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    recommendations on case trimmer

    After using a lee hand case trimmer for the last 3 years, I'm am after a decent case trimmer for 243 and 6.5x55 cases can anyone recommend one . Thanks in advance

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    Why do you want to use a different system?
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Just after a quicker and easier way as I'm loading a lot more nowadays

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    I can't think of a quicker and easier way than perhaps a Lee quick trim die. http://leeprecision.com/case-conditi...rimming-tools/
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Yes that looks good , may look into that, I only have the hand ball type cutter at the moment

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    I have a CTS trimmer for .308 and .260 as well as various Lee cutters with the ball grips, in practice I find the Lee to be just as easy to use and easily as fast. I use a cordless drill and hold a dual ended chamfer/de-burr tool in the hand then pick up the trimmer, trim the case, drop the trimmer and then chamfer and de-burr, load up the next case in the drill and away we go again.

    I had the deluxe Quick Trim and found it a lot slower and more work.

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    Forster. As it has all the extra bits such as inside and outside reamers, hollow point tool, primer pocket cleaner and THREE available base lengths depending if you are a .243/.308 user or a .300 H & H user. And that is always useful. I can even trim .44 Magnum cases on one of the bases as they main parts just simply can be attached an re-attached by unscrewing with no loss of precision of operation.

    PLUS you can get a lot of the Forster stuff from new Hannam's or even used off good old eBay!

    Some will no doubt go on about the Wilson trimmer. Overpriced and doesn't do half that the Forster is capable of. Waste of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enfieldspares View Post
    Forster. As it has all the extra bits such as inside and outside reamers, hollow point tool, primer pocket cleaner and THREE available base lengths depending if you are a .243/.308 user or a .300 H & H user. And that is always useful. I can even trim .44 Magnum cases on one of the bases as they main parts just simply can be attached an re-attached by unscrewing with no loss of precision of operation.

    PLUS you can get a lot of the Forster stuff from new Hannam's or even used off good old eBay!

    Some will no doubt go on about the Wilson trimmer. Overpriced and doesn't do half that the Forster is capable of. Waste of time.
    Right on both counts.
    The Lee Quick Trim Die, btw, works very well. I have it in 22 Hornet and 6.5x55.~Muir

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    Get an RCBS off Ebay and then should you need you can add a neck turning kit later.
    I got the full kit for around $140 S/H with 10 mandrels, 12 spuds and spare cutters.
    Very well made and very accurate. Will last a lifetime or two.Click image for larger version. 

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