Bullet puller? What do you have?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by BoomFlop, Dec 8, 2019.


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  1. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    I've had some tough ones, that I swear I could have framed a new bed room easier.
     
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  2. sturner

    sturner Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    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
     
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    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Either has a way of teaching newbies a little about the effects of bullet pull.
     
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  4. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I use a foam rubber/pencil eraser to protect the bullet. As previously noted, I do not pull a lot of bullets off.
     
  5. Frog4aday

    Frog4aday Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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    JTB Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  7. CliffM

    CliffM Well-Known Member

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    I used the hammer type until I had a primer go off, switched to the collet type.
     
  8. del2les

    del2les Well-Known Member

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    All three including a couple of old style, hand-made GNP types, but I rarely pull bullets anymore. Lessons learned over the decades.
     
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  9. blacktail 8541

    blacktail 8541 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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    Memberberries Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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    DUSTY NOGGIN Well-Known Member

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  12. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    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.:eek:

    Just me

    J E CUSTOM
     
  14. BoomFlop

    BoomFlop Well-Known Member

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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?

    Steve