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RCBS Trim Mate

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by jmh119, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    I am thinking about getting the RCBS Trim Mate and was wondering if anyone has had experience with it. Also, would a primer pocket uniformer remove the military crimp on .223? Or should I get a swager for that?
    TIA for your replies!
    James
     
  2. wavo

    wavo Portland Member

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    I have one and I like it. Right now I'm only using the primer pocket cleaning tool on the Trim Mate since I'm not doing rifle rounds yet, but I bought it in anticipation of doing .223's.

    Also, everyone is aware that right now you can get $10 off any RCBS product over $50 right?

    http://www.rcbs.com/pdf/RC129_RCBSCoupon.pdf
     
  3. usmc

    usmc oregon Active Member

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    i use a primer pocket swager and then a de burring tool, to make primers seat easier. i also use a 3 way cutter on my trimmer so it does inside ,outside, and trims to length. its saves a heap of time.plus i hook my trimmer up to my dewalt cordless,and it saves time and your muscles. just some things i found to be easier. hope this helps
     
  4. therifleman

    therifleman kennewick Member

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    That 3 way cutter head was the best money Ive spent in a long time.
     
  5. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Where did you get that? Wouldn't that have to be specific to the caliber size? What am I missing?
     
  6. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    FWIW I don't cut material from crimped primer pockets. I swage them. I don't want to lose the material, but that's just my $.02.
     
  7. therifleman

    therifleman kennewick Member

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    the cutter heads are caliber specific and are available at rcbs by phone or internet. I have and use 30 cal and 22 cal and will soon be ordering the 270 for the 6.8spc and 270 win.
     
  8. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Thanks one and all for the input. I appreciate it!
    James