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Old March 5, 2013, 10:23 AM   #1
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AR15 stuck cleaning rod

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A friend of mine was given an upper with a cleaning rod stuck in the barrel. It had a cleaning patch on it (must have been too large) and the fellow was attempting to stuff it down the barrel from the breech. So the cleaning rod is sticking into the chamber area about 3 inches with threads exposed.

My initial question isn't how to get it out, but which way should it come out? Should he drive it farther down the barrel and send it out the muzzle or try to pull it or push it so it comes out the breech?

Also, what's proper, to push cleaning rods down the barrel or to pull them?
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Old March 5, 2013, 10:52 AM   #2
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AR15 stuck cleaning rod

Try a wooden dowel snort way after lots of oil?
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Old March 5, 2013, 11:38 AM   #3
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Get a brass rod so it won't scratch the barrel and drive that baby back out through the breech.
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Old March 5, 2013, 12:40 PM   #4
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the rule is always back the way it came . I would add if you use a metal rod make sure the leading edge is filed and or sanded down a bit to make sure there are no sharp edges to scrape the barrel . not much just round it off a bit
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Old March 5, 2013, 02:27 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by atlantadad
Try a wooden dowel snort way after lots of oil?
Never do this. Wood can splinter and wedge, use a brass or other type of metal rod carefully.
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Old March 5, 2013, 02:52 PM   #6
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Fill it up the rest of the way with bleach , it'll rot in a few days and fall out !
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Old March 6, 2013, 06:31 AM   #7
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Clamp a good pair of Vise-Grips to the exposed end of the rod and pull it out the way it went in. I've removed a couple of cleaning rods that had the handles pulled off this way.
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