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Old 07-27-2014, 07:32 AM
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recommendations on a bullet puller.

I have a forester-bonanza coax and wondering which bullet puller would work for that press. I seen forester has two types one is not recommended for the coax just wondering what you guys are using, I don't like the hammer types would like to use my press for more control in the process. Also does any body have a homemade remedy for pulling bullets to be reused? I'm probably dreaming on that one.....
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Old 07-27-2014, 07:43 AM
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Re: recommendations on a bullet puller.

I have a RCBS collet die that I like just fine. I use just enough tension to successfully grip the bullet, rather than cranking the screw gorilla tight, and can't detect any markings on the extracted bullets (bergers, not known for heavy jackets to begin with). That hammer gizmo will make anyone crazy in a hurry, couldn't wait to get rid of that thing.
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:12 AM
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Re: recommendations on a bullet puller.

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I have a RCBS collet die that I like just fine. I use just enough tension to successfully grip the bullet, rather than cranking the screw gorilla tight, and can't detect any markings on the extracted bullets (bergers, not known for heavy jackets to begin with). That hammer gizmo will make anyone crazy in a hurry, couldn't wait to get rid of that thing.

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I also use the RCBS collet bullet puller with good success.

If I want to save the bullets (Not that the collet will ruin them)I sometimes make a collet that Is a perfect fit so it does not deform the bullet in any way.

The factory collets are fine but don't always fit perfectly, and when I use them to pull bullets
I use those bullets for break in and sometimes for load development.

They appear to be fine as long as you don't crank down on the collet, but for accuracy testing I prefer to use fresh bullets from the box. Unless you are shooting matches or extreme long range I don't think you will see any difference with collet pulled bullets if you are careful pulling them.

The impact pullers are ok if you place an ear plug in the nose of the hammer to protect the bullet.

I carry the hammer type to the range in case I have a load that is to hot and don't want to take a chance on getting it mixed up and firing it.(It is safer to just un load it).

I used to pull the 173 grain match bullet in the 308 white box match and replace them with a 168 grain SMK (Hundreds of them at a time) And the collet puller was the only way to go, especially if you wanted to save the powder.

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Old 07-27-2014, 09:17 AM
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Re: recommendations on a bullet puller.

I use the forster.
I would go with the forster, the one that is ment for the coax press. It has an extended tightening screw on the lock ring (to prevent the die from spinning as you tighten the collet) and also it has no extension on the collet tightener (a wrench is used instead, this is for clearance through arch on the press handle)
Without those 2 pieces that are ment for the forster press you will be fussing too much and not happy
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:39 AM
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I use the forster.
I would go with the forster, the one that is ment for the coax press. It has an extended tightening screw on the lock ring (to prevent the die from spinning as you tighten the collet) and also it has no extension on the collet tightener (a wrench is used instead, this is for clearance through arch on the press handle)
Without those 2 pieces that are ment for the forster press you will be fussing too much and not happy
I know what you mean about clearance thru the forester I bought a grip n pull thinking it would work .WRONG.
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:28 AM
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Re: recommendations on a bullet puller.

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I know what you mean about clearance thru the forester I bought a grip n pull thinking it would work .WRONG.
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Just curios what problem did you find with the Grip&Pull. I have seen them advertised and just wondered how well they really work.
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Old 07-27-2014, 12:19 PM
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Re: recommendations on a bullet puller.

RCBS puller for me
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