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    Savage model 340/Revelation 225

    My brother-in-law inherited a Revelation model 225, 30-30 bolt action, box magazine fed rifle after my father-in-law passed away in 2011. The Revelation brand was sold through Western Auto (I miss those stores) but was in reality, a Savage model 340. Kind of like Marlin/Glenfield.

    Anyway, he's having some issues with it not ejecting spent shells depending on the brand of ammo. (His words - it's finicky and only does it with certain ammo.) My first suggestion to him was to tear it down and give it a thorough cleaning and oiling because I can guarantee you my father-in-law probably never cleaned it. Numrich does have extractor and ejector parts. Just wondering if anyone here has one of these rifles and if you've had the same problem?
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    I do not have any experience with Revelation 225 but the advice you gave your brother in law is great advice. He will not know what parts he needs if any tell he completely takes it down and examines it.

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    I have a Savage 340 in 223 Rem and had one in 30-30. Never had an extraction or ejection issues. Cleaning, oiling, and tearing it down would be a great start on the problem. If the rifle still has the same issues after all that----I would look into some replacement parts.
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    340 series was known to be hard on extractors. Good solid rifles and they were economy priced.
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    Iíve owned numerous model 340ís over the years.
    never had this issue.
    could it be maybe the chamber is dirty?
    might be a round got stuck in there at some point
    and the extractor was damaged then.
    if a thorough cleaning donít change things
    replace the part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by navajo View Post
    I’ve owned numerous model 340’s over the years.
    never had this issue.
    could it be maybe the chamber is dirty?
    might be a round got stuck in there at some point
    and the extractor was damaged then.
    if a thorough cleaning don’t change things
    replace the part.
    I think you are right. I never bought a 340 new but I did have a Hornet an uncle bought new in 50s. I shoot it a good bit with no problems. 10yrs ago gave it to one of his grandsons and it's still like new with no problems. I've owned a good many 340series in all the calibers. Seems if gun is in nice shape it has no mechanical problems. One's gunked have good chance of bad extractor. Also the last batch they made the extractors had questionable temper and were prone to failure.

    You hear a lot about the Rem 788 being a lot of gun for the money. The 340s weren't as purty and with split bridge a side mount was necessary but I would rather have one than some of the new entry level rifles on the market. In 22 Hornet the 340 will hold its own against presently made American Hornets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by navajo View Post
    Iíve owned numerous model 340ís over the years.
    never had this issue.
    could it be maybe the chamber is dirty?
    might be a round got stuck in there at some point
    and the extractor was damaged then.
    if a thorough cleaning donít change things
    replace the part.
    I think you are right. I never bought a 340 new but I did have a Hornet an uncle bought new in 50s. I shoot it a good bit with no problems. 10yrs ago gave it to one of his grandsons and it's still like new with no problems. I've owned a good many 340series in all the calibers. Seems if gun is in nice shape it has no mechanical problems. One's gunked have good chance of bad extractor. Also the last batch they made the extractors had questionable temper and were prone to failure.

    You hear a lot about the Rem 788 being a lot of gun for the money. The 340s weren't as purty and with split bridge a side mount was necessary but I would rather have one than some of the new entry level rifles on the market. In 22 Hornet the 340 will hold its own against presently made American Hornets.
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    This web site link below is by far the most detailed for the Savage 340 rifles. Leeroys Ramblings. He also has a section dedicated to gunsmithing on the 340's. Both links are below...

    https://www.leeroysramblings.com/Gun..._bolt_act.html

    https://www.leeroysramblings.com/Gun...model_340.html
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    I just bought a model 340E in 223 today at my LGS. It came with a 3-9x32 scope and the proper Weaver side mounted scope base. Can't wait to get it sighted in with my 55gr handloads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ballistics04 View Post
    I just bought a model 340E in 223 today at my LGS. It came with a 3-9x32 scope and the proper Weaver side mounted scope base. Can't wait to get it sighted in with my 55gr handloads.
    Hey Arctic Light! Great pick-up! That rifle should have a 1:14 twist like the one I have. 55 gr bullets should be the heaviest that the Savage 340 will stabilize. But as with everything--doesn't hurt to test that theory out!
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