- Oct 30, 2004
I know what each one does just wondering if the speed of reloading with ejectors makes a big difference.
No, sorry I wasn't clear. I was asking you to elaborate on your question. I clicked on this thread from the latest posts tab; didn't realize you were talking about shotguns instead of riflesIf you're asking me to explain the difference between extractors and ejectors then.....
Extractors raise the shells (whether fired or unfired) when you open up the action on double barreled shotguns.
Ejectors act as extractors when you open up the action and you have unfired shells in the gun. If you did fire the shells then ejectors will eject the fired shell over your head and 5-6 feet back. So in fact you bypass the manual extraction of the gun with having ejectors on fired shells.
That makes perfectly good senseI wonder when speedy reloads is that important with a O/U or SxS. I tend to run a semi auto when needing more than two rounds. I generally cover the breech on a double to keep it from ejecting and pull the shells. Not chasing empties is more important to me.
Even when upland game hunting with a double I rarely would get a chance at more than two pheasants in a flush and chasing them back down is most of the fun.
For waterfowl I would use a pump or auto. I don’t mind absolutely abusing my franchi affinity in ways I would never treat a pretty double.
My ejectors only throw out the spent shell.I didn't see it mentioned, but if you only shoot one barrel and want to reload only the spent shell, extractors make that easier. But now that I think about it, if you got it with the first shot, you're probably not in a hurry, anyway.