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Removing bullet from 38 Special DEWC

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Post by Bestdentist99 Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:22 am

Is there a way to remove the DEWC bullets from a 38 Special cartridge? I tried using the kinetic bullet remover, but I’ll destroy my work bench faster than get the bullet out, they just don’t move. 
What is the way to do that?
Thanks for the advice.

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Post by oxbowbob Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:53 am

It's been my experience bullet pullers work best on concrete floors.
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Post by dronning Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:54 am

Bestdentist99 wrote:Is there a way to remove the DEWC bullets from a 38 Special cartridge? I tried using the kinetic bullet remover, but I’ll destroy my work bench faster than get the bullet out, they just don’t move. 
What is the way to do that?
Thanks for the advice.
I have a wood bench and there are bullets that won't come out hitting it BUT when I hit my metal vice they pop right out.
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Post by james r chapman Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:06 am

Cement floor as stated. “Whap whap”
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Post by john bickar Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:35 pm

Wear work gloves and use your non-shooting hand.

Go ahead and ask me how I know this.
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Post by Bestdentist99 Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:58 pm

Excellent advice from all, worked like a charm!
Thank you!

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Post by Jack H Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:05 pm

Save the trip to the patio.  Hit the puller hammer onto the face of a metal face deadblow hammer in your other hand.
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Post by DVidrine Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:52 am

This is how I do it.  Remove the de-priming pin from a 38 SP sizing die.  Adjust the sizing die in the press so the case only goes into the die to the base of the bullet.  The bullet diameter will be slightly reduced and the brass case will spring back some.  One or two mild raps in a kinetic bullet puller will pop that wadcutter right out.

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Post by Steve K Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:05 pm

Instead of wacking the puller on the floor I use a 2 inch concrete cap set on my workbench. In this way I stand rather than kneel, and have greater control over the process.

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Post by STEVE SAMELAK Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:46 pm

One of my many vices is the bench vise on the end of my workbench...it has a convenient flat anvil area for whacking things.

Now if can find the guy who keeps lowering the floor so I have to bend farther when I drop stuff.
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Post by mikemyers Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:26 pm

john bickar wrote:Wear work gloves and use your non-shooting hand.

Go ahead and ask me how I know this.
Asking........??
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Post by STEVE SAMELAK Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:43 pm

Hitting something hard with something hard tightly gripped in your hand can cause a fair amount of pain.
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Post by john bickar Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:52 pm

STEVE SAMELAK wrote:Hitting something hard with something hard tightly gripped in your hand can cause a fair amount of pain.

And if you're smart, you would learn after doing it once.

BUT NOOOO
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Post by Wobbley Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:58 pm

Don’t hold it tight. Just tight enough to keep it under control when the head hits. There’s a knack to it.
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Post by LenV Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:54 am

I shoot them in the revolver. The bullet is ruined anyhow.  Very Happy

And if you really need to take them apart I find that a broken forklift blade welded down to your steel welding bench will work in a pinch. Overkill?


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Post by DA/SA Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:33 am

Wobbley wrote: There’s a knack to it.
Exactly, let the hammer do the work.

Hard to explain how to do it though.
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Post by james r chapman Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:20 am

john bickar wrote:
STEVE SAMELAK wrote:Hitting something hard with something hard tightly gripped in your hand can cause a fair amount of pain.

And if you're smart, you would learn after doing it once.

BUT NOOOO
Another reason to not load 1000 at a time!
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Post by Wobbley Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:23 am

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I know it’s rifle, but this was the result of a few days loading of 223.... over 3500 rounds...
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Post by Jack H Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:06 am

STEVE SAMELAK wrote:Hitting something hard with something hard tightly gripped in your hand can cause a fair amount of pain.
My hammer to hammer technique does not hurt at all.
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Post by TonyH Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:04 pm

Hit the puller hammer onto the face of a metal face deadblow hammer in your other hand.
That’s easy for a Master....what about the rest of us?  lol!
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Post by Jack H Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:30 pm

TonyH wrote:
Hit the puller hammer onto the face of a metal face deadblow hammer in your other hand.
That’s easy for a Master....what about the rest of us?  lol!

It's simple. 
Pick up hammers.  Whack hammers.  Put hammers down. 
Train and practice on "head alignment and hammer control".

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Post by jlow Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:26 pm

Why has no one suggested using a bullet puller instead?  This Hornady Cam-lock bullet puller works like a charm...

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/851547/hornady-cam-lock-bullet-puller

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Post by Black_Talon Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:42 pm

jlow wrote:Why has no one suggested using a bullet puller instead?  This Hornady Cam-lock bullet puller works like a charm...

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/851547/hornady-cam-lock-bullet-puller
'Cause the OP's trying to pull a full wadcutter bullet, which does not protrude above the case mouth. Nothing for the cam-lock collet to grab on to.
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Post by zanemoseley Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:50 pm

My RCBS collet puller says it's only for jacketed bullets. Plus there is nothing to clamp down on with a full wadcutter.

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Post by PhotoEscape Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:05 pm

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-X-3-Flat-Steel-Bar-THICK-Blacksmith-Bench-Welding-Press-Plate-8-Long/264025577277?hash=item3d7926973d:g:ue8AAOSwy7hb4Lo2🇸🇨USPSPriorityFlatRateEnvelope!60060!US!-1

Options:
1. finding recycler nearby and stopping by to see if they have any 1/2 - 1" steel plate pieces.
2. finding machine shop nearby, stopping by and asking for the same.

Rest is easy.
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