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MikedaddyH

Lee Quick Trim Dies

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So I have been contemplating changing to this trimming setup for well.over a year. Finally got a trimmer and ordered some rifle dies for it. Going to do 223 , 308 & 10mm first , since I trim those the most. I plan on getting 6.5G and 224V next month. I have watched a few you tube videos on making the setup work better and will be playing with it next weekend. I have the manual set up and plan on getting the drill setup after I get my technique down. So far rotating the case 180°  is the only extra step I have done. Cases look really good !

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55 minutes ago, MikedaddyH said:

So I have been contemplating changing to this trimming setup for well.over a year. Finally got a trimmer and ordered some rifle dies for it. Going to do 223 , 308 & 10mm first , since I trim those the most. I plan on getting 6.5G and 224V next month. I have watched a few you tube videos on making the setup work better and will be playing with it next weekend. I have the manual set up and plan on getting the drill setup after I get my technique down. So far rotating the case 180°  is the only extra step I have done. Cases look really good !

Pictures or it didn't happen Brother! You KNOW we are a visual bunch and have a hard time reading directions!:lmao:

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I have a bunch of the Lee cartridge case trim setups - this looks a hand-crank for them... I'm in.  :thumbup:

 

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I used the lee setup with drill motor adapter, with the cutter that chamfers and deburrs, in my progressive press, fast but when measured the cases were +/- quite a bit, don't remember exactly how much now but I wasn't impressed. This was for .44 before I adapted the Dillon RT 1200 to do the pistol length brass. For rifle the Dillon seems to give the most uniform results of anything I've used, but need to chamfer/ deburr afterwards.

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On 10/22/2019 at 7:54 AM, Sisco said:

I mount them on my cordless drill. Can do 200 at a time easily that way.

I have been using the old lee setup for over a decade with a drill adapter. The one problem is the metal point which exits through the primer hole will wear and the cases length will shorten.

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3 hours ago, MikedaddyH said:

I have been using the old lee setup for over a decade with a drill adapter. The one problem is the metal point which exits through the primer hole will wear and the cases length will shorten.

I replace them once a year

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Here you go , Larry ! 

Hornady 224V die set +( Lee FCD & Lee QT in the mail)

Lee 6.5G die set + Lee FCD 

10mmAuto , 223R , 308W , 6.5G , 300WSM Quick Trim Dies.

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Ok so I have trimmed over 300 pieces of 10mmAuto brass. First off the hand trimmer works great for Inside and Outside champering. On cases that our less than trim length it's a breeze , it really shines now ! With cases that are from trim.length to Max length it works well but 50 to 100 cases is enough of a session. Cases with excessive trimming are a PITA. The power drill set-up is the way to go.. 

The outside champer starts about 2 hundredths above trim legth and makes a clean cut.

I think I will be getting two more quick trim  cutters , one rifle and one power drill setup.

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Ok ... Done with the 10mmAuto brass ,748 pieces. Thanks @dpete for the great brass.

Changed the cutting blades for the rifle brass on the trimmer. Going to do the 224V and 308W brass after I size it.

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Wasn't impressed with the 224V trimming but the 308W is great. Put the new trim die in and the first case was 2.0095" with a good looking inside and outside champfer. All of the cases where between 2.007" and 2.010" . What a difference a caliber makes . 

 

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Set up the 223Rem Trim Die.

Going to start with the 556 military brass. Then the odd ball manufacturers of brass. Followed by Winchester and Federal brass. Not going to do the Lake City Brass until I get it swagged.

Did one piece on brass and it looks good !

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PPU & PWC , Federal

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Sized and trimmed 80 pieces of 556 brass the trim die ran them all between 1.750" and 1.758" the first try. Did 8 a little more after measuring them .

Set up the 6.5G sized and trimmed the dozen pieces I had. Those looked great also.

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