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Well it was inevitable I neglected to charge a case and got a bullet stuck in the barrel. I was assured that this happens quite a bit but I am still irritated that I allowed this to happen. If nothing else I learned to double check the cases before I stuff a bullet in them. The gunsmith say's it is a very fixable problem and there should be no damage to the barrel, but it's going to be a couple of weeks before he can get to it. O well, live and learn.
06-13-2009, 10:11 PM
Couple of weeks?
Do you not own a cleaning rod? :confused:
They were not lead. They were FMJ bullets. I didn't want to take a chance on messing up the grooves in the barrel by beating it out. Mabey a little over cautious but it will be done right.
06-14-2009, 12:12 AM
I thought FMJ bullets were still lead.
How tight could it be with a primer charge?
A good shot of compressed air would probably do it.
Your gun, your call, but I'd tap it out. As opposed to paying someone else to tap it out.
06-14-2009, 09:04 AM
Ya, I'd go with Tuckers suggestion on the compressed air or a tap or two with a wood dowel. If that don't do it a trip to the gunsmith might be adviseable. But if its only stuck in there with a primer charge I'd think you could back it out.
But +1 on "your gun, your call"! :)
06-15-2009, 12:35 AM
Single stage or progressive press?
What kind of gun/caliber?
Crap happens. I beat myself up for mistakes also. At least you caught it before putting another round on top of it.
Single stage, 45LC, Uberti Cattleman. I havnt been shooting or reloading long enough to be comfortable working on this stuff. I would rather leave it up to someone who has pulled these before. o well
06-20-2009, 10:32 AM
You guys have never had a bullet stuck in a barrel, have you?
No, you probably can't drive it out with a cleaning rod or a wood dowel.
It takes a brass rod about bore diameter, and the gun should be properly set up in a vise so as not to damage it, and it takes a GOOD whack to get the bullet driven out.
Speaking from experience.
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