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    Quote Originally Posted by lone-wolf View Post
    This month I have seen someone's bullet break paper on the target, but not make it through the weather proof cardboard backer.
    A week or two later, he had a squib we all(including the shooter) recognized by the change of noise
    Years ago I was developing subsonic 308 Win and ended up sticking a tracer bullet in the bore. I could actually hear the thing sizzling as the trace burned. Not a thing I could do about it .......

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    Crappy picture but it's out, didn't even have any rifling marks on it. Figured it wasn't that far in. So I had a alum ram rod for 22 pellets. Just taped it up at the joint, and few others, so it would center. Gave it a couple taps.

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    ready to be reloaded lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by lone-wolf View Post
    ready to be reloaded lol
    So I might have about 500, I think my buddy has about 100rds I gave him that had loose bullets, to re crimp. Dad said found some more... I think I'm good on bullets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertMcC View Post
    I think because when dowels break, they normally break on an angle. That will cause it to try and wedge itself between the broken piece and the barrel. Then stuck trying to remove the dowel. That's my understanding.

    Quote Originally Posted by Suputin View Post
    Because wood splits and then you drive the two shards into each other and wedge them hopelessly into the bore and thats the end of that ..... next step, new barrel.

    DO NOT use wood dowel to try and drive a stuck projectile out of a barrel.
    Wow, just how hard do you guys smack your squib rods?

    Thanks for that though, now I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IJ22 View Post
    Wow, just how hard do you guys smack your squib rods?

    Thanks for that though, now I know.
    You are removing a bullet, not hanging a photo.. Little tappas don't work that well, esp on surplus full metal jacket.
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    Depends how far along it gets too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark-II View Post
    Depends how far along it gets too.

    Worst feeling one is doing a revolver where the bullet doesn’t make it all the way past the forcing cone. You know it’s safe to handle and beat on, but it’s still loaded and just feels wrong
    Yeah I got lucky with this one. Put the chamber flag and measured and it was around 1 3/4", which basically means subtract the case length. The bullet was basically just stuck at the start of the rifling. These are hard FMJs.

    Yeah that's the worst. Since cannot open the cylinder, and clear it. You are forced to try and drive the bullet back into the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IJ22 View Post
    Wow, just how hard do you guys smack your squib rods?

    Thanks for that though, now I know.
    Clearly you have never tried to pound a stuck projectile out of a bore. They are in there fricken TIGHT!

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