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Old February 20, 2013, 06:09 PM   #26
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6.8 photos/data

Well... I can't send you the pics/data prior to shooting them since I already did.

Here's what I have on the 6.8 rds.

Caliber: 6.8mm
Powder: Reloader 10x - 24.3 gr
Bullet: Hornaday 120 gr SST #2716
Case: Hornaday 8629
Primer: Winchester Small Rifle
OAL: 2.23

Thanks for the interest.
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Old February 20, 2013, 06:15 PM   #27
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6.8 photos

Here they are...
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Old February 20, 2013, 06:43 PM   #28
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I didnt see any specific equipment section of the forum so if this is in the wrong place, I apologize.... can anyone recommend a good/quality/easy to use bullet puller?
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Old February 20, 2013, 06:50 PM   #29
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They definitely look a lot better than the pistol rounds.
Had me worried there for a minute.
Did they chamber ok?
The reason to ask is the case mouths look a little flared out.
It might just be reflection in the picture, though.
Otherwise, they look fine to me.
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Old February 20, 2013, 07:18 PM   #30
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They chambered fine. Did have one fail to feed but it was a new mag and a factory round actually. 6.8's are tempermental about their mags. As little I know about reloading, ar's are not my weak point.

I can probably get that flare out though. Don't think I expended any effort worrying about crimp cuz the finished product seemed okay to my eyes.

After spending some time on this forum reading about crimping it appears one should only crimp when absolutely necessary.

Any thoughts on a good puller?
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Old February 20, 2013, 09:47 PM   #31
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There are two types, inertial, and press mounted. I use the inertia type, it basically looks like a plastic hammer, you put the cartridge in, and bang it on the ground till the bullet and powder come out. The press mounted type has a little collet, you raise the ram, tighten on the bullet and lower the ram. The downside is it can damage the bullet, and costs more than inertial pullers....

As to which one is best, pick your favorite color...

Third type is the cheapest, just a regular old pair of side cutters (wire cutters). take the die out of the press, put the cartridge in the shell holder and raise the ram so it sticks out the top, carefully grab the bullet with the side cutters, and lower the ram. done right there will be little to no damage to the bullet. depending on your press, 9mm might be too short to try this method though.
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Old February 20, 2013, 10:53 PM   #32
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Don't bang that puller on concrete or you will be buying another. END of a 4x4 works great
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Old February 20, 2013, 11:51 PM   #33
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I paid a little more for my RCBS inertia puller simply to get their warranty.
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Old February 21, 2013, 01:21 AM   #34
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Yep. I dont know that I paid extra, but I got the RCBS for the same reason, lifetime warranty. I use it on concrete all the time.
On the other hand, I would NEVER bang it on my 4x4, I like my fenders too much.....
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Old February 21, 2013, 10:23 AM   #35
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Decaur - bang on the tires NOT the fender!
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Old February 21, 2013, 01:57 PM   #36
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If your 4x4 can't take a little hammering on the ends, you need to give it back to your girlfriend

Considering the pictures from this post, the OP is not afraid of being heavy handed. However, it's your puller. Bang it wherever you like. Frankford Arsenal, RCBS, XYZ. If you do bang it on concrete, you do increase the chance of cracking it. Chinese plastic is no guarantee against breakage. This isn't unique information and waiting for the mfg to send a new one or waiting for the store to open tomorrow falls into the, "this sucks" category. BTDT. Now you know and knowing's half the battle.
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Old February 21, 2013, 03:00 PM   #37
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Don't use on concrete...that's funny. I've banged out hundreds on my garage floor, no breakage.
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Old February 21, 2013, 05:15 PM   #38
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What rhythm technique do you guys use with the inertia bullet puller?
Wood Pecker or rock band drummer?
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Old February 21, 2013, 07:01 PM   #39
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Re: 9mm luger... new reloader, strange primer marks.

Slow solid hits. Making sure the handle stays parralel to the floor when the hammer hits.
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Old February 21, 2013, 11:45 PM   #40
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yea, there is no rhythm... Solid whack, if bullet and powder aren't in the bottom of the hammer, whack again, repeat as necessary....

david_r, ouch man! You made my jeep cry!!
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