%$#%^&@%$#@ BULLET PULLERS

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by DONTSTROKEME, May 15, 2007.

  1. DONTSTROKEME

    DONTSTROKEME Well-Known Member

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    I have now borrowed two bullet pullers and I have broken both RCBS plastic pullers. This last one the tightening nut broke on a 22-250, after pulling 3 30-06!!! Why do they do that? Make a plastic hitting tool? Any who trying to see if there is a metalic one made and also if RCBS has any kind of a warrenty? What do you all use to pull bullets?

    Joe Oakes
     
  2. philny1

    philny1 Well-Known Member

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    Got one of those cheap plastic hammer type ones. So far its indestrucible, used it for everything that needs beating on, not only as a bullet puller. Doesn't have a name on it.
     

  3. royinidaho

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    My plastic one is 30+ and used on everything from 270 Win to 338 RUM and bunches in between.

    Until I learned to kind of snap it instead of using it like a roofing hammer the handle looked like a snake but it held together.

    Name on handle says QUINETICS Corp. San Antonio.


    HTH /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  4. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    I have the same model as Roy. Used it with no problems and great results for over 10 years. I have not been happy with anything from RCBS in the past couple years.
     
  5. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    I've broken 1 of each, the RCBS and the QUINETICS. I used the Quinetics for a couple years before I slammed it down and powder and bullet went everywhere, the top busted off...Same thing happened with the RCBS, only it happened after a couple months of use. I was thinking the same thing, why do they make these things out of cheap ass plastic??? All they do is break...I still haven't bought another one, I dont see a reason too, damn things just gonna break again...I just load up what I need to, and be real carefull. Shooting them is much more fun anyways...
     
  6. James H

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    Flybuster Well-Known Member

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    Hey stroker, im thinkin they make dont make them out of metal cause' hitting metal to metal would make sparks, ignighting the cartridge. SO thats my guess why their made of plastic.
    I personally have broke one RCBS bullet puller. I know why i did it too. I tightened it down too much then hit it. I have found if you leave them loose, but not too loose. It prevents it from cracking.
     
  8. DONTSTROKEME

    DONTSTROKEME Well-Known Member

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    That settles it...I am ordering the Hornady Puller.


    Does anyone know if the RCBS has a warranty?

    Joe Oakes
     
  9. CatShooter

    CatShooter Well-Known Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    That settles it...I am ordering the Hornady Puller.
    Does anyone know if the RCBS has a warranty?
    Joe Oakes

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    RCBS does have a warranty. I have the RCBS collet puller - I bought it over 30 years ago. Back then, the collets were well machined and smooth inside the bore.

    Current one are very rough and I have to polish them with #800 carbide paper.

    If I was to do it all over again, I would not get the RCBS anymore.

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  10. Desert Fox

    Desert Fox Well-Known Member

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    I use Foster. They're the best IMO
     
  11. DONTSTROKEME

    DONTSTROKEME Well-Known Member

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    DONE

    Just went to the local RCBS dealer with a warranty printout from the RCBS website and got a new one for my buddy. He thanked me for the brand new puller!!!!!

    Now to buy the Hornady one. It will probably get a equipment review on this site, everyone on midway.com loved it.

    Thanks alot
    Joe Oakes
     
  12. Laker_Taker

    Laker_Taker Well-Known Member

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    I too had the RCBS plastic bullet puller. It broke after about 10 tries. I called RCBS and they sent me a new one. I did buy the RCBS bullet puller that you mount in your press and buy the collets for your caliber. That was the way to go the plastic puller was 9.99 and the collet was 14.99 at sportsman warehouse.

    Take care Aaron
     
  13. dmgreene

    dmgreene Well-Known Member

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    I've got the Hornady collet type puller and it works great. It usually doesn't even leave a mark on the bullet. Don't waste your money on the all the collets. Buy the 6mm,270, and the 30 caliber collets and you can every bullet in between 6mm and 30 cal with those 3 collets if I remember right.
     
  14. JD338

    JD338 Well-Known Member

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    I have had the RCBS for close to 20 yrs and have never had a problem. I bought the Foster after I bought my 338 RUM back in 2001.

    JD338