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I hate to trim case with a passion. I thought of a way to make it less painless and cut a few steps out. I took a lee case trimmer LR and SM cutter and drilled and taped it to 8/32 to fit on my trim mate. Man I wish I would have thought if it sooner. I also added a flash hole deburrer. Here are some pictures. I'm probably not the first to do this but I thought it was neat and maybe able to help someone else who hates trimming as much as I. it work really well. I prep 160 cases in just under 20 minutes. It did take an hour or better.

 

 
You can find a open end screw driver to hold the lee lock stud and shell holder or you can hold it in your hand. I do my hand, it just keeps less stuff to fiddle with away from me.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 



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Very nice.  

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 That'll work!!
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It is so much simpler to trim and prep now.
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sell the idea to rcbs and make some money off of it.
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Good to see I'm not the only innovator. I put my cases in my machine, and mill them off. Works well with a chamfer and deburr in the spindle too. CNC precision chamfering.........it's the next big thing.Bucky
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 But are y'all over trimming? I was.
 
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

 But are y'all over trimming? I was.
 
They took spelling the same place I did..
 
I take a small flat washer and put under the cutter stud if it wanted to cut short. It is not a perfect way but close enough for what I do.
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 How do you know the true oal of your chamber though?
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head space gage and the Hornaday case mesuring thingy. I have took a clay modle to see what it looks like.
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  Thunbs Up A generic chamber cast.
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

  Thunbs Up A generic chamber cast.
 
 Yup, It can be a PAIN but can tell you alot about what your looking at, also it shows small cracks sometimes.
 
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  Cracks?

  Just my opinion but I believe if your REALLY intent on eeking the most accuracy out of a firearm,a chamber cast is the first step to take. Like you say,they do tell you alot.

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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

  Cracks?

  Just my opinion but I believe if your REALLY intent on eeking the most accuracy out of a firearm,a chamber cast is the first step to take. Like you say,they do tell you alot.

 
I had a rifle that was in a fire and did a clay cast and found the locking lugs were cracked. you wouldn't been able to see it if i wouldn't have meesed up the mold and found them that way.
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 Good thing you knew to check!
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yeah it was luck, Now I have to convert a 222remmag to a 204ruger for my sizing studs. lee dosen't make one for a 204 ruger so i will. well i have not be able to find one anyways.
 
 
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 Sizing stud for what tool?
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the lee cutter and sizing stud. I have a shell holder that will work but the sizing stud that srewes into the cutter is not made for a 204 ruger. the 222 rem mag is the same length so i'm going to mill it down so I can use it. the length on both is the same.
 
 
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 That's what I thought. Sometimes you got to make your stuff.  I had to make one for my .300 from one meant for .300 Weatherby by filing down the tip that goes through the flash hole.
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yup nothing is ever easy.... But much more enjoyable doing it yourself.
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I threaded my large cutter last night.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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It's NICE to have the right tools for the job.
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It dose make it easyer to do.  I love trimming case's now. It it simple,fast and not a Pain.
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BigDaddy B was nice enough to thread me some cutters the other day and I've been using this upgrade for trimming now for a little over 1000 different cases.  I must say that those that hate prep work on brass need this upgrade.  It make life so much easier and faster.  I can do it probably 10 times faster than by hand or by cordless drill and thats not an exageration.  Its money well spend!
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