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Case Trimming

Getting Started Reloading .223 Rifle: Case Length

Filed in Ammo, Case Prep, Case Trimming, Reloading .223 Rifle Ammo by on April 9, 2014 2 Comments • views: 754
Getting Started Reloading .223 Rifle: Case Length

If you have meed reloading pistol calibers for a while and are about to start reloading .223 rifle ammunition then this article is for you. It is one in a series of articles on this topic. When you fire a cartridge, the case expands radially outward against the chamber of your rifle. On of the […]

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Dillon RT 1200 Case Trimmer on a Hornady LnL-AP Press

Filed in Articles, Case Trimming by on October 9, 2011 1 Comment • views: 2032
Dillon RT 1200 Case Trimmer on a Hornady LnL-AP Press

With 3000 untrimmed cases staring at me, it was clear that I needed to step up my ability to trim cases.  After much-back-and-forth between the Giraud and the Dillon trimmers, I chose the Dillon. The main reason is that it becomes part of the size-and-decap process, meaning cases now get trimmed without an extra step. […]

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Speed Trimming with the Wilson Case Trimmer

Filed in Articles, Case Trimming by on June 26, 2011 0 Comments • views: 540
Speed Trimming with the Wilson Case Trimmer

In this video you can see me using the Sinclair Ultimate Stainless Trimmer (WIlson Trimmer) and a cordless drill to trim cases. I timed it and it’s about 400 cases per hour. Tweet

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Case Trimming: Why

Filed in Articles, Case Trimming by on June 14, 2011 0 Comments • views: 924
Case Trimming: Why

First: If all you shoot is pistol you don’t need to worry about trimming cases.  I don’t know anyone who trims 45ACP cases, for example.  Rifle on the other hand is a different story. When the cartridge fires, the casing momentarily expands radially (it gets bigger in diameter) until the walls of the casing press […]

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Wilson Case Trimmer

Filed in Articles, Case Trimming by on June 14, 2011 0 Comments • views: 975
Wilson Case Trimmer

A Case Trimmer than I can love. In a perfect world, I’d have the Giraud trimmer but this s not a perfect world, eh?  After my aggravation with the RCBS Trim Pro, I wanted something that was precise, easy to use, and could trim cases at a reasonably high rate. The Sinclair Stainless Ultimate Trimmer […]

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RCBS Trim Pro

Filed in Articles, Case Trimming by on June 14, 2011 0 Comments • views: 646
RCBS Trim Pro

The RCBS Trim Pro was the first tool I used for trimming cases.  My preference is to wait until I have a large quantity of cases (250 or more) to trim and do them all at once. There is a Power Drill Converter kit available for $10 that consists of a hex socket-head screw (that […]

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