A kinetic is all I will use. I have a collet-type, but it buggers-up bullets that are really hard to pull-- such as .224" FMJ-BT bullets that are crimped-in with a really heavy crimp. I smack the kinetic against a piece of 2x2 stud (about 18" long) that I hold in my hand. I smack the puller sharply against the end of the stud, and allow the puller to rebound off the piece of wood. The flexibility of my arm absorbs the impact and the rapid rebounding of the puller tends to reduce the possibility of breaking it. I've been using one for several years. I'm perfectly happy with it...I had a kinetic, then bought a Hornady cam-lock puller. Could not throw away the kinetic fast enough.
Hum, good idea about the foam ear plug in the hammer - never thought of that. Thanks.I use a RCBS kinetic hammer . If and when I have to pull projectiles
besides all the usual little calibres it also handles 404,470,500 x 3,25 50/110. & 500 Jeffery.
I had to run a 16mm drill down it to take the 500 Jeffries.
With the larger calibres I use the shell holder to hold the case and tighten the nut on the shell holder. Works for me.
To prevent any damage to the bullet tip I put a foam ear plug into it before I put the loaded round in the hammer.
all the best