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    We have an AR-15 with an unfired dud stuck in the chamber what is the best procedure for removal, we tried some light taps with a gun cleaner with no luck and have poured WD40 down the barrel.

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    You are on the right road but it usually takes more than light taps as you've found. I prefer a solid rod as close to borediamater as possilbe and the end going down the bore needs to have the corner radiused and polished so as not to scrath the bore.

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    You can't hurt the "dud". Make sure you "shotgun" the upper & lower receivers apart (have to say this as there are people out there who would forget the obvious). Put the rod in there and beat the heck out of it. WD-40 won't do anything one way or the other.

    Why did it stick? What's the ammo, gun, how new is it, is it clean, etc...
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    My son's gun he had fired a tracer round then the cheap wolf ammo so the casue is pretty much self inflicted. Thanks for the info i will get a small piece of cold rolled to tamp with and beat it out, although i think i will stand clear of both ends just incase.

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    I think you should just bring it by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katman1957 View Post
    ... the cheap wolf ammo ...
    Yeah, you never want to run Wolf ammo through an AR-15. Never. Wolf ammo is made for SKS & AKs, and that's the only thing that will shoot it.

    It will ram out. Always stay clear of the muzzle regardless. See gun safety rule #2.
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    Take the rifle outside. While pulling firmly back on the charging handle, thump the butt on the ground. This will use the weight of the carrier to drive the carrier and bolt to the rear. This will typically clear a stuck round in an AR. Of course stay clear of the muzzle while doing this. I shouldn't have to say that but will anyway.
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