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how to get a unfired bullet out of a muzzle loader?

Question by Josh mccabe. Uploaded on August 24, 2009

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from Skeeb wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

The best way I know is to...shoot it out.

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from MLH wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

The safest way is a device that uses standard CO2 canisters. I picked one up at Cabela's (CO2 Load Discharger):

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/pod/standard-pod-wrapped.jsp...

You can try the screw tip on the end of your ram rod or cleaning rod if the projectile is soft lead, but it might leave you cussing.

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from Hunt_Hard wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

I agree with Skeeb... just shoot it out.

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from Hunter Savage wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

they make a little puller that screws to the end of your ram rod that you drive then screw in to the projectile then you pull it out with the rod. the easiest way is as mlh stated with the co2 systems you may be able to find one at your gun shop we have them in town here

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from Wonko wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

I'm lucky I have a breach brake in-line. I just take the breach plug out and use the ram rod to push it the rest of the way out of the breach. You didn't say what kind you have.

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from seadog wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

I always shoot it. If you can't for some reason, that CO2 devise sounds like the way to go--unless you have an inline like Wonko, then it's easy.

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from Elmer Fudd wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

if you just forgot the powder, try putting it as much as you can by taking out the nipple, put in powder, put nipple back on, cap and fire. Works for me, the tiniest bit of powder in my Hawken will send the bullet out.

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from Elmer Fudd wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

if you stacked one extra load on top of one without powder, then the other methods are the way to go.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

This will do the trick! You can also buy this at Wal-Mart!

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_...

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

I always used co2. Fast and efficient. Make sure to have the rifle pointed in a safe direction. Some can come out very fast.

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from KMB33 wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

Well, if you have an inline just take the breech plug out and shove the bullet through other wise the co2 sounds good or you could just shoot it.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

Co2 may work, but it's a one time use per cylinder. The bullet puller that ataches to the end of your rod is easy to use and to carry in the field!

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from 270WSM wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

I have taken unloaded mine with a blow gun and air compressor at my dad auto shop. I take the blow gun with a soft tip turn the regulator down and blow thru the back. I point the muzzle down into a pile of old rags or towels. This works great if you have access to a air compressor.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 3 years 37 weeks ago

Agreed with MLH and + 1 for you sir!!!

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from MLH wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

The safest way is a device that uses standard CO2 canisters. I picked one up at Cabela's (CO2 Load Discharger):

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/pod/standard-pod-wrapped.jsp...

You can try the screw tip on the end of your ram rod or cleaning rod if the projectile is soft lead, but it might leave you cussing.

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from Elmer Fudd wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

if you just forgot the powder, try putting it as much as you can by taking out the nipple, put in powder, put nipple back on, cap and fire. Works for me, the tiniest bit of powder in my Hawken will send the bullet out.

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from Hunter Savage wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

they make a little puller that screws to the end of your ram rod that you drive then screw in to the projectile then you pull it out with the rod. the easiest way is as mlh stated with the co2 systems you may be able to find one at your gun shop we have them in town here

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from Skeeb wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

The best way I know is to...shoot it out.

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from Elmer Fudd wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

if you stacked one extra load on top of one without powder, then the other methods are the way to go.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

This will do the trick! You can also buy this at Wal-Mart!

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_...

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

I always used co2. Fast and efficient. Make sure to have the rifle pointed in a safe direction. Some can come out very fast.

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from Hunt_Hard wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

I agree with Skeeb... just shoot it out.

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from Wonko wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

I'm lucky I have a breach brake in-line. I just take the breach plug out and use the ram rod to push it the rest of the way out of the breach. You didn't say what kind you have.

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from seadog wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

I always shoot it. If you can't for some reason, that CO2 devise sounds like the way to go--unless you have an inline like Wonko, then it's easy.

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from KMB33 wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

Well, if you have an inline just take the breech plug out and shove the bullet through other wise the co2 sounds good or you could just shoot it.

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from 270WSM wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

I have taken unloaded mine with a blow gun and air compressor at my dad auto shop. I take the blow gun with a soft tip turn the regulator down and blow thru the back. I point the muzzle down into a pile of old rags or towels. This works great if you have access to a air compressor.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

Co2 may work, but it's a one time use per cylinder. The bullet puller that ataches to the end of your rod is easy to use and to carry in the field!

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from rudyglove27 wrote 3 years 37 weeks ago

Agreed with MLH and + 1 for you sir!!!

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