View Full Version : What exactly is a Sako style extractor?

10-28-2008, 8:19 PM
What exactly is a Sako style extractor? Obviously Sako uses them, but I often read about rifles having them, but can't find any description of what exactly makes such an extractor different or better. Can any one point me to a good description? My google-fu seems to be failing me on this.

10-28-2008, 10:39 PM
Kinda hard to explain without pictures but a regular remington extractor is like a half circle clip that fits in the outer wall of the bolt just forward of the boltface. When the bolt is closed there is a ridge on the extractor that snaps over the rim on the case. A sako extractor fits into a recess machined on the side of the bolt. The sako extractor is larger and grabs more rim which can be good when you get a stuck case. The standard remington extractor is so simple and i have never had one fail on me.

10-29-2008, 2:02 AM
Remington extractor (inside rim of bolt face):http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb181/giftedgiver/remx1.jpghttp://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb181/giftedgiver/remxxx.jpg

Sako-type extractor :

BOTH are very strong & reliable. The Remington, however, is pretty much the proven standard. I have each in different rifles, and I luv 'em both!

10-29-2008, 8:28 AM
Spending your money on a Sako extractor in a Remington 700 build is a waste UNLESS you are doing a 338 Lapua build on a 700 in which case it is required.