case trimming ?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by tthompson1974, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. tthompson1974

    tthompson1974 New Member

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    Oct 8, 2011
    central pa
    Hi all anyone have the lee zip trim and if so . pros/cons or what should i buy .
    rainy day in pa
     
  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    I use the lee trimmer and lockstud chucked up in a ryobi hand drill. Chances are you already have a 3/8 drill at the house and the trimmer and lockstud are 7 bucks and the cartridge caselength guages and shellholder to use with them are another 7 or less. Whole setup will run you 15 bucks for the first cartridge you reload and another 7 or so for each additional cartridge.
     

  3. tthompson1974

    tthompson1974 New Member

    26
    Oct 8, 2011
    central pa
    thanks so much you all have been great i have learned so much in the short time ive been amember
     
  4. daboone

    daboone Member

    I had and gave the zip trim away. An electric screwdriver made it easier for me. When I added the Lee trimmer using brass pipe fitting to a RCBS Trim Mate the perfect system was achieved for me.
     
  5. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    pictures please sir. You have aroused my curiosity.. ;)
     
  6. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    Yeah, what he said.
     
  7. daboone

    daboone Member

    If you have the Trim Mate this setup for the Lee trimmer is made of just a couple of brass fittings.

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  8. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    At times I'll chuck the Lee cutter and mandrel into my drill press and put a granite slab on the table and trim that way. No need to use the lockring this way. The granite works as the stopfor the guide pin.
     
  9. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Genious! I love it!
     
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