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Geno

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Bullet stuck in barrel
« on: January 22, 2013, 12:32:57 PM »
I was shooting my SKS yesterday and all was going well through 34 shots on the 35th shot it failed to extract. I opened the chamber and a spent catridge was inside.  I removed it and reloaded out of magazine but the next round would not chamber. Hmmm sure enough I cleared my rifle and looked down the barrel and there was no light coming through my barrel. I had to remove a bullet that was lodged in the barrel. I had just engaged the rifling for about 1/4 inch. I am glad the bullet would not allow the rifle to chamber another round. Did science save me or just good luck? Is the primer designed to just move the bullet if the powder charge is not installed during the assembly of the round? I was shooting Tulammo nbr: 8  14950 01019  0 7.62x39mm 122gr. HP steel case noncorrosive Berdan primed manufacturer: OJSC "The Ulyanovsk Cartridge Works" Stay safe and properly check your weapon. A bullet could be in your barrel. Geno, Vancouver, WA. True story no BS comes from here.

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Re: Bullet stuck in barrel
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2013, 12:39:06 PM »
That's crazy. You are lucky as hell. If i were you I'd go buy some lotto tickets lol

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Re: Bullet stuck in barrel
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2013, 12:39:16 PM »
I have had the same situation occur to me, bit with a Romy AK. It was with Winchester white box ammo, and like in your case, the bullet lodged just at the rocking, not allowing another round to chamber. I really cannot not determine an exact cause, bit I do speculate that it was either A) a bad load with not enough charge, or B) an incorrectly sized bullet, or one that was defective. I am still not sure to this day, and I did not keep the bullet for a closer examination. So I have no real evidence to go on. I just chalked it up to one that got by QC.

Oh, I forgot to add, that the AK did extract the shell, and the following round would not chamber. So I guess it may have been a improper diameter projectile, as opposed to not enough charge. But that would lead me to believe that there should have been some signs of damage, or stress on the rifle of it took the full brunt of a charge at the trunnion and the bullet never left the chamber. It would seem like it would have blown up in my face, but it did not, obviously, and it did not destroy the girls, as it runs like a Timex to this day.  Very odd, and fortunate on us both it seems.
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Re: Bullet stuck in barrel
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2013, 01:01:24 PM »
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Re: Bullet stuck in barrel
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 02:14:21 PM »
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Wowza. How do you fire 4 rounds after the initial obstruction and not notice  :shock:

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Re: Bullet stuck in barrel
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2013, 02:52:05 PM »
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Wowza. How do you fire 4 rounds after the initial obstruction and not notice  :shock:

At what point do you realize your not hitting what your aiming at!

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Re: Bullet stuck in barrel
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2013, 03:27:10 PM »
Well atleast that pistol is well built lol. Looks like maybe a ruger

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Re: Bullet stuck in barrel
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2013, 04:57:13 PM »
That's the definition of a lucky moron, emphasis on moron.

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Re: Bullet stuck in barrel
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2013, 06:54:39 PM »
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Wowza. How do you fire 4 rounds after the initial obstruction and not notice  :shock:
That's amazing & and doesn't even look possible. A relative had a accidently plugged 357 pistol that peeled the barrell back like a banana. He keeps it on the mantel as a reminder how lucky he wasn't hurt.

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Re: Bullet stuck in barrel
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2013, 11:28:23 AM »
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Is this your Ruger Blackhawk ??  Have it rebarreled.
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Re: Bullet stuck in barrel
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2013, 12:12:14 PM »
His "easy way" to get the first stuck bullet out didn't work, four times.

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Re: Bullet stuck in barrel
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2013, 12:52:32 PM »
It happens.  Either a cartridge was assembled without powder, or the powder was bad (wet, chemically compromised etc), or did not ignite.
You did teh right thing :)

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Re: Bullet stuck in barrel
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2013, 04:39:41 PM »
His "easy way" to get the first stuck bullet out didn't work, four times.

Easy maybe?.. Dangerous Definitely!! I would have been afraid to do that on the first one. Maybe one more would have done the trick? KABOOM!!

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Re: Bullet stuck in barrel
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2013, 07:01:50 PM »
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Wowza. How do you fire 4 rounds after the initial obstruction and not notice  :shock:

How do you not notice the mushroom clowds coming outta the cyclinder gap?
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Re: Bullet stuck in barrel
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2013, 08:43:08 PM »
I've seen that pic on the internet before. Can't remember the whole story anymore.