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still messing with the range beast
and found the extractor to be to long (i think)
so here is the question
when i slide a round up to center under the extractor
how flat should the case be held to the breech face?
i know it gets straigtend out by the chamber
but is there a guideline?
im going to be getting a new extractor to fit and was wondering if there is a prefered?
was looking at the EGW parts and what is the difference between the HD one and the normal. i know that EGW makes the good stuff but why 2 different ones?
 

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Cheese,
The only way I know to get an extractor to fit like this, is to be very lucky, or silver solder a slug in the FPS slot, and re machine the slot to pull the hook back. This one has been pulled back the amount shown on the rear slide pic..
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Thanks Jerry
I need to get .02 to make it right
and ive seen your pictures of moving it back via the slug
and i guess ill try that on the extractor i have now
and when i get a new one in ill have a good idea on how to do it right.
How big of a piece of the puzzle is this?
I would think it should make chambering less stressful, and give a even better chance of being parallel with the bore before ignition.
I wonder if they are all long to make feeding easier?
the journey continues :scratch:
 

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I believe .075" breech to inside hook to work very well for 45acp. This number was also given by George Smith (EGW). I think I remember Jerry going a little tighter, but regardless it does seem most/many extractors are long. I TIG a shim of appropriate thickness in the slot and file the opposite side to fit the firing pin stop. Here's a picture of the set up, the bent wire is holding the shim.



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^^^now that is some fine tigging going on there.
 
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