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cysoto
04-14-2011, 14:29
...and now that they are all reloaded, I don't want to shoot them just so I don't have to go through another two days of this!

I never thought that prepping rifle cases was so time-consuming! :faint:

chris6424
04-14-2011, 14:34
Get a Giraud trimmer! It trims to length, inside chamfer and outside deburrs in the same step. 10 seconds per case, no hand exertion. I wish I had gotten one sooner, reloading rifle brass is no longer so much of a chore.

cysoto
04-14-2011, 14:50
I was looking at a Hornady LnL Case Prep Center. All of a sudden, $340 doesn't sound all that expensive! :supergrin:

EL_NinO619
04-14-2011, 18:32
How many did you do, do them in seasions and you wont get to tired. Trust me I have plenty experience, I shot atleast a couple hundted a week

shotgunred
04-14-2011, 18:42
How many did you do, do them in seasions and you wont get to tired. Trust me I have plenty experience, I shot atleast a couple hundted a week

What powder are you using in 223? I only have enough H335 for 250 rounds of 55 grs 223.
I was thinking about looking for some tac.

SilentVectorX
04-14-2011, 20:22
Get a Giraud trimmer! It trims to length, inside chamfer and outside deburrs in the same step. 10 seconds per case, no hand exertion. I wish I had gotten one sooner, reloading rifle brass is no longer so much of a chore.

Or a Dillon RT-1200. Sizes AND trims in one shot. No chamfer/deburr necessary.

I'm thinking of putting a universal decapper in my SS, then putting an RT1200 in station one of a Dillon 650. It could be sweet...

cysoto
04-14-2011, 20:37
How many did you do, do them in seasions and you wont get to tired. Trust me I have plenty experience, I shot atleast a couple hundted a week

I am only doing one hundred at the time. In the time it takes me to load 50 rounds of .308 I could have easily loaded 500 (or more) pistol rounds.

Don't get me wrong, reloading rifle rounds is fun and somewhat therapeutic but also time consuming.

EL_NinO619
04-14-2011, 21:41
Shotgun, use Tac or 748, tac is a tad cleaner..

Boxerglocker
04-14-2011, 22:07
Or a Dillon RT-1200. Sizes AND trims in one shot. No chamfer/deburr necessary.

I'm thinking of putting a universal decapper in my SS, then putting an RT1200 in station one of a Dillon 650. It could be sweet...

I sized/trimmed my first 50 rounds of .223 on my RT1200 today. Took all of 8 minutes, and that was going slow to make sure it was all dialed in. I then set-up my XL650 223 toolhead and loaded the 50 with Accurate 2520 and a Horandy V-max 55g. My buddys load 25g at 2.255 OAL. It's already ready chronoed at 3100 FPS out of his DDM4, same rifle as mine. I just got back from the range.... very pleased all went bang!
The RT1200 is awesome makes quick work of everything. I didn't have to deburr but did find I hand to chamfer sightly cause the V-max bullet is a flat base. My next order or bullets will be boattails though so that step will be abolished. I have to get my super swage mounted on a board to clamp to the wood vise on my bench, do the auto mod on it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaZHeSUqQbk
then I'll rock through the 3k of brass I have collected thus far.
http://glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=215840&d=1302839984
BTW you can't use the RT1200 at station 1 then just continue to load. You will need to tumble to remove the lube required for sizing. I use HOS no problems. The tumbling in dry media also knocks off any small burrs and really smoothens out the cut. I used a standard dillon sizer/decapper at station 1 and the RT1200 sizer/trimmer at station 4, set both up with a Dillon 223 head space gauge to ensure they were exactly the same. It's a little loud cause you have the motor hooked up to a vacumm via a manifold to catch all the shavings, I put my ear protection on that has a MP3 player input and rocked away.