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Posted: 9/21/2004 12:05:28 PM EST
Last time I went to the range this weekend, I fired a shot from my .22LR rifle (actually, it's a dedicated AR upper) and it sounded "different" so I put it away to check on when I got home. Sure enough, a .22LR bullet (the shell ejected just fine) is lodged about halfway down the barrel. What's the easiest way to get it out? It's in there VERY tight.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 12:09:53 PM EST
haven't had to do it myself, but I've read horror stories about wood dowels. Avoid!

I'm thinking lube and ram with a cleaning rod...

anyone got a better idea?

- BG
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 12:13:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 12:13:31 PM EST by BobCole]
Buy one of those mil-surp M-16 cleaning kits, the ones with the screw together sections. The rods are steel so they should hold up to a bit of hammering.

My .o2
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 12:19:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By BobCole:
Buy one of those mil-surp M-16 cleaning kits, the ones with the screw together sections. The rods are steel so they should hold up to a bit of hammering.

My .o2



I have one of those. I'll have to try it and see if that works. Will it help/hurt to drop some CLP down the barrel first? Should I push the bullet back towards the chamber, or out towards the muzzle (it's closer to the chamber/receiver)?
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 12:25:19 PM EST
Push it out toward the muzzle. Lube will help. Put a spent .22 shell on the section of rod you are tapping on. It probably won't take as much force as you think. Just tap it out.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 12:41:10 PM EST
I would CLP the shit out of it ,,,, let it sit for hour or 2 and then bang on it


wolf
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 12:44:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By wolf-ym:
I would CLP the shit out of it ,,,, let it sit for hour or 2 and then bang on it


wolf



The bullet has a gas tight seal on the lands and grooves. Don't waste time letting it sit.

Trust me, I play an engineer on TV. In a few minutes I will take my engineer hat off and put on my Jack Daniels hat.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 12:49:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 12:50:09 PM EST by texashark]

Originally Posted By wildearp:
Push it out toward the muzzle. Lube will help. Put a spent .22 shell on the section of rod you are tapping on. It probably won't take as much force as you think. Just tap it out.




Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:00:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 3:03:31 PM EST by raf]
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:24:43 PM EST
Ah, hell, jes' take a Bernz-o-matic torch and heat the bejesus out of the barrel! Lead melts at about 800 degrees, you should be able to pour it right out of the muzzle end into a container of your choosing.

<­BR>

P.S. i was just kidding.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:57:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 4:01:40 PM EST by raf]
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 5:32:01 PM EST
Got it out! Thanks guys. It actually took very little pressure and I didn't even need to use any lube. I used the USGI cleaning kit rod.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 6:13:03 PM EST
Good

I've personally pushed .22's through bbl's manually with a cleaningrod w/o a handle before (just to see how they came out), so it shouldn't have been very difficult.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:27:59 PM EST
Glad to hear everything worked out.

Squibs in the barrel are always a worry of mine... especially when I'm training new shooters who may not be aware of the difference if a squib should occur.


- BG
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