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Success using inertia puller for 7mm rem mag?
« on: January 27, 2021, 12:02:19 PM »
I've always used the collet puller on my press, but I hate the marks it leaves on the bullet. I've been told they have a negligible effect on accuracy, but I don't like it. I see some mixed reviews of using inertia pullers on rifle calibers though, seems they work best on hand gun or straight wall cartridges. What is your experience?
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Re: Success using inertia puller for 7mm rem mag?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2021, 12:03:28 PM »
All good. Pistol, rifle,  I use the hammer style. I have a 2x4 in the garage with plenty of dimples.

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Re: Success using inertia puller for 7mm rem mag?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2021, 12:21:37 PM »
Ive pulled way too many 7mag and 300 rum with a hammer puller to ever want to use it again.  Collet puller every tome for me. Any marks on the bullet bearing surface will be overtaken with the rifling in the barrel anyhow.  :twocents:

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Re: Success using inertia puller for 7mm rem mag?
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2021, 12:39:16 PM »
I use inertia for pistol and rifle through 30-06 (largest I load) if I have just a few as it is quick and no setup.  If I need to pull 50, I'll set up the collet puller.  I don't load belted rounds, so can't comment on how well inertia pullers work on that.

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Re: Success using inertia puller for 7mm rem mag?
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2021, 01:02:07 PM »
They work fine for a few but pulling more than 10 is a chore compared to a collet puller. In my experience those marks left by the collet have no effect on accuracy.

If you're having a problem bullet that won't budge with an inertia puller just seat it deeper into the brass to break the seal so to speak.

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Re: Success using inertia puller for 7mm rem mag?
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2021, 01:02:34 PM »
I use inertia for pistol and rifle through 30-06 (largest I load) if I have just a few as it is quick and no setup.  If I need to pull 50, I'll set up the collet puller.  I don't load belted rounds, so can't comment on how well inertia pullers work on that.
Belt or no belt has zero impact (pun intended  :tung: ) on inertia pulling.

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Re: Success using inertia puller for 7mm rem mag?
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2021, 01:06:56 PM »
I have a bunch of loaded bullets that I have no intention of using. The bullets once pulled would make an almost completely full box or bullets that would be valuable and useful for someone, but I wouldn't feel good giving someone pulled bullets with collet marks. Hence the inertia puller. I want them as clean as possible. Glad to hear it will work fine with the riflecartridges, have one on the way.
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Re: Success using inertia puller for 7mm rem mag?
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2021, 01:11:54 PM »
I have a bunch of loaded bullets that I have no intention of using. The bullets once pulled would make an almost completely full box or bullets that would be valuable and useful for someone, but I wouldn't feel good giving someone pulled bullets with collet marks. Hence the inertia puller. I want them as clean as possible. Glad to hear it will work fine with the riflecartridges, have one on the way.

What bullets are they?

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Re: Success using inertia puller for 7mm rem mag?
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2021, 01:16:02 PM »
I have a bunch of loaded bullets that I have no intention of using. The bullets once pulled would make an almost completely full box or bullets that would be valuable and useful for someone, but I wouldn't feel good giving someone pulled bullets with collet marks. Hence the inertia puller. I want them as clean as possible. Glad to hear it will work fine with the riflecartridges, have one on the way.

What bullets are they?

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Re: Success using inertia puller for 7mm rem mag?
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2021, 01:16:21 PM »
Have both!  The "inertia" works great, BUT found that a piece of gas or vacuum line hose save's the spire points it your into saving the bullet!!
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Re: Success using inertia puller for 7mm rem mag?
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2021, 03:20:53 PM »
I've done boxes and boxes of factory 7 rem ammo with one. They are a pain, but actually getting the bullet out once the cartridge is in there is no problem. What you hit it on makes a big difference, i used to do a piece of wood on my reloading table and it was like 10 hits per bullet. Then I moved to the concrete floor and its a couple good whacks, but the hammer feels like it might shatter at any moment

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Re: Success using inertia puller for 7mm rem mag?
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2021, 03:40:31 PM »
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Re: Success using inertia puller for 7mm rem mag?
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2021, 06:11:08 PM »
I've done boxes and boxes of factory 7 rem ammo with one. They are a pain, but actually getting the bullet out once the cartridge is in there is no problem. What you hit it on makes a big difference, i used to do a piece of wood on my reloading table and it was like 10 hits per bullet. Then I moved to the concrete floor and its a couple good whacks, but the hammer feels like it might shatter at any moment

For sure, smack on the concrete floor.  I have the same feeling, but my Harbor Freight puller hasn't shattered yet.

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Re: Success using inertia puller for 7mm rem mag?
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2021, 06:29:22 PM »
Collet for me to now days. I have pulled 300 win and 7 mag with a hammer style. Make sure you wear safety glass.

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Re: Success using inertia puller for 7mm rem mag?
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2021, 09:00:08 PM »
GRIP-N-PULL.  I used an inertia hammer for years, have migrated to a GRIP-N-PULL and am not looking back.  Super simple, safe and plenty fast.  It normally leaves no mark on the bullet.

 


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