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Unread 07-09-2012, 12:52 AM
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pulling bullets

As some of you may have seen in my other post I recently had some very hot loads. I pulled my bullets from the cases and dumped the powder, should I resize the necks now or just put new powder and a new bullet on and go? I pulled the bullets by using some visegrips and my press if it matters.
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    As some of you may have seen in my other post I recently had some very hot loads. I pulled my bullets from the cases and dumped the powder, should I resize the necks now or just put new powder and a new bullet on and go? I pulled the bullets by using some visegrips and my press if it matters.
    Most definitely resize
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    Re: pulling bullets

    And get a good bullet puller
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    Re: pulling bullets

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    Keep in mind the animals we shoot for food and display are not bullet proof. Contrary to popular belief, they bleed and die just like they did a hundred years ago. Being competent with a given rifle is far more important than impressive ballistics and poor shootability. High velocity misses never put a steak in the freezer.

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    Re: pulling bullets

    Thanks guys, I had one of the hammer type pullers but its loud is a pain and the wife was sleeping in the next room. I wanted to pull the bullets before they accidentally got mixed in with another batch. As for sizing them, I should just be able to take the decaper off the die and neck size right?
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    Re: pulling bullets

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    Thanks guys, I had one of the hammer type pullers but its loud is a pain and the wife was sleeping in the next room. I wanted to pull the bullets before they accidentally got mixed in with another batch. As for sizing them, I should just be able to take the decaper off the die and neck size right?
    take your decapping pin out of the stem and put the stem and expander button back in the die. That way the neck tension will be correct.
    As to pulled powder, it is perfectly re-usable if the reloads were well marked. At 25$ a pound, it is a waste to dump it. If you are using a collet puller, the bullet is re-usable too. You can't pull lead bullets with a collet puller so keep that in mind. I use an rcbs collet puller here, and while it costs a few dollars to start with, you save a bunch in recovered components.
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    Ok that's what I was planning on. I'm dumping powder because I accidentally dumped h4350 on top of some lilgun and didn't realize it till I pulled the trigger. I'll order one of the rcbs pullers. thanks again for the help guys.
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