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    Posted: 15 November 2018 at 21:25
Sometime last summer I was having a hard time finding cast bullets for my .45 ACP. I bought a box of 230 grain round nose bullets made by a company called Cast Performance. When I opened the box it looked like they forgot to lube them. I sent an email to Cast Performance and they assured me that their bullets are coated with a propriatary lube that you can't see but it works well and I was good to go. 

After shooting about 100 rounds the slide wouldn't go all the way forward and it was like the bullet was jamming into the barrel. 

When I got home I found a crap load of lead in the barrel. 



Needless to say I don't recomend Cast Performance bullets or their propriatary invisible lube. 
I started shooting Blue Bullets  and haven't had any problems at all. 

Anyway I decided to pull the remaining 200 bullets. After what seemed like a lifetime beating one of those hammer looking kinetic bullet pullers on the floor of my garage I had about 10 bullets pulled. Then I put the lid back on the container and set it on my work bench for the next several months. Every time I walked by them I looked at them and thought I ain't doing that. 

Today I couldn't take it any longer. I went to the local sporting goods store and got an RCBS bullet puller and a .45 caliber collet. When I got home I promptly destroyed the case on the first round I tried to pull the bullet out of. 

Then I got the puller adjusted properly and about an hour later I had all 200 or so bullets pulled. 

I haven't done it yet, but I think I might take that hammer looking bullet puller I have out in the street and see how far I can throw it. Then, I am going to get in Ol' Rusty and go run over it. 



This was a few minutes after I got started. 

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Yikes! That be some serious fouling!
...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!
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I have a red brick on my bench to hit the kenitic puller on.  I works great with jacketed bullets that are NOT crimped.  Crimped bullets are just tough.
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Yes, that was the worst leading I have ever had. 

In the time it takes to pull one bullet and get the components out of a kinetic puller, I can pull about 3 with the press mounted one. 

I like it much better. 

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The advantage with the inertia unit is     no scratches on the jacket.
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Good point Bear. I wasn't saving these bullets so I didn't care. If I ever have to do a few rifle bullets I will probably use the enertia puller. 

I guess that means I can't throw it away. 

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LOL   hold on to it...might load one without powder!!!
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I hope not, but you never know. 

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tuff deal on those supposedly lubed boolets there Wing,...I use a "hammer" boolet puller for the occasional MIstake in reloading ammo.....and if not crimped worked pretty good. Have the RCBS collet type puller to tho.

I shoot lots of cast boolets in revolvers and the 1911's and don't have much leading. Some I cast from those wheel weights you gave me and others I buy. Cast boolets need a good lube and then are ok. I do use some plated boolets too and don't see any issues with them. 


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I don't think their "propriotary" lube is lube at all. 

I have used cast bullets for years that have lube you can see and have never had a problem. I just kinda like these Blue Bullets. They shoot great and I don't think lead ever touches the barrel. 

I would like to cast my own bullets, but I don't want to try to make the time to do it. I have enough gun hobbies. 

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