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Removed a nasty squib.

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by edslhead, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Was out shootin the new Ruger Precision 243 and all of a sudden I couldn't get a round to chamber up. One of my old reloads must have had a stuck bullet or lack of powder. The bullet was stuck just into the barrel. I tried to pop it back out with a cleaning rod but it was in there pretty good. I saw on another site where a guy drilled the lead out then ponded the rest of the bullet out. I didn't want to chance drilling into the bore so I took a 243 case and cut the flange end off. Then I got a 22/250 case tapped it into the 243 case.

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    I got a drill just smaller than 22 cal and drilled through the primer hole. I stuck the rig in the chamber and drilled out the bullet a little bit at a time , cleaning out the drill as I went
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    Worked like a champ and the bullet jacket came right out on the drill.

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    Cleaned out the barrel and gave it a good look. I think I got lucky. From now on I'm gonna weigh my bullets after reloading just to make sure there's no bad ones.


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    I was gonna put a Diamondhead hand guard on it while I had it apart. Hand guards with prioritized barrel nuts just wont work on the precision. The headspace/barrel nut is in the way.

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  2. AMT

    AMT Vancouver, WA. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Excellent idea & suggestion(s). Thanks for sharing.

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  3. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Nice save!
     
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  4. MrNatural

    MrNatural Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Well done. A remarkably intelligent use of tools.

    FYI, if a bullet is not too far in the bore, you might have tried this:

    Pour a penetrating oil like Kroil in from the muzzle and let it sit muzzle-up for a day or two.

    Take a knockout rod - a long brass 1/4" dia. rod (available from most any hardware store - I keep one in my truck for the purpose) - and insert it from the muzzle and tap it firmly with a hammer. You don't want to pound on it too hard. Just steady tapping to break it loose. It has worked for me several times.

    If the bullet is lodged further down the barrel, or God forbid you manage to stack more than one bullet in the barrel (as in a pistol-caliber long gun - don't ask), then you're on your own. I've yet to find a simple way to dislodge a true train wreck.
     
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  5. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  6. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  7. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    fill the barrel with water, plug the muzzle, place vertical in deep freeze for 24 hours. Use mallet and punch from muzzle end:confused:
     
  8. JustShoot

    JustShoot Oregon . Hillsborito area Active Member

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    ( posted on another Site ) . The slickest, fastest, and without damage . Technique I seen for removing a stuck object in the Barrel Bore was using an ordinary Grease Gun .
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