long case trimmer ?

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long case trimmer ?

Post by LAURIE R » Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:02 am

What case trimmer will handle 45-120 aka 3.25 cases ? thankyou men.

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Post by Bad Ass Wallace » Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:44 am

I simply use an RCBS trim die - works fine!
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Post by martinibelgian » Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:56 am

I just use 577-450 - just found out that CBC brass will comfortably hold about 135grs of Swiss no.5 without any compression, so who needs a 45-120? :shock:

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Post by montana_charlie » Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:34 pm

My Wilson trimmer looks like it would barely handle .45/120...but they make one long enough for .50 BMG
Their 45/70 shell holders will take any of the .45 BP straight cases.
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Long trimming

Post by crossfireoops » Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:01 pm


You've got great local machine shops....save a buck, get them to order up a piloted counterbore cutter (HSS is cool, you don't need carbide), ....fit it to an existing ( you've probably got the thing) set of guts...with a "stretched" base.

That thing at U.S.$ 200, will be pretty $$$$$$ down under, methinks.

All else fails, I'll build and send you a complete unit, or the plans, or the guts, or whatever.......

Happens that I'm helping a guy from Tombstone wake up a Peddersoli in that infamous chambering.

He got Norma brass, from Gullo (BuffArms).....awesome stuff, but costin'
more than good whiskey.

Big old cartridge, that.

GTC 8)

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