- Mar 7, 2016
I have a Hornady which part of a reloading kit I received thirty some years ago. I bought a RCBS from a yard sale for 5 bucks. A Wilson would be nice as I believe you can inside ream with it.
Bought the Lyman Universal in 86. Still works for me.Ive used this one for years.
but recently upgraded to using this due to higher volume of brass to processMetallic cases stretch as a result of both the firing process and the subsequent resizing process. When your cases reach a certain dimension, the...www.midwayusa.com
Little Crow Gunworks developed the World's Finest Trimmer as a precision tool that will last a lifetime. One of the unique features is that the ...www.midwayusa.com
The Lyman E-ZEE doesn't have different cutting heads, just different pilot shafts and the correct shell holder. The actual cutting head is the same for all the different cartridges. It's pretty versatile for the different cartridges, just need to change pins or pilots, and make sure there's no wobble in the drill chuck. It's fairly precise, I would check about every 5-10th case on the digital micrometer. No real variation.You can buy a different cutting head with no handle, but one the chucks up on a cordless drill. Cuts the tedious part out completely. I use a lyman universal, fits everything.
Depends on how many cases you trim per year and how many years you plan on reloading.I've loaded for a long time and always used a garage sale case trimmer which has finally given up the ghost. A friend is trying to get me into the giraud, which while cool is way out of my price range.
What trimmers are considered worth buying these days? I'll be doing .223 up to .338 RUM so it needs to be pretty variable.
This one? https://www.forsterproducts.com/product/original-case-trimmer/I've used a Lyman for years. I added the straight shaft for speed but found the Little Crow WFT to be the cat's meow for speed and convenience on big batches. I'm surprised nobody mentioned the Forster unit. It's an affordable quality piece and it accepts the 3-in-1 head. This trims to length and inside/outside chamfers. It's pretty easy bust out a couple hundred cases in short order.
You know what is a bit ridiculous? That's the one I've been using the whole time! I paid $6 at a garage sale for the dang thing. It's always been a bit wobbly and I assumed it was just low grade, but that'll teach me not to pay more attention! I'll get the 3 way cutter head and maybe a new lock ring for it and see if that helps out.Yep. They also offer a magnum version for the longest of cartridge cases.
That's good to know. I think mine is the small one. I haven't tried it with the .338 case yet but I'd be amazed if that fit.I've got two of these Forsters trimmers, one long and one short. I run them with a small drill/driver. They have been going strong for about 40 years. I have no complaints.