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Post by faraim Tue Jan 16, 2024 1:50 pm

I was given a few hundred .45 rounds loaded with H&G 68 bullets. They came with no load info and I don’t know who loaded them. I’d like to use the primed cases but don’t want to spend the next few days hammering away with one of those plastic hammer type bullet pullers. Has anyone used a collet puller on the H&G 68 bullets? If so, did you use a 45 collet?
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Post by Al Tue Jan 16, 2024 2:32 pm

Unless the bullets are seated too long to start with, a collet puller just won't get it done.
I'm afraid your going to get more familiar with your inertia puller.
Good for you for not shooting someone else's loads. 
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Post by PMcfall Tue Jan 16, 2024 2:47 pm

I use my long nose pliers and my single stage press.  Ruins the bullets but WTH.
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Post by PhotoEscape Tue Jan 16, 2024 5:16 pm

Use RCBS 9.3mm collet for removing H&G #68.  Must tight it quite a bit.

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Post by John Dervis Tue Jan 16, 2024 11:00 pm

I pulled a couple hundred bullets last fall using the inertia type puller and it really wasn’t that bad. A couple of hits per round on my concrete wall and they come right out. If you put some padding in the nose, you’ll be able to reuse the bullets too.

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Post by STEVE SAMELAK Wed Jan 17, 2024 6:52 am

A glove on your swinging hand may save some strain on your hand.
You should also think about someone you're annoyed with while you do the whacking.  Dismantling.45 acp 1960973398
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Post by hengehold Wed Jan 17, 2024 7:11 am

Just a word of caution…I have used a plastic inertia hammer for many years to pull apart hundreds of rifle rds. This year while using an inertia hammer a primer detonated in the case. The primer flew out of the case as it was the path of least resistance and hit me in the cheek. Somehow, I was lucky enough that none of the powder ignited. Of course I didn’t have safety glasses on because …why would I? It was about 2” away from damaging my eye.

I won’t be using an impact hammer again for any reason.

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Post by BE Mike Wed Jan 17, 2024 9:45 am

hengehold wrote:Just a word of caution…I have used a plastic inertia hammer for many years to pull apart hundreds of rifle rds. This year while using an inertia hammer a primer detonated in the case.  The primer flew out of the case as it was the path of least resistance and hit me in the cheek. Somehow, I was lucky enough that none of the powder ignited. Of course I didn’t have safety glasses on because …why would I? It was about 2” away from damaging my eye.

I won’t be using an impact hammer again for any reason.
I'll bet that now you wear safety glasses when doing any reloading operation!
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Post by John Dervis Wed Jan 17, 2024 1:36 pm

hengehold wrote:Just a word of caution…I have used a plastic inertia hammer for many years to pull apart hundreds of rifle rds. This year while using an inertia hammer a primer detonated in the case.  The primer flew out of the case as it was the path of least resistance and hit me in the cheek. Somehow, I was lucky enough that none of the powder ignited. Of course I didn’t have safety glasses on because …why would I? It was about 2” away from damaging my eye.

I won’t be using an impact hammer again for any reason.

Glad you were not injured.  I always wear safety glasses when I reload but I don't remember wearing them during that pulling operation.  I wouldn't have thought of it as high risk but I stand corrected.  I don't pull bullets very often even though I have a collection of misloaded stuff in a bucket waiting to be pulled.  When I have done it, I do prefer to do as many as I possibly can so I don't have to do it for another couple years.
  Not that this has any effect on wearing safety glasses (or any other safety procedures), but my technique that I have found the least strenuous is to stand against my basement wall and swing the hammer down/back.  I let the hammer (inertia) do the work and not my muscles from the swing.  The concrete wall provides a solid stop that is not cushioned like wood could be.  One or two strikes and the bullet usually comes out. Years ago I broke my first hammer and I reasoned it was because I was striking too hard.

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Post by RodJ Thu Jan 18, 2024 3:57 pm

hengehold wrote:Just a word of caution…I have used a plastic inertia hammer for many years to pull apart hundreds of rifle rds. This year while using an inertia hammer a primer detonated in the case.  The primer flew out of the case as it was the path of least resistance and hit me in the cheek. Somehow, I was lucky enough that none of the powder ignited. Of course I didn’t have safety glasses on because …why would I? It was about 2” away from damaging my eye.

I won’t be using an impact hammer again for any reason.

Yikes! Can you share more about the components, age, or other aspects of what was going on?  That is the first I’ve heard of that occurring.  Love my safety glasses

Edit: did you contact the primer manufacturer and inertia hammer manufacturer? Response?

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