Bullet pullerPosted by Larkin on May 9, 2016 at 10:10 am
Hi I need to pull some bullet , I've used the kinetic type and was not impressed, So I'm looking for the type that go into the reloading press , Hornady are looking good, has anyone used one or used another make that can be recommended
MemberMay 9, 2016 at 5:18 pm21 Bullseyes
I have used the Hornady cam lock puller and RCBS puller. The RCBS (30 years old) is smoother and has better feel but I can't use it in my Forster Co-Ax because of the floating die set up and the die handle interferes with the press' yoke style handle. The Hornady, with its vertical actuator works great in the Co-Ax. The Hornady has fewer collet sizes (i think) so you might have to use a collet that does not closely match the bullet dia. ex. I have a .270 collet for pulling 6.5mm (might be able to use a .25 for the same) Both Hornady and RCBS will probably leave more marks on pulled bullets than a kinetic but I am not competing and so re-use the pulled bullets with no issues.
If I polished the Hornady collet I expect that it would be just as smooth and would be my choice for any press. I would not worry about some of the reports that the Hornady handle metal is too weak and breaks – I am betting that most with this complaint are mis-using the device.
Happy Pulling !
ModeratorMay 9, 2016 at 8:03 pm296 Bullseyes
Thank you young man
ModeratorMay 17, 2016 at 7:51 pm296 Bullseyes
Hi in the end I've gone for the hornady one , like Eric has said if you break the handle it's through being heavy handed, it's not the strongest handle but it's up to the job if you use it has instructed, also got it at 33% off
MemberMay 18, 2016 at 2:17 am21 Bullseyes
Nice! Happy pulling
MemberMay 18, 2016 at 2:40 am105 Bullseyes
The Hornady puller works well, I used one with my Lock N Load press…you will like it.
If you ever have the opportunity to pick up this puller or one similar, do it!
You would not believe how fast it speeds things up…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h1mkKD6Je8
This is the best video I could find showing how it works. I just recently started using it in the new year and love how it has multiple calibers with no press or die adjustments. No damage to projectiles.
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