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Old 03-26-2017, 8:38 PM
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Default Do you use your inertia bullet puller on concrete floor?

Per instruction , I am suppose to slam the hammer down on a wood surface , I already destroyed a few 2x4 this way, and tired having to "aim for the wood". Anyone have use it on concrete floor repeatedly and the hammer still live to tell the story ?
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Yes. I use a light grip and let it rebound a bit, and it works very well. The plastic gets marred up quite a bit, but the bullet puller takes a licking and keeps on ticking.
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Yes

My garage floor is concrete

The handle can bend and be bent back.

The collet holds the brass- no danger of the round firing
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My garage floor is concrete

The handle can bend and be bent back.

The collet holds the brass- no danger of the round firing
+1. The handle bends a bit. So far so good slamming the floor.

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I smack it on a piece of carpet on the garage concrete floor. Works perfectly.
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I smack it on the end-grain of a 4X4 scrap wood.

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I would smack the steel flat face of the vice and they would pop out on the first go. When I would smack wood it would take two smacks sometimes. The smooth surface of the vice never scared the nose of the puller.
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I smack it on the end-grain of a 4X4 scrap wood.

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I smack it on the end grain of a 2x4. its about 30 inches long so I don't have to bend down.
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I slam it on a floor mat on the concrete floor. I figure this protects the plastic from chipping or cracking, while maintaining a good thud on the bullet. Seems to work. I've taken apart probably around 100+ bullets on m Franklin Armory puller and it seems new.
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Either the concrete or the flat top on my vice.
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Per instruction , I am suppose to slam the hammer down on a wood surface , I already destroyed a few 2x4 this way, and tired having to "aim for the wood". Anyone have use it on concrete floor repeatedly and the hammer still live to tell the story ?
I hit mine on concrete wood did nothing but destroy the wood.

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I used to hit it on the garage floor. Worked pretty good. Then I found something harder. My head.
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I smack it on the wood top on my toolbox.

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Per instruction , I am suppose to slam the hammer down on a wood surface , I already destroyed a few 2x4 this way, and tired having to "aim for the wood". Anyone have use it on concrete floor repeatedly and the hammer still live to tell the story ?
I stopped banging on wood after laying waste to a few things in the garage.

I actually decided that a plastic bowling ball was better since it tends to give the energy right back, but then it kept slipping off.

Then I found another material that seemed to work great too. When I bought my house there was a set of bathroom stall pieces here. It was a soft black plastic and it melts when you try to cut it so I had a few scrap pieces laying around, the puller tends to bounce off to the side if you hit it wrong, but the material holds its shape pretty good.

Now though, using the concrete floor is just a convenience. One to three good whacks usually takes care of business.
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I have used the concrete many times. I also have used the 1/4" steel top of my reloading table.
THEN my brother used it on concrete and had the handle at a big angle and cracked off a piece of the end. Good thing it was a RCBS unit. One call and had a new one quickly and free. Got to love RCBS. The old one was one I bought in 1970.
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I have a RCBS puller that I just smack on top of my bench grinder stand (which mounts the reloading press). I have hit it on the concrete floor before and no issues of the puller exploding.
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+1. I use concrete step in the back yard.

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I hit it on scrap 2x4's. Considering a 8' 2x4 is $3.50 I can destroy a lot of wood at a resonable cost.
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Yes. I use a light grip and let it rebound a bit, and it works very well. The plastic gets marred up quite a bit, but the bullet puller takes a licking and keeps on ticking.
I've always done it on concrete floor. In my experience, the process described here is the best way to pull a bullet. I have tried both a) smashing the thing into the floor as hard as I can, and b) hitting the floor and letting the flex in the tool cause the tool to bounce off the floor and back up. I found that bullets were easier to pull when letting the tool rebound than letting it stop at the floor. I could go into the physics of why I suspected that would be the case, but suffice to say, it worked better.
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+1 That is who I do it on concrete or steel. Works better than a hard hit with no rebound
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I hit mine on a 60/40 lead/tin ingot. It doesn't beat the plastic up as bad as concrete, but works faster then wood.

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Yes. I use a light grip and let it rebound a bit, and it works very well. The plastic gets marred up quite a bit, but the bullet puller takes a licking and keeps on ticking.
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This is exactly what I do. As long as I'm not trying to put it through the floor, this method works for me.
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Buy yourself a piece of scrap 1/2 inch thick steel, mine is 4"x4" set that on your bench to hit the hammer on.
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I just smack it nose to nose with a hammer. Keeps stuff from bouncing around on my bench.
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I use the garage floor cement.

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I have the RCBS plastic bullet puller. I use it on the cement floor, but I don't hit extremely hard (I've seen them break). Worked fine for me for the past 3-4 years.
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I smack it on a piece of carpet on the garage concrete floor. Works perfectly.
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I would smack the steel flat face of the vice and they would pop out on the first go. When I would smack wood it would take two smacks sometimes. The smooth surface of the vice never scared the nose of the puller.
+1 on the vise technique ^^^
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Got tired of bending down for concrete floor so I threw an 8" AR500 gong on the work bench and whack that. Can't speak to puller longevity (maybe pulled 30 rounds).
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I use a piece of oak from an old pallet and hold that flat onto the concrete steps of the residence. The oak hold up well and the puller shows no signs of distress.
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How long before someone (not me this time) posts their home made super cheap steel backed chopped down 2x4 whacker spot complete with gun logo burned into the wood and quick change wooden panels that you will need a welder, dremel, and #1 fine tip soldering iron, and a cost of $23 in materials and $1400 in tools to make?
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I've been whackin' away with my Lyman puller on the concrete garage floor as well as the anvil face on my bench vise for years without breaking it. I fully expect it to go T.U. anytime now, but they're cheap enough.
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I have a small section of railroad rail on my bench, and use that. One or two limp-wristed whacks is all it takes.

That's just for onsie-twosie stuff. If I'm pulling a lot of bullets, I use a Hornady collet puller.
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