I went casual shooting yesterday with a friend who is relatively new to shooting. I brought a couple of handguns, my Springfield M1a, and my Thompson Center Encore pistol, chambered in 270 Win. Out of 45 ammo, we went to the rifle part of the range to shoot the M1a and zero the scope on the T/C pistol. I brought with me a couple boxes of Remington blue box 308 ammo as well a similar looking box of 270 Win.
I was loading the magazine for the Springfield, while my friend was shooting the T/C 270. After firing a shot, he taps me on the shoulder and says "uh, i cant get the case out."
I look at the pistol and the case was totally flattened and the primer was gone. He somehow mistakenly put a 308 round in my 270 and fired it. The ejector was jammed under the stuck case so I had to remove the barrel from the grip, and with a borrowed cleaning rod, tried to push the case out from the muzzle end. The last 1/2 inch of the case popped out and fell to the ground. The rest of the casing is still stuck in the chamber.
So, besides a stuck case in the chamber, to my untrained eye, everything else seems to be OK with the barrel.
What could I do to get the stuck case out? And, if I get it out, would the barrel still be OK to shoot? Should i scrap it? Have a gunsmith look at it?
Thanks in advance for your comments.