok I have my savage calling rifle in 22-243 that is dropping cases on top of the mag sometimes. Other times it won’t take it out of the chamber then all of a sudden it works fine. What’s causing this? I had Fred at sharp shooter supply true and time the action work good for about 300 rounds now it’s acting up again I know he was supposed to upgrade for this issue. Anyone else have these issues with there savages.
     
  2. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    Have seen it a couple times. Was due to worn extractors. Usually see it after a 1000 rounds or so. Sometimes don't see it at all. Cheap and easy to replace. I keep a few spares in the general Savage parts box.
     
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  3. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    Check/replace the ejector plunger spring also! It’s very small/thin. When it wears, it can collapse/break and produce variable pressure on The ejector. Takes about 3 minutes to replace and a buck or two.
     
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  4. zr600

    zr600 Well-Known Member

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    Do most gun shops have these?
     
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    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    As others noted, they are easy and cheap fix. You might consider replacing other components affecting your disassembly while you're at it. Spare are always nice to have.

    A couple of videos to guide you in the process ...



     
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  7. newmexkid

    newmexkid Well-Known Member

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    What!!! I didn't know Midway carried these. I ordered from SSS and waited almost 3 months!!
     
  8. jrock

    jrock Well-Known Member

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    Make sure its clean as well. Call savage for parts as they are cheap in ship quickly.
     
  9. ATH

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    Typical. I have an action which could really use the timing, but I wouldn't consider sending it in to him. Don't trust getting it back.
     
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