View Full Version : Marlin 17VS Question: Failure to Extract

January 27, 2014, 11:19 AM

Its been a long time since I posted, life had a way if putting my love of shooting on hold for a while, to the point: :) I LOVE the .17MHR and found a steal of one at my local pawn shop, it is a Marlin 17 VS with a scope mounted. Took it to the Range and BOY what a tact driver.....But for some reason it seemed that perhaps one in 10-15 rounds there was an issue. Extracting the round in the camber it had a problem ejecting the spent case, shooting the Hornady .17HMR ballistic tips.

FYI, I gave it a good cleaning after i picked it up from the pawn shop.

Can someone tell me if they have had that problem before, is there is a way to address this issue, new extractor pin etc..

I'm glad to be back guys.

Thanks in Advance.

January 28, 2014, 08:20 AM
Exactly what is happening? Does it extract with difficulty, not at all. Does it extract after it cools a little bit. Does it extract but fail to eject?.

January 28, 2014, 10:06 AM
Maybe you're occasionally being too gentle with it.
Are you operating the bolt the same way, each and every time?

January 28, 2014, 12:22 PM
I will be honest with you, my 11 year old was shooting it..

I was shooting my 10/22 next to him, and he would call me "DAD, the ammo is stuck". I would have to pry it out, but it was perhaps after 1 hour of shooting maybe 60+ rounds through it that it would get that way.

January 29, 2014, 10:20 AM
Take a look at a spent case as there maybe a burr or something of that sort that is causing the problem. You may have to lightly polish the chamber to get it to work like it should.