Volquartsen 17WSM - Jamming on empties, shipping back to VQ for updated extractor
I have an early run VQ 17WSM (serial under 100) and I have been having troubles with empty cases either not fully clearing the bolt during ejection or bouncing around and getting caught up in the chamber (mouth against bolt face, rim against breach face). I called VQ earlier this week and sent over pictures. Ryan responded asking me to send it in for warranty work, stating that they have since updated the extractor. I'm not sure when the update made it in to production, but I eagerly sent my rifle in yesterday. When I get it back, I'll let you guys know if the problem is solved. I wanted to share this in case anyone else is having a similar issue. I have always found their support to be responsive and timely.
Unrelated, but when I was having similar issues with the 17HMR, they also redid the extractor and replaced it with a much beefier one, enlarging the extractor cutout on the barrel to accommodate it. This was pre WSM release, but the extractor is very similar to the large one that originally came on the WSM. It has worked great on the HMR.