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What to do with pulls?

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by Gunbuffer, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. Gunbuffer

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    ok, now I know what the normal cheapass reloader would do, but I really have too many to get through all of them without making a major project out of it.
    I probably have 1-2k each of 9,40, and 45, in different calibers. I’ve always erred on the side of caution, and if I can’t tell when a powder measure started malfunctioning, then it all goes in the pull shelf.
    Selling them as scrap ammo, to be separated is morally problematic in my opinion, unless you’re really sure that they won’t be resold as ammo.
     
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    I don't shoot or reload to the extent that you do, so I would just be pulling them myself. I understand your quandary. I would only sell them to someone I absolutely KNEW was aware of the situation and would be disassembling them and reloading for their own personal use. I know ... that's no help.
     
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    With all the labor involved I would think they would sell for much less than the component values. I would refrain from selling due to potential liability if some idiot shot them.
     
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    Pokinfun The Most Interesting Man in the World

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    you know in the amount of time spent asking the question, you could have pulled 30 bullets.
     
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    I absolutely despise pulling bullets. I wish there was an easier way than the old hammer.
     
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    Malfunction powder measure that blows.

    I load slower and am able to see into each case before I seat the bullet.
    Or using a loading block I can see the powder height after all are loaded.

    I have a few that needed pulled and just do those few at a time.

    I read that someone took a drill and placed the chuck over the top of the press and inserted the case into the shell holder in the press ram and raised the ram and snugged the drill chuck onto the bullet and lowered the ram.
    Presto a pulled bullet.
    Easier with rifle i would assume.

    If you melt the lead into new boolits I suppose that method and some vice grips in place of the drill chuck could work well on pistol bullet pulling.

    I also read someone made an inertia puller from a wooden table leg. a ball bat would work also.
    I made one from a chunk of cedar.

    I use the shell holder to hold my case.
    The bullet and powder ends up in a hole I drilled into the cedar..Yes inertia type.
    In the bottom of the hole is a foam ear plug packed in there to protect the bullet tip.
    I then remove the case and dump bullet and powder into a bowl.
     
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    Stating the obvious but that is a bunch of pulls! I don't envy you

    You need several pulling hammers and some kids. Kids like whacking crap and making noise!
     
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    I use this and really like it.

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    I have the RCBS collet puller with lots of collets, 308, 6.5, 22, all pistol cals.. still a pain
     
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    less, im sure. especially since the bullets will have some pull marks, some because of the labor.
     

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