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Posted: December 14 2017 at 12:46pm | IP Logged Quote joed

Is there a better and faster way of pulling bullets then using a kinetic
bullet puller.    

I have about 300 .300 H&H mag bullets that I want to pull.   I believe
there is a way of using the press to do the work.    Anyone got ideas?

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RCBS sells a bullet puller that screws onto a press. The sell individual
collets for the various caliber bullets. I have one for 30 caliber but I don't
much care for it. It sometimes would slip and scar she bullet. Probably
didn't hurt anything but they looked like hell. Then a friend borrowed it
and tried to do 7MM with a 30 caliber collet. Ruined the collet and I've
never bothered to replace it. It is faster than the hammer types though
so you might want to look into them.
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I've been using the RCBS collet type bullet puller for a while now. It mounts on the RCBS press, just like a loading die.

Just pulled 120 bullets from handloaded .25-06 ammo I was given. I didn't trust the ammo...

The bullets came out great. No problem. I can use them again if I want. A bunch of 87 grain soft-points of some sort. Look like they might be Sierra or Speer.

Last summer I used it to pull a bunch of bullets from .300 Win mag cases I'd loaded over 20 years ago. I don't have a .300 Win mag anymore and the ammo was just sitting here... But I could use those bullets for my .308 or my .30-06, so I pulled 'em. Worked great. I think that batch was about 80 cartridges.

It's kind of like handloading - when I have a batch to take apart - I get into a rhythm and it goes fairly quickly. Once in a while there may be a stubborn cartridge that doesn't want to give up the bullet.

Consider breaking the neck tension, by seating the bullet slightly deeper, just a nudge to break the neck tension. Makes the bullet easier to remove sometimes.

Guy

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M700 wrote:

Consider breaking the neck tension, by seating the bullet slightly deeper, just a nudge to break the neck tension. Makes the bullet easier to remove sometimes.

Guy


Good idea! After the bullets have been seated for a lengthy time they can become somewhat stuck to the case neck.



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I pulled about 250 .30 carbine tracer rounds with head stamp from 1953. Had to run them all through my seater die and push the bullets in just a tad to break the seal. They of course had the black tar type military seal and wow were they stuck. I suspect that the chamber pressure might have certainly been excessive if fired due to the old bullet sealer being so hard.

I used my kinetic puller. Oh boy did I wish I had a collet type puller for those.

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I guess I'll spring for the RCBS collet puller. Have about 300 rounds
to do and I refuse to try that with a kinetic puller.

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If I had that many to do, I'd sure do it that way.
The kenetic unit will numb my hand in under three rounds
pulled!

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joed wrote:
I guess I'll spring for the RCBS collet puller. Have
about 300 rounds
to do and I refuse to try that with a kinetic puller.


I sprang for mine way back in 1959 when I got a deal on a little over
600 rounds of milsurp WW2 30-06. Had two kinds of powder in that
ammo. One was I believe 4895 and the other some kind of ball type.
had two containers and put the proper powder in the proper can.. I
weighed every tenth round on the various powders and used it for
several years before it all was gone. Loaded it in the 30-06 of course
after I killed and removed the corrosive primers. Living close to a mile
from the ocean in San Francisco, a barrel shot with corrosive primers
would rust out overnight. Not good.
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Just ordered it plus a universal de-primer.     

I've needed something like this for years and don't know how I
survived without it.   Same can be said for the de-primer.

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Ya, I did without a good bullet puller for a long time. Sure is a useful tool.

Very handy to be able to take ammo apart!

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OK, the RCBS Die came today along with a de-primer that I thought
would be a good thing to have too.



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