Forster Bullet Pulling Die Review

| June 18, 2014 | 4 Comments

As I wrote about a few weeks ago, my AR15 .300 Blackout pistol ran great, but my handloaded ammunition did not.

It turns out that the Lyman Accutrimmer I was using increasingly fell out of adjustment. Most .300 reloaders stop at 1.360″ brass length, and folks running AR15s will trim as short at 1.355″ (which I consider my shortest length). The Accutrimmer was trimming cases down to 1.343″ which is waaaay too short.

Anyway, I did not check the cases every 20 – 30 as I should have. It was my fault for depending on a tool. As a result I needed to pullĀ a lot of loaded ammunition.

Like, a lot.

I had a $15 kinetic bullet puller. This is basically a plastic hammer where you screw a loaded round into one end and bang the shit out of the other end. It’s loud, messy and time consuming.

For $27 from our good friends at Brownells I purchased the Forster Bullet Puller with a .308 caliber collet. After tinkering with the initial set up (I had to tighten the puller die more than I am accustomed to with other dies) the Forster worked a treat and I was making my way through my bum rounds in no time.

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Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd is a regular guy and works to make Web sites and mobile apps easier for people to use. He spends his free time attending fight-focused firearm, knife, and combatives training, motorcycling, writing, and playing games. His daily carry is a Glock 19 pistol and an AR15 .300 Blackout pistol in a backpack.

4 Comments on "Forster Bullet Pulling Die Review"

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  1. Phillip says:

    Bummer that you need to pull those, but at least you can salvage the bullets and powder.

    Out of curiosity, did you consider getting the Hornady cam-lock bullet puller?


    • Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd says:

      I did, but in reading some reviews on the Internet the Forster seemed to get better reviews for pulling .308 caliber bullets.

  2. Mike says:

    I have had really good luck with the Worlds Finest Trimmer for my 300BLK brass.


    • Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd says:

      I purchased the WFT after my problems with the Accumtrimmer and I wish I would have bought it a LONG time ago. It isn’t 100% dead on every time but it’s within my acceptable margins and is way faster and easier on the arms.

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