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 Removing ejector from bolt
greaper  [Member]
4/1/2008 12:49:49 AM
Can the ejector be removed from the bolt without having the need to purchase an ejector removal tool? Or is it best to just go ahead and purchase the right tool?
What ejector removal tool do you recommend for an AR10 bolt?
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AFSOC_COP  [Member]
4/1/2008 1:05:44 AM
You can do it. We've done it fairly often at the range. However, it's also a lot easier with the tool to prevent aprings and ejector plunger from being launched into orbit as well. Bottom line is that it's not a necessary tool but a handy one that makes the job easier.
Hatrick  [Team Member]
4/1/2008 12:47:13 PM

Originally Posted By greaper:
Can the ejector be removed from the bolt without having the need to purchase an ejector removal tool? Or is it best to just go ahead and purchase the right tool?
What ejector removal tool do you recommend for an AR10 bolt?

The tool I own for the AR15 will not work, so I rigged a jig using a C clamp to depress the ejector while removing the pin. It was still a pain, so I would be up for purchasing the proper tool.
ssdhouston  [Member]
4/1/2008 3:07:43 PM
I have used a bench vise with wood blocks and the base of a 308 case that I sawed off.

It's a three-hand job without a tool or a vise.
shrikefan  [Team Member]
4/1/2008 5:14:42 PM
An ar15/m16 BFA works pretty good to get the ejector out. It is no help getting it back in though.
demusn1979  [Team Member]
4/1/2008 6:32:53 PM
I managed to do it with an empty casing.Just slid it into the recess and pushed out the pin.
TaylorWSO  [Life Member]
4/1/2008 11:42:57 PM
Quick clamp-drill hole for the end of the bolt tail, cut down case- easy, cheap, simple

308Sako  [Member]
4/2/2008 12:22:50 AM

Originally Posted By ssdhouston:
I have used a bench vise with wood blocks and the base of a 308 case that I sawed off.

It's a three-hand job without a tool or a vise.


In your spare time, saw off the bottom of a fired .308 case or any '06, .270, .243 waste brass as they are the same. Do it just ahead of the solid head portion. Keep it in your range bag. That and a small c clamp is the best way, controled relaease of the spring.
DnPRK  [Team Member]
4/2/2008 2:13:22 AM
No need to saw 308 cases. Use a 45 ACP case.
Hatrick  [Team Member]
4/2/2008 12:49:45 PM

Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
Quick clamp-drill hole for the end of the bolt tail, cut down case- easy, cheap, simple

i42.photobucket.com/albums/e303/taylorwso/quickclamp-ejectortools.jpg

I like that much better than my C clamp method.
shrikefan  [Team Member]
4/2/2008 9:09:02 PM

Originally Posted By Hatrick:

Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
Quick clamp-drill hole for the end of the bolt tail, cut down case- easy, cheap, simple

i42.photobucket.com/albums/e303/taylorwso/quickclamp-ejectortools.jpg

I like that much better than my C clamp method.


+1
greaper  [Member]
4/2/2008 10:52:28 PM
Took my tube cutter to a .308 case and cut the base off. Then I found a block of wood approx. 2"x2"x3/4" and drilled a .281 hole thru it. Used my workbench vise for removal of the ejector and spring. Cut a complete coil off my ejector spring making it .950" long and reinstalled.
Want to change my ejection pattern to keep my brass from getting beat up off the deflector. Now I got to go test her out on the weekend.
Thanks for the help guys. Everything worked out really well.
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