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New Bullet De-Lodger (Squib Remover) Tool - Check It Out.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by btefft, Jan 10, 2009.

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  1. btefft

    btefft Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    New Bullet De-Lodger (Squib Remover) Tool - Check It Out.

    Hey guys, one of the reasons I like this forum is that it keeps me up on new ideas and tools for reloaders and gun buffs. I have something that you may be interested in. I got me one.

    Jim Nicholson, of Nicholson Performance, produces a sight pusher tool that I recently purchased, but this thread is not about that. Jim and I had a nice phone conversation about the sight tool. At some point in the conversion we began talking about reloading.

    Jim reloads and had a squib. He e-mailed and asked my advice on how to get it out. My suggestion about using a hammer and brass rod worked, and gave him the idea for this new tool. I can't remember ever seeing anything like this on the market. He has engineered a device that is gonna have a permanent home in my range bag.

    He calls it a bullet de-lodger and it works. I have always used a hammer and brass rods to remove a squib. This thing he has developed beats all that stuff hands-down.

    Except for the brass rods it uses, the tool has a life-time warranty. If you look at the part number, you'll see BT109N9. The BT is me, Jim recognized my contribution by using my initials in the nomenclature - how cool is that?

    It costs $49.99 and comes ready for use to remove a pistol squib, but it can just as easily be used on a rifle squib. You'll have to purchase the longer brass rods for the rifle squib separately.

    I also know that many of you, like me, have kept a hammer and some brass rods or cheap wooden dowels in your range bag - smart move. But this de-lodger tool makes all that obsolete. And I also I know that some of you may never have had a squib and will not be interested in this, and I totally understand that, So, stop here and don't go any further.

    But for those of you, who like me, reload 1,000s of rounds in a few months, this is for you. I'm not ashamed to admit that, yes, I've had a few squibs in my time - but that has never discouraged me from reloading. So, here's a quick fix, check it out.

    Below is the flyer Jim put together to introduce the new bullet de-lodged tool.

    If you are unable to get the flyer to download, then go to Jim's web site and scroll downward to see the new bullet de-lodger.

    Jim is burning the midnight oil working on videos of the tool in action and they should be on his web site in a few days.

    Jim is one helluva nice guy, give him a call if you have questions.

    Yours Truly
  2. yooper_sjd

    yooper_sjd Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    i got a squib remover, called a short charge. a reload with no bullet, 1/2 the powder charge and cap with paper and wax. always take one with me to the range. Alittle something i learned from shooting 5" naval guns. And alot cheaper seeing i reload, mmmmmm bout 25 cents, and i can stil reload the case
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Sep 17, 2007
    Eastern KS
    Shooting a stuck bullet out is a sure recipe for disaster.

    It's a very bad idea.
    Don't do it.

    But as far as needing a custom made tool to remove stuck bullets?
    Oh come on!

    If you get one squib, it should be a learning experiance, and you should never have another one.

    If you need a tool to deal with them constantly, you probably should find another hobby before you hurt yourself!

  4. PCJim

    PCJim Member

    Jul 15, 2008
    +1 what RC said.
  5. jerkface11

    jerkface11 Member

    Oct 27, 2005
    Why do people insist shooting a blank to dislodge a stuck bullet is a bad idea? You can push the bullet out with a stick and a hammer so it isn't really stuck anyway. So a blank will just shoot it out. Not like yooper was suggesting shooting it with another bullet.
  6. btefft

    btefft Member

    Apr 8, 2008

    I reload so much that I don't get upset with a squib - I've loaded tons of 380 Auto, 9mm, 38 Spl, 357 Mag, 40 SW, 44 Mag, 45 ACP, 45-70 Gov't, 30.06 and 30-30 - I mean I load a LOT of ammo. So, producing a squib is certainly not an event to make me give up reloading. I have no idea as to how many reloads I've done since I started back in 1976 (I remember the date, because it was just after I ETS'd from the 82nd), but I have had a few (to put it mildly) squibs in all the years I have enjoyed my reloading hobby.

    But I got to say that I've had more since I started reloading with a progressive press. But I'm getting better with it. With my single stage press I rarely had a squib. Most of my squibs come when I'm, setting up to start reloading another caliber. Adjusting the powder drop, dropping powder in the case, taking out case, weighing the charge, re-adjusting the powder drop, and so forth until I got the amount of powder. Somewhere in that routine is where I'll more than likely produce a squib. There is a whole lot going on with progressive press, and no, I'm not going to get rid of it any more than I gonna stop reloading. :)

    Your suggestion that "If you need a tool to deal with them constantly, you probably should find another hobby before you hurt yourself!" is duly noted, but I'm going to keep reloading anyway. All any tool does is make something easier to do. That's why I got it.

    You probably won't agree, but I try to pay attention during the reloading process and, like I said, I've had my fair share of squibs. Maybe I got ADD :confused:. To me getting a squib is no big deal, because I am the only one to shoot my reloads and I know to pay real close attention at the range. It is there that I discover, darn it, did it again.

    Besides, if I stopped doing the things I do, because I might hurt myself, shoot, I'd never do anything.

    I have another hobby that I was told I might get hurt doing - riding a motorcycle, and I was, missing a right leg as a result (got hit by a driver who ran a red light). But being the character that I am, I got me another motorcycle now and am enjoying that hobby, again, too.

    So, believe me, I do appreciate your warning, but I'm going to ignore it.

    Hack (The guy with a hacked off leg, who rides a bike fitted with a hack.);)
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2009
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