I'm not sure I quite follow: has the act of fitting a new extractor and ejector any potential to alter the headspace?Cheers nigel
I think its set to tight,
I fitted new ejector and extractor and on closing the bolt with brand new brass the bolt was hard to close and the ejector (sako type) made a grove in the head of the case, never seen this before so it looks like the gun will have to go to a smith for acheck up.
I'm not sure I quite follow: has the act of fitting a new extractor and ejector any potential to alter the headspace?
All my SAKOs have an ejector that knocks the empty out from under the extractor-claw at the back of the bolt's travel - so its ability to mark the case-head would not be affected by headspace at all.
If the ejector were a spring-loaded plunger in the bolt-face, then I guess if it (or its spring) are too long, such that the plunger is proud of the bolt-face even when it's maximally pushed in, then that would reduce the headspace in a very unhelpful manner - i.e. only over the area of the plunger, but not the rest of the face.
Just pm me so I don’t forgetCheers lads,
1, the old spring is thinner gauge than the new one and it ejects very softly.
2, the only thing that was different with the new spares was the new spring is a heavier gauge spring,
3, i have inspected all the new parts and they are just the same as the old ones just in new condition,
4, i did not try to compress the ejector while holding the bolt in a small vice i only found the fault when I closed the bolt.
5, the new spring may have become coil-bound as you say but why would GMK not notice this as it wouldn’t only effect me?
6, the spring thats in it is thinner gauge and is very soft and easy to compress and simply stretching it would distort it and it will only end up back where it was after a few days out on the estate with the rifle,
PKL. Thank you sire, i am not paying another £46 to gmk so i would like to take up your offer and i will post the dia and length of the springs i have here both the new one that i cut and the old one thats back in the bolt,
Regards to all
A miffed off 6mmbr case damager,