Note to self(s)...

Note to self(s)...

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    Exclamation Note to self(s)...

    File this under "Lessons Learned."

    If you have to use an inertia hammer to pull expensive rifle bullets with those plastic tips--it will destroy the plastic tips! D'oh!

    Stuff a piece of firm foam or something down into the chamber to protect them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    File this under "Lessons Learned."

    If you have to use an inertia hammer to pull expensive rifle bullets with those plastic tips--it will destroy the plastic tips! D'oh!

    Stuff a piece of firm foam or something down into the chamber to protect them.
    Doh. That sucks man.
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    mine came with a little foam piece inside of it. I never thought about this though.
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    Note to self: Never iron naked. Don't ask me why, the memory is still too painful...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmf552 View Post
    Note to self: Never iron naked. Don't ask me why, the memory is still too painful...
    Don't want to know!
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    That explains the yellow apron...
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    My RCBS version has had the same little rubber washer stuffed in its end since I've had it. I don't recall if I put the washer there or it came that way. I've had that puller since about 1980 and think I bought it used.
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    I use a foam ear-plug stuffed inside.

    Works pretty well.
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    Thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmf552 View Post
    Note to self: Never iron naked. Don't ask me why, the memory is still too painful...
    I have a better rule: Never iron. Ever.
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    I learned at an early age if you do it right you won't have to pull any bullets. One of the many lessons taught me by a wise man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redmc View Post
    I learned at an early age if you do it right you won't have to pull any bullets. One of the many lessons taught me by a wise man.
    That's good . . . until you try working up a load for a caliber with no published load data. Then it's more trial and error. Once the primers start to leak, you don't really want to shoot the rest of them! After reloading since 1975, it's the first time I've ever had to pull loads.
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    We used the trial and error with extreme caution and then some. I started reloading in the early 40s when components were almost nonexistent.

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