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    kinetic hammer WANTED

    Any recommendations as I am looking to purchase - my current one the collet has gone and to be honest v fiddly and not v robust
    Lyman looks good

    Sh1kar

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    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    I just got the Forrester one from 1967Spud and used it for the first time today, it needs to be bolted in tight but is very pleasing to use.

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    add a bit of soft sponge to avoid damaging you bullets hitting the nose of the hammer ,I now use a collect bullet puller no damage or powder flying around the bench

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    Hi,

    Was in Blue Fox Glade on Friday night, they have one for 10 which is cheap. Give James a call.

    D

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    Thanks Gents Just been on to spud and collet type on its way

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    Quote Originally Posted by finnbear270 View Post
    Not if you want to pull hornet or anything with a very thin jacket like Amax

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    Quote Originally Posted by sh1kar View Post
    Any recommendations as I am looking to purchase - my current one the collet has gone and to be honest v fiddly and not v robust
    Lyman looks good

    Sh1kar
    IMO the kinetic hammer type puller is all you need for occasional jobs, but not all of them can take the punishment. The RCBS one seems by repute to be particularly brittle.

    I dismantle hundreds of different calibres to save the components in original condition so have a variety including the Forster collet die type. There is no faster or more adaptable system than the kinetic puller so I use this 99% of the time.

    If the business at hand is dismantling ammunition in bulk to fit decent bullets (to RG 5.56 62gr Nato, or .308 & .303 surplus for instance) then the press type gets used. While the collet body is cheap, the calibre collets are expensive and a bit of a rip-off.
    I don't re-use bullets pulled in a Forster, as they are squeezed pretty hard in the extraction process so the notion that they're not distorted or as good as new might be a fallacy.

    For the average reloader, and collectors of scarce ammunition too the kinetic type is usually the best choice for salvaging the bits. There is a knack to using one. I've got a Quinetics Corp one (made of a softer polymer plastic I believe) which is really beat up, but has done about 1000 rounds so far.
    If I'm going to be accused of it then it's just as well I did it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boydy47 View Post
    Not if you want to pull hornet or anything with a very thin jacket like Amax

    Never had a problem, I can , and do pull .17 rounds without any marking or damage, the only time things get squiffy is if an overly heavy crimp is in place.
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sh1kar View Post
    Any recommendations as I am looking to purchase - my current one the collet has gone and to be honest v fiddly and not v robust
    Lyman looks good

    Sh1kar
    You can always use your standard press shell holder in the Kinetic hammer if the supplied collet fails...Sorry just noted that you have already ordered a replacement, but it might be still be a useful tip to you or others.

    Alan

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