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Old muzzleloading shotgun with a ramrod stuck in the barrel because of a cotton patch -gun is not loaded do you know of a chemical that will dissolve the cotton but not corrode the barrel steel?

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11/05/2007

I had this happen to me today. Even worse, I attempted to twist my rod out....It worked. The rod came out leaving the cleaning pad and jag still in the barrel. I have ordered a CO2 discharger from cabellas and am hoping to blow the jag and patch out through the touch hole.