Now I hope like hell that Im not the only one out there who this has happened to, infact I know Im not, but does anyone carry in there field kit a bullet drop rod?
For those who are reading this and think "what is this turkey on about?"
the situation is this.
As we all know some loads/bullets like being engaged into the lans, like some loads dont really like a tight neck tension, the combination of the two in a hunting situation can be well.... tricky.
If you chamber a round and dont fire it, then saftey first you unload the rifle, what happens is the bullet stays engaged and the case is removed, the result is you have bullet stuck in barrell, a primed empty case in your hand and a action full of powder,hmmmm.
Now the last two really aint sooo bad, the powder well, kinda but, bit of a shake, huff and a puff most of it is gone, not really going to upset the average joe.
THE BULLET, holy crap, you have just walked for two days, minimal everything, why would you need a cleaning rod? a boresnake will do everything you'll every need really! well think again. but who the hell wants a cleaning rod tagging along, yes I suppose a screw together one would work but, they fail, I've seen it.
This is where a $5 1/4"piece of brass 8" long saves your ass, hold muzzle up and drop that sucker down ya barrel, bullet and brass rod falls out, wheew, hunting again. not a long sorry walk out.
Lets just say, I have one now!!!
Just another one of those little things that you may just one day need, they weigh nothing and take up no room and for me NOW a invaluable piece kit.
Im interested to see if anyone else out there carrys them.
And BTW Im not going to back off my OAL nor increase my neck tension.