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    • #30609
      timspawn
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      Tim,
      What are your thoughts on converting the model 700 (722 in this case) bolt to the SAKO or M16 extractor?

    • #30611
      Goodsteel
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      I think it’s a good idea. Sako trumps the Remington horseshoe any old day of the week.

    • #30614
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      Yes, by all means do it, and then send the old extractors to me 🙂

      I have only had one wear out in all my years of Rem bolt guns
      It was a 721 in 30-06 made in the 50s that I had shot many, many rounds.
      Bought an OE extractor and it fit right in, no problem.

      Now, If I were in dangerous animal country, might rethink the issue, but in North America, not much concern.

    • #30616
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      I had a Sako extractor installed on a Remington 40X in 308 years ago. It worked well. To be honest though, I’m not sure that I really needed to do it. On the other hand, we had to replace the Remington extractors on our M24 rifles from time to time. The replaced extractors never did seem to work as well as the factory installed extractors.

    • #30617
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      This is a 50’s 257. If factory extractors were available, I’d just do that but sadly they are not.

    • #30622
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      It is my opinion that the Sako/M-16 extractor is nowhere close to the Remington design. I’ve owned more than 30 Remington 700’s and never had one break, so I cannot offer any advice regarding a replacement of the Remington factory installation. However, I can offer that the Remington extractor works by the same principle as the Chinese finger puzzle rather than as a claw (as in the Mauser 98). Also, I have never had one fail to extract.

    • #30624
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      I’ve never had an issue with a 700, but this 722 is a different animal. I put a shim behind the extractor but that didn’t help either.

    • #30628
      Goodsteel
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      I’m not saying the Remington design is a bad one. All I’m saying is that the Sako is better IMHO. Also, it’s a 722, and Remington doesn’t like to stand behind their products, so you’re SOL unless you find one somewhere.
      I mean just think: An extractor you can take out without destroying it! LOL!

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      Go with the Sako.
      Why? commonly had and your issues with the factory installed one warrants a new extractor (in my opinion).
      Easy enough to do. Just my 2 cents and opinion. best of luck

    • #30635
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      My main concern is a safety one. The “three rings of steel” will be compromised. I never thought of this in the past but some recent reading has got me wondering what happens if you have a case failure.

    • #30638
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      timspawn;n10480 wrote: My main concern is a safety one. The “three rings of steel” will be compromised. I never thought of this in the past but some recent reading has got me wondering what happens if you have a case failure.

      It’s called a Hatcher hole. Dig it.
      LOL!

    • #30639
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      Goodsteel;n10483 wrote:

      It’s called a Hatcher hole. Dig it.
      LOL!

      Tim,
      If you think it is safe, I will take your advice. Do you, or have you ever done the conversion?

    • #30640
      Goodsteel
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      I have not actually converted a Remington bolt, but I know how, and I believe I have the tools needed for the job. It’s actually pretty simple.

    • #30641
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      Why don’t you figure up a price and let me know.

    • #30642
      Goodsteel
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      Will do!!!

    • #30979
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      Me too!! I can think of a project that might require a Sako extractor!!

    • #30991
      Goodsteel
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      I will charge $175 for converting a Remington 700 bolt to a Sako extractor.

    • #31059
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      I was bored yesterday so I put the barreled action into a Hogue overmolded stock that I was given. I had to modify the stock just a bit to clear the safety. The bolt handle cut out didn’t need to changed at all. The barrel is fully floated in this stock. I only shot at 30 yards but it put factory Rem. 117gr factory ammo into less than one inch groups, sometimes I was able to to get two touching. Ejection seemed better. Maybe all the messing with the ejector I did made some difference. Who knows?

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