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Old June 25, 2012, 07:02 PM   #1
marklyftogt
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Trimming 38 spl and .357 cases

I am getting tired of the crimp being different when reloading and it is obvious that the cases are of different length (i measured them) and the feel is different at crimping.

What is the best case trimmer out there? I am looking at the Lyman. I shoot about 1,000 rounds a month.
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Old June 25, 2012, 08:33 PM   #2
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I have a Redding #14000 that works well, but...

I've come to prefer my Lee for speed and ease:

You buy the cutter and lock stud, and then the case guide/length gauge and shell holders are purchased for each caliber...

http://leeprecision.com/case-conditi...rimming-tools/

With theRedding I have to set the length manually, and mic every so often...

With the Lee, the length stays the same with each batch of brass that are the same manufacturer...Different brass will change length slightly depending on internal dimensions near the flash hole...The Redding will keep the same OAL no matter what the internal space is on different lots/manufacturers of brass...

Six of one, half dozen of the other...
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