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 Pulled Bullets from American Reloading 
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Location: Edmonds
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223bulkbullets.com is a good source of inexpensive bullets if you reload for 223/5.56.


Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:36 pm
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Location: Union Gap
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Real Name: Randall Knapp
I have tried the pulled bullets too more then a deckade ago. I got them to work but no more. If I cast my own I have no one to blame for inconsistancies then myself. I have had to pull my own reloads too and when i reused my own components I learned that if I turned up the decapping pin I had less problems with pistol fodder. When I reuse bullets often I do not even have to bell the case mouth at all to get a bullet to set to depth. I then run them again with the seating stem yet higher to get a good crimp.


Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:15 pm
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Since I'm a glutton for punishment, and a cheapskate, I keep ordering from these guys. :bigsmile:

I got two super-heavy boxes in the mail today. One of the items included was 3,000 180-grain .40/10 HST bullets, pulled of course, that look like this:

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All right, so far so good! :thumbsup2:

Next up were 2,000 165-grain .40/10 FMJ bullets, also pulled. I put a few on the scale and noticed a discrepancy right away, so I went through and weighed them all . . . nine at a time. :frust:

Check these five bullets out. Are they the same? Different?

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Basically, they all look the same unless you start weighing or looking at them VERY closely. Same old story with these pulled bullets. Here they are side-by-side:

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And remember, that photo is zoomed in quite a lot so it makes the differences more visible. These are all .40-caliber, and from left to right: 147-grain, 155-grain, 160-grain, 165-grain and 180-grain. icon_eek I didn't even know that some of those existed!

I actually only found about 20 "bad" bullets out of the 2,000 total. All of the bullets are actually in great shape, I'm just calling them "bad" because they are the wrong weight.

I'm not complaining. At this point, I know what to expect and it's on me.

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Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:57 pm
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Real Name: Shane
I got a just a jacket from them once, but I've been satisfied with what you get for the price. Just have to check everything before you load it.


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