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Offline cmxterra

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motorized case trimming
« on: October 18, 2012, 07:08:11 PM »
makes me want to do it more.

I love this thing. Just picked it up a couple days ago. RCBS Trim Pro.


Oh.. and there is a 50 dollar rebate till the end of the month if you spend over 300 dollars on RCBS equipment.

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Re: motorized case trimming
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2012, 09:20:55 PM »
Okay I want one!  ;)

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Re: motorized case trimming
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2012, 09:32:12 PM »
I'm a Forster fan.  They offer an adapter for use with a hand drill.

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Re: motorized case trimming
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2012, 09:09:48 AM »
if you like that look at a Giraud

it trims, plus inside and outside chamfers in one set

expensive yes but well worth it if you do alot of shooting and reloading

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Re: motorized case trimming
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2012, 12:25:37 PM »
if you like that look at a Giraud

it trims, plus inside and outside chamfers in one set

expensive yes but well worth it if you do alot of shooting and reloading

Giraud = Very Cool . . .  But unless you are selliing your finished product there is no way to get a return on investment.  Forster offers the same features (inside/outside chamfer, and more), for a LOT less money.  And they are very fast too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWZszN6u-3o

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Re: motorized case trimming
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2012, 08:37:48 AM »
if you like that look at a Giraud

it trims, plus inside and outside chamfers in one set

expensive yes but well worth it if you do alot of shooting and reloading

I have a Giraud on my wish list.
You can get the same for the RCBS - trims, deburs and chamfer in one step.
I've had the same RCBS machine for a little over a year. It has started to have issues with spring tension on 5.56. Won't take the case down without pushing on the back end. I probably need to call them.

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Re: motorized case trimming
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2012, 06:55:49 PM »
I considered the giraud.... it is cool

I opted for the Dillon system as I tend to load in bulk the giraud would be a third step -
step 1 - size and decap on the press
step 2 trim in the giraud
step 3 load on the press

With the dillon system
step 1 size, decap, trip on the press using dedicated trimming toolhead (decap + size/trim dies)
step 2 change to loading toolhead (powder, bullet seating, crimp dies )

Using a case feeder on a 650 it allows for efficient runs - trim at 700-900/hour, loading at 500-600/hour

The dillon leaves a clean edge although no inside chamfering in done.   I mostly load boat tail bullets so this hasn't been a problem.  I've manually chamfered while watching the tube for the precision rounds I have loaded in order to protect the jackets or moly

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Re: motorized case trimming
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2012, 07:07:53 PM »
I've seen video's on the Dillon but don't know anybody that has one.  You like it eh?

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Re: motorized case trimming
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2012, 07:46:56 PM »
yes- serves my purposes.  The only bottleneck cases I load in any quantity are 223 so a single die is all that I need.  Also, to really enjoy the "modularity" (if that's a word) of the dillon system you should keep dedicated toolheads for cutting so that you don't' have to re-calibrate. 
I got spoiled by the case feeder, what can i say. If i didn't have it maybe I'd have gone a different direction...