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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-18-2009, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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I know that Savage has been making changes over the last few years with their products. I once owned a model 11 short action in .223 and it had a problem with spent shell extraction, traded it off. I have read that their rifles have a history of that. I think it is the defect of using a push pin shell extractor (non-claw). One of my shooting partners bought 3 of their new varmint rifles two summers ago and has no problem. Did Savage fix the unreliable extraction problem?

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The extractor does not eject the case, That is the function of the ejector. The extractor just pull the case out of the chamber.
I have a Stevens 200 that has the Savage 110 Action
The ejector is the pin type that sits inside the bolt. The extractor is a small claw that is attached to the outside of the bolt.
If you compare it to the standard rigid Mauser type extractor the Savage is much smaller.

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Savage has changed quite a lot in the past couple of years. They changed the extractor some to make them more reliable, they also changed over to a center feed magazine to make feeding better. I have never had any problems with mine, it is the older staggered feed magazine. Larry

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I had that extractor/ejector issue in a savage 223 I had. I called them after reading online that other guys were having the same issue. Savage customer service sent me the new parts and I had my rifle up and running in no time.

I've owned a couple savages and I'm a really big fan of theirs. The most reliable part of a savage is being able to shoot smaller groups than you would have if you bought something else. They are good guns and well worth buying.
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I currently have six Savage/Stevens rifles. The oldest one is a 2000 110fp. I have had one ejector issue and it was my fault. I "pushed the envelope" and compressed the ejector spring. Among the six rifles and something over 20000 rounds that is the only issue of any description that I have had. As my grandsons say, "SAVAGE ROCKS"!!!
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Thanks for the response. I eventually will need another centerfire rifle, probably in .270 and like the price and the easy barrel replacement feature of the Savage. I would like a Browning or a Sako, but I don't think I will hunt enough to validate the cost. Also, Ruger is an option.
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For the money the Savage is about tops. The optics used to the package guns are a total POS.

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I have 1 Savage rifle and I've had 3 barrels on it. Its action can not handle high pressure
from a 300 Savage in 300 Win. I still have it.
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I have 1 Savage rifle and I've had 3 barrels on it. Its action can not handle high pressure
from a 300 Savage in 300 Win. I still have it.

HUH? You lost me there.

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jro45...so I should stick to non-magnum cartridges in a Savage as it is weak?
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