Can you re-use bullets after disassembled?

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    Question Can you re-use bullets after disassembled?

    So I have some ammunition that I need to disassemble (inertial puller) due to sideways primers, no primers, dented/crushed primers....

    Obviously I can save the powder, and brass, but will the bullet be salvageable?
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    I've done it and I had no problem but I would not be surprised if a more experienced reloader will come any second and say you shouldn't
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    For everyday use they'll be fine. If you're shooting competition benchrest probably not.
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    Works fine for me with target loads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sisco View Post
    For everyday use they'll be fine. If you're shooting competition benchrest probably not.
    +1 Just give them the once over for damage.
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    Inertia bullet puller shouldn't damage the round,I've pulled rifle bullets with pliers and reused
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    Some of us even actually buy pulled bullets. Lots cheaper and still fun to shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticks View Post
    So I have some ammunition that I need to disassemble (inertial puller) due to sideways primers, no primers, dented/crushed primers....

    Obviously I can save the powder, and brass, but will the bullet be salvageable?
    Let me guess... .223?

    The bullet is just fine, like others have said, I've reused bullets I've pulled with pliers too. The inertial puller won't do anything to the bullet.

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    Sure you can. No reason to waste your hard earned dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLT View Post
    Let me guess... .223?

    The bullet is just fine, like others have said, I've reused bullets I've pulled with pliers too. The inertial puller won't do anything to the bullet.
    Nope, my very first batch of .40 (150rds). Primers I won't stress on at $3 for 100. Lead and powder on the other hand...

    Thanks for the responses guys! As soon as I get my bullet plucker, then I will reuse them, and keep them separate just in case there is an issue, then I can isolate them.
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