American rimfire 22wmr extraction issue

Discussion in 'Ruger Rimfire Forums' started by lexus22, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. lexus22

    lexus22 New Member

    Anyone having a problem with .22wmr cartridge extracting after firing with their American rimfire? Still having an issue even after replacing with new extractor?
  2. SavageGuy

    SavageGuy Active Member

    Have you cleaned the bolt really well? Maybe give Ruger a call and see what they say.

    BTW, welcome to RugerTalk!

  3. 00b5

    00b5 Member

    Look at the shell casings that you've already shot. Look for scratches that run the length of the casing. If there are scratches, the chamber may have debris/machining roughness in it. I had the same problem with another brand .22 WMR bolt action pistol. I used a chamber brush and just kept turning it over and over again. It doesn't take much resistance to pull the spent casing out of the grip of the extractor. If you don't have any spent cartridges and go to the range, polish 2 or 3 casings so you can see the scratches better.