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    Budget Bullet Puller

    Budget Bullet Puller
    1) wire stripper
    2) Drill out hole in wire stripper or? 1 size smaller than the desired bullet; round off edges with file
    3) Get proper shell holder
    4) If cartridge won't reach through top of press, get pipe/tubing (PVC is OK) that will fit over the ram on your press and is in taller than the (brass set in shell case in ram) your pulling the bullet out of. Raise the ram through the pipe/tubing- put case in shell holder. lower ram until boolit base is flush with the top of the pipe/tubing grip with stripper and lower ram to pull pistol boolits.





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    Pretty slick there Grmps

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    Very nice! I do the same thing but hadn't thought of the wire stripper-- Your method won't ding the bullets.
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    Yes, Excellent idea to try to not mar the boolits/bullets!


    Very cool!
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    Yup, great idea! I did have to read #4 3X before it sunk in.
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    Great idea - thank you. Love this group - learning so much and finding solutions I never would have thought of myself.

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    hmmm..... that's a great idea. wife yells at me while I am beating on a 2x4 with a kinetic puller.
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    Had actually kicked that idea around in my head.


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    use this very method to pull lead bullets from problem 45 Colt rounds

    the stripper does ruin the bullet but not problem as I'm after the powder and primer mainly. I can use the lead to recast more bullets
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    I use the stripper with the other face down and the edges are not rounded off. Might mar some boolits but that's not my concern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bzcraig View Post
    Yup, great idea! I did have to read #4 3X before it sunk in.
    Sorry, I added more detailed to the description.

    The J-words I'm pulling are not damaged and are reusable.

    The person that gave them to me said they didn't cycle his AR

    The powder is 27 grns of (mostly) a ball power (i'm guessing H335)
    WIth 4 types/weights of boolits (so far

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    That is a good idea, looks to be faster (& as someone else said) quieter than a kinetic puller.
    Also you can dump powder into container Without separating bullet from powder like a kinetic puller. I've been procrastinating on pulling bullets for a while now, this looks like a winner.

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    Now why didn't I think of that? Excellent, thanks.

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    Love it....thanks for the post!
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    Yep - is a 'budget' price - wire strippers are cheaper than any of the other bullet pullers! Great Idea
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    Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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    I have done this for years. I also redrill screw cutter holes and tap to gun screw threads works
    good up to 6x48 after that is a little tough. They are not designed to cut hard screws. The screws
    in most electrical applications are not hardened but some gun screws are.

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    I use the fuse cutting section of a blasters tool.
    If I am careful I do not nick the bullet.
    For boolits I use the impact/inertia puller.
    Nothing is impossible for the person that does not have to do it.

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    Tap handles work pretty good too.

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    I just got done pulling basically 500 cartridges my friend gave me because some rounds in the first clip didn't return the bolt to battery.

    Out of that 500:

    1 cartridge had no powder
    2 cartridges had seriously compressed loads
    there were 3 different weight and 4 different types of J-Words
    the [55 gn] J-Word bullets weigh from 54.1 gn to 55.4
    there were 3 types of powder
    A handful of bullets appeared to have been glued in
    12 cases with damaged necks these I'll convert to 300 AC or 7.62x25
    a couple dozen bullets practically fell out of the cases these I'll convert to 300 AC or 7.62x25
    the [55 gn} bullets weigh from 54.1 gn to 55.4
    Most appeared to have been OK but several would have been a problem


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