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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by BoomFlop, Dec 8, 2019.
I've had some tough ones, that I swear I could have framed a new bed room easier.
I may just be tighten up to much because like YZ-80 there is a lot of cussing involved and come to think of that’s why the hammer works so well
Taking my frustrations out
Either has a way of teaching newbies a little about the effects of bullet pull.
I use a foam rubber/pencil eraser to protect the bullet. As previously noted, I do not pull a lot of bullets off.
Kinetic puller ("hammer")
Cotton balls in tip protects bullets.
Electrical tape over hole in side keeps powder from going all over.
It's inexpensive. It works on everything (all rifle and pistol cartridges.)
Whatever people like is fine by me, but for a new guy getting started, it is a great choice.
The RCBS collet type puller is a great addition to a reloader’s equipment list. Unless seated to the ogive the collet is very effective and leaves little evidence of crimping. If you have something seated deeply into the case it will not function effectively as it needs a small portion of the straight wall to crimp onto.
I used the hammer type until I had a primer go off, switched to the collet type.
All three including a couple of old style, hand-made GNP types, but I rarely pull bullets anymore. Lessons learned over the decades.
I use both collet and inertia hammer. The hammer is for bullets I want to reuse for precision and the collet for fouler s and practice.
Hammer type I got in a lyman case prep tool set and as soon as it breaks I'm going to get a rcbs collet style puller. The darned thing works though, remember to always wear safety glasses with them.
rcbs kit doesnt come with a collet
make sure you get the collet
midway has them on sale now as low as 6 bucks
Started with the collet type which was a little faster than my friend's hammer. Bought a rifle with 450 rounds of hand loaded ammo that had been stored in a hot Az garage since 1989. Got the Grip-n-Pull and hardly a mark on any of the bullets. Probably saved a ton of time as well.
After using all three types, I always end up reaching for my collet puller. I find that with the right collet it does not damage the bullet, upset the powder charge and generally has the most control.
Other people may prefer one of the others but i don't use the hammer any more because there is something unnatural about beating a hammer with a loaded round inside it against a concrete floor.
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Does the collet damage the bullet? Is the only real negative to the collet the cost?
The Grip-n-Pull, does it work well?
I'm between those two right now......hmmm?