Pulling bullets with wire cutters vs accuracy

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Iron Worker, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Pulled some bullets using wire cutters and press. So bullets were scared with wire cutter marks,do you think that destroys bullet accuracy ? I was thinking once it makes its trip down the bbl the scars are smoothed out by the rifling ?
     
  2. justgoto

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    I would think the cutters squashed them somewhat, and now they are unbalanced.
     

  3. gunpower

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    You won't be able to hit the barn door with them!!
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  4. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    I would throw them away.

    You needed to have used this puller: [​IMG]

    It's on sale at Impact Bullet Puller
    for 11 bucks or so.

    There are many other types of bullet pullers but more expensive. The one above is the one
    I use.
     
  5. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    I think your right,groups were massive .
     
  6. gunpower

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    Been there, done that and moved on!! LOL
    Amazing how us old guys learned a lot over the years!
    AND the money we spent trying to solve a number of
    problems that we have had in the past 45 years!gun)
     
  7. Loner

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    Those inertia hammers are junk. You have to pad the inside so the bullet doesn't deform.
    On a crimped light bullet you will beat through the basement floor. Get the Hornady
    cam puller and never look back.
     
  8. royinidaho

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    You'll hit every thing you shoot at @ about 15 yds pretty much for certain.:rolleyes:
     
  9. NYLES

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    Just put it out there like it is ROY! WOW!
     
  10. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    The one I have is already padded and has never deformed any of my bullets since ever...
    I have never used them on crimped ammo. No experience there, other wise they work
    just perfect for me.
     
  11. royinidaho

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    WARNING, from personal experience.

    Don't use the inertia hammer type with primers that bounce due to very loose primer pockets.

    Whacked the concrete floor, the primer ignited on the second whack. flew around the shop bouncing off of more things than one would thing. The 99 grains of US-896 didn't ignite.

    Whackin' hammer impact immediately went into the trash barrel.

    Also I think I'll retire my brass a few shots earlier.:rolleyes:
     
  12. cowboy

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    For you guys with the inertia hammers - Get a short piece of 2X6 pine board and pound on that. Never had any luck pounding on something concrete hard.
     
  13. jeff 300

    jeff 300 Well-Known Member

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    works great two hit and its pulled
     
  14. Eaglet

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    That's a good advice. I use a thick carpet on concrete and do the whacking on the carpet;
    as stated before, 2 whacks and it's out.

    Roy, my brain ain't working, how did the primer ignite without igniting the powder? OK, it
    ignited after it flew out of the primer pocket and you scared the garbage out of it because you continued whacking anyways... Right? :D