Re: HELP!! Live ammunition stuck in chamber.
Is the bolt still in the rifle? If so, you can tap on the bolt handle to extract the case. Until the bolt is out of the rifle, please do not tap on anything from the muzzle end, it is still a live round.
I haven't done it, but I've heard about filling the barrel with oil, and then putting a tight fitting swab into the barrel and tapping it, the hydraulic action will transfer directly to the cartridge. Of course with the bolt removed from the action and some rags down there to soak up the mess.
Using a cleaning rod will risk damaging the barrel, as it will bend as you whack it and will rub the barrel. Also, you risk wedging between the bullet and the throat, as well as collapsing the neck and making the bullet tighter.
If some is good and more is better, then too much is just right.
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