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Does anyone have experience pulling bullets on loaded centerfire ammo using the Forster bullet puller? If so, can I pull the bullets using this method without damaging or "marring" the bullets?! Or, do you have a better method or tool to do this job? Thanks, Tom Rhoads
 

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I'm unfamiliar with the Forster so can't comment. But, I also use the RCBS with fine success. Mine was used often in the last century and never lost a bullet, powder, primer, or case; everything was cherry after use.....Bob Dodd
 

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Hammer type units are fine if you only have a few, but they are a PITA when you have to do more than a dozen.

I have a collet type, fits in the press like a die, and works fine. Mine has a T handle to tighen, the one with the cam lock lever is better.



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Halfmile! What about the guys' comments saying the collet style mars the bullet?! Tom Rhoads
 

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I would hesitate to believe that. Unless they are cannelured and crimped in, they should slide right out.

I must have taken at least a few hundred apart in the last few months, and never once was a bullet unusable or even visibly marked. the collet grips the bullet all around the circumference. There are 2 inserts for mine, one for larger bullets.

Hammer if you must. I have both and use the collet if there are more than 6 to do.

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Jim,

I have one of the hammer style but regardless of how careful I am, the lead tip or even the fancy tip on the Ballistic tips get deformed! I may insert a piece of foam in it and try again! Like Halfmile says though, it is no fun to pull a bunch with the damn thing! Tom Rhoads
 

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I to use a kinetic hammer I have put a link to the Dillon puller I have a RCBS it is about 20 years old works fine.

I never loaded many rifle casing but I loaded a couple tons of 45s and I used lead pullets never had one I couldn't use again.

Bob Lawless
 
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