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Author:  orchemo [ Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Bullet puller

What do people use? Collet puller or the RCBS hammer? My RCBS hammer broke, so figuring what to buy. Seems the RCBS deforms the tips.

Author:  noslerpartition [ Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:58 pm ]
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I use a collet puller, works better if you have several bullets to pull.
Cheers
Frank

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Author:  coop22250 [ Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:09 am ]
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+1 on the collet puller, I really like using mine.


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Author:  bdbrown66 [ Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:38 am ]
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I use the hammer, but I folded up a piece of tape and pushed it down into the bottom. Keeps the tips from getting deformed.

Author:  joelkdouglas [ Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:34 am ]
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I have the RCBS Collet puller. It works well. The only quirk about mine is I have to unscrew it from the press with a wrench after I use it because it is firmly stuck in the threads.

And I’m not sure if any of them are great; pulling bullets is just no fun!


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Author:  SJB358 [ Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:35 am ]
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joelkdouglas wrote:
I have the RCBS Collet puller. It works well. The only quirk about mine is I have to unscrew it from the press with a wrench after I use it because it is firmly stuck in the threads.

And I’m not sure if any of them are great; pulling bullets is just no fun!


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I use the Hornady version, but yup, pulling bullets stinks!

Author:  gerry [ Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:28 am ]
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joelkdouglas wrote:
I have the RCBS Collet puller. It works well. The only quirk about mine is I have to unscrew it from the press with a wrench after I use it because it is firmly stuck in the threads.

And I’m not sure if any of them are great; pulling bullets is just no fun!


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Same here, RCBS and you need a wrench to unscrew it from the press afterwards. The extra collets cost money of course but once you have them they will last for a lifetime.

Author:  George Foster [ Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:11 am ]
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I agree with the others on the RCBS collet puller, I have been using mine since 1976, yes sometimes it will tighten itself up.

Author:  jezzolo [ Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:06 pm ]
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You can have my rcbs hammer type lol

Author:  cloverleaf [ Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:16 pm ]
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I find the Rock Island hammer versatile, (various Cal.), cheap and therapeutic. :) I beat it against the end of a 4"x4" post. CL

Author:  ElmerThud [ Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:29 pm ]
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orchemo wrote:
What do people use? Collet puller or the RCBS hammer? My RCBS hammer broke, so figuring what to buy. Seems the RCBS deforms the tips.


If your RCBS hammer broke, RCBS will mail you a replacement...just email them.
I told them mine broke & I immediately received a reply telling me they’d send a replacement.
It duly arrived (y) (y) (y) great service.
However, definitely a collet bullet puller is best IMO.
Cheers.

Author:  ElmerThud [ Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:32 pm ]
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SJB358 wrote:
I use the Hornady version, but yup, pulling bullets stinks!


Yup, so do I... much better than the hammer (y)

Author:  MAinAR [ Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:33 pm ]
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Grip N Pull. No spilled powder and no bullet damage.

https://grip-n-pull.com/

Author:  lhsako [ Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:50 am ]
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bdbrown66 wrote:
I use the hammer, but I folded up a piece of tape and pushed it down into the bottom. Keeps the tips from getting deformed.

I use a piece of foam in the bottom. (y)

Author:  RaySendero [ Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:00 am ]
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LOL
I use a pair of channel lock pliers.
Put cartridge in press.
Lift up.
Grab bullet with pliers such that it sets on top frame.
Pull handle down.

Author:  truck driver [ Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:19 am ]
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I have both hammer and collet bullet puller. With the hammer I put a piece of closed cell foam rubber in it to protect the bullet tip and I bought the collet puller on a whim.
They both have their issues and pulling bullets is a pain.
If I only have one or two bullets to pull I use the hammer sold by Dillon and hit it on a 5lb block of lead which seems to cause the bullet to release easier. Sometimes the bullet will stick in the collet puller and requires extra work to remove but I use it when I need to pull a batch of bullets or need to check a suspect powder charge and need to weigh it.
Wish there was a way to keep the collet die from getting tight in the press so it could be removed easier.

Ray's idea does work and I have used it but you can forget about reusing the bullet.

Author:  Biggs358 [ Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:29 pm ]
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I too use Grip-N-Pull and they work really well. I have yet to damage a bullet as you don't have to have more than a light grip to pull a bullet. Tool works in conjunction with your press and you are able to save the powder and without making a mess on your bench. I have both the large rifle and standard rifle tools.

Author:  RaySendero [ Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:10 am ]
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truck driver wrote:
.....
Ray's idea does work and I have used it but you can forget about reusing the bullet.


LOL
I have light sanded and reused'em for load development.
I've never shot'em for group or use'em for hunting.
BUT:

LOL - Maybe I should try a group "pliered" bullets vs new ones?!

Author:  FOTIS [ Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:46 am ]
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RCBS collet (got them for every diameter they make) and lyman kinetic bullet puller.

FYI If you're going to pull 378 416 460 Bees you need the lyman. The RCBS kinetic will not facilitate the big cases!

Author:  Alderman [ Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:52 am ]
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Foam ear plug in the hammer puller cushions the bullets.
I hardly use mine since I got the RCBS press mounted puller.


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Author:  jimbires [ Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:57 am ]
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I have a hammer , and the RCBS collet puller . I use the hammer if I only have a couple to pull . I use the collet die when I have more than a few to pull . I do not recommend the RCBS collet puller for use with a turret press . to properly use the RCBS in a turret press , all the other dies must be removed so the "T" handle can be turned to tighten to the bullet . I have not used the hornady collet puller , but I think it would be the better choice for use with a turret press .

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