Electric case prep center

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Takem406, Mar 27, 2015.


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  1. Takem406

    Takem406 Well-Known Member

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    I really like making my brass all nice and uniform, but trying to do this for lots of 223 and 22-250 isn't fun. I like trying to making my loads as accurate as I can while making lots of them.

    I'd like to go ahead and order a case prep system. I was looking at the Frankford on Midway, lots of good reviews and has a case trimmer. I have an LE Wilson case trimmer, but I wouldn't mind having something powered that's still accurate and clean. Trying to trim a couple hundred cases isn't fun.

    Also see a the Lyman has good reviews.

    No drill press or I'd go that route. I'd like to keep it around a max of $150.

    Thanks Boys!
     
  2. flashhole

    flashhole Well-Known Member

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    I've been considering the FA unit myself. Nothing but good reviews and I like the design better than the competition. I don't think you could go wrong with the purchase.

    I currently use a drill press and the Lee 3-jaw chuck and the Lee Case Length Gages. No complaints it just doesn't have all the features the FA system does.
     
  3. Takem406

    Takem406 Well-Known Member

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    It would speed up 223 loading for sure! The Lyman has a deal for removing primer crimps which would be OK. But a few reviews say that the tool doesn't last. Which is OK because I can get the 35 dollar deal for my Wilson case trimmer. So the FA looks like a good choice. Especially if the case trimmer works well.
     
  4. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    It's on sale and you got me thinking about the FA now too! :cool:
     
  5. Takem406

    Takem406 Well-Known Member

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    I ended up going with the RCBS Case Mate. Their pocket reemer looked to be better made. Then I bought 1000 pieces of Lake City 5.56 brass off a guy via Facebook. I figured I might end up getting a WFT Little Crow for doing my 223 trimming.