Faster way to re-size?

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  1. Reno911

    Reno911
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    So I am currently trimming my rifle brass by hand using a Lyman EZ trim set and a hand drill. It gets the job done, but it is slow as a snail uphill, especially it is annoying when I have 300-600 cases of 223/556 sitting waiting to be trimmed to size.

    So I am looking to get some ideas and input to get this done faster. Is there a device or rig available that does the same thing in a faster manner? Something with a case quick detach or something of that nature?

    Thanks!

    Reno911
     
  2. SHPD_Retired

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    I went with the Frankford Arsenal trimmer. upload_2016-6-5_20-45-51.png
     
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  3. ageingstudent

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    The Lee cutter and lock stud thingys work pretty fast in a drill press. If you have a drill press. I do my large batches of rifle brass that way. Otherwise I have an RCBS (pro 2?) I use for batches under 50. It works pretty good also. Once it's set the brass is held on one side by a spring loaded shell holder and a few cranks on the handle trims the head. Took longer to explain that than to do it lol.
     
  4. Mike Kearns

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    I recently got a WFT (worlds finest trimmer) in .223 and it works awesome. I was using the lee cutter n lock stud but every few cases it would pop out of the shell holder. Jacked up some brass that way
     
  5. ron

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  7. Mike Kearns

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    No need to secure it. It spaces off the shoulder so you just insert the case in the trimmer. So much faster.
     
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    Nice. I might have to try one. It might even work nicely chucked in a small lathe.
     
  9. v0lcom13sn0w

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    rcbs trim pro with a 3 way cutter installed and a drill instead of the crank handle is what i use. it trims, chamfers and deburs all at once. since i mass produce .223 this is a big time saver.
     
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    if u want a video of it i'll txt one to you.
     
  11. Dyjital

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    Drill attached to a Trim Pro 2/3.
     
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  12. fxdc

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    Google the little crow trimer for videos.

    Been using one for 3/4yrs.
    70 bks and a Lyman case prep center 99 bks have been the best investment I've made for doing rifle brass.
     
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  14. Reno911

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    I'll have to check this guy out.
     
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    That little finest trimmer looks like a winner. Watched the video. He did something like 5 cases in the time it would have taken me to lock my first one into my Lyman.
     
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