What's a good bullet puller?

ldframer

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Looking for a good bullet puller. I have a .30-378 that I have reloaded cartridges for and I'm looking to sell the gun and all the reloading components for it (dies, brass etc.), but I want to pull the bullets out of the reloaded brass before I sell it.....
 

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Grip-N-Pull
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I have been using the mallet type, i have noticed that it distorts the shoulder on a few. Was thinking about the grip and pull. Anybody using it and any marking on the bullets using the grip and pull?
 

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It doesn’t mark the bullet up at all most times if you have one that is stuck and you don’t squeeze hard enough and it slips you will see small scratches and abrasions but it does not actually hurt the bullet
 

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It doesn’t mark the bullet up at all most times if you have one that is stuck and you don’t squeeze hard enough and it slips you will see small scratches and abrasions but it does not actually hurt the bullet
Thank you for the response. I also see another company makes one also, believe it is Gunwerk.

I was incorrect on the name. It is
Davidson Bullet Puller
Unlike other bullet pullers that you must hit on the ground, this plier style bullet puller is much easier and much more efficient to use. The Davidson Bullet Pullers are designed to pull soft seated bullets. While this is a bullet puller, it is only suitable for soft seated bullets and will not work with crimped or tightly seated bullets. Made from a super strong aircraft quality aluminum, this bullet puller will hold up to years of wear and tear. Davidson makes these bullet pullers available in two different sizes which accommodate for three different caliber types:

  • DBP3 covers 22 caliber, 6mm, and 30 caliber
  • DBP4 cover .25/6.5 caliber, 7mm and 30 caliber
Anyone use this one? Looks like Grip and Pull probably stronger as it is stainless steel instead of aluminum.
 
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RCBS kinetic . A little work , not very expensive . The base of the brass fits it and tightens down then you catch the bullet and powder in it , dump them out in a small bowl and sort the bullet good to go .
 

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I have and used the hammer type bullet puller for many years. Had some light bullets to pull and the hammer type was not performing the task easy. I went looking for a new bullet puller and was at Cabella's. They had 3 or 4 different bullet pullers to compare. Upon comparing them I chose the Hornady Cam Lock.

From an engineering point, The Hornady bullet pullers have a reverse collet set up. All collet type bullet puller I have seen as you pull on the press handle the pull is pulling the collet toward the open position. The Hornady Cam lock has the collet reversed, The more tension that is pulled on the collet the tighter the collet closes on the bullet. I have used it a few times to disassemble unknown reloads I have gotten in trades to salvage brass and bullets. It works good without any damage to bullets. Pulled some 50/55 gr. 223 rem. with no problem. So far it has performed well.
 

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Hornady Cam Lock.
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Once you have it set up, takes < 10 seconds per full bullet pull cycle, including dumping powder. Have pulled many hundreds with mine.
You can also use it to pull out bullets just a little bit to seat them longer.
Forster makes a similar design that uses a shorter collet. Also works very well but is slower.
One of these is essential for load development. Can't estimate how many times I've hit pressure signs part way through and had 10 to 30 rounds to tear down.
 

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The only downside to a collet puller is that they grip the bearing surface and cannot function properly on the ogive. Many factory loads and loads with smaller for caliber bullets have little or near zero bearing surface above the mouth. As mentioned in a recent thread the collet may not be able to grab the bullet. Sometimes an inertial bullet ‘thrower’ is the only option. That being said I really like my Hornady collet puller.
 

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