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Sako-Style Extractor

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by longrange308, Jun 22, 2012.

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  1. longrange308

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    I currently own two stock Remington 700's and a custom rifle built on a Remington 700 action. The custom has a Sako-style extractor while the two from the factory do not (of course). The custom with the Sako-style extractor has never malfunctioned, but neither has the Remington extractors on the stock rifles. I hear constant talk from people about having Sako-style extractors placed on their stock rifles. I ask them the question, Has your stock Remington extractor ever failed you? The reply is the same, "No, I have never had my Remington extractor fail me", then why have the Sako-style extractor installed?

    However, I want to hear what you guys have to say about the Sako-style extractor, and do you all think its a necessary addition to all Remington Model 700 rifles or not. I personally love it on my custom, but like I said, my stock 700's have not malfunctioned without the Sako-style extractor.

    Is the Sako-style extractor a non-essential addition to the Remington Model 700 rifle?
     
  2. Slamfire

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    Target shooters who used to fire thousands of rounds found that the Remington extractor would wear and this would cause failures to eject.

    These SAKO type extractors are a trade off, you loose the excellent breech sealing of the Rem 700 but the extractor edge will last longer.

    This is a picture of a customized target rifle bolt, my bud had the SAKO conversion.

    In my opinion, it is not worth the cost.

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  3. MCMXI

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    If you only shoot factory ammunition and typically have low round count rifles then I don't think it's worth it. However, I think it's worth the cost to upgrade to a 0.700" PT&G bolt with a Sako extractor and have a custom bolt handle welded to the bolt if you push the envelope in terms of pressure and velocity and you shoot a few thousand rounds per year. Also, if you neck size only you may have harder than normal extraction.

    As for extraction issues, my .308 Win had some problems once I stated shooting 200+ rounds per month. That's why I upgraded to a PT&G bolt. My match load consists of a 178gr bullet with a MV of about 2,650 fps.
     
  4. longrange308

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    Have you ever created a thread and wished you hadn't, this is it. If there are any administrators out there have mercy and delete this thread.
     
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