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Saturday, March 16, 2013
Bullet Hammer Basics
There is several reasons to pull a bullet 1) if you think you messed up on a load for example or the phone rings while reloading or the wife called you for a "honey do", or the kids interrupt you. 2) You got some re-loads in trade and you did not know the reliability of the re-loader or the nature of the components involved. The main danger in taking in someone else's reloads is first that they could have made a careless mistake and loaded a double charge. This is just as bad if they intentionally loaded a hot round so if someone were to steal their ammo it would kill the thief if they shot it. I got some ammo in trade one time and one shell casing had a smiley face drawn on the head of one of the bullets. Needles to say I pulled all the bullets and reloaded them. Look on the boxes and bullets for any peculiar marks. So it is a good idea to pull the bullet and reload it your self unless you trust the person you got it from and look him in the eye and say "did you load this ammo or did you get it somewhere else". Another example 3) wet or oil contaminated ammo will need to be cleaned up or dried up so you can reload it .
Regardless of the reason mentioned above you need to pull the bullet so you can reuse some of the components. It is not safe or reasonable to shoot it in your gun to unload the bullet. So you use a bullet hammer. With unknown reloaded ammo with the bullet pulled the primers are fired in your gun. If the person who loaded the ammo before used magnum primers then if you reuse them you could have a pressure spike and blow up you gun even if you use them with your own powder. The old unknown powder is a nitrogen base so it is good plant food. Your own reloads are 100% reusable as you know the products. Check the powder weight and re-assemble the bullet.
Most bullet hammers will pull the most popular bullets. It works by striking a concrete floor and the bullet is pulled with kinetic energy. This is a simple, very functional and inexpensive tool. I strike a wooden 2 X 4 to cushion the plastic and lengthen the life of the tool. Do not use on Formica, tile, wood or synthetic flooring Richard W Norman
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