Dealing With a Barrel Obstruction

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  1. GrumpyOlMan

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    Dealing With a Barrel Obstruction

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  2. lklawson

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    This is great information that I wish I'd had far sooner.

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    Kirk
     
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  3. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    Good read, Grumpy.
    Well explained and covers all the steps!
     
  4. Think1st

    Think1st Supporting Member

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    I hope I never have to deal with a squib load, but if I do, this information will come in handy. I need to get a heat gun. There are many projects I've had to put off for lack of one, and it would be good to have for such an occasion as this, too.
     
  5. ajole

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    That’s complete overkill.

    Wooden dowels, of the largest size that fits into the barrel, cut into 3-4 inch lengths. Drop them in until one sticks out, tap it in, and keep adding bits and tapping in until everything comes out. No the wood won’t break, it won’t hurt the barrel, and it’s easy. I keep about 6 in my range bag, sized for .223 or .22 barrels.
    IIIRC, it was 3/16 dowel. 1/4 was too tight, because .25 is bigger than .224.
    So I can have the obstruction out in 3 minutes, sitting in the dirt.

    BTW...I’ve posted this info before.
     
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  6. undeRGRound

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    Simpler is usually better. ;)
     
  7. Quavodus

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    I had it happen with a .38 load once. Don't really know what happened, its like the powder didn't ignite. It blew powder out the sides of cylinder all over my hands. I tapped it back out of the barrel with a dowel.
     
  8. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Write an article? Please include pics. :)

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  9. GrumpyOlMan

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    Yeah the wood won't break,,,, until it does and you've gotta bullet and a piece of wood stuck in your barrel! You may not have had it happen but I've seen it. If the bullet is fully engaged in the rifling it may not come out that way, obviously you're going to want to try and tap it out first. My suggestion is an "if all else fails" type. I guess I should of clarified that.
     
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  10. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    I you have one really stuck(shouldn't happen!) use a can of air duster upside sprayed down the barrel, it will cool the lead to -60 and shrink it.
     
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  11. GrumpyOlMan

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    I've never heard of that but it sounds interesting, worth a try! Misfires happen all the time for various reasons.
     
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