Well, somehow I managed to load a batch of 44 mag bullets (Hornady 300 gn) and some and primers but no powder. Of course, a bullet, possibly two my gunsmith suspects,are lodged in the barrel in such a way that it is partly in the barrel and not completely out of the case and the cylinder will not open. It is a SuperRedhawk. And live rounds in the other cylinders. My local gunsmith could not tap them out so fearing irreparable damage he soaked it in WD 40 for 3 weeks and sent it to Ruger thinking they would remove the barrel, clear it out and all would be well. Ruger responded that they considered it irreparable and offered to replace it at a reduced price. Mighty nice of them since without a doubt I am the problem, not the gun. I really do not think they wanted to mess with it. I would really like to have this gun put back into working order if possible since Mag Na Port worked on it and I am attached to the gun. I am open to suggestion if anyone knows of a shop which might be able to salvage my gun. Thanks
I think it was speerchucker that made a stuck bullet remover using grease and threaded pipe and rod. Should be able to do a search and find it. Might be tricky with two bullets stuck but IF you got one pushed into the cylinder just right you might be able to open the cylinder and then get the other out. The hard part would be attaching to the end of the Redhawk barrel.
I think he had his on utube.
God Bless, Louis
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Well, accidents do happen, that's why we call them accidents. I bet you'll double-check everything in the future. That is not a reprimand as we have all done thoughtless things but looking back with the proverbial hindsight being 20/20 that in all honesty there was a large part of ourselves to blame. I had a friend that I used to load for but he got so interested that he wanted to start doing it himself. That's a good thing. Dbl. charging your cases is not. He blew up an S+W 686 + blamed it on the RCBS scale. Maybe, but if the truth were known I'll bet there was some beer involved. Regardless RCBS sent him a new scale + revolver no cost. Cheaper than a suit. Just a thought here. I know they make a screw bullet puller on a shaft for use on black powder guns that have a wet charge + need to pull the bullet. Also, I would not use WD-40, I would use Kroil oil. It displaces to one millionth f a particle. It WILL penetrate anything.
Thanks for the replies. How would I find speerchucker videos? Also, this is all on me. The only thing I can figure is that the powder measurer must have run out and me not noticed it. I “usually” look down in the cases after I have charged them with powder to see if powder is in them and if it appears that the level is the same. Obviously my mind, such as it is(I am married so I lose IQ points daily),was on something else that day, probably politics and the swamp. Anyway, I am going to cast around and see if I can find a shop which will attempt to get the barrel off. Any ideas? Thanks guys.
How long is the barrel? I would use a long drill then tap them.( 1/8" six point socket on the tap) Piece of all thread, a fender washer on the crown, and then a nut to pull em out. Like removing a stuck case from a die.
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I may be missing something, but is there a reason you can't unscrew the barrel? I can see on a standard redhawk, but on the super redhawk the ejector shroud is part of the frame isn't it? Unscrew barrel, remove cylinder and drive bullet back out of barrel. I've only worked on blackhawks, so I may be missing a key bit of info.
Shoot straight, shoot often. Matt
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Originally posted by matt salm: I may be missing something, but is there a reason you can't unscrew the barrel? I can see on a standard redhawk, but on the super redhawk the ejector shroud is part of the frame isn't it? Unscrew barrel, remove cylinder and drive bullet back out of barrel. I've only worked on blackhawks, so I may be missing a key bit of info.
I’ve had a barrel break off in a SRH. They are tight. It may unscrew easily......but they are known for being a pain.
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