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#31 Plumas

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:24 AM

Good advice Z-MAX ...I use the Lee Quick Trim as well. It's amazingly inexpensive for the job it does and once the OAL of the case is dialed in it is pretty idiot-proof.

 

The individual dies are well worth the investment for all my re-loadable calibers...buy once  and good for a lifetime. I also have the much more expensive bench top Forster trimmer but honestly default to the Lee nowadays due to it's simple use and ease of changing from one case to the next.

 

Just ordered the attachment to allow use of a drill in place of the hand crank. It may be a bit of a gimmick for for $14 thought I'd give it a try for days when hundreds of cases may need conditioning.


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Posted 13 March 2019 - 09:32 AM

Z MAX, thank you. I think investing in a micrometer seating die will be on my list for sure. Trimming hasn't been bad with the Lee cutter, although don't know how precise it is. Something I can do in front of TV.
Is the quick trip set up in the turret of your press?

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 04:53 PM

Yes sir.

See the Crank handle in the picture?
It is a super easy fast way to trim. Here is how it works.

The die is caliber Pacific.. they only run about 12 bucks.
You also buy the the cutter with handle.. the standard one I wanna say was 25 bucks.
They also offer a deluxe cutter that champers as it trims. But I prefer to do that manually.

Lee offers dies in most any caliber.. sadly as of the last time I checked..not for the 221 Fireball

You simply run the case up into the die and crank the handle. Case comes out trimmed to length
Oh.. just to be clear. You only buy one cutter . Works with all the dies. Cutter heads are replaceable if they get dull.

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#34 Plumas

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:28 AM

Is this what you're looking for?

 

https://leeprecision...run-qt-die.html



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 11:47 AM

I'm definitely going to look into one of those in the future, looks easy and cost effective. I shot some 200 yard groups yesterday, not too bad, a little more practice and I think I'm going to be pretty good. I'm going to get to a longer range soon and go from there. I may be better off with my WSM at 200, we'll see. Been fun. I even ran some through my VEX and they were right about 1 inch 5 shots at 100.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:58 PM

Woohoo!!! Thanks plumas..

That's the one.. I looked on Midway USA and midsouth shooters a few months ago, couldn't find one for the 221 Fireball. I'm ordering it.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:44 PM

I've received a lotta help from this forum over the past 2 years...glad to return a bit.



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Posted 22 March 2019 - 12:05 PM

Cool. I might have to have one of those.


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