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i accidentally loaded and fired 000Buck shot for a rifle in my Judge, now i cant open the cyl to eject the shell, can someone please advise
 

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How do you mean? Is the shell too long when fired? Is the plastic down the barrel? Maybe snap a photo or two. It may help us to visualize (plus there's at least one actual gunsmith here)
 
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Most likely the hull was slightly too long and the end opened up in the forcing cone. I would use a piece of wood doll rod and try and smash the crimp back down into the cylinder. Don't use metal and scratch the barrel.
 

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Oh, and welcome to the forum. Stick around you can learn a lot from a great group of people.
 

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My neighbor did something similar, he fired a 3 inch 410 shell in his, locked it up as the plastic hull was sticking through the end of the cylinder and into the forcing cone.
he brought it over to me and I had a very thin exacto knife and cut the hull into, then opened the cylinder , took a wooden dowel and knocked out the rest.
 

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If you can see something obstructing the flash gap, you might wish to use an exacto knife with a new blade to cut the obstruction (the shot shell hull most likely) in the flash gap. That will make it easier to open the cylinder then use a dowel to drive any hull material out of the barrel from the muzzle end.
 

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I like the X-Acto. Thinner knives can be had (scalpel) but I bet it works. Thin enough that it could/should fit and if so the job is cleaner and quicker. Once the cylinder is open knocking the front cut piece in the barrel will be a piece of cake to knock out.
 

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Good Luck on clearing your action...and
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Most likely the hull was slightly too long and the end opened up in the forcing cone. I would use a piece of wood doll rod and try and smash the crimp back down into the cylinder. Don't use metal and scratch the barrel.

That was the word I was fishing for! Shows how often I get my shotgun out....;)
 

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I would also recommend using the exacto knife to slice the hull remnant in the barrel to make it easier to remove with the dowel. If you slice it in two or more places, you might not need to use a dowel to push the remnant out of the barrel.
 

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Your not the first or the last to fire too long a shell in the Judge. I've cut out a few shells with a razor knife for customers at the shop I worked at. What surprises me is that a couple of them did not know 410 shotshells came in different lengths.
 

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I wonder...Why is a shotgun shell after being fired called a hull?...:)
IF memory serves me right on this---
Originally shotguns fired pecans or walnuts, of course the outside of these would be all that remained after firing, and so the term Hull was transferred to the shotgun shell once it was invented!!!-----:eek:
again my memory is not what it once was!!!
 

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Good advice listed above. Just take your time, once the hull is cut and you can swing the cylinder out you may still face a bulged case lodged in the cylinder chamber. Don't just try to wack on the ejector rod to force it out. Once again take some time and use a wooden or plastic rod and maybe even a light tap to knock it loose, then use the ejector to clear. Good luck. Let us know how it went.
 
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^ Uh oh. He did WHAT to the shell?
 
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