New T3x Varmint 223 won’t extractPosted by cwmoss1970 on June 4, 2016 at 11:23 pm
Got my T3x varmint in and took it out today to sight in and start the barrel break in. After bore sighting it, took a shot and cycled the bolt back, but no case. I had to use my cleaning rod to push the case out. Took the bolt out of the rifle and took a look-see at the head and could see that the extractor was not coming down enough to catch the brass to extract it. I put the bolt back in after cleaning and did this for 4 more times. Then it came a downpour and I just gave up for the day. It looks like it's gonna be an accurate rifle. I just need to get it to pull the fired cases out. I will be taking the extractor apart tomorrow and see if there is something under it keeping it from closing enough to catch the case. Has anyone else had this problem?
MemberJune 5, 2016 at 3:52 pm1 Bullseye
Took it apart, saw what I thought was the problem, whittled on it a very little, got it back together on the second try, the first time the plunger went for a trip, and it now pulls and ejects the case out.
MemberJune 5, 2016 at 10:59 pm105 Bullseyes
Bad machining from factory? Makes you wonder about their accuracy test guarantee….if they tested the rifle they should have caught the problem.
MemberJune 6, 2016 at 1:14 am66 Bullseyes
That's not good to hear about. Glad you were able to figure it out.
MemberJune 6, 2016 at 1:22 pm1 Bullseye
Yeah, it says that each rifle is fired twice with high pressure proof rounds before it leaves the factory. I can't see how they fired it the second time with first case still in the chamber????
MemberJune 16, 2016 at 4:08 am1 Bullseye
I've got a tikka t3 chambered in 30-06.
A few months ago the extractor pin fell out, just got replacement parts from stoeger Canada but don't exactly know hot it's supposed to install.
I don't think they sent enough parts..how does the spring and pin stay in the hole
MemberJune 17, 2016 at 3:55 am21 Bullseyes
Hi Dustin, welcome – hopefully someone who has disassembled the bolt before can chime in – I assumed it was similar to a rem 700 bolt, but am not sure and am on the road so can't check my Tikkas.
MemberJune 18, 2016 at 3:57 pm1 Bullseye
Go to BAT machine, the makers of the custom actions. Click on videos and then you will see how to remove Sako extractors, and click on that. Very good video.
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