Re: Powerbelt Question
I've done exactly the same thing, in my bore just as yours, the plastic stays in the barrel. The extractor screw slightly enlarges the hole in the plastic as you screw it in, then the plastic doesn't hold onto the bullet as well or in some cases not at all. If you reload the used powerbelt I have found the bullet EASILY detaches from the plastic and slides forward, not a good thing!
I just did it 2 days ago, tilted the barrel down and I heard the bullet sliding down the barrel and it fell right out, plastic still intact on top of the powder. I re-use them as fouling shots, insert the plastic with bullet ensuring they are seated against powder. Without any bumping or tilting the barrel down I shoot them as a reduced load fouling shot.
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