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#5812350 - 06/30/15 08:07 PM It finally came!
Rob M Offline
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Registered: 04/13/11
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Loc: Denton, TX
Finally got my Giraud powered case trimmer today. It's been a long wait, but going to be well worth it!

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#5812499 - 06/30/15 08:59 PM Re: It finally came! [Re: Rob M]
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Game changer.

Worst chore there is pertaining to reloading is trimming, deburring, and chamfering. That trimmer makes it twenty times faster.

I trimmed 500 pieces of .22-250 in 70 minutes last May.
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#5812593 - 06/30/15 09:42 PM Re: It finally came! [Re: FiremanJG]
Rob M Offline
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Game changer.

Worst chore there is pertaining to reloading is trimming, deburring, and chamfering. That trimmer makes it twenty times faster.

I trimmed 500 pieces of .22-250 in 70 minutes last May.


I agree! I was spending about 90% of my time doing case prep. It was expensive and a long wait, but will make life a lot easier.
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#5813181 - 07/01/15 10:46 AM Re: It finally came! [Re: Rob M]
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love mine.......
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#5813188 - 07/01/15 10:49 AM Re: It finally came! [Re: Rob M]
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I agree, hate brass prep. Does it do one caliber only?
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#5813222 - 07/01/15 11:19 AM Re: It finally came! [Re: Rob M]
Rob M Offline
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You can buy the parts to do other calibers, but it comes set up for one.
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#5813406 - 07/01/15 01:33 PM Re: It finally came! [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Game changer.

Worst chore there is pertaining to reloading is trimming, deburring, and chamfering. That trimmer makes it twenty times faster.

I trimmed 500 pieces of .22-250 in 70 minutes last May.


Yup. I admit that I don't trim unless it's out of spec for this reason. I want to have a life.

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#5814080 - 07/01/15 08:20 PM Re: It finally came! [Re: Rob M]
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Time is money and brass prep was a LOT of time. I loaned mine out for 2 months, but the exchange works very well in my favor so didn't mind.

I use it for 223 Rem, 6.5 Creedmoor, and 300 Win Mag. The trimmer itself is expensive and about $90 to $100 for each additional caliber. If you have multiple cartridges for a particular caliber, you only need to buy additional case holders as the cutters are caliber specific. Yes you can buy a cutter / case holder combo, but don't see the point in doing that.

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#5816979 - 07/04/15 06:15 AM Re: It finally came! [Re: Rob M]
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It is 100% my next reloading oriented purchase. I'm sitting on a ton of brass that needs to be trimmed and there's no way I am going to do it all on my rcbs


Edited by jdk1985 (07/04/15 06:15 AM)

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#5817034 - 07/04/15 07:41 AM Re: It finally came! [Re: jdk1985]
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A power trimmer is indeed a game changer. Mine is a Gracey, which is similar to the Giraud. You will need a pilot for each cartridge you load for; I have a dozen pilots for mine, which covers most of the rounds I load for. I also made up a dummy case for each cartridge pilot, so that when I switch to a different caliber, the adjustment can quickly be made using the dummy case as a template. The addition of a Bob Jones cutter is a real good idea if you choose a Gracey.

I usually tune in the Rangers or Willie Nelson's Roadhouse on the radio, and before you know it, you've completely processed 500-1000 cases. Once you've pulled the trigger on a power trimmer like a Giraud or Gracey, you'll ask yourself out loud, "Why did I wait so long?"
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#5817060 - 07/04/15 08:12 AM Re: It finally came! [Re: dawaba]
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Originally Posted By: dawaba
Once you've pulled the trigger on a power trimmer like a Giraud or Gracey, you'll ask yourself out loud, "Why did I wait so long?"


^^Truth^^

A bud of mine purchased the trimmer and I purchased the annealer, we both use each machine. That saved us 50% each.
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#5817996 - 07/05/15 05:43 AM Re: It finally came! [Re: Rob M]
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I'm actually thinking about selling my giraud trimmer.

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#5818153 - 07/05/15 10:13 AM Re: It finally came! [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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Originally Posted By: 6.5x47Lapua
I'm actually thinking about selling my giraud trimmer.


To replace it with what?
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#5818234 - 07/05/15 11:40 AM Re: It finally came! [Re: Rob M]
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Send brass out.
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#5818439 - 07/05/15 03:23 PM Re: It finally came! [Re: Rob M]
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Over the course of ten reloads of 6.5x47, I only had to trim twice. That held true over the course of several barrels. My giraud just doesn't get much use.

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