Best way to remove stuck bullet?


July 29, 2007, 11:28 PM
I had a squib round at the range today, and now I've got a bullet stuck in the barrel of my Sig P220 (.45).

What's the the best way to get the bullet out?

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July 29, 2007, 11:38 PM
What's the the best way to get the bullet out?


July 29, 2007, 11:41 PM
A lot of folks on here have mentioned using a wood dowel. Search and you should come up with some...

July 29, 2007, 11:41 PM
Squib rod ( Not a cleaning rod. Not a piece of steel you have lying around.

A section of brass rod that you can place in the barrel and hammer on.

I'll also second Reddbeccas notion to do it carefully. ;)


July 29, 2007, 11:41 PM
I had a squib at the range once. I took the cleaning rod off one of my AKs that I had with me and pounded it out.

July 29, 2007, 11:42 PM
I had the same problem about a month or so ago. Mine was a .45 in a 3.5 in. barrel. I used a old cleaning rod section and a gunsmithing mallet and it came right out. Scared the crap out me. Luckly for me it didn't go far enough in the barrel to chamber the next round because when it went off it cycled the next round. At first I thought I under charged it. Scared the crap out of me. Have fun popping the little bugger out.

Steve C
July 29, 2007, 11:45 PM
Use a wood dowel approximately the size of the bore cut to a workable length and a mallet. Remove the barrel and place the breach against a wood bench or other soft surface with the feed ramp over the edge so it will not be damaged. Drive the bullet out the chamber end inserting the dowel from the muzzle end. Wood will prevent damage to the barrel.

July 30, 2007, 12:18 AM
A bit of Kroil or other penetrating oil left to soak for a while will do wonders as well.


July 30, 2007, 01:14 AM
good suggestions. Drop a little oil in the barrel to help it out, wood dowel/rod. Be very careful.

July 30, 2007, 02:39 AM
I had one recently. I had my SA cleaning rod and a brass jig and it put it in the barrel end and used the weight of the gun coming down on it to push it back out the chamber end. Two good bumps did it on the carpeted bench. If light force does not dislodge it stop and go home for some lubricant. I'll find me a brass rod at the recycling center for next time.

July 31, 2007, 01:28 AM
3/8" oak dowel (maybe 1/2" finished, not really sure) fit well in the barrel...three taps with the hammer and the bullet came out the chamber.

Thanks all.

July 31, 2007, 10:08 AM
Just make sure you clean the barrel well after your done if you use a wood dowel. The wood can scrape off and clog the rifling. That is why I prefer using the brass squib rods mentioned above.

July 31, 2007, 10:35 AM
I keep a long brass rod in my range bag. I only needed it once, but it kept me shooting istead of driving 22 miles home.

Too tight chamber/stuck reload.:banghead: SA fixed it though. :D

July 31, 2007, 10:43 PM
I keep an 8" piece of 5/16 aluminum rod in each of my shooting bags (3/8 is too big for 38/357/9mm, which is the biggest I shoot.) On the rare occasion I've had a squib, I've been able to take the barrel out, put the rod in from the muzzle, put the other end of the rod down on one of the wooden benches at the range, and just holding the barrel, pound it down a few times on the rod (like a metal fence post driver, for those of you who know how that tool works.) Haven't needed a hammer (knock on wood.)

July 31, 2007, 10:49 PM
Brass bore sized rod Lube from the chamber end drive the bullet out from the muzzle. 1 minute job

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