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RevDerb
August 30, 2011, 08:26 AM
I just ordered a SmartReloaderŪ SR777 Bench Rest Case Trimmer from SportsmansGuide.com. Will this do a respectable job for me for trimming my rifle caliber brass? I should have asked first but I'm impulsive. ;)

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0VERKILL
September 15, 2011, 05:56 PM
Figued I'd give this a bump, I'm curious about them too.

RevDerb
September 15, 2011, 06:43 PM
I bought it, received it, and don't like it. I'm planning on returning it and saving up for a more expensive model.

Bmac1949
September 15, 2011, 08:20 PM
I use the LE Wilson trimmer for my rifle brass and like it alot. Once set up it is extreamly consistant. It gets a little expensive if you have a bunch of shell holders to buy but other than that I recommend it.

Win1892
September 15, 2011, 09:09 PM
I have a Fortster and a Giraud

Like them both.

m33p0n3
September 18, 2011, 05:18 PM
I bought it, received it, and don't like it. I'm planning on returning it and saving up for a more expensive model.

What was it that you didn't like?

Hondo 60
September 18, 2011, 11:47 PM
I have a Lyman Power Trimmer & does a great job for me.
You may find it cheaper elsewhere, but here's a good picture of it.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=309537

0VERKILL
September 19, 2011, 07:10 PM
I bought it, received it, and don't like it. I'm planning on returning it and saving up for a more expensive model.
I was wondering about the collet, how does it work?

RevDerb
October 1, 2011, 07:24 PM
What was it that you didn't like?
It was like a chunk of cast iron. The collet was unusable IMO, and the instructions were terrible. I sent it back for a full refund.
I was wondering about the collet, how does it work?
Not very well.

BYJO4
October 1, 2011, 10:18 PM
I've used the manual Lyman case trimmer for years. Nothing fancy but does an excellent job.

gamestalker
October 1, 2011, 10:42 PM
I've used the more expensive trimmers and none are any faster or seem to do any better than the inexpensive Lee trimmer.

I use it in my cordless drill and it does a great job. I trim and then ream & chamfer while it's still in the shell holder. The whole set up only cost about $15, and the case gauge for each different cartridge is only about $8. Everything is made from carbide steel, I've been using my cutters for at least 25 years or so.

Jasper1573
October 2, 2011, 11:29 PM
+1 for the Forster Classic trimmer...simple and works great. Look on ebay for one; there are usually a few out there.

GW Staar
October 2, 2011, 11:59 PM
+1 for the Forster Classic trimmer...simple and works great. Look on ebay for one; there are usually a few out there.

Forster Classic??? That's for big cartridges like .50 cal. You are probably referring to the "Forster Original" model. It's a classic alright, but its not called that.:)

Forster also has a three-way cutter for .223, .243, and .308 that fits the Forster Original Trimmer. I use them, plus the power adapter. Really speeds case prep.

Walkalong
October 3, 2011, 09:49 AM
The Forster is a great trimmer.

popper
October 3, 2011, 10:20 AM
Possum Hollow is cal specific, but works great with a drill

Walkalong
October 3, 2011, 01:48 PM
Even better in a drill press, and great in a lathe.

rondog
October 3, 2011, 04:27 PM
I have a Lyman Universal that works good. Even better if you mount it to the bench so it doesn't move, and replace the shaft with the optional shaft for a cordless drill. But I bought a Giraud for .223's, and that thing's wonderful! I don't load enough of other rifle calibers to justify changing the Giraud for them, so I still use the Lyman. But I load thousands of .223's.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b150/rinselman/guns/ammo%20and%20reloading/LymanUniversalCaseTrimmer.jpg

GW Staar
October 3, 2011, 11:59 PM
Has anyone tried the new "The World's Finest Trimmer" from Little Crow Gunworks?

http://www.littlecrowgunworks.com/wft.html

It's an interesting idea which appears to be based on the Giraud, only uses a drill for power. It is a caliber specific tool, that measures off the case shoulder. ($70 per caliber.)

In Use videos at the Company's website above.

Drawback? Unlike the Giraud or the RCBS and Forster lathe trimmers equipped with 3-way cutters, you still have to chamfer and deburr.

BTW, the Possom Hollow now offers their trimmer with a 3-way cutter model as well.

Using my Forster with power adaptor and carbide 3-way cutter. (http://s935.photobucket.com/albums/ad195/gstrad/?action=view&current=MVI_1047.mp4)

BigJakeJ1s
October 4, 2011, 10:05 PM
Wilson works great. Simple, robust, accurate. Power adapter available.

Andy

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