..has to be about the scariest thing I've encountered while ever cleaning a rifle. It happened to me tonight, and I leave for a big hunt early in the morning. I'm ultra paranoid about keeping my rifle in good working order, but tonight i had a jag slip through the patch somehow and scrunch up, jamming the rod in the centre of the bore, I couldn't push it through or pull it back with all my might. Ended up having to gently tap it all the way through with a hammer! I thought the bore would be screwed for sure, but I inspected it closely and all the rifling somehow appears to be fine. It was the first time this has happened, does anyone know any good ways to prevent this? It looks like I got lucky and got away with it this time but I sure as hell wouldn't like to go through that again!