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Pulling bullets on 7.62x54r

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by nvahalik, Mar 3, 2010.

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  1. nvahalik

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    The impact pullers will work for an occasional mistake or two, but if you're pulling milsurp bullets by the 100's, you'll get more consistent and much faster results with a press mounted collet style puller.
    I use the Hornady cam lock and it will pull milsurp sealed bullets cleanly with ease.




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    It might, but it would be pretty tough. Those bullets are sealed which makes them really hard to remove.

    I pulled about 50 7.62 x 54r a month ago using this:

    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=851547

    and it worked very well. If you have the dies, put the cartridge in your press and run it into the seating die and seat the bullet another 1/8 inch or so. This will break the sealant to neck bond and make them easier to pull.

    The .308 collet for the Hornady will pull the .311 bullets just fine.
     
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    Thanks all. Will try this. Your input is greatly appreciated!
     
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    Go with the .308 from Hornady...works well.
     
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    First break the seal by using a seating die and pushing the bullet a few thousands into the the case. This helps whether using a hammer puller or a collet puller.

    If you end up buying a hammer type puller get an RCBS, WAY, WAY down the road when it does break it guaranted -- forever. And forever is a long time.

    Also remember the collet puller is caliber specific and doesn't work well with pistol cartridges whereas the hammer puller will pull just about any caliber, pistol or rifle.
     
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    Thanks

    The Hornady bullet puller did the trick. They are a bit tough since they are sealed, but after getting the die in the right spot they come out clean and fast!
     
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    As jcwit posted above, always use your seating die and seat the bullet slightly deeper, just enough to break the GI sealer.

    It makes pulling so much easier & faster it is well worth the extra step.

    rc
     
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