Case trimmer

Ackool

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Looking to purchase a case trimmer. Been reloading for my 6.5 Gap, but have recently built a 300norma improved, and starting on a 25 Sherman. Want to buy a trimmer that will do all of them. Budget is pretty much open, just don’t want to take forever trimming cases. Thanks in advance.
 

338 dude

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Well mine is slow i use the Wilson with micrometer adjustments it is very precise and I want precision over production
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Dosh

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With some you're limited to which cases fit the fixture. Some with hand crank have motorized adaptors. As mentioned, precision and accuracy is my first concern. Several brands take a while to set up, but when mastered are quite accurate. I'm sure you'll receive a pitch for nearly every make of trimmer available.
 

Jud96

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Forster Case Trimmer. It’s slower than some others, but it’s a mini lathe similar to the Wilson case trimmer. I really like the versatility of it and it’s easy to setup and use. Lee case trimmers are pretty cool too, but they tire my hands if doing a larger batch of ammo. The Lee’s are also not available for every cartridge out there.
 

dartem

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I have and like my Forster Original trimmer. I use it for small lots of trimming and mostly for calibers I don't shoot much. For .223, .30/'06 which I shoot an awful lot of, I use Dillon trim dies on a 650. I have a Giraud Tri-Way on a big
motor for .308. Regards, Mike
 
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milo-2

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If your budget allows, get the Giraud. I have despised trimming since day one, 34 yrs ago. I went through 2 RCBS electric versions, finally got the Giraud. It is still not a pleasant task, but is easy and quick.
 

dtt0862

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I recently purchased the Wilson. Love it! It’s easy to set up and never have to worry about adjusting like I did on previous trimmer. Very fast also.
 

Buzzsaw

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OMG, if you buy anything but a Giraurd, don't even bother, Trimming those big cases with a hand tool, you will end up with severe arthritis in your thumb. Cry once, Call Doug, they are great people.
Set up easy, just follow directions.
 
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