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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-17-2019, 03:13 PM
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I purchased the Rock Chucker kit from Natchez, now how about the case trimmers, motorized or hand crank, obviously one is more expensive than the other but is it needed, I saw Battenfeld makes a case prep and trim tool all in one, has anyone used one of these, and Thanks for all the input so far!!
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-17-2019, 03:22 PM
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I have a case trimmer that fits in the chuck of a cordless drill . I think LEE makes it. Very easy.
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It's a lee case conditioning kit , $10.99 and Brownells sells it.
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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-17-2019, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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Only loading for hunting, not a competition shooter
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Just for hunting rounds, no competition. Low volume numbers
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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-17-2019, 09:31 PM
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I have the case prep tools, and live probably an hour from you. I also have a set of 7mm-08 you can use. I can show you how to reload, using some of my tools, if you want then you will know what tools you may need. For the small amount you will be using for hunting, we may be able to load enough in one sitting to last you many years. If your interested let me know. I try to wring all the accuracy I can out of a hunting rifle.
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If you have any ammunition left from proven loads, keep it. You can measure the length, then pull the bullets and weigh the powder charge. So long as you have something documenting the type of powder used, you then have all you need to simply reproduce those rounds.
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I looked at the kit.You will need a set of calipers (cheap ones work) dies as you already know and you do need a trimmer.You don't need a motorized prep station just a simple case trimmer.One word of caution.Read the manual about reloading you are making ammo.It is not something to take lightly.On some loads a little powder will put you over pressure.I suggest you get a powder trickler.When you buy dies check to see if shell holders are included.I think Lee is the only company that includes them.I personally feel the shell holders they supply feel sloppy compared to RCBS.

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I bought a Frankford Arsenal and could probably sell my RCBS hand crank case trimmer and my older Trim mate if you are interested.

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I personally would never trust someone else's reloads, but that's just me. Nothing like trusting your life to someone else.
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