when you pull the bolt all the way back the ejector should extend just beyond the alignment ears on the bolt face. if not, you may have a worn ejector. you may also pull the bolt out and use a fired case if you have one....it should easily snap in and out of the extractor. if you do not have a fired round, unscrew the firing pin mechanism from the bolt body and then you can safely check it the same way. that should help you determine if its the extractor or the ejector. Hope this helps.