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#6906784 - 10/02/17 09:40 PM Case Trimmers
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Trying to put a case trimmer on my Christmas list. The Hornady is $70 at Academy. A few quick questions:

- Does it use the same "lock & load" inserts as the Hornady bullet comparator?
- Is the Hornady unit a good one?
- It says it works with Hornady shell holders - will RCBS or Lee work also?

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#6906792 - 10/02/17 09:48 PM Re: Case Trimmers [Re: patriot07]
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The Wilson trimmer turns out very consistent results for just a bit more.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/214923/le-wilson-case-trimmer-kit-stainless-steel


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#6906870 - 10/03/17 12:04 AM Re: Case Trimmers [Re: jeffbird]
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Originally Posted By: jeffbird
The Wilson trimmer turns out very consistent results for just a bit more.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/214923/le-wilson-case-trimmer-kit-stainless-steel



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#6906878 - 10/03/17 12:29 AM Re: Case Trimmers [Re: jeffbird]
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Originally Posted By: jeffbird
The Wilson trimmer turns out very consistent results for just a bit more.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/214923/le-wilson-case-trimmer-kit-stainless-steel


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#6906882 - 10/03/17 12:42 AM Re: Case Trimmers [Re: patriot07]
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Wilson or Giraud.

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#6907065 - 10/03/17 08:25 AM Re: Case Trimmers [Re: patriot07]
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Just got my giraud. Held off until now bc of price. Wow. Worth every penny. Trimmed and chamfered 400 pieces of brass in about 15 min.
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#6907094 - 10/03/17 08:54 AM Re: Case Trimmers [Re: patriot07]
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I got the hornady one last Christmas. RCBS shell holders will not work.
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#6907110 - 10/03/17 09:00 AM Re: Case Trimmers [Re: patriot07]
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Thanks.

On the Wilson, do I need extra inserts or cutters for 223 or 6.5CM?

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#6907258 - 10/03/17 10:31 AM Re: Case Trimmers [Re: patriot07]
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You'll need different case holders. Don't need to change cutter.

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#6907259 - 10/03/17 10:32 AM Re: Case Trimmers [Re: patriot07]
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Pay attention to the new case holder and the fired case holder, they are different.......

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#6907276 - 10/03/17 10:44 AM Re: Case Trimmers [Re: patriot07]
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I Have the Hornady. It is a good trimmer and you can trim to the .001. Down side is you have to use Hornady shell holders. You can get a power adapter and chuck up a cordless screwdriver which will speed things up.
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#6907286 - 10/03/17 10:52 AM Re: Case Trimmers [Re: patriot07]
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I bought an assortment of hornady shell houlders with mine for $15. If they are still offering it, you are eligible for a free box of bullets from hornady when you buy the trimmer.
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#6907432 - 10/03/17 12:35 PM Re: Case Trimmers [Re: patriot07]
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Looks like the Hornady rebates no longer include the case trimmer. That probably would have pushed me over the edge for Hornady since it's cheaper anyway.

Why is the Wilson better than the Hornady (for those of you who suggested it)? I like that the Wilson doesn't require a bunch of different cutters or pilots. Looks like the shell holders are all I need, and I wont' get confused about whether they're for my press or my trimmer since they look quite different.

So for the Wilson, I just need the unit and a shell holder for each caliber, right?

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#6907455 - 10/03/17 12:57 PM Re: Case Trimmers [Re: spg]
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Originally Posted By: spg
Pay attention to the new case holder and the fired case holder, they are different.......


UH??? I think you just mean case but you added holder twice so I'm confused.

Originally Posted By: patriot07
Trying to put a case trimmer on my Christmas list. The Hornady is $70 at Academy. A few quick questions:

- Does it use the same "lock & load" inserts as the Hornady bullet comparator?
- Is the Hornady unit a good one?
- It says it works with Hornady shell holders - will RCBS or Lee work also?


1 - yes
2 - yes, very adequate
3 - no

I had a Hornady trimmer. Not a bad trimmer, I replaced it with a Giruad.
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#6907486 - 10/03/17 01:15 PM Re: Case Trimmers [Re: Judd]
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Originally Posted By: Judd
Originally Posted By: spg
Pay attention to the new case holder and the fired case holder, they are different.......


UH??? I think you just mean case but you added holder twice so I'm confused.

Originally Posted By: patriot07
Trying to put a case trimmer on my Christmas list. The Hornady is $70 at Academy. A few quick questions:

- Does it use the same "lock & load" inserts as the Hornady bullet comparator?
- Is the Hornady unit a good one?
- It says it works with Hornady shell holders - will RCBS or Lee work also?


1 - yes
2 - yes, very adequate
3 - no

I had a Hornady trimmer. Not a bad trimmer, I replaced it with a Giruad.
Just from google, it does appear that for some calibers, Wilson has separate holders for fired vs new cases.

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