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Frankford Arsenal Bullet Puller

Discussion in 'Reloading/Ammunition' started by BasMstr, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. BasMstr

    BasMstr Distinguished Poster

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    Finally ordered one of these since my box of "bad" bullets is getting full. I seem to recall reading somewhere that it's better to use shell holders instead of the collets that come with. Any advice?

    Thanks!

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  2. righttoown

    righttoown Distinguished Poster

    Although not this brand but I have had bullet puller for years. I always used the collects that came with it and never had a problem. Works good.
     

  3. stewbaby

    stewbaby Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    I have this one and the RCBS...I don't know why you wouldn't use the provided collets.
     
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  4. Ellis93

    Ellis93 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    As above......I use the collets provided with the tool.

    I just hot glue my screwups to a board labeled screw ups lol
     
  5. turable.shot

    turable.shot Distinguished Poster

    I have this same tool, and yes use the caliber shell holder. (Lee works, anyway)
    Learned to do so, somewhere on the internet.

    This thing is not made to hit on a very hard surface, like concrete...I just use part of a 2x4.
     
  6. Oldbuzzard

    Oldbuzzard Distinguished Poster

    I have found the shell holders to be easier to use than the colletts. It is just a matter of preference, try both and see which you like better.
     
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  7. canebreaker

    canebreaker Distinguished Poster

    Mine is a '90 model with the 3rd set of collets, 9 mm collet is the one that wore out first, have to buy them as a set. I use a wedge of oak firewood and strike the end grain.
    I've heard of people breaking theirs. Need to tap, like driving a finishing nail without marring the wood, not drive a 20 penny nail with one strike.
    Besides my screw ups I bought 2,000 38spl rounds that were loaded without primes, 1,000 9mm loaded without powder. 2 coke flats of 38spl and 9mm reloads that were corroded. Plus a coffee can full of miss fires from the range.
     
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  8. Soonered

    Soonered Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    :yeah:
     
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  9. locrawlr

    locrawlr Distinguished Poster

    Don't hit it on wood or a "soft" surface. If you have a concrete floor in your shop, hit that. The softer the surface, the less effective it is.
     
  10. bls5

    bls5 Distinguished Poster

    I got tired of cleaning powder out of the bullet puller. I used a threaded adapter in my single stage press and a pair of pliers that I drilled out to clamp around the bullet. Sometimes it will mark a bullet but usually it works good
     
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