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Bullet Pullers

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by robin303, Jan 3, 2010.


  1. robin303

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    Any of you guys can recommend one that you like.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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  2. IndyGunFreak

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    Frankford Arsenal, RCBS, I think Hornady makes one... they all seem to work OK. Search over on Midway for reviews.

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  3. 88_gurgel

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    I have had some luck with the hammer ones. I have heard that the ones that clamp to the bullet in the press will work unless you push the bullet too far into the case.
     
  4. thePirho

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    i broke the little chuck on my hammer one, but it worked great and its cheap.
     
  5. dudel

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    They are all basically the Quinetics model. http://quinetics.com/

    I have the Midway one which uses three collets; and recently got the Hornady one which uses a single universal collet.

    The Midway one held up for 20 years until I had to pull some really well crimped .223 rounds. The screw cap broke. The Hornady one looks the same except it's clear instead of blue (plus uses a single collet). If it lasts half as long as the Midway one (which I fixed with JB Weld and wire today), it's still a bargain.

    When I'm more interested in saving the projectile (vs the powder), I'll put one of those soft ear protector inserts in the bottom to cushion the projectile.
     
  6. frankmako

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    i use the hammer ones 90% of the time. had an rcbs for 25 years and 7 years ago it broke. so i got the frankford arsenal and it works just as good. i also got a rcbs that works with/in a single stage press. use it for rifle and the hammer for pistol. they both work well.
     
  7. robin303

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    Thanks as usual IGF.:thumbsup: I ordered that Hornady one from Midway.
     
  8. shotgunred

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    A couple of years ago someone gave me 2000 of his reloads after he blew up his gun. I pulled them all with a kinetic hammer.
    The main trick is to hit something hard like metal and not tables.
     
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    Someone pointed out to me you can use the shell holder with the kinetic pullers. Tried it on mine, works great.
     
  10. 0-16

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    The RCBS hammer works great
     
  11. IndyGunFreak

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    Hmm, I didn't know that... Interesting.

    JB Weld...lol. If I could tell you how many people I've watched screw up something that they thought that would be the answer to.. :) Sounds like it would probably actually work in this situation though.. :)

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  12. Cobra64

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    That's my choice. Smack it on concrete three times and the bullet pops out and bounces into the foam in the front.
     
  13. meleors

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    Personally, I like the press mounted Hornady with the lever lock.
    Yesterday, I pulled apart almost 1000 rnds of surplus Tokarev. Averaged over 200/hr.
    No mess! It doesn't get much easier than this.
     
  14. dudel

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    Mine broke on concrete. Of course that was after 20 years of using it. I found that a piece of PT 6x6 works great. I have it sitting on the floor, attached to one of the legs of the bench. Whack the hammer on the end grain. Still releases the round; but is supposed to save the hammer.
     
  15. dudel

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    JB Weld is one of the quickest ways to screw things up. I figured I had nothing to lose with it at this point. I didn't think the JB Weld would be enough, so I put some wire bands around it as well (hose clamp might be better). OTOH, I can order a replacment cap from Quinetecs for less than the price of a good hose clamp.

    I just hate throwing stuff out that looks like it can be fixed.
     
  16. GioaJack

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    I've always whacked mine on a turned over Lyman ingot mould, works great. Oh... I smack my bullet puller on the same mould.

    Jack