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Best Way to Trim

 
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:04 PM
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Best Way to Trim

I'm using the Hornady case trimmer with a power adapter so I can use my drill for power.What is the best way to measure the proper length so I am not trying and adjusting interminably?
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:16 PM
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Re: Best Way to Trim

Calipers?

Maybe I'm missing the point of your question here.

Yes, there will be some back-n-forth measure-trim-measure-trim-some-more-measure-dammit-cut-too-much-grab-another-measure-trim-measure...

Once you get is set, if the trimmer is worth what it costs as scrap metal, it should be set until you're done trimming - barring anything coming loose, etc.
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:16 AM
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Calipers?

Maybe I'm missing the point of your question here.

Yes, there will be some back-n-forth measure-trim-measure-trim-some-more-measure-dammit-cut-too-much-grab-another-measure-trim-measure...

Once you get is set, if the trimmer is worth what it costs as scrap metal, it should be set until you're done trimming - barring anything coming loose, etc.
Ok, thought that was correct. Just not another way to measure once, cut once. Just get tired of that ooops, grab another one.

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Old 03-22-2011, 09:33 AM
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Re: Best Way to Trim

This is what i use.

The Optics Talk Forums - RCBS Trim mate upgrade - Page 1
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I'm using the Hornady case trimmer with a power adapter so I can use my drill for power.What is the best way to measure the proper length so I am not trying and adjusting interminably?
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:56 PM
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Re: Best Way to Trim

Trim die and a file for me. I've also used a Lee case trim tool. I like those pretty well.

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Old 03-23-2011, 09:24 AM
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Trim die and a file for me. I've also used a Lee case trim tool. I like those pretty well.
One thing I like about the Lee trimmers, They might be a couple .01 short, but they all come out the same, and there is no adjustment, to come loose.

Does Lee have custom trim pilots?
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