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#6196502 - 02/23/16 08:09 PM Bullet pulling technique
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A shooting buddy of mine broke the hammer part of his bullet puller and asked to use mine for his last few pulls. I invited him over and he noticed that I did not use the little aluminum collets in mine. When I told him that I used, and had been using. caliber specific cartridge holders from my reloading dies, he seemed shocked and surprised. Said he'd never heard of using them, and said I ought to let every reloader I know about this technique. So that's it, folks! No more chasing around finding the little rubber O rings or pieces of aluminum; just use the shell holder and save yourself the grief.


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#6196534 - 02/23/16 08:28 PM Re: Bullet pulling technique [Re: mikei]
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Its a better way, Been doing that since i got into reloading.
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#6196563 - 02/23/16 08:46 PM Re: Bullet pulling technique [Re: mikei]
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Good tip ...I never thought of that!...Thanks!
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#6196824 - 02/24/16 06:24 AM Re: Bullet pulling technique [Re: mikei]
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http://grip-n-pull.com

Or get rid of the hammer all together.
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#6196921 - 02/24/16 07:59 AM Re: Bullet pulling technique [Re: mikei]
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Some hammers don't work with the dies.
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#6196946 - 02/24/16 08:17 AM Re: Bullet pulling technique [Re: mikei]
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True, Dave, but it's worth a try. 3 of my shooting buddies have tried the technique in 3 different brands of hammers and they tell me that the shell holders fit/work just fine.

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#6197949 - 02/24/16 07:43 PM Re: Bullet pulling technique [Re: mikei]
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I had never heard of this before so I just went out and tried it on mine. Doesn't fit. The hammer is from Midway. However
it looks like about 15 seconds with some sand paper to open the hammer side and it would fit. The shell holder is only about
1/64th larger than the opening.

thanks for the tip.
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#6198011 - 02/24/16 08:19 PM Re: Bullet pulling technique [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
http://grip-n-pull.com

Or get rid of the hammer all together.


Yup handy little gadget, easier and quitter than the hammer. Had been using the shell holder in the hammer type for at least 30 years.
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#6198227 - 02/24/16 10:31 PM Re: Bullet pulling technique [Re: mikei]
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#6198289 - 02/25/16 04:53 AM Re: Bullet pulling technique [Re: mikei]
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#6198315 - 02/25/16 06:14 AM Re: Bullet pulling technique [Re: mikei]
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Pliers won't pull most cast bullets I've tried and I ain't paying $50 for a bullet puller. roflmao
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#6198322 - 02/25/16 06:20 AM Re: Bullet pulling technique [Re: mikei]
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I think I will buy the Grip-n-pull. I get really tired of tapping on concrete with the hammer.
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#6198471 - 02/25/16 08:23 AM Re: Bullet pulling technique [Re: mikei]
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Though caliber specific, I use a press mounted puller die. I like mikei's idea as well as FiremanJG's. If I didn't already have my tool I'd go with either of those - probably FiremanJG's first.
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#6198570 - 02/25/16 09:18 AM Re: Bullet pulling technique [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
http://grip-n-pull.com

Or get rid of the hammer all together.


Had no idea this existed..... Thanks for posting!

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#6198998 - 02/25/16 03:18 PM Re: Bullet pulling technique [Re: deewayne2003]
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River Rider was first.

When he posted it many months ago, I promptly ordered one. It is a terrific tool. And bullets that have been pulled can be loaded again, and shot, because of no tip deformation.
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