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case trimming ?

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

  1. tthompson1974

    tthompson1974 New Member

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    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

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    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.
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    tthompson1974 New Member

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    thanks so much you all have been great i have learned so much in the short time ive been amember
  4. daboone

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    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.
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    JLA Well-Known Member

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    pictures please sir. You have aroused my curiosity.. ;)
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    Yeah, what he said.
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    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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    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.
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    Genious! I love it!
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