Pullin projectiles

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by WhelanLad, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. WhelanLad

    WhelanLad New Member

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    guys I had a mishap while i was reloading last night, I guess the die was turned in too much an when i went full stroke on the Lee press the bullet seated but also 'compressed' the case from the shoulder somewhat... Maybe case lube on inside of neck caused bullet to stick ?duno but anyway the die is seating them nice again...

    I have about 8 projectiles sittin in ruined cases, and no bullet puller.... Is there another way to get em out without damaging the projie?


    cheers
    WL
     
  2. Jstrong

    Jstrong New Member

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    Man I would just go buy a kinetic bullet puller,shouldn't be more 30$ and chances are if you reload enough you'll likely have the same problem again down the road,or load a batch that your gun in particular doesn't like or feed well.
     

  3. magnumman

    magnumman New Member

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    I keep a row of mangled rounds on the top shelf of my bench to remind myself to double check my setup before I start pulling the lever. But yeah, a bullet puller is a good investment. Even the most experienced reloaders make mistakes.
     
  4. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Another vote for a kinetic bullet puller.

    Just snack it on a hard surface like concrete if possible. Smacking it on something "soft" like wood requires more smacks to pull the bullet.
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Was pulling bullets last nite, bout 70 9mm, my wife yells wtf is all that noise?? I yelled back its just me learning how to run the auto primer tube loader better....
     
  6. jebsca

    jebsca New Member

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    I went the rcbs route. Not cheap, but I can pull quick and clean. Works very good when I seat a bullet too deep. Just put it in, pull it out a bit and try again. No mess of powder or anything.
     
  7. WhelanLad

    WhelanLad New Member

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    cheers fellas will look into the kinetic puller!

    will leave em b for now but may use another case an wobble the tension off them.
    cheers
    wl
     
  8. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    I've got one of the kinetic pullers and have used it for years and it works quite well but it can bugger up the nose of the bullet. A while back I needed to pull more than a few .308 bullets because of my own screw up and wasn't looking forward to hammering out that many so I bought a RCBS bullet puller that screws in your press like a die and you buy different collets for different calibers. It made my life a lot easier.
     
  9. Steel_Talon

    Steel_Talon New Member

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    If your using the single stage or Turret.

    *Remove die from press
    *Place cartridge in ram
    *Push up into full up stroke position
    *Grasp projectile where it meets the brass throat with set of side cutter, or lineman pliers.
    *Lower ram and brace the plier on top of press for support.
    *Complete ram down stroke while maintaining pressure on bullet
    *Viola!

    Damage will be kept at a minimum. If you ever go with a Kinectic puller, make sure you put an Ear foamy in the hammer chamber. It'll will protect the bullet tip from deformation.
     
  10. Steel_Talon

    Steel_Talon New Member

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    String.... Try This...

    Kinectic puller, make sure you put an Ear foamy in the hammer chamber. It will protect the bullet tip from deformation.
     
  11. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    Thats a very good idea and I actually have a ziploc bag full of those plugs. Thanks.
     
  12. anm2_man

    anm2_man Member

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    This is a real good thread. But some past experience I think is required.


    As many of you have built and needed to "D-Mill" different # amounts of ammo, let me start off. If you reload, You will at one time or another have to D-Mill (ie: take apart) certain amounts of ammo.

    I've been reloading for over 35 years and there have been many times I made some BAD ammo that required "D-Milling".

    I have found that for most pistol calibers, the kinetic pullers work really well. This is the only way to go.

    I have tried to D-Mill these pistol rounds with a Collete puller, with minimal results. Most pistol rounds have round nose or FMJ which are difficult to remove the projectile with a Collete puller. Now Most rifle rounds really work good in a Collete puller.

    I have both, If you reload both rifle and Pistol cartridges, you need both.

    :)
     
  13. WhelanLad

    WhelanLad New Member

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    Cheers!
    will give that a GO
     
  14. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i have to agree. having both is beneficial if you reload both pistol and rilfe loads.

    i bought the Frankford Arsenal kinetic puller for $14 and it was a wise investment. works great.

    i like that if i make a mistake, i can salvage the components and start over without a total loss.

    it's not if you will make a mistake, but when you will make a mistake!