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I can't believe this: bullet stuck in barrel

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Somehow no powder was dropped into a case. I know that ultimately it is my fault for expecting rather than inspecting, but I either missed the powder dropping step, or the Lee auto disk missed a charge.
Anyway, what is the best way to remove the bullet? I thought about getting a dowel rod and pushing it in the direction of travel as not to reverse the bullet against the rifling. This sound good?

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Do not use a socket extension or any other steel tool inside the barrel. Wooden dowels or brass are fine as neither will harm the rifling. They are of a softer material than steel. Socket extensions are steel, hence can do some nasty damage to the rifling. Of course, if you don't make any mistakes, then feel free to use steel tools inside your barrel. Otherwise, don't risk it.
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