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Collet Bullet Puller help....

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by etcher1, Nov 2, 2012.

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  1. etcher1

    etcher1 Member

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    Wanting to purchase a bullet puller, the options I have are Hornady or RCBS. I would like the Pros and Cons. Easy of use and quality. Do they come in handgun calibers?
    Thanks in advance. :)
     
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  2. rondog

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    I'm interested too. I have one, not sure of the brand, but I'd like to throw it in the lake. HUGE pita to adjust and operate, it's the one really useless piece of reloading gear I own. I'd love to have a good one, I NEED to have a good one....
     
  3. Mike 27

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    I have an RCBS that works great. I have used it on 223 and 10mm. Takes about 5 seconds to pull a bullet taking your time. It is great for a big job. I bought it to pull over a 100 10mm's instead of playing whack a mole for an hour.
     
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    If I had it to over again?

    I would buy a Quinetics.

    http://quinetics.com/

    It costs twice as much as a Berrys or Midway, which are cheaper then, but equal to the RCBS or Hornady.

    But the Quinetics Spring-Captured "New-Twist" chuck assembly will save you a ton of time pulling bullets in the long run.

    rc
     
  5. BYJO4

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    I have the RCBS Collet bullet puller for rifle. I bought it years ago and it works well but have no idea why I picked RCBS. I have used the RCBS kinetic bullet puller for handgun bullets for over 35 years. It's easy to use, does not damage bullet, and inexpensive.
     
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    I have both a collet and impact puller because I need both. I use the collets for large rifle bullets where it can get a good grip. The impact gets used for small rifle bullets and all handgun because they have little for a collet to gasp.

    The functional difference between the RCBS and Hornady collet pullers is too little to matter to me but it seems most people like Hornady's lever operation better.
     
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    The Hornady works great for me but with most truncated pistol bullets I use they have to be seated fairly deep in the case and it gives little for the collet to grab onto. Works great on rifle bullets though.
     
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    RCBS puller works great for rifle. With some handgun bullets there's just nothing for the collet to grab.
     
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    Went with Forster--works great. Little pricey, but ya get what ya pay for.
    G
     
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    For the collet type to work you must have enough of the full diameter of the bullet above the case mouth for the collet to grip. Most handgun cartridges do not.
     
  11. etcher1

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    Thanks for the input. I have a kinetic puller but was wanting a collet puller.
    I think I'll go with the Hornady.
     
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    I have the Hornaday cam lock puller and several collets myself. I like the way it adjusts/locks. I had tried the RCBS and the Hornaday before I purchased mine and got what was easiest to use. No matter who you buy them from the pistol bullets will be a problem due to little to grip on them as stated by those above. I also have an impact puller to use on pistol bullets, IIRC it is from Frankfort Arsenal.
     
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