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Ring around the bullet. WHY?
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 Posted: Wed Feb 22nd, 2017 02:31 PM
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Wait till you get your case trimmer it will make life much easier. On the hornady trimmer. Try to duplicate the way you put the cases in the trimmer and use the same amount of pressure every time you lock the case in it will give you more consistent trim lenghts.

I'll second RD s comment on the wax and JB weld to mold your stem to the bullet profile. Works great.

Last edited on Wed Feb 22nd, 2017 02:54 PM by STIHL



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zz,
Guess you got your answer, that's why I like the separate operation seat first and then crimp..just keep all your brass trimmed to same length also some brass are different that's why I like to keep mine all separated and loaded that way. Keep good records also..



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STIHL wrote:
Wait till you get your case trimmer it will make life much easier. On the hornady trimmer. Try to duplicate the way you put the cases in the trimmer and use the same amount of pressure every time you lock the case in it will give you more consistent trim lenghts.

I'll second RD s comment on the wax and JB weld to mold your stem to the bullet profile. Works great.
Is there a issue with the hornady trimmer it seems it is on backorder so I can still order something diferent. I picked the Hornady cause I have mostly hornady product and have been happy so far but if there is better trimmer around that price id be intrested.



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zzrguy,
Trimmers great question: way tooo many on the market and at various prices. Your pocket book will answer that question. How much you plan on doing, volume wise and also caliber, and time to do the job, RCBS, Redding, Forester and LE Wilson are all good trimers. Have some 5 foresters trimmers just set up for certain rounds and never adjust them , the same with my Wilson for my bench guns. The RCBS / Redding's I'll readjust them for that round. How deep are your pockets and Yah the Dillon motor trimer is super for them big volume jobs 223/ 5.56 and the 08's. Got my Dillon from my Brother. I just have to trim all his brass, good thing he only does a few calibers once in a while.:thumbs:



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