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Pulled bullets have dings, are they bad?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by korben88, Nov 29, 2010.

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  1. korben88

    korben88 Member

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    I pulled these with a kinetic puller, some of them have dings on the bottom. It is pretty obvious that they were caused by bouncing back and hitting the case.
    The other ones have a mushroom effect that looks like it was caused during the pressing process.

    I'm hoping that they can be filed down and fixed. What do you think?

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  2. ljnowell

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    Load them back up and call it a day.
     
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    The ones with the bad damage on the bases will not shoot accurately atall.
    But they would still kill a beer can.

    Next time, put an old foam ear-plug or short piece of rubber hose in your bullet puller to cushon the bullet when it comes flying out.

    The side damage (shaving lead) was caused by not enough case mouth bell when you seated them crooked.

    Also, make sure your seating die stem matches the bullet shape so it will get them started in the case straight.

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    Yep - they will work just fine. It would be very difficult to impossible for the average shooter to be able to tell the difference in performance.

    Don't do that. It isn't necessary, and you will be changing the bullet weight.
     
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    Some look like the diameter is smaller by crimping to much or Lee FCD sizing, the step down running from the ogive to the base. Thats no crimping groove. Scrap them. [​IMG]
     
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    Those did have a hefty crimp. I would back off the crimping die some. If you're not going for accuracy shoot em like they are. If the cut on the bevel keeps you from setting the bullet either a light touch with a file or tapping with a small (4 oz.) hammer to reshape it.

    One thing I don't like about the kinetic puller design. Doesn't seem that you can put enough foam in to stop the recoil. I have learned to count my hits and lighten up for the last whack, then the bullet doesn't bounce as bad.
     
  7. korben88

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    Thanks for the advise guys.. these are just for plinking rounds, so I'm just gonna load em and shoot em.
     
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