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#1 mackeralboy

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:08 PM

So after 20 some odd years of reloading I finally got fed up trimming all my cases by hand and I broke down and bought a powered case prep unit. I've been using it for the last two days and I kick myself in the @$$ now that I didn't buy one sooner. I actually don't dread prepping cases anymore.
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#2 OrneryOlMofo357

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:11 AM

Will your Hornady prep center taer universal shell holders? Or do you have to use all Hornady like the Hand trimmer? Also is it easy to set up?

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 05:32 AM

OOMofo,
The shell holders don't appear to be universal, meaning that other brands won't work with this trimmer as the center holes on them don't have a large enough diameter.
As far as set up it seems pretty straight forward. I had it up and running within a half hour of opening the box and that included reading the 3-4 pages of instructions. Once I set the depth on the plunger for the case trimmer it was dead on and has maintained a constant trim length for about 200 cases now.
Over all I'm pretty stoked with it as it has cut my case prep time in at least half.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:07 AM

If your still on the high of the new machine, I have a few cases I could let you do. lol

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:14 AM

Nice machine. Anything that cuts prep time is a God send. The Hornady machine looks very well built.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:36 AM

When do you want to do mine,.I hate reloading and also hate making up arrows. An evil that must be done .. Looks like a good set up. :good:

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:04 PM

I'll be right over with my cases...




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