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Hornady Collet Puller with RCBS Collet

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by arthury, Jun 13, 2012.

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  1. arthury

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    I am intending to get the Hornady Collet Puller but it seems like they do not sell a collet for the .500SW cartridge.

    Can the RCBS collets be used on a Hornady Collet Puller? Are they compatible with each other?

    Thanks!
     
  2. quaid

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    Forster collets (even when picked up on clearance) do not work with a hornady puller. Maybe with a lathe a forster collet could be turned down to fit inside of a hornady cam lock puller.

    I do not have an RCBS collet to try.
     
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    It's uncommon for collet bullet pullers to work with handgun ammo, there's usually too little bullet exposed for the collet to get a grip on. I suspect that's why Hornady doesn't have a collet for that caliber.
     
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    I will have to check my puller, but to the best I can remember I dont think that the Hornady puller can handle a .50 diameter bullet.
     
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    I can't speak for the Hornady but I have the RCBS and it works great. I have pulled a hundred or so 10mm's with it and it works flawless. Have you thought about just going with the RCBS puller?
     
  7. arthury

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    The Hornady one has a lever action for locking onto the bullet. That seem easier than the screwing action of the RCBS one but Hornday does not support 500SW, and so the original question.
     
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    The RCBS only takes about a quarter turn once it is set up. I pulled a the hundred bullets in less than 10 minutes. I can see your concern by the description but it is really quick and pretty effortless.
     
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    I have the Hornady bullet puller, Handle? it is referred to a cam operated, problem, I spent more time waiting for parts than than I spent using it. I quit using it and like a miracle it quit needing parts.

    I acquired a RCBS puller that uses collets with a ‘T’ handle screw, like magic, all of my bullet pulling problems went away.

    The Hornady cam lock puller parts will not fit the RCBS type bullet puller.

    F. Guffey
     
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