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Re: bullet pullers or how to fix an oops
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2011, 12:55:53 pm »
Never had a bullet damaged by a whack-a-mole.  Mine is padded at the bottom.   

Mine doesn't have a pad and will damage soft points. I just find the press mounted easier if you have a bunch to do.

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Re: bullet pullers or how to fix an oops
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2011, 12:55:53 pm »

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Re: bullet pullers or how to fix an oops
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2011, 01:56:00 pm »
Put a cotton ball in the bottom of it. Or a small piece of cloth.
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Re: bullet pullers or how to fix an oops
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2011, 08:27:10 pm »
Put a cotton ball in the bottom of it. Or a small piece of cloth.

Thanks, Tom, I was going to put a piece of rubber in but I don't use it enough. I still will use to press mounted puller for any number over a dozen or so. It's faster, quieter and less hassle for me any way.

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Re: bullet pullers or how to fix an oops
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2011, 10:15:44 pm »
Mine doesn't have a pad and will damage soft points.

It's only cosmetic. Bullet tip damage is really nothing to worry about.
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Re: bullet pullers or how to fix an oops
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2011, 08:58:57 pm »
It's only cosmetic. Bullet tip damage is really nothing to worry about.

Funny I always thought the bullet tip was what guided the bullet through the air and any damage there would upset the bullet and cause lack of accuracy.

Perhaps I missed the joke?

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Re: bullet pullers or how to fix an oops
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2011, 09:47:14 pm »
Funny I always thought the bullet tip was what guided the bullet through the air and any damage there would upset the bullet and cause lack of accuracy.

Perhaps I missed the joke?

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Re: bullet pullers or how to fix an oops
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2011, 10:23:47 pm »
Funny I always thought the bullet tip was what guided the bullet through the air and any damage there would upset the bullet and cause lack of accuracy.

Perhaps I missed the joke?
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No joke.
There was a bullet damage test done in one of my hundred or so gun magazines.

They took a rifle round, I believe it was an '06, and ground the bullet to a 45 deg. angle at the tip - the pics looked like took off about 1/4" total.
More severe damage than ANY puller, whether inertia of collet, would do.
The bullets shot just fine and grouped just like their unaltered brethren. IIRC, the range was 100 or 200 yards. 

The only way they could get the bullets to do something weird was to load one backwards.
(with a reduced powder charge due to the full diameter of the bullet hitting the rifling all at once.)
That one tumbled but still hit the target.
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Re: bullet pullers or how to fix an oops
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2011, 03:28:05 pm »
.......Now the press mounted collet type pullers. They are NOT hard to set up just follow the directions. (I know, I just lost all my at-a-boys.) If used correctly they only put minor scratches on the bullet. You only have to put enough pressure on the bullet to get it out of the case and remember when the bullet exits the barrel it is all scratched up anyway. These are much faster and cleaner to use. The bullet is in the collet and the powder is still in the case. The only down side is you must have a collet for each bullet diameter (22, 24 30 etc.).

Now having said all that, if you only have a few bullets to pull (a dozen or so) use the inertia puller. If you have a bunch to pull use a collet type. That's what I do and it works for me.

I agree with the above from Pecos. I disassembled 600 factory rounds for a project and used a bullet puller from RCBS, which I highly recommend- http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=680804

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Re: bullet pullers or how to fix an oops
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2011, 03:32:45 pm »
Funny I always thought the bullet tip was what guided the bullet through the air and any damage there would upset the bullet and cause lack of accuracy.

Perhaps I missed the joke?

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Re: bullet pullers or how to fix an oops
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2011, 06:14:04 pm »
You could cut the tip off a bullet and have little or no affect on accuracy, however damage the base of the bullet and kis accuracy goodbye.

Funny how the physics of that works, but for the most part you are correct.
Kind of like an arrow's flight being stabilized more by the fletching than the tip.


Some of the most accurate bullets on the planet are Sierra MatchKings. They are hollow point boat-tails. You would think a bullet like their BlitzKing (with the plastic tip) or a FMJ would be the most accurate...but they have found through research that the coefficient from the hollow tip, combined with the design of the boat-tail derives the best accuracy.


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