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Posted: 1/1/2003 7:30:33 PM EDT
I just picked up a new 700 chambered in the 338 Ultra this gun has a few problems one being the extractor. I was somewhat skeptical of this purchase as I have had two extractor failures and know of many more on 700 Remingtons. Just curious, but have any of you had extractor problems with your 700's?
Have a nice evening, Rabon...
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 3:56:11 AM EDT
No problems here, and the rifle just passed the 2K mark last year, but then again the rifle is in .308 not .338
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 5:28:33 AM EDT
Send it back and advise Big Green that you will keep us posted.
They are having a lot of problems with thier magnum bolt guns.
Check the chamber for tool marks and  burrs as well.
You can have a Sako style extracter installed but that WILL void the warranty.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 6:26:52 AM EDT
No problem on any of my 700's.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 9:35:58 AM EDT
I bought a NIB Rem 700 ADL in 300 Win Mag for my brother last year. It suffered from a rough chamber (burr) and is at a local Remington warranty center as I type waiting for a new extractor.

Seems as if Big Green quality is tanking. I have owned a lot of Remington products with no problems, but that doesn'r appear to be holding true for newer guns.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 9:40:53 AM EDT
I've had one failure to extract on my 7 mag.  I found that I had a build-up of carbon in the chamber.  After cleaning it out I haven't had a problem since.  I do my own reloading so you'd think I'd have the potential for more problems?

Mark in Utah
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 9:44:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By OldTiger:
No problem on any of my 700's.

No problems on any of the one's I have bought new.  I have one problem right now that is likely only going to take $35 to repair.  It would appear that my Sendero 300 has a rough spot at 2 o'clock in the chamber.  G-Smith is polishing it now and it should be good to go.  The gun had probably been shot 700 times when I bought it.

However, I would not discount Remington for a rough chamber.  On a $600 dollar gun there is bound to be some issues on some of them.  Hell, my Armalite AR10 had worse issues than that and it was $1000.

Link Posted: 1/2/2003 3:47:29 PM EDT
Rabon, Have your gunsmith install a Sako style extractor on your Remington. I had one put on my father's Rem 300 Win Mag and since have had no failures. The price was $100 installed. The Sako extractor is a much better design.

Here's a number to the gentleman that did the work for me. Of course you'll want someone local to do it but he can describe to you the process better than I can.

Eric Meitzner (Gunsmith & Gunmaker)
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 3:59:15 PM EDT
I had the extractor break in a 308 PSS. Replacement was not difficult and the part was not expensive, but I agree this is a potential weak link.
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