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Savage 10 300 wsm not ejecting

Tactical one

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Have a model 10 in 300 wsm not ejecting the brass empty. The bolt face doesn’t have the plunger. I am assuming the extractor spring is weak?
 
You must have one of the old staggered-feed receivers used for the WSM's and UltraMags which used CRF instead of push-feed if there's no ejector in the boltface. Confirm the bottom of your boltface is cut away allowing the case to slide into the extractor?

There's a standing ejector (should be, unless your receiver is missing it) at the rear of the receiver that pops up through a slot in the left side of the bolthead to eject the case. CRF bolthead second from left.

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Installing a 9/64” detent ball under the extractor solved the problem in the past. On the push feeds anyways
 
Installing a 9/64” detent ball under the extractor solved the problem in the past. On the push feeds anyways
Agreed. If that’s what you have. It’ll solve it.
 
Extracting or ejecting?

Does it pull the case out of the barrel but leave it in the action or does it leave the case all the way up in the chamber still?
 
Pic of bolt face
That looks fucked-up. Here's a pic of what the CRF bolthead should look like, your receiver should be as I mentioned above- or you have a mismatched bolthead. If your receiver is not set up with the ejector for CRF, the bolt is mismatched- get a push-feed magnum boltface.

Read his post, guys- it's not about the extractor- it's ejection.

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That looks fucked-up. Here's a pic of what the CRF bolthead should look like, your receiver should be as I mentioned above- or you have a mismatched bolthead. If your receiver is not set up with the ejector for CRF, the bolt is mismatched- get a push-feed magnum boltface.

Read his post, guys- it's not about the extractor- it's ejection.

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The bigger extent ball aids with ejection. The savages have a habit of dropping the case off the bolt face before the spent case can eject due to the weak extractor
 
If your bolt head is cut for a mechanical ejector, you should have an ejector piece mounted to the frame that will fit into the slot on the bolt head when the bolt is fully retracted, as pictured here.
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Some shooters bend the ejector down to aid in a smoother bolt throw, so you might have to carefully bend it up a little to get it to work right.
If you don't see the ejector there, you will need to buy a short action magnum bolt head with ejector, as mechanical ejector's are very hard to find.

SJC