Case trimmers

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Mossyoakman3006, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Mossyoakman3006

    Mossyoakman3006 New Member

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    So I have a Lyman universal and its a piece of crap in my opinion, shaft wobbles and the pilots seem to be either to loose or to tight. Looking for a replacement just wondering what you guys would suggest been looking at RCBS, doesnt have to be a power trimmer, as I dont do a great volume of reloading more interested in accuracy.
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i use the redding tr-1400. for better precision the tr-2400 is the next step up. my 1400 trims case after case to 3 decimal precision.
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have used a basic Forster trimmer for many years. I am due for a new cutter shaft (after trimming countless thousands of cases). 3-way cutters available for .223 and .308 (maybe others). Power adapter available to use a drill instead of the crank handle for high volume trimming.
     
  4. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    I have always used the Lee case trimmers with a cordless drill.

    It's fast,easy,cheap,and you get good results.

    They also come in handy when you want to anneal your cases too!
     
  5. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Either the RCBS, Redding, or Forester models are great trimmers.

    If you want the MACdaddy then get a Giraud Power Trimmer. GTC Trimmer
     
  6. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    damn thats a sweet tool!!
     
  7. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Been using an RCBS pro trim for a few years. Works fine.
     
  8. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    It is either mrm14 or m14srock that I showed that too and they bought one. I want to say is was mrm14.
     
  9. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    im gonna have to get one at some point if its as good as it looks!!
     
  10. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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  12. Mossyoakman3006

    Mossyoakman3006 New Member

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    Gonna give the Lee trimmers a try, figure for the price even if I dont like them I can still go with a RCBS or something along those lines, thanks for the advice
     
  13. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    I got a Lyman trimmer also, it is a fair trimmer but a pain to switch between calibers. So mostly I use the lee trimmers they trim the same each time and easy to use.