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stuck jag

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by rob junkins, Sep 29, 2008.

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  1. rob junkins

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    can anyone give me some advice on getting a stuck rod out of a 50 cal
    black powder barrrel
     
  2. rob junkins

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    i run a new jag with one patch coated with bore butter down the barrel. went in and down easy but when it hit bottom if stuck!!!!!!
     
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    OH one more thing welcome to THR

    Oh also hairspray works wonders too spray some in and light it
     
  6. rob junkins

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    thanks very much!
     
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    Just relax i know it can be very frustrating. next time use a smaller patch. you may have had too much period. You may also may want to get a can of carb cleaner with the nozzle and spray hard in the nipple. your problem is too large a patch, too much bore butter, along with the fouling means its just stuck. spraying the carb cleaner. The cleaner comes out in a hard burst and can loosen up around the jag. Remember to just use a smaller amount of bore butter and a smaller patch next time. It happens
     
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    This sounds like a shoulder in the bore, in front of the breech plug, that needs to be addressed by a gunsmith.
     
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    i guess we should ask what kind of gun is it anyway
     
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    Well rob, did it come loose?
     
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    Something else that will work well on a stuck cleaning patch and jag ...first ...don`t get excited ..this happens ....If you`ll just pour a little water in the barrel around the stuck rod and jag ...it will loosen it up and normally come right out after it soaks into the patch .
    oh yea almost forgot ...welcome Rob.
     
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    Rob,
    Sometimes when the breech plug is not snug up against the rifling there will be some threads between the head of the plug and the start of the rifling, I had a rifle that was bad about "grabbing patches" and this was the case. If possible be sure to use a long loading rod, not practical in the field, that will give you more to grasp on to. A shooting friend, you holding the rifle and him holding the ram rod, is useful also.

    Good Luck
    Clint
     
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