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Thread: 22lr Pinch Trimming

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    Boolit Master
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zbench View Post
    I was trimming some heavy jackets today and remembered my promise to show some video of the process. In this video the jackets are being trimmed at about 1000 pounds of pressure, but as soon as it reaches that pressure the auto reverse kicks in and retracts the ram. This process makes the length very accurate and after trimming thousands of jackets this way, the punch and die is still sharp. It's a little tricky to set up as you adjust the ram with enough pressure to get the jacket to shear, then you have to tweak it a little higher, then adjust the auto reverse pressure to be just under this set pressure. Sounds complicated, but it is pretty easy after you do it a few times.

    To be fancy, I'm also using the load sensor to adjust the ram up some and stop to allow me to load a new jacket to be trimmed.

    Not going to win any Academy Awards, but you can see it at: https://youtu.be/qMpjTyOtJEY
    I love the idea of a pressure cutoff. Great stuff. I wonder if a person could use a spring let off for a hand press. Don't know if springs are as reliable for pressure sensitivity.
    AKA hans.pcguy

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    Flagstaff, AZ
    Please keep it on topic here guys. There's a lot of good info here.

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    Thanx, looked at their site found a page without prices then their full price list which didn't seem to have that part listed. At $249 cheaper to buy than try and reinvent the wheel.
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    Their webpage isn't the easiest to navigate, but if you go to their secure shopping cart, you will see everything they sell along with prices. The R dies are what work with a regular reloading press.

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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