I finally got my rem 700 extractor fixed before season. Took it out to shoot it, and after one shot the new factory type extractor failed..... Why ? At this point i'm torn between getting a sako extractor installed and retiring it, or throw some money at it, and getting the action blueprinted and adding a custom barrel.
Done by a local guy i've never dealt with before. Extracted an empty case when i picked it up, but failed after one shot. Looks like the the extractor sheared off again. This all began when i shot some hot reloads on a summer day. Magnum bolt face with the rivet. Pretty let down after paying 30 bucks for a 1/2 dia piece of spring steel and a mini 1/16 ? rivet.
Im a 700 fan and actually all i own. However extractors are there weakness. Not to be smart you should of went witht he sako to begin with. My local smith charges around 125.00 there is fair amount of work involved. But, go a step farther and treat yourself to a custom blue print action re-barrel to a custom ss barrel of your choice of caliber, twist, contour, nothing like it. Just make sure you finsh with good extractor of sako, etc. instead of remy.
I too think something else is wrong. I was shooting over max load 7mm rem mag's clocked at 3,450 fps with a 140 gr ballistic tip ball. These numbers were observed in the fall. The gun malfunctioned on a 80 degree day. My theory is the pressure was higher in the heat. Literally had to beat the gun open with a drift of wood and a hammer.It was blowing the primers out. Anyway... i had already bought the replacement extractor before hearing the m700 had extractor issues. I fully blame my failure on me. The gun is 35 yrs old too. ...