Originally Posted by sbhooper
Unless they are severe, bullet marks are irrelevant, as they are erased when the bullet is fired down the barrel anyway.
I agree for small slide scratches. But they don't look good which seems to affect my shooting.
Ham fisting with collet pullers deforms the bullet without leaving a noticeable mark. I checked it out.
I'd tend to think that a ring left around the ogive would have an affect on terminal performance proportional to the severity of the ring.