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The Titan Crew and I are all doing well. Summer and all that goes with it is finally here and the only problem I can see is finding enough time to do everything as much as I’d like to. I have all summer to ‘get ‘er done’ so……ALL IS GOOD. I hope life is the same with you.
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The ULTIMATE Kinetic Bullet Puller by Quinetics Corp.
The Kinetic ® Bullet Puller by Quinetics Corp. is 100% American made and is designed to separate bullets from their casing using “Kinetic Energy”. This bullet puller can fit many different calibers of rifle and pistol ammunition from .22 Hornet through .45-70. If used correctly, it’s very long lasting and also comes with an extended warranty. If you reload ammunition frequently, the Kinetic® Bullet Puller is a great investment for your longtime hobby.
A quick rap extracts the bullet from the casing with no damage to components. Working with the principles of kinetic energy, it’s the bounce that removes the bullet from the case. If the bullet does not come out the first time, simply tighten the chuck and rap again.The patented New UNI-CHUCK “SHIM FIT” COMBO evenly grips and holds the case; bullet and powder are caught, so there’s no waste. For all popular rifle and pistol, rim, or rimless center fire cartridges. NOT for use with rim fire cartridges or explosive projectile ammo.
The Ultimate Kinetic® Bullet Puller Is:
• Easy to Use
• Built with Safety in Mind
• A Great Investment for Your Hobby
• Made by Lifetime Members of the NRA
• Built for People Who Use Guns Frequently
• Comes with Complete Instructions
INSIGHT OF THE MONTH:
While there can be many reasons for a case to be crushed in the reloading process, there are primarily two.
The first is that the bullet seating die is not set properly. If the crimp shoulder is set too deeply, the case is crimped before the bottom of the press stroke is achieved. Once the bullet is seated, additional pressure pushes the already heavily crimped case into the die further resulting in a crushed case. This is a common occurrence with thin and long case necks such as the 30-30 Winchester.
The trick is to set the bullet seating depth first, then the crimp. This is done as follows; With an empty, sized case in the shell holder, hold the ram at the top of its stroke. Turn the bullet seating die body down over the case until you feel it come to a stop. This will be when the case mouth contacts the crimp shoulder inside the die. Mark this position by turning the lock ring down against the turret or press frame. Now adjust your bullet seating depth. Once you have the bullet seated to the desired depth, back the bullet seater adjuster out about 1 turn. Now turn the bullet seating die body in to apply the desired crimp. Once this is established, hold the ram at the top of its stroke and spin the bullet seater adjuster down until it stops.
It is a good idea to carry this out with an empty case, so that after you have seated the bullet, you have a perfectly safe “dummy” cartridge (or gauge) to repetitively set seating depth and crimp on future occasions. Once you have this “dummy” gauge, all you have to do is place it in the shell holder, raise the ram to the top of its stroke, turn the bullet seating body down until it stops, and then turn the bullet seating depth adjuster in until it stops. Since the crimp and the seating depth were already set, the die will return to very close to the same settings.
The second reason is generally associated with the collet dies. If the collet in the die has been collapsed, the case neck can not clearly enter the collet area. This results in a crushed and / or buckled case. This can be avoided by not operating the die without a case in it. If this happens, it is necessary to remove the collet and pry the collet leaves back so that they stay apart when inserted back into the die. The ID of the die body will cause the leaves to stay uniformly apart.