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Possum Hollow Kwick Case Trimmer A+

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Idano, Apr 19, 2007.

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  1. Idano

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    Hello everyone, I just tried out my new Possum Hollow Kwick Case Trimmer this evening and all I can say is WOW! This $20 trimmer that trims off of the datum of the case's shoulder just like the Giraud or Gracey except you supply the motor. I chucked it into my drill press and I was off trimming cases as fast as I could grab them out of the bin. I checked every .223 case I trimmed and everyone measured 1.740 perfect for my X-Die. If the blade holds up on these trimmers I can't justify buying any other trimmer. Heck at $20 I can buy 18 Possum Hollow Kwick Case Trimmers for the price of one Gracey.

    I have to thank 30Cal for the mentioning them in one of his posts, what a find!
     
  2. P0832177

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    Kwick Trim is a good way to trim, but I assure that nothing compares to a Giraud Trimmer! :p
     
  3. crux

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    I've got both, Possum Hollow is no Giraud. I love my Giraud:)
     
  4. Idano

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    Gentlemen you going to have to do a lot better job of convincing me of that since they all work on the exact same principles; They all trim off of the datum of the case's shoulder. The only difference I see is that you paid $325 dollars for a motor and I am chucking my $20 cutter into a $300 dollar drill press. So please enlighten me as to why either the Giraud or Gracey is better then the Possum Hollow Kwick Case Trimmer.
     
  5. Zippy06

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    I thought case stretched in the middle.
    Is this used with Full length sizing?
    Or neck sizing?
     
  6. Chris Rhines

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    It doesn't look like the Possum Hollow trimmer deburs the case mouth.

    - Chris
     
  7. Idano

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    Chris Rhines,

    You are absolutely correct and may be why P0832177 and crux say it doesn't take the place of the Giraud or the Gracey since I see that both of them deburr at the same time. Okay so it may not be better but it certainly is more cost effective especially if you use X-dies and only have to trim your brass once over its entire life. Since I only shoot about a 1,500 rounds a year per rifle between my .223 and my 22-250 there is no way I can justify spending $400 for a case trimmer. That is unless I find a problem with the Possum Hollow Kwick Case Trimmer, which I hope I don't since I just ordered one tonight for my 30-06!
     
  8. P0832177

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    The Giraud sells it self.

    Idano
    You are just a babe in the woods! :eek: I do not have to convince you of diddly squat! Step up to the real world, loading 223 or 308 is just a lot easier with trimmed, deburred, and chamfer cases in one pass. This is especailly true of prepping brass for use on a progressive press. Do as you see fit, but once you have tried one out you will know.
     
  9. Idano

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    I originally posted a reply to P0832177 last post but deleted because I decided it didn't warrant a reply.
     
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  10. mc223

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    I use a Possum Hollow also. So what if it doesnt chamfer. It is cheap, fast and accurate and doesnt give me an attitude. Load on!:neener:
     
  11. DaveInFloweryBranchGA

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    "Idano
    You are just a babe in the woods! I do not have to convince you of diddly squat! Step up to the real world, loading 223 or 308 is just a lot easier with trimmed, deburred, and chamfer cases in one pass. This is especailly true of prepping brass for use on a progressive press. Do as you see fit, but once you have tried one out you will know."

    John,

    If you're going to tout a product, you should be willing to explain solid, logical reasons WHY it's good. If not, you're actually doing the product harm and you're not helping those that might be interested in buying the product.

    Attacking someone who asks you a question or challenges you certainly isn't showing why the product is better. I think you can do better. If not, then the other fella is right, the product isn't better as far as anyone can tell.

    Dave
     
  12. Walkalong

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    I am going to get one of these Possum Hollow trimmers. It looks like the cats meow for doing .223 for range shooting. Yea, the Giraud is a Porsche, but I can't afford a Porsche either. :)

    If I was shooting a ton of brass in competition it may warrant the cost and convienence of the Giraud. :)

    Hello PO832177. I did not appreciate your verball assault on me in your PM. You need to learn to make your points without insulting and putting folks down. Have a nice day. AC :)
     
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  13. 30Cal

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    The same holder that you drop the cutter into will allow you to spin a chamfer/debur tool.

    You have to pay big $$$ to do all three (trim, chamfer & deburr) at once.

    Ty
     
  14. Idano

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    30Cal,

    I really got to hand it to you that was a great find, if it hadn't been for your post I wouldn't have known about the trimmer. I have been using an old RCBS with 18V drill attached and the biggest pain with it was changing the trim length between calibers and the time it took to lock a shell in the collet. I hope the cutter holds up since that is the only thing I can imagine going wrong with them otherwise it appears to be the tool for me. If I was trimming thousands of rounds a month I probably would invest in a Giraud or Gracey because they do it all in one step which I hadn't realized until Chris Rhines pointed it out in his post, but where I doubt I trim over 1,000 casings a year because I use X-Dies I just can't justify that expense. Again a big thanks for the link 30Cal!
     
  15. SSN Vet

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    :neener: :neener: :neener:

    My XYZ is better than your XYZ, therefore I have demonstrated to the world that I am smarter, wiser, more cultured and sage than thou.

    Don't you wish you were as cool as me?

    :neener: :neener: :neener:

    I really never did understand this type of thinking.

    But, being a bonified tightwad myself, I always appreciate a good "cost effective tool tip".
     
  16. SSN Vet

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    Hey,

    when did this quick reply thing come along?

    very nice.

    now my BB is smarter, wiser, more cultured and sage than it use to be.

    isn't that somethin'
     
  17. GaryL

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    Can someone do me a favor and post a link to said tool? Sounds like a handy device.

    You could accuse me of being too lazy to search (yes - I know how easy it is to search for something on Midway or Grafs or one of the other sites), but I prefer to see exactly the right thing without having to poke around making sure when someone else already knows.
     
  18. RustyFN

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    Idano thanks for sharring this. I'll have to look into this. Thanks from another babe in the woods who doesn't believe in paying 20 times more than you have to.
    Rusty
     
  19. Chris Rhines

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    I generally trim 1-2000 .223 cases per batch. If I have to chamfer seperately, that's two extra steps and more than three times as long.

    - Chris
     
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    Smaller batches will reduce the fatigue. Or buy an X-Die and trim, chamfer once. Time spent with ones brass is time well spent. Opportunity for good inspection prior to loading will save some headaches at the range or in the field.
    Fast is good at Indy. Effecient is just plain smart.
     
  22. DaveInFloweryBranchGA

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    I think mc223 pretty much said it all on this one.

    Dave
     
  23. GaryL

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    Thanks Walkalong. Probably need to get one of those soon.
     
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    i saw my screen name and i thought what are they talking about me for!:D
    but i see now!
     
  25. Walkalong

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    Shhh everybody. possums here.....:D
     
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