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Old November 8, 2007, 12:59 AM   #1
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Pulling semi-wadcutter bullets

I tried to pull some semi-wadcutter bullets (45 ACP) with an inertia puller, but could not get the bullet through the three-part collet. (Round nosed and tapered flat nosed worked OK.) Anyone have a suggestion as to how to solve my problem? Thanks.

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Old November 8, 2007, 03:26 AM   #2
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Old November 8, 2007, 08:09 AM   #3
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Use the press shellholder instead of the dinky little collet.
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Old November 9, 2007, 12:11 AM   #4
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Bullet Pulling With Shell Holder

Thanks, Jim Watson from Alabama. I never thought of using the shell holder from my press instead of the "dinky little collet." The shell holder worker beautifully.
I received a email message from the manufacturer straightening me out. I was trying to work the bullet first from above rather than just pushing the rim in from the bottom. That worked also.
Alabama! I was born in Birmingham, grew up in Greensboro, Tuscaloosa, and Birmingham. I attended and later taught at Birmingham-Southern College. My family settled in Ensley. As a young man I played first oboe in the Birmingham Symphony for two seasons. Where do you live?
Thanks for your help.
George Thomas, Alliance, Ohio
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Old November 9, 2007, 08:03 AM   #5
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I was trying to work the bullet first from above rather than just pushing the rim in from the bottom. That worked also.
Huh.
Most of these are advertised as "quarter turn" collets and that you should not have to take the collet out to insert the round. I guess that only applies to roundnose, but they conveniently don't mention that.

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Old November 10, 2007, 02:45 PM   #6
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Overlap

I used to go picnicing and swimming at East Lake, fish in the TVA lakes, started teaching at Athens College, and have a friend who used to be the Methodist pastor in Loretto (Raymond Newel). Thanks again for your replies. -- George Thomas
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