I have been using a Forster Rotory Case Trimmer for the past 12 years and it is a very reliable piece of equipment. It is easy to set up and use. And once you get used to it, all of your cases will be the same length + or - a 1/2 thousanth or less. Before I got the Forster, I was using the Lee thing. Problem with the Lee is that you need one for every cartridge you load for. Get a Forster and be done with it.
I bought a Forester back in the 60's and have used it ever since. I also bought a Lee for my Pdog guns because you use so much ammo and the Lee is much faster. For real accurate work the Forester is better but the best is probably the Redding. Last I checked the Redding was over $100.00.
My Lyman rotary has given good service for donkey's years. It has pilots for all calibres and is still sharp. It pays to spend time setting the adjusting "collars'. Get it wrong and you will remove too much. Hasten slowly. Lubricate the spindle. I use molybdenum disulphide grease, You can put it on your bolt lugs and cocking cam too.
Thanks for the info. Money is too hard to come by, to buy tools without feedback from experienced reloaders. From my research and budget I think I will probably be purchasing the Lyman or maybe the Forster.
I bought the RCBS trimmer... the one with the motor. After I decided that was to slow... I retrofitted a drill on it and I just use that to give them a quick zip. I trim a lot at a time so it makes it faster.
I just keep the shaft well lubed and it runs great. I have to adjust it every once in awhile. Also, the 3-way cutter is nice too. It will trimer, and chamfer the inside and outside of the case. Does a nice job once you get each of those little cutters setup. I've trimed probably 8,000 .223 cases with it and it is still cutting!
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