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    on the scrounge

    hi guys, due to being a clever git ive seated my .223 bullets too deep in the cases and i would like to pull them and reseat them, is there anybody local to me who would be willing to lend me a bullet puller for a couple of days? ive been meaning to get one but always seem to get sidetracked by something shiny. cheers fellas

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggy View Post
    hi guys, due to being a clever git ive seated my .223 bullets too deep in the cases and i would like to pull them and reseat them, is there anybody local to me who would be willing to lend me a bullet puller for a couple of days? ive been meaning to get one but always seem to get sidetracked by something shiny. cheers fellas
    How deep? Have you shot them to see if it had any effect? I'd lend you my puller but it would take a month to get there! I just had a thought. Are you planning on resizing the cases once the bullets are pulled? If so, and if you have a set of pliers handy, you can put a bit of leather/rubber between the jaws, run the case up in the ram of the press, grab the bullet (carefully, carefully) as it comes through the hole for the die, then lower the ram. The pliers will stop at the top of the press and you will be able to pull the bullet free of the case mouth. I have found that thin rubber works best to pad the jaws. All this of course is dependent on having enough bullet out of the case to grab.~Muir

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    haha thanks muir, yes i was planning on taking them apart, running the cases through the sizer again and seating the bullets further out. they dont shoot well at all at their current depth(serves me right for not trying them out). i will give the plier trick a go, thanks buddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggy View Post
    haha thanks muir, yes i was planning on taking them apart, running the cases through the sizer again and seating the bullets further out. they dont shoot well at all at their current depth(serves me right for not trying them out). i will give the plier trick a go, thanks buddy
    Glad to put my hillbilly experience out there for you.
    I use the plier thing quite a bit, actually. When pulling cast bullets I just grab the bullets with the plier teeth and lower the ram; they are going to be recast, anyhow. A question tho: Are you so certain that they won't shoot better if seated deeper yet? My Hart barreled Howa likes the bullet seated with the boat tail below the neck/shoulder junction. Quarter inch groups.~Muir

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    it didnt work for me haha, i just kept getting big "teeth" marks in the bullets ans have also discovered that vmax without the plastic tip have a rather nasty looking hollowpoint(wonder if its worth trying without the tip) they were seated at 2.225" but i hadnt thought about pushing them in deeper. the cases were pretty full of h4895(26.5grains) and i wouldnt have thought they would go a lot deeper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggy View Post
    it didnt work for me haha, i just kept getting big "teeth" marks in the bullets ans have also discovered that vmax without the plastic tip have a rather nasty looking hollowpoint(wonder if its worth trying without the tip) they were seated at 2.225" but i hadnt thought about pushing them in deeper. the cases were pretty full of h4895(26.5grains) and i wouldnt have thought they would go a lot deeper?
    The jaws bit through the padding?? That's some fierce pliers!

    My rule is that if the bullet base isn't seated past the base of the neck, I'm good, but if you've got a compressed charge already, maybe not. What bullet weight??~Muir

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    i was originally using 27 with a 50 grain vmax but i wanted to try the 53s and im now on a charge of 26.5

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    How badly do they shoot? Use them for practice / rabbit shooting as pulling does take quite a bit of time. If it was 20 / 30 loaded rounds, thats what I would do.

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    i was "clever" enough to load up 100 heym haha, they do shoot badly, cant remember "group" size but it wa somehwer on an a4 card. i dont mind putting the time in and in hindsight thats what i shouldve done originally

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    Try up to .010" deeper and see if that improves anything. You should be alright with that charge and bullet weight if it's convenient. I forget sometimes that some of you need to travel more then a few minutes to shoot.~Muir

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