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Old February 23, 2013, 09:30 PM   #1
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SA M1 A loaded problems

Just bought a loaded SA M1 A. I sighted it in and 46 rounds in to my first range session the exractor broke, didn't pop out it broke in half. I replaced it with a PB extractor and it runs like a champ. Has anyone else had this happen. Seems like the extractor is the weak link. Kinda sucks with a $1600 gun.
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Old February 23, 2013, 09:52 PM   #2
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I have one with about 2300 rounds through it and have had no problems.

I am guessing you just got a bad extractor. Hope you don't have any more issues. They are great rifles.
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Old February 23, 2013, 10:08 PM   #3
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The extractor, especially non-USGI extractors can be a problem.
Make sure the rifle is greased up, install a USGI extractor and rock on.
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Old February 23, 2013, 11:20 PM   #4
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Ya the PB extractor seemed to do the trick. Its a great rifle, fit and finish is top notch. I hope I have no more problems. Guy I work with has a Polytech with thousnds of rounds through it. Never let him down.
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Old February 24, 2013, 07:29 AM   #5
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Unreliable extractors was plagued SAI for years. First upgrade should be a USGI extractor.
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