Case Trimmer for 8mm Rem Mag?


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zoidryan
December 31, 2012, 11:32 AM
I'm diving into the world of reloading, it's for the 8MM remington magnum. I wanted the lee case trimmer but it doesn't fit the 8mm looks like.... Anyone know a good trimmer around a good price that will have fittings for the 8mm rem mag?

Thanks

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matrem
December 31, 2012, 11:54 AM
Most of the "pencil sharpener" type trimmers from Lyman, RCBS, etc will trim it. You'll just need a .32 pilot.

Blue68f100
December 31, 2012, 01:51 PM
Lee makes one that fit the rem 7mm mag. I think I picked my second one up at Cabella's, $7. I have one and use the drill adapter.

rcmodel
December 31, 2012, 02:02 PM
A Lee 7mm Rem-Mag trimmer is too short to use for a 8mm Rem-Mag, even if it had a 8mm pilot.
The case length is totally different.

rc

zoidryan
January 3, 2013, 12:30 AM
Can anyone tell me some specific models?

rcmodel
January 3, 2013, 12:37 AM
RCBS, Hornady, Lyman, Forster, Redding.

All make real good adjustable case trimmers that will handle any caliber.
All have different features such as universal shell holders, quick-release shell holders, etc.

Look here and compare features & price.
http://www.midwayusa.com/find?sortby=1&itemsperpage=20&newcategorydimensionid=11889&pageNumber=2

rc

zoidryan
January 3, 2013, 01:03 PM
so you're saying I can't use the lee trimmer on the 8 mag? I have to buy a $100 lathe trimmer? I like the features of the redding, but people say the universal colliet isn't consistent, anyone tried the lyman ?

If the giroud made it for my caliber id prolly just splurge on that

rcmodel
January 3, 2013, 01:33 PM
so you're saying I can't use the lee trimmer on the 8 mag?I'm saying you can't use the Lee trimmer because they don't make one in that caliber near as I can tell.

Each Lee trimmer length gage is caliber and case length specific.

And nothing else is that caliber & length.

The only relatively inexpensive alternative would be an RCBS Trim Die, and a file.
http://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/13314

rc

zoidryan
January 3, 2013, 01:52 PM
Nice, thanks for the help everyone, never came across that. Id be concerned about the dye getting filed down? Is the dye some super metal that wont be affected?

Blue68f100
January 3, 2013, 01:56 PM
If you can get a pilot made you can use the Lee cutting head. Some of the older Lee pilots had removable pins. If you could find one of those you could replace it with longer one of the correct length. Most of these pilots are heat treated steel and very hard so they don't wear.

rcmodel
January 3, 2013, 01:57 PM
Id be concerned about the dye getting filed down? Is the dye some super metal that wont be affected? No super metel.

It's just carbon steel hardened so it's harder then a file.

rc

matrem
January 3, 2013, 08:01 PM
If you can get a pilot made you can use the Lee cutting head.
No.
You would need a longer case length gage as well.
The shell holder for 7 Rem mag & 8 Rem mag is identical, and the Lee cutters are wide enough, but 8 Rem mag is way longer.
The cutter wouldn't "know" when to stop trimming.

Edit: Should have read your post more carefully Blue68f100, I suppose if they make such a thing, it may work.

zoidryan
January 3, 2013, 11:16 PM
So out of curiosity, what do you guys use? I want to order one today but just am overwhelmed with which to pick.

cfullgraf
January 3, 2013, 11:28 PM
I use an L.E. Wilson trimmer. You will need a case holder for 8mm Rem Mag.

I got mine from Sinclair International on the stand with the shark fin clamp and the micrometer adjuster.

Blue68f100
January 4, 2013, 01:33 PM
I was on Lee's site and they have some custom pilots but not listed for the 8mm. You may contact them they may have a some but not listed on the site.

kludge
January 4, 2013, 11:52 PM
I just picked up a Lyman universal trimmer with a pilot kit (sorry no 32) at Bass Pro for $69.

1948CJ2A
January 11, 2013, 09:10 AM
So out of curiosity, what do you guys use? I want to order one today but just am overwhelmed with which to pick.

Just call Lee and give them the SAAMI specs for the cartridge. That's what I did for my 8mm Mag and my 240 Weatherby, as neither of those were standard offerings from them. I think it took 2 weeks and a $20 bill shipped to the house.

zoidryan
January 11, 2013, 09:33 AM
Thanks everyone, my uncle just gave me a lyman acuutrimmer.. lee custom orders are suspended

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