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Rifle case trimmers
« on: November 1, 2013, 12:08:11 pm »
Ok fella's, who has what? Been doing some research and best I can figure, for reliability on length consistency etc , Forster is about the best going. Apparently they offer carbide 3 way cutters as well. (not cheap but when looking for consistent case lengths...) I'm not looking for mass production. I just like accuracy.

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    Re: Rifle case trimmers
    « Reply #1 on: November 1, 2013, 03:14:46 pm »
    I have a hodegppodge of everything but in my mind you can't beat Sinclair for high end reloading equipment. That's what the top Bullseye and long distance reloaders use, so I've heard (at least that used to be the case years ago). I believe they were bought out by someone though? Midway perhaps>


    Forgot to add address    http://www.sinclairintl.com/
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    Re: Rifle case trimmers
    « Reply #2 on: November 1, 2013, 03:19:31 pm »
    Just looked. They are part of Brownells now.
    http://www.brownells.com/
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    Re: Rifle case trimmers
    « Reply #3 on: November 1, 2013, 05:31:59 pm »
    I have the forster, and no complaints with it.

    Looking at the designs, I do not like the way the sincalir positions the case ( can't say holds, because it don't). I do not care for the RCBS lever system, just seems like too much motion for something so simple. Otherwise, they are basically the same. As long as there is not excessive play, or the shafts are not in line, there is no real difference between them.  You want to be sure the cutter shaft is square with the casing holder, one degree off, can make a difference. Next look for rigidity, in the body, and that the adjustment locking method works good.

    Carbide cutter, vs HSS. with brass, you will never notice a difference. If you are trimming thousands of steel cases, then the carbide might give an advantage. Otherwise it is just overkill.

    Go to a Cabellas, or where ever, play with them all, and get the one that you are the most comfortable with.
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    Re: Rifle case trimmers
    « Reply #4 on: November 2, 2013, 09:01:43 am »
    I have a Little Crow from a year or so back, but still prefer my Forster.
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    Re: Rifle case trimmers
    « Reply #5 on: November 2, 2013, 09:02:27 am »
    If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing George. ;) I might just have to make the 60 mile trip to the closest cabela's.  The forster is the only trimmer that has almost all high remarks/reviews from what I've read thus far.

    I'm not all about spending big money just to brag. I like quality equipment that will last a long time. Not a fan of "yeah, I saved this much" then turn around 6 months later and buy another one.

    I will go onto brownells FAL and check that out as well. Thanks for the info and opinions fella's.
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    Re: Rifle case trimmers
    « Reply #6 on: November 2, 2013, 09:25:08 am »
    Just checked out the Wilson SS trimmer on brownells.  :o That's a little pricey. It's said the forster keeps to within .001". That's pretty good.(if I was competitive shooting then yeah, I'd really consider the Wilson. Just seems a bit much for what I'm looking to do.)
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