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Old 12-17-2012, 01:42 AM   #1
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Default Looks like it is time to get a bullet puller

I was just about done loading for the night before it happened. As I grabbed the last bullet, I noticed that it was different from the others that I had been loading, 230gr in with 200gr. I checked the ammo that I had loaded, and found that the last round that I had completed looked to be the same 230gr. I set it aside and plan to pull it apart, but first I have to pick up a bullet puller. My question is what would you recommend?

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Old 12-17-2012, 01:48 AM   #2
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I've got a Franklin Arsenal. It's inexpensive and works well on several calibers.

Good find - glad you caught them prior to getting to the range.

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Kinetic bullet pullers are popular and work well, place an ear plug at the bottom to cushion the bullet drop.

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Old 12-17-2012, 02:45 AM   #4
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Are the loads over max with the 230 compared to the 200. The difference of 30 grs. may allow you to fire these rounds.

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Like nitestalker said there is a good chance that the heavier bullet will still be OK to shoot(unless you were loading those 200 grain loads HOT). Like tri70 said Kinetic bullet pullers are fairly cheap, work on most any ammo, and every reloader should have one.

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I was loading the 200gr a bit hot. Before I set the bad load aside to be taken apart, I checked it against all of the load sheets that I have. This load was over the max in every list. I don’t think I will risk it. I knew that I would need the puller sooner or later, but I was hoping to put it off a little longer. I will keep in mind the bit about the ear plug.

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Better safe than sorry man. I would go buy a puller. I have the plastic hammer type. Cheap and does the job.

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The impact hammer pullers are OK. That said make sure you lock the collett real tight and wear protective glasses. I had a .45 ACP go off in an impact puller. I was wearing glasses and they were badly damaged. The expended case struck my forehead and left a nice wound. Yes Virginia, impacting can set off a primer regardless of your years of use.

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Accountants have erasers.

Reloaders have bullet pullers.

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If pullers are like erasers, I will be getting a few pullers. I know I use up the eraser alot faster than the pencil.

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