During my last sage rat trip, I had a squib occur in my 17 HMR bolt rifle. Fortunately the slug was in the throat of the barrel so no damage to me or the rifle. I was able to smack a cleaning rod twice with the palm of my hand to dislodge the bullet (bent the cleaning jag which will have to be replaced). The incident caused me to inquire what others might use, beyond a cleaning rod, to remove a squib. Due to the point on the 17 slug, one might have a hard time pushing the slug backwards very far. Pushing it forward seems more achievable. Any suggestions are appreciated.