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Old March 7th, 2017, 11:48 AM   #16
 
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redford1, It's the sudden stop that pulls bullets ... the old physics law .... objects in motion want to stay in motion.

I agree with Twoboxer .... use the kinetic puller as designed and it will work safely. Using a shell holder instead of the supplied aluminum collets with an "O" ring is potentially dangerous.

I would hate to guess how many cartridges I've pulled bullets with a kinetic bullet puller ...... it has to be in the thousands and never a problem. Years ago, I bought hundreds of surplus military cartridges .... pulled the bullets and deprimed ... then used the cases and bullets for other loads. It's not unusual for me to get a couple boxes of reloaded ammo in gun trades. I don't shoot other people's reloads so it gets torn down, making the cases and bullets available for my own loads. Then there are mistakes and test loads that didn't work out .... lot's more pounding.


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I've heard the opposite that it's the rebound that pulls the bullets


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It's the sudden stop that pulls the bullet. Mass/2XspeedČ=kinetic energy. And because physics require an object to come to a complete stop before reversing direction, the transfer of energy on rebound isn't near as harsh as it is upon sudden stop because the speed is added more gradually than it's lost on impact. Even when it doesn't seem like it.
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This thread is getting funny now...................




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Ive never pulled any. But I do toss bad ammo into a bucket full of water. After about a week, the powder swells up and pushes the bullet out.
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Never had a problem with my kinetic bullet puller.
/\ I agree /\

Never had an issue.
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Never an issue, recovered many components after mistakes. Inertial pulled properly used is a well designed tool. Where you may find disagreements is on removing high, sideways, etc. primers after pulling bullets. But that's a different thread that has been previously explored ...
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Ive never pulled any. But I do toss bad ammo into a bucket full of water. After about a week, the powder swells up and pushes the bullet out.
Well that idea could save someone $15-$20. But the ones I've pulled have been because I forgot to put powder in
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Wow, I wasn't expecting THIS many replies. Thank you everyone, you have been quite helpful!

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Ive never pulled any. But I do toss bad ammo into a bucket full of water. After about a week, the powder swells up and pushes the bullet out.
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Well that idea could save someone $15-$20. But the ones I've pulled have been because I forgot to put powder in
Thats a new one.

Factory ammo tends to HAVE POWDER, but bad primers here and there.
And I am certainly not too keen on playing around with a round thats had the primer hit a couple times. Once in the bucket, if it did explode, the water would absorb the blast and just maybe give someone a slight shower.

The water bucket is a good way to safely and completely neutralize a bad round. All thats required is patience.

OR,, you can roll the dice...
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I've pulled many a bullet with my RCBS kinetic puller. Some of my 9mm and .45 rounds with coated bulkets were a real bastard to pull but I've never had a primer go. Matter of fact, last year I finally broke my RCBS from hitting so hard. Knowing RCBS customer service, I'm sure they would've replaced it but I decided to try their collet puller.

I'm never going back to a kinetic again. Period.

Faster and easier.
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<snip> I decided to try their collet puller.

I'm never going back to a kinetic again. Period.

Faster and easier.
I'm thinking about trying one of those, but I've read that they don't work well on handgun ammo. Is yours working out ok?

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Thats a new one.

Factory ammo tends to HAVE POWDER, but bad primers here and there.
And I am certainly not too keen on playing around with a round thats had the primer hit a couple times. Once in the bucket, if it did explode, the water would absorb the blast and just maybe give someone a slight shower.

The water bucket is a good way to safely and completely neutralize a bad round. All thats required is patience.

OR,, you can roll the dice...
I'm picking up what you're putting down, but it's easy to tell if I forgot to put powder in one. I just weigh it against some that I didn't forget to charge. If I'm ever unsure or get a factory dud, I'll be trying out your water bucket trick.
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Very little to grab on a handgun round. I've never been able to understand just how that would work. Inertia all the way for me.

I'll also state for the record that I have never had a problem punching out a live primer, crushed or not, with the decapping die. I do it very gently, I can assure you, but no problems.
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I rather like the way my favorite Youtube star, Hickok45 disposes of live rounds

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Very little to grab on a handgun round. I've never been able to understand just how that would work. Inertia all the way for me.

I'll also state for the record that I have never had a problem punching out a live primer, crushed or not, with the decapping die. I do it very gently, I can assure you, but no problems.
Same here...I've knocked out several live primers and reused them. No issues
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