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I'm looking to invest in a press mounted bullet puller. Any advise on which brand works better? I hear good and bad on different brands.
 

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I've never tried any press-mounted option, but I did tear down about 100 old corrosive 7mm Mauser rounds to claim the brass and bullets, and it was miserable with an inertia puller. If I were going to do another 100 or so, I'd be in your situation looking for something else. Good luck in your search.

(This post was mostly just my way to mark this thread so I can find it later.)
 

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I am in the process of gradually breaking down 18,000 223rds I am saving both bullets & cases with no damage.,so far I`m upto 5,420 and alls going well. I am using the RCBS Standard Bullet Puller which is working well,and it wasn
 

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Sorry, don't know why it ceased to print the rest of the message, Was going to say that the Std was not very expensive either, and works well on any of my 4 presses.
 

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I have the RCPS puller with collets for every caliber I load. Sometimes it work good and easy, sometimes I have to take the cartridge out of the press and use the kinetic puller. Either one of them is a chore to use. They both do the job and I am hard pressed to say which one is easier, of course they are both easy if you don't crimp the bullet.
 

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I have learned that all kinetic bullet pullers are not the same. The first one I purchased was a Quinetics brand puller. It is made so that the three section collet that holds the cartridge in place expands when the cap is loosened. One-half turn of the cap tightens the collet and holds the cartridge firmly. One-half turn to loosen the cap and the case, projectile, and powder falls freely out of the holder.

The next puller (Frankfort Arsenal) I purchased was made differently. The three section collet is held together by a rubber band on the outside of the collet. This means the collet is always closed. With this one the cartridge is pushed into the collet and it takes about two turns of the cap to tighten down. When the projectile comes out of the case it takes about two turns of the cap to loosen and then you must dig the case out with a fingernail because the collet is closed. Most of the time you also have to take the cap off to get the projectile out.

The net result is that Quinetics puller is much faster and easier to use. I can pull 50 bullets in under 10 minutes with the Quinetics and it takes almost 25 minutes to pull 50 bullets with the Frankfort.
 

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With the Quinteics twist chuck for the kinetics type bullet puller http://www.quineticscorp.com/newtwist.asp there is no need to remove the cap or chuck assembly in order to insert or remove the case, bullet and powder. It certainly makes it much less of a chore.
I don't use the collet that came with the kinetic puller, I use a shell holder instead (I learned that here on TFF).
 

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Take a look at the GRIP-N-PULL bullet puller. It's quite the puller. Just add a dot com to the name of the puller. At first glance it looks expensive but if you compare it to a collet type puller it's cheaper in the long run.
 

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A little trick that helps bullets from military ammo pull easier, regardless of the type of puller, run all rounds through a bullet seating die first and set the bullet a bit deeper. This breaks the sealant used on those rounds making pulling easier. This works especially well with those hammer type pullers.
 

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I've been looking at the Hornady or the Forster brand. Both have good and bad reviews. I like the looks of the RCBS but don't like the idea of have to buy different collets. Thanks for everyone's input and the tip on the bullet seating die. Would that also work on rounds that have been crimped?
 

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I've been looking at the Hornady or the Forster brand. Both have good and bad reviews. I like the looks of the RCBS but don't like the idea of have to buy different collets. Thanks for everyone's input and the tip on the bullet seating die. Would that also work on rounds that have been crimped?
I have the Hornady puller and am satisfied with it. However you still have to buy collets for specific calibers. I do not know how they would make universal collets.
 

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The RCBS does not even come with the first collet, you have to buy it separately.
 

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I use the RCBS collet bullet puller and it works well as expected.
The Hornady cam-lock bullet puller also gets good reviews.
 

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I don't use the collet that came with the kinetic puller, I use a shell holder instead (I learned that here on TFF).
But with the shell holder you do have to remove the cap and shell holder for each and every cartridge that is pulled. That is the difference between the Quinteics collet vs the shell holder and the normal wack-a-mole collet. It the speed advantage and ease of use that the Quinteics collet a viable option to other type of bullet pullers.
 

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When I go out to reload, I am in no hurry anyway. A few extra seconds really don't bother me.
 
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