Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by GeoDudeFlorida, Jun 28, 2022.
Also need to catch up on 9mm
Do you work at a range? Seems like a heck of a lot of brass...24K pieces?
So a lot to do and a short time to do it.
No. I caught them at an auction. They were going cheap so I couldn't pass them up.
You do know that a lot of the members here are enablers, doncha?
Why yes I do.
If you have to ask, you already know the answer.
Yessir, I feel the same way.
Ordering the die today, Midway USA has them on sale for half price. Then I need to quit procrastinating.
400 NEW BRASS 357 TO BE LOADED
450 NEW BRASS 380 TO BE LOADED
400 NEW BRASS 762 X 39 TO BE LOADED
100 NEW BRASS 243 TO BE LOADED
150 NEW BRASS 45 ACP TO BE LOADED.
Anyone have suggestions for how to pull bullets easier than with a hammer type puller - i smack away with that thing in general and make no progress. Hard surfaces, wood, a hockey puck. Bullets take forever to remove - good workout though
I was in this same situation until about a month ago. I got stuff out of the way, organized a little and eventually I got back to building the stash Good luck!
There have been many on this forum that advocate using your press and wire cutters to grab the bullet...I can't remember the thread title, but I bet a quick search would bring it up...
I have not tried that method, but quite a few folks say it saves time and energy.....makes a lot of sense.....
I have to say that I've never had any problems using the hammer type pullers with big, 'ol heavy pistol bullet; the extra weight seems to aid kinetic energy in getting them to pop free.
Seems like you have good neck tension and possibly a healthy crimp.
Jus wonder if they weren't treated with some mouth sealant as well...
Wood and a hockey puck have too much give in them to efficiently remove bullets with a kinetic bullet puller. Too much energy is lost deforming the striking surface.
I use a farrier anvil as the striking surface. A few good whacks and the bullet is out.
I happen to have the anvil but a hunk of steel plate would work well or the anvil portion of a bench vice.
Do not strike against concrete. It will spall and throw bits of concrete around.
24k is a good start.
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