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Extractor ProblemsPosted by alarsene on July 22, 2017 at 12:36 am
I have a LSA 55 in 22-250 with a bad extractor. New ones from Tikka are not available.
Has any one had this problem and how did it get solved?learning replied 5 years, 7 months ago 3 Members · 18 Replies
Extractor Problemslearning updated 5 years, 7 months ago 3Members · 18 Replies
ShtrRdyMemberJuly 22, 2017 at 2:10 am66 Bullseyes
I'm not familiar with the LSA 55. Could you post a picture of the bolt face for us?
alarseneMemberJuly 22, 2017 at 4:59 pm1 Bullseye
Here it is
ShtrRdyMemberJuly 24, 2017 at 12:55 am66 Bullseyes
From the picture the extractor looks okay as far as I can tell.
Let's start from the beginning. What problem are you having?
If you have time would you please post a picture of the extractor from the side.
alarseneMemberJuly 24, 2017 at 1:53 am1 Bullseye
From both sides
alarseneMemberJuly 24, 2017 at 1:59 am1 Bullseye
It pulls the empty shell or bullet out and lets them go before ejecting.
I have to turn the rifle up and upside down to get them out most of the time.
ShtrRdyMemberJuly 25, 2017 at 2:06 am66 Bullseyes
Have you tried placing a cartridge case rim under the extractor and push it into place into the front of the bolt? If you do that can you pull the case straight out or does the extractor hold onto it?
The hook part of the extractor looks like it might be too far forward but I don't know if it's suppose to look that way on this model?
alarseneMemberJuly 25, 2017 at 2:54 am1 Bullseye
I just tried that and the cartridge stays hooked to the extractor.
The ejector seems to push it off the extractor prematurely when I pull the cartridge out of the chamber.
alarseneMemberJuly 25, 2017 at 3:17 am1 Bullseye
I checked against a M65 in 30-06 and it does stick out a little further.
ShtrRdyMemberJuly 25, 2017 at 3:50 am66 Bullseyes
Is it possible the fired case is getting extracted and ejected but then it hits the scope and bounces back into the action?
alarseneMemberJuly 25, 2017 at 7:01 pm1 Bullseye
No even when I do it slow to see what's going on it let's go to early. I wonder if the ejector spring is to strong?
ShtrRdyMemberJuly 26, 2017 at 2:37 am66 Bullseyes
The ejector spring is a good possibility – the extractor spring too.
Can you push the ejector plunger done into the bolt face?
Can you move the extractor outward and feel some spring pressure?
Something else to try — what happens if you chamber a fired case and then open the bolt and pull it back quickly?
alarseneMemberJuly 26, 2017 at 7:37 pm1 Bullseye
Yes I can punch it into the bot face with my thumb
I can feel the tension on the extractor
When I pull the shell out fast it doesn't improve it much at all.
It seems to tilt to much on the way out to the point it is above the rim on the bolt face and lets go.
ShtrRdyMemberJuly 27, 2017 at 2:00 am66 Bullseyes
“It seems to tilt to much on the way out to the point it is above the rim on the bolt face and lets go.”
So back to just hooking the rim of a fired case into the bolt face. Are you saying the extractor isn't applying any pressure to the side of the rim?
You might try removing the extractor to see if there's any crud preventing it from moving freely.
ShtrRdyMemberJuly 31, 2017 at 1:25 am66 Bullseyes
Any new findings on this problem?
alarseneMemberAugust 1, 2017 at 6:07 pm1 Bullseye
I took it off again and found no dirt or debris. I think it is too long from the hole to the gripping (edge which is without damage) I ordered a Sako style from will get it installed if it's the proper one??
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