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Old 04-02-2014, 02:12 PM   #11
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I would avoid any trimmers with the collet style case holder. In my opinion they are slow and apt to misalign the case. I had one and replace it with a RCBS Case Trim Pro 2, and what a difference, night an day. The RCBS works great and utilizes their univeral case holder with a clamping mechanism to hold the case against a reference point. It is much quicker to take cases in and out than the collet style.

I just used my RCBS trimmer last night and did 125, 30-06 and about 50, 300 AAC Blackout. I trimmed, and inside and out chamfered (by hand), and primered all the 30-06 all of these in 2 hours. If if had a case prep center to chamfer it would have cut the time down significantly.

The other trimmer I would look into if you want to spend a little bit more money is a L.E. Wilson, they use specialty case gauges to hold the cases, and they reference off of the shoulders of the cases, so you buy a case gauge for a family of cases that have the same shoulder. I've never used one but thought long and hard about saving for one rather than the RCBS.

The individual Lee Trimmers that people have been posting about are great as well.

But please save yourself some headache and avoid the collet style trimmers.

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I use the simplest of all - Lee. The hand held cutter is about $7, the case specific case length gauge and shell holder is about $6. Chuck the case into a cordless drill and trim away.

I own a manual lathe type trimmer also, and it no longer gets used.



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I'm with Bayou on this the Lee trimmer serves me well, I even adapted a cutter to fit onto my RCBS Work Station, to move things along.

I also have a Possum Hollow in 223 for when I was doing bulk runs.

My Lyman collet trimmer basically collects dust anymore.
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I'm with Bayou on this the Lee trimmer serves me well, I even adapted a cutter to fit onto my RCBS Work Station, to move things along.
Hi, Steel_Talon -

Interesting idea about adapting your Lee cutter onto your RCBS Work Station. Do you have a pic of what you have there so we can see? Sounds like a creative idea......

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I'll see what I can come up with. Basically I originally tapped in a 3/8 twist stud to the bottom of the cutter. Then I adapted a multi head screw driver to hold the lock stud for the case. Gimme a day or two and I'll get a pic up here.

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I'll see what I can come up with. Basically I originally tapped in a 3/8 twist stud to the bottom of the cutter. Then I adapted a multi head screw driver to hold the lock stud for the case. Gimme a day or two and I'll get a pic up here.

Very nice of you. Thanks!
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My brother has this lee case trimmer adapter that works for several different case prep centers.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/300905401209?nav=SEARCH


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