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case trimmers
« on: October 12, 2021, 07:20:10 am »
Who uses what, i've a dillon press unit, but the dies are hard to come by,

have the old school crankers, good units for sure,

thinking maybe Giraud prep unit but they are like months out, so the tri way trimmer looks to be a winner is also a couple others out there that are similar

what say u, what cha using

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    Re: case trimmers
    « Reply #1 on: October 12, 2021, 07:55:01 am »
    I have an old motor driven Lyman trimmer, have standard cases to help correctly set the case size. If I take my time it takes about 5 seconds to trim each case. Have had it for about 30 years maybe more.



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    Re: case trimmers
    « Reply #3 on: October 12, 2021, 09:34:12 am »
    Long a non-trimmer, I finally went for the Little Crow WFT2 (World's Finest Trimmer 2)

         Features interchangeable trim chambers, sold separately
        Trims up to 45 caliber
        Works with a cordless or electric drill
        Trims at least 10 cases per minute
        Does not use pilots, the case is supported by the shoulder and case body

    The original (non-2) version lacks the interchangeable trim chambers, and requires an entire trimmer unit for each chambering.

    I am unable to find anything to complain about with it; it's easy and it's fast.

    Note that the chambers work on the relationship between shoulder height and neck length, so one trim chamber might/could handle several nearly identical chamberings, like 243, 260, 7-08, 308, 338, 358, all based on the 308's shoulder height and the several chamberings' identical (?) OAL.

    The rest of my prep is done on an RCBS Case Mate Prep Center.

    Cases are charged on the RCBS Chargemaster Lite Powder Measure and Dispenser, Using a Powder Pal Pan.

    All my reloading gear is bought with speed and simplicity in mind, first and foremost.

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    Re: case trimmers
    « Reply #4 on: October 12, 2021, 12:09:13 pm »
    Dillon makes a trimmer -

    When I was converting 30-06 brass to other calibers I used my hand crank Forester trimmer. I took the handle off and ran it with an electric drill.


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    Re: case trimmers
    « Reply #5 on: October 12, 2021, 07:47:21 pm »
    I use the Frankford for bulk cases. 
    RCBS hand trimmer for hunting loads and others that need to be spot on. Also use the RCBS large hand trimmer for .50 BMG.
    Seriously looking at the Lyman trimmer right now since the rpm can be manipulated.
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    Re: case trimmers
    « Reply #6 on: October 13, 2021, 09:21:56 am »
    Been using a bench mount Wilson for years.  Good tool but a little slow for volume.  If I was going to do it over again I might consider the Little Crow unit that JarheadAz mentioned. 
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