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Bullet Pulling Die

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by MoreIsLess, Jul 20, 2013.

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  1. MoreIsLess

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    There are several manufacturers that make a bullet pulling die that you use in your press. This supposedly makes pulling bullets quicker. Has anyone used one of these or can suggest one. I have a kinetic pullet puller already but am thinking of getting a die or something that will make the job quicker.

    Let me know your experiences if you have used one of these.
     
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    You mean a collet style puller. I have the Hornady Cam Lock and it works great on pointy rifle bullets and round nose pistol bullets. Some styles of pistol bullets are going to be trouble though, specifically truncated cone shaped, SWC, and flush seated wadcutters. They do require you to buy a collet for each diameter of bullet that you wish to pull using it. For example .30-06, .308, 7.62x54R, and .30-30 will all use the same collet while 9mm, .357, and .38spl will use a different collet. I love my Hornady puller.

    I hear the RCBS collet puller works just as good but is a little slower to use. I personally haven't used it though, no need for me to spend the money on it since my Hornady works great.
     
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    Not much to say about them really. I have one of these RCBS bullet pullers. You buy the die and then add collets for the bullet sizes you want. They work fine and are very useful for pulling, for example, military ammunition where a sealant was used during bullet seating. Most others like the linked to example work about the same. They really pay off when you want to pull many bullets.

    I loaded about 50 257 Weatherby rounds using the wrong primer powder combination and the rounds weren't always going off. I wasn't about to beat out 50 bullets using my kinetic puller so in that case it was a good investment.

    So do they work? Yes, very well. Are they worth the investment? Depends on how many bullets you pull I guess.

    Just My Take....
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    Yes, that is the type I am referring to, I usually shoot 200gr 45acp SWC's so I wonder if that will be a problem
     
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    I wonder how it will work with 45acp SWC's
     
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    Not very well as to the RCBS I linked to. It's designed to pull spitzer type pointed bullets. They do not work on soft lead bullets or bullets with a large amount of lead exposed. They tend to chew them up as the collet has a hard time getting a "bite" on the bullet. RCBS does mention "Not for use with lead bullets". :(

    Ron
     
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    I have the RCBS collet bullet puller for my .223 loads, does the job and doesnt damage my bullets. A worth while investment!
     
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    I've been using a kinetic puller for many moons, and recently got set up with an RCBS collet puller. It works great for rifle rounds, and for straight walled cases that aren't roll crimped. And I discovered that when I do use it for roll crimped jacketed bullets, that if I break the bullet loose a bit by seating it a few thou deeper first, it will pull them much easier, but it still runs a risk of deforming some of them.

    As for using it to pull SWC bullets, I doubt you'll get very good results as it will probably deform the bullets.

    GS
     
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    What are you pulling so many off??
    And why??

    If you are loading handgun calibers, especially with lead bullets, or jacketed bullets with no full diameter bullet sticking out of the case?
    You will have very little success if any with a collet puller.

    rc
     
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    I have the Hornaby. Got it, watched a YouTube video, and pulled the four bullets I had in the bin. Very straightforward. One bullet hung in collet, but that was no problem.
     
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    As RC said, they will only work if there is a significant amount of the full diameter of the bullet already out of the case. They will not work on the ogivy. In fact, tightening it on the ogivy will tend to push the bullet further into the case.
     
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    I've never used one. I just use my old plastic impact type and whack em out. Fortuantely I only have to use it infrequently.
     
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    I have the Hornady and I love it. I had a squib with a .45 and pulled all 800 bullets I had loaded to make sure there were no more. Hopefully I don't have to do that again!
     
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