My son came to me this evening with a stuck ball about 4 or 5 inches from the touch hole. He bought new patches but I think they are too thick or he doubled the patch. Well, it won't budge. There's 90 grains of powder floating around behind the ball. Someone told him to shoot the ball out by holding the gun up so the powder is back by the touch hole. I am not at all knowledgeable about muzzle loaders, but this doesn't seem too safe to me, being that the ball is really tight in the barrel. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.