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#7037570 - 01/13/18 10:05 PM Trimming?
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Am I able to trim with my RCBS deburring tool? Could I put it on my drill and trim some with it? I think it will fit my drill.

I canít afford a trimmer at this time and want to reload more but am running out of cases.

Thanks
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#7037582 - 01/13/18 10:18 PM Re: Trimming? [Re: MathMan]
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I doubt it'll cut very much. It is just for deburring, after-all. Plus, how would you cut to a set length?
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#7037602 - 01/13/18 10:55 PM Re: Trimming? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
I doubt it'll cut very much. It is just for deburring, after-all. Plus, how would you cut to a set length?


Iím new to this. I just figured I could get close enough with checking every so often. I only reload 20 at a time.

I just now was looking into the lee case trimmer and lock stud. And the gauge for calibers I need. I could afford those.

Any of yíall use that?
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#7037619 - 01/13/18 11:23 PM Re: Trimming? [Re: MathMan]
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Have several of the lee trimmers they work well and are easy to use.

What are you loading? I only trim my 270 and similar cases every other or every third firing.
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#7037744 - 01/14/18 08:43 AM Re: Trimming? [Re: MathMan]
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Thanks.

Iím loading 243 and 7mm. Some of my 243 are long now and thatís what I mainly shoot.
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#7037745 - 01/14/18 08:43 AM Re: Trimming? [Re: MathMan]
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For the beginning loader, the little LEE trimmers are nice.
Pretty easy to use and fairly fool proof and trim to SAMMI spec length with no adjustments to mess up.
Be sure to deburr after you trim.


Edited by Vern1 (01/14/18 08:45 AM)
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#7037750 - 01/14/18 08:47 AM Re: Trimming? [Re: Vern1]
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Originally Posted By: Vern1
For the beginning loader, the little LEE trimmers are nice.
Pretty easy to use and fairly fool proof and trim to SAMMI spec length with no adjustments to mess up.
Be sure to deburr after you trim.


Thanks guys.
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#7037794 - 01/14/18 09:18 AM Re: Trimming? [Re: MathMan]
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Have you measured your cases to see if they even need trimming?

My guess is they have not stretched enough to need it, so your deburring tool should be fine to "clean up" your necks.

Then just get a nylon bore brush and run it in and out of neck to make sure they are clean and clear of any brass particles. .
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#7037818 - 01/14/18 09:36 AM Re: Trimming? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Yes. I measured them. I have been neck sizing them a few times already. Now I full length sized them and they are too long.
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#7037822 - 01/14/18 09:39 AM Re: Trimming? [Re: Vern1]
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Originally Posted By: Vern1
For the beginning loader, the little LEE trimmers are nice.
Pretty easy to use and fairly fool proof and trim to SAMMI spec length with no adjustments to mess up.
Be sure to deburr after you trim.


I still use Lee trimmers. They work fine. Some of these things are how much you reload. If you reload a lot, you may want to move to something that gives your more efficiency. You can get very accurate ammunition using basic reloading equipment.
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#7037823 - 01/14/18 09:40 AM Re: Trimming? [Re: MathMan]
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Can I use a pipe cleaner to clean them out? I donít have a nylon bore brush. Or should I add that to what Iím getting?
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#7037877 - 01/14/18 10:27 AM Re: Trimming? [Re: MathMan]
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If you have a bore brush to clean your barrel with, you can use that.
The cleaning rod makes a handy handle too.
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#7037952 - 01/14/18 11:25 AM Re: Trimming? [Re: MathMan]
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Originally Posted By: MathMan
Can I use a pipe cleaner to clean them out? I donít have a nylon bore brush. Or should I add that to what Iím getting?


It would be good to get a set of nylon bore brushes.

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#7038315 - 01/14/18 05:24 PM Re: Trimming? [Re: MathMan]
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You can get a used trimmer on ebay for about $40. The deburr tool won't cut worth a crap but it will probably heat the neck to high heavens. I got a used Redding and while I'm not overly impressed by it. It trims after it's set right.

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#7038331 - 01/14/18 05:47 PM Re: Trimming? [Re: MathMan]
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Lee trimmer will handle your needs for long time. Anything else would be over kill at this stage.
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