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Encore extractor problem

Here is my problem. Bought a encore 7mm mag barrel a few years ago and finally got it on a frame recently. When trying to chamber a round, the belt on the case gets hung up on the extractor. I have to pull the extractor arm down so that the belt will slip past and allow the round to enter the chamber. Same when opening the action and trying to remove the round. The extractor pulls the round out, but I have to pull the extractor arm down so that the belt will clear the extractor.

Any others have this problem with belted cases? I assume this is not normal. Any suggestions?

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Re: Encore extractor problem

Researching it a bit more it looks like this is a common problem with belted cases. If it were this common, you would think that TC would not chamber in belted cases or come up with a fix for it.

Looks like the only solution is to either file down the extractor till it clears or take the extractor spring out and play with the tension. Neither of which I really want to do on a barrel with only ten rounds through it.

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Re: Encore extractor problem

I don't have any belted chamberings in the encore but I have taken 400 wet or dry paper and smoothed the sharp points on extractors to help keep fron scratching cases. Might just help in your case. Extractors are not expensive if you go too far but I doubt you will with 400 paper.If it were mine I would try it.
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Re: Encore extractor problem

Well, I punched out the pin that holds the extractor in place. There is a small piece of spring steel that I took some tension off. This allows the extractor to drop enough to slip past the belt while pushing in or pulling out the brass. Seems to have fixed the problem for now.

Will see. I hate having to play gunsmith on new guns.

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Re: Encore extractor problem

My 7mm barrel does the same thing.

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Re: Encore extractor problem

That happened to me on my 6.5 mag. I took a pair of line man pliers and gently bent the extractor down until it worked normally, I guess you call it fine tuning them, T/C uses the same extractor for many different calibers...
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Re: Encore extractor problem

I had this problem with my Encore in 338.I took a Cratex {ruberized abrasive} point in my Dremmel tool and slightly beveled the outer edge of the extractor.Worked like a charm, no dis-assembly required. I get an audible click when the shell is in place. lnghntr54czl
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