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This probably belongs in another discussion area, but I'll put it here and the powers that be can move it if they desire.

Most of you, if you read my PD hunt story about my outing on November 13, know that my 20 VarTarg Savage Target action is a right bolt/left eject single-shot rifle. During that hunt I was having difficulty removing the spent casings from the action because the fired casings won’t stay on the bolt and with the cold temperatures I was wearing insulated gloves and couldn’t grab the casings. I posted a query on many different boards asking for help in getting this action to eject the spent casings and got some suggestions. I had purchased this action from SSS and they worked their timing and truing magic on the bolt for me and I used it as a .204 Ruger for several years until I changed barrels and calibers. Since I purchased the action for SSS, I decided to ask SSS if they had a solution.

Lisa, at SSS, told me their “Modified Extractor Kit” would solve the casing ejection problem so around the 19th of October I ordered the kit. Well, it finally showed up on November 21. The kit consisted of a new extractor with a slightly longer claw than the original, a new ball bearing that is slightly larger than the factory one, a new ejector spring, and a new ejector which is slightly longer than the original. I installed the kit today and I am EXTREMELY HAPPY with the results!!!



The casings extract and do eject out of the action!!!! That was probably the best $20 I have ever spent!!! Even though the wait to get the kit seemed long (30 days and counting), it was worth waiting for .
 

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Good to hear you got it fixed..they say sometimes just adding the larger ball will help. I haven't tried it yet as all of mine do fine expect one .223 that likes to drop them right back onto the mag and I haven't messed with it yet.
 

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Shane--I think there is more to the "Extractor Kit" than just a larger ball bearing. If you read my description of the parts in the kit you will see that the extractor has a slightly longer claw than the original, a new ball bearing that is slightly larger than the factory one, a new ejector spring, and a new ejector which is slightly longer than the original. If you are having problems with that one .223, I think it would be worth spending $20 for the kit and $4 for shipping to solve that headache. JMHO :D
 

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221 ejection

I had a Rem XR100 single shot re barreled and chambered in 20 VT. It would not eject. Jim Kobe installed a Sako extractor and that solved the issue.
 

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df--please post a picture of your 20VT and some of your targets with itty bitty groups and some information about the brass you use, loads, etc.
 
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