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#3291776 - 01/21/22 05:18 AM Re: Trimming cases...... [Re: DAA]
K22 Offline
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Registered: 10/19/03
Posts: 2400
Loc: Western NC
Originally Posted By: DAA
^^^^ I haven't trimmed any in a long time... Most of my rifles and brass, the cases will be worn out before ever needing trimmed.

- DAA


This is true.
If I buy once fired brass, then I generally will trim the cases after FL sizing. Lots of times if I check the OAL they don't need trimmed.

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#3291794 - 01/21/22 10:49 AM Re: Trimming cases...... [Re: pyscodog]
hylander Offline
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Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 1207
Loc: California
I use WFT trimmers.
Except for the 4000 223 cases I just sent to my friend to size them on his progressive.
Going to cost me a lunch though.


Edited by hylander (01/21/22 10:50 AM)
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#3291807 - 01/21/22 12:42 PM Re: Trimming cases...... [Re: K22]
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Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 2901
Loc: West
Originally Posted By: K22
Originally Posted By: DAA
^^^^ I haven't trimmed any in a long time... Most of my rifles and brass, the cases will be worn out before ever needing trimmed.

- DAA


This is true.
If I buy once fired brass, then I generally will trim the cases after FL sizing. Lots of times if I check the OAL they don't need trimmed.
It takes longer to measure each case and trim some of them, than it does to just trim ALL of them in a WFT.
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#3291812 - 01/21/22 01:15 PM Re: Trimming cases...... [Re: DiRTY DOG]
hm1996 Offline
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Registered: 07/23/06
Posts: 17121
Loc: S. Texas
Originally Posted By: DiRTY DOG
Originally Posted By: K22
Originally Posted By: DAA
^^^^ I haven't trimmed any in a long time... Most of my rifles and brass, the cases will be worn out before ever needing trimmed.

- DAA


This is true.
If I buy once fired brass, then I generally will trim the cases after FL sizing. Lots of times if I check the OAL they don't need trimmed.
It takes longer to measure each case and trim some of them, than it does to just trim ALL of them in a WFT.


Or with the Lee & cordless drill. smile

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hm
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#3291814 - 01/21/22 01:25 PM Re: Trimming cases...... [Re: DiRTY DOG]
DAA Offline
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Registered: 04/23/01
Posts: 5402
Loc: Salt Lake City
Originally Posted By: DiRTY DOG
It takes longer to measure each case and trim some of them, than it does to just trim ALL of them in a WFT.


I measure two or three out of fifty, once every four or five loadings, and don't trim any of them. Practically "ever". But there are rare exceptions - some of my .22BR brass actually did need to be trimmed after being loaded ~30 times. Vast majority develop loose primer pockets long, long before they would need trimming. For my rifles, brass and the way I load.

- DAA

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#3291819 - 01/21/22 02:58 PM Re: Trimming cases...... [Re: pyscodog]
SlickerThanSnot Offline
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Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 5786
Loc: stuck in a fence
does the wft chamfer in and out when it trims? or is that a seperate step after the trim?
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#3291849 - 01/21/22 07:43 PM Re: Trimming cases...... [Re: pyscodog]
Stugotz Offline
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Registered: 04/17/17
Posts: 62
Loc: Minnesota, USA
I have a Trim-It II case trimmer and a Frankford Arsenal Platinum Series Case Trim and Prep System. At home I will mainly use the Frankford Arsenal Trimmer. I thought about selling the Trim-It II but I still use it once in a while if I'm sitting there watching a movie or something on TV and feel motivated to process a little brass. They both work great.
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#3291856 - 01/21/22 08:24 PM Re: Trimming cases...... [Re: SlickerThanSnot]
B23 Offline
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Registered: 12/07/11
Posts: 2608
Loc: Pacific NW
Originally Posted By: SlickerThanSnot
does the wft chamfer in and out when it trims? or is that a seperate step after the trim?


No, the Little Crow WFT trimmers only trim the neck and you have to chamfer after.

The Giraud Tri-Way does all three at the same time.

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#3291865 - 01/22/22 01:23 AM Re: Trimming cases...... [Re: B23]
SlickerThanSnot Offline
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Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 5786
Loc: stuck in a fence
Originally Posted By: B23
Originally Posted By: SlickerThanSnot
does the wft chamfer in and out when it trims? or is that a seperate step after the trim?


No, the Little Crow WFT trimmers only trim the neck and you have to chamfer after.


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it takes longer to measure each case and trim some of them, than it does to just trim ALL of them in a WFT.


if we are splitting hairs, i can prime, drop powder and seat bullet in the time it takes to trim, then chamfer in and out. maybe. smile


either way, i dont really like the case prep bs and if there is part of it i dont need to do, i dont. [beeep], i dont even need my brass to look all pristine and shiny.

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#3291872 - 01/22/22 08:01 AM Re: Trimming cases...... [Re: pyscodog]
GLShooter Offline
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Registered: 01/09/05
Posts: 5333
Loc: AZ
The Gracey set up also does all three operations at once. Using a Dillon 650 for sizing and the Gracey you can turn out a huge amount of brass on an afternoon.

For smaller batches I use a Forster lathe type with an adapter for a power screwdriver and the an RCBS deburring tool turned by a Mikita screw driver.

Greg
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#3291912 - 01/22/22 02:42 PM Re: Trimming cases...... [Re: pyscodog]
DANNY-L Offline
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Registered: 01/29/11
Posts: 1600
Loc: NNY
This works great and fast. I trimmed 100 270wsm in 17 minutes the first time using.

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#3291915 - 01/22/22 03:12 PM Re: Trimming cases...... [Re: DANNY-L]
spotstalkshoot Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 2407
Loc: so.mn
If you are going to crimp, brass needs to be very uniform in length. Otherwise most rifles don't need minimum length brass.

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#3292029 - 01/23/22 04:25 PM Re: Trimming cases...... [Re: DAA]
steve garrett Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 01/18/03
Posts: 2276
Loc: tx
Originally Posted By: DAA
Originally Posted By: DiRTY DOG
It takes longer to measure each case and trim some of them, than it does to just trim ALL of them in a WFT.


I measure two or three out of fifty, once every four or five loadings, and don't trim any of them. Practically "ever". But there are rare exceptions - some of my .22BR brass actually did need to be trimmed after being loaded ~30 times. Vast majority develop loose primer pockets long, long before they would need trimming. For my rifles, brass and the way I load.

- DAA


30 firings? Ummm dude more powder. That is a pu$$y load
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#3292063 - 01/23/22 08:46 PM Re: Trimming cases...... [Re: steve garrett]
DAA Offline
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Registered: 04/23/01
Posts: 5402
Loc: Salt Lake City
lol lol lol lol

- DAA

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#3292096 - 01/24/22 01:14 AM Re: Trimming cases...... [Re: pyscodog]
hylander Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 1207
Loc: California
Just used my new WFT for 6.5 creed tonight.
SOooooo fast smile All were trimmed within .001
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