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Old 07-03-2012, 06:34 AM
Striker846 Striker846 is offline
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Sinclair Case Trimmer




I was about to buy everything for this but Im not sure it was "complete" because there were Misc comments about you have to have the spacers for the holders so they can go on.

So at this point I am confused as to what all i need for it.


Anyone got a list of the things I need for it?

Need to be able to trim 9mm 40sw 10mm 45acp 223/556 308
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:09 AM
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Call them, they're very helpful.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:41 AM
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Agreed go to the horse's mouth.

On the other hand I'd wait on shell holders for the 9x19, 40 S&W, 10mm and .45 ACP until I had an accumulation of brass to trim - because that may never happen given that straightish wall pistol cases don't stretch much if at all. For roll crimped revolver cases a uniform length may give more uniform roll crimps. Roll crimps aren't much use in pistols.

For the rifle cases buy shell holders with the trimmer. Notice that Wilson style case trimmers may use a different shell holder for new and fired cases.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:23 PM
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well see heres the problem with calling....
Im currently deployed. I'm trying to get everything together and sent to the house so I can come home and create a whole reloading setup/bench area for myself. (got to use that initial 2 weeks when i get back home to relax and enjoy myself and thats how i wanna do it lol)
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:29 PM
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Options are:
1) a base to support the trimmer. Without this you will need to lock it in clamps or a vice.
2) a micrometer adjustment, useful if you measure rather than use a standard-sized shell to set the trim length.
3) a chamfer cutter, which is used without the shellholders. Useful, but not necessary.
4) a cantilevered wing-nut like device attached to the trimmer that holds the shellholder in place. Effective, but not necessary.

It's a tight package for trimming bottle-necked cartridges. Not every cartridge shellholder is available, though Sinclair can probably recommend alternatives. For instance, 6.5X50mm Japanese is not listed.

Good luck and best wishes.

Last edited by Toml; 07-03-2012 at 01:29 PM.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:26 PM
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Here is what I use:

Base - to mount it to the bench
Case holders - Rifle only, not needed for straight walled pistol (45ACP/9mm/40SW)

Cartridge case gauges - used to check your work

That will get you going. Later you can add stuff like a micrometer and power adapter (for cordless drill) if you want.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:27 PM
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the one I was looking at already has the micro meter but ill check again. Ill link it in a sec.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:46 PM
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the straight wall pistol cases will split b4 they need to be trimmed. after 20-30 reloadings, they will still split b4 they need trimming. as for the sinclair tool, its the cadillac of the trimmers. hell ofa good tool.
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