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Lee Quick Trim

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by kmw1954, Nov 1, 2020.

  1. kmw1954

    kmw1954 Member

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    I just picked up one of these Lee Deluxe Quick Trim tools with a 223 die since I've never had to trim pistol brass before.

    So far I've used it on about 400 pcs of 223 and I have to say it works and works pretty well. After getting a feel for it and making a couple adjustments I also have to say that it is down right consistent if I do my part. May not be the fastest method but It will do what I need to get done.

    Oh and BTW this is the hand crank model and not the one that attaches to a drill.
     
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  2. algaeguy

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    I have the same. It works well!
     
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    I used the hand crank model then later the drill type on my .223 cases but I had trouble with the case mouths sometimes getting chewed up with both of them. I switched to the world's finest trimmer and IMO it's much better. Quicker, easier and never chews them up.
     
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    Mine has done about 4k 223s and about 100 300 Blk converted from 223 brass.

    I use a dab of grease and wipe it down every 200 pieces. And repeat.

    It has been pretty consistent at trimming the cases to 1.743", give or take .002".
     
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  5. Duster340

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    I am using the Lee Zip Trim and could not be happier with it. Relatively fast, inexpensive and consistent. Use it for 30-06, 303 Brit, 7.5 Swiss, 44 mag and 44 special.

    Be well folks
     
  6. kmw1954

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    At present I am going to use this until I get a better idea/feel for how much I am going to need it. Then I will re-evaluate if I need something more.
     
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    For the price it can't be beat. I have one and a RCBS lathe type. Get the same precision either way.
     
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    I use that one too, works well my only negative comment is that some quick trim dies have either incorrect markings or are made wrong. My 454 casull die will trim a 454 case to 45 colt dimensions even when set to longest setting, my other dies have been fine.
     
  9. rdnktrkr

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    I have a couple of different ones and set them up on turrets so I can prep my brass, I can have 2 calibers on each turret, I also have the one with the handle but have been looking at the one for screw guns, I'm thinking one of the lightweight 4v ones
     
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