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    Boolit Master
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    Unhappy Sad day today

    After many, many years of use, my old RCBS hammer bullet puller broke.
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    I contacted RCBS for a replacement.
    They only have the new style all plastic ones.
    No metal shaft.
    I'll miss this old girl.

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    Boolit Man
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    I'm going to have to be a little more gentle then. I like the metal shaft on mine.

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    I've always heard there is a special place in heaven for broken RCBS bullet pullers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birch View Post
    I've always heard there is a special place in heaven for broken RCBS bullet pullers.
    Hahaha!

    I inherited one from my grandfather. Don't use it too often, but I think about him every time I do.

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    Square the end up good and a heavy piece of pvc pipe fitted over it with the end cap glued on and glued onto the puller. Maybe a couple pins on the seams even should rejuvienate it for more use. Mine broke after 20 years of use where the handle head joined.

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    That sure is a fancy sittin stool that beaver made!

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    I broke one exactly like yours about a year ago. Called RCBS and they sent me a new one. The current model is the same except the handle is entirely plastic. Works the same though. I do believe the shock felt in your hand is less with the all plastic model.

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    Hey, was your puller on the organ donor list?
    "Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it."
    ~Pericles~

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    I have both types I reach for the plastic one.
    the last metal one I broke was years ago when my mom was with us at a gun show.
    she found one for like 2$ and asked if we needed it.
    pop laughed and said no we got one.
    he broke it within an hour of use getting home from the show.

    the metal one I have now is the 2$ one he went back and got that afternoon.
    it's all an educated guess,,,, till the trigger is pulled.

    this opinion brought to you by mister low-tech solution..

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    Mine is a Quinetics, the original design. The first one I broke (about six months after I got it), they replaced for free. This second one took thirty years of heavy use and abuse before it broke behind where the handle joins the head. I think it had something to do with dispensing with the worn aluminum shell rim chuck and using much heavier snap-in shell holders to hold the cartridges.

    I sent in a photo of the broken one and got a discount on a new one. Fair enough; the old one owed me nothing. The new edition still has the metal handle, but an improved design shell rim chuck. I filled the remains of the old one with a slurry of lead shot and epoxy glue, polished the scratches out of the nose, and now have a precision dead-blow plastic mallet for tapping shells into full-length sizing dies, drifting sights and loosening side plates.

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