Corbin Bullet Puller
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Catalog No.: CBP-50
Shipping Weight: 2.00 pounds
The CBP-50 bullet puller removes 50 caliber BMG bullets
from most handloaded rounds without crushing, marring, or in most cases
without leaving any signs of pulling on the bullet.
Caution: Certain military ammunition is
heavily crimped and/or laquer-sealed to such an extent that
the bullet cannot be grasped and pulled without actually
"digging in" to the bullet itself. If you cannot pull
a heavily-crimped or sealed bullet with the standard
brass jaws, a special set of steel jaws can be requested.
These will mar the bullet by biting into it. This is
of course a "last resort", assuming inertial or collet
pullers also fail to pull the bullet.
Unlike inertial (impact) pullers, there is no shock or
sudden blow to damage priming pellets, fracture powder grains,
or potentially ignite sensitive payloads in certain kinds
Instead, the gentle but powerful leverage of the loading
press is used to extrace the case while the bullet is held
in a vise-like grip by precision machined brass clamping jaws.
The clamping force is adjustable and extremely powerful,
applied through hardened forged mandibles to the individual
pivoted brass jaws, which align automatically around the
Here is how the tool is used:
- Remove the die from your 50 BMG reloading press.
- Optionally, place a large steel washer with 9/16 opening over the
top hole in the press, or if available, screw in a 7/8-14
adapter bushing. This reduces the size of the opening and
provides better support for the tool.
- Insert a loaded round in the proper shell holder, and
raise the ram so that the bullet and case neck are above the top
of the press head (through the bushing or washer, if used).
- Adjust the screw in the handle of the tool so that the
jaws can be clamped firmly around the bullet. Make sure
that the counterbored (larger) half of the hole is down, around the
cartridge neck. This transfers force to the bullet in direct
line with the mandibles of the tool. Once done, this setting
will not need to be repeated.
- Clamp the bullet, holding the tool so its jaws and
mandibles reach around any bolts or nuts on the press top, and the
jaws rest squarely on the top of the press (or bushing or washer,
if used). If the hole is larger than 1-1/2 inch diameter,
a bushing or washer is mandatory to provide even support.
- Lower the ram. The cartridge will go down with it, and
the bullet will remain clamped in the tool.
- Press the release lever and open the jaws to release
- Remove the cartridge, install another, and repeat the
Please note that you can order replacement jaws complete with pivot
pins installed through one side of the mounting slot, in
any caliber from 0.105 to 0.998 diameter. The tool can
pull lead bullets but if they are made of softer lead
alloys, the bullets could be distorted from compression
or marked by the top edge.
Most jacketed bullets or hard lead bullets can be pulled
without distortion or any significant marking if the
hole size is correct for the bullet diameter. The primary
purpose of the tool is to remove bullets from handloads,
and lightly crimped factory bullets. Extremely heavy
military crimps and seals may require a set of jaws which
will bite into the bullet and cause some bullet damage.
Jaw sets come with the pivot pins driven only through one
side of the mounting slot. You can tap the existing pins
to the same position without removing them entirely, and
then slip the jaws off the mandibles without losing the
pins. Also, if the jaw is mounted over the mandible prior to
tapping the pin through the mandible and into the opposite
side of the mounting slot, the slot will be supported so it
will not be peened over or bent. Always support the slot
internally if you intend to drive the pin in or out.
Use only a properly sized pin punch to move the pivot pins.
Using a nail, screw, or some other make-shift drift punch
is very likely to damage the hole and shorten the life of
the jaws. This would not be a warrantied problem.
Bullet Puller Jaws, Blank
Bullet Puller Replacement Jaws