Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
fishtacos, bw38, wapiti4me, Meggun, TBlakeMitchell
61273 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 79734
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43980
BOBO the Clown 41513
BMD 40584
Big Orn 37484
bill oxner 35288
txshntr 34109
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31038
facebook
Forum Stats
61273 Members
46 Forums
418765 Topics
5784097 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#5812350 - 06/30/15 08:07 PM It finally came!
Rob M Offline
Tracker

Registered: 04/13/11
Posts: 623
Loc: Denton, TX
Finally got my Giraud powered case trimmer today. It's been a long wait, but going to be well worth it!

_________________________

Top
#5812499 - 06/30/15 08:59 PM Re: It finally came! [Re: Rob M]
FiremanJG Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 18764
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
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.
_________________________


800 Yard Steel Rifle Range
Long Range Shooting Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available


Top
#5812593 - 06/30/15 09:42 PM Re: It finally came! [Re: FiremanJG]
Rob M Offline
Tracker

Registered: 04/13/11
Posts: 623
Loc: Denton, TX
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.
_________________________

Top
#5813181 - 07/01/15 10:46 AM Re: It finally came! [Re: Rob M]
SingleShot85 Offline


Registered: 05/27/09
Posts: 1772
Loc: S.A. and Kinney Co.
love mine.......
_________________________
"That the people have a Right to MASS and to bear arms; that a well regulated militia composed of the Body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper natural and safe defense of a free State..."
- George Mason

Top
#5813188 - 07/01/15 10:49 AM Re: It finally came! [Re: Rob M]
Cast Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/14/08
Posts: 15143
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
I agree, hate brass prep. Does it do one caliber only?
_________________________
Cast



I have a short attention spa

Top
#5813222 - 07/01/15 11:19 AM Re: It finally came! [Re: Rob M]
Rob M Offline
Tracker

Registered: 04/13/11
Posts: 623
Loc: Denton, TX
You can buy the parts to do other calibers, but it comes set up for one.
_________________________

Top
#5813406 - 07/01/15 01:33 PM Re: It finally came! [Re: FiremanJG]
tenyearsgone Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 04/21/13
Posts: 1213
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.

Top
#5814080 - 07/01/15 08:20 PM Re: It finally came! [Re: Rob M]
capreppy Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 04/07/12
Posts: 42
Loc: North Fort Worth (Saginaw)
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.

Top
#5816979 - 07/04/15 06:15 AM Re: It finally came! [Re: Rob M]
jdk1985 Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 08/15/11
Posts: 11822
Loc: Waco, TX
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)

Top
#5817034 - 07/04/15 07:41 AM Re: It finally came! [Re: jdk1985]
dawaba Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 10/22/06
Posts: 4200
Loc: Big Eddy Road, Noonday
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?"
_________________________
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple.....and wrong." H. L. Mencken

Top
#5817060 - 07/04/15 08:12 AM Re: It finally came! [Re: dawaba]
FiremanJG Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 18764
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
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.
_________________________


800 Yard Steel Rifle Range
Long Range Shooting Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available


Top
#5817996 - 07/05/15 05:43 AM Re: It finally came! [Re: Rob M]
6.5x47Lapua Offline
Tracker

Registered: 12/13/14
Posts: 518
Loc: dfw
I'm actually thinking about selling my giraud trimmer.

Top
#5818153 - 07/05/15 10:13 AM Re: It finally came! [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
FiremanJG Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 18764
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
Originally Posted By: 6.5x47Lapua
I'm actually thinking about selling my giraud trimmer.


To replace it with what?
_________________________


800 Yard Steel Rifle Range
Long Range Shooting Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available


Top
#5818234 - 07/05/15 11:40 AM Re: It finally came! [Re: Rob M]
blackcoal Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/19/12
Posts: 7922
Loc: 60 Mi North of DFW
Send brass out.
_________________________
The Greatest Enemy of knowledge is not ignorance,
it is the illusion of knowledge.--Stephen Hawking

Top
#5818439 - 07/05/15 03:23 PM Re: It finally came! [Re: Rob M]
6.5x47Lapua Offline
Tracker

Registered: 12/13/14
Posts: 518
Loc: dfw
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.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide