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Thread: Creative Reloading Solutions Handy Trimmer

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    Boolit Master

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    Creative Reloading Solutions Handy Trimmer

    The Handy Trimmer, what a great tool!

    Back at the start, when I started on this seasonal slug work six years ago, I wanted the BPI Spin-N-Trim. After three years of it not being in stock, I bought the Trim Dr. II. Boy, was that a mistake. BPI still lists the Spin-N-Trim it is still out of stock. I'm glad it stayed that way, I like nice tools, and the Handy Trimmer is that. For $17 more, you can buy the Handy Timmer.

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    Boolit Master Markopolo's Avatar
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    I like this!!!!! I want one! Great write up!
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    Boolit Master gpidaho's Avatar
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    Dang it! I have four different hull trimmers and now I NEED another. Thanks for the post. Gp

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    Hmmm interesting !

    I cut down a few hundred new 10 gauge each year to 2 7/8" . I made a wooden jig of sorts and cut them on the bandsaw . Not as smooth for sure but a lot quicker and they don't seem to hurt any of my 10 gauge loads be it slugs , buckshot or birdshot .
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    Boolit Grand Master

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    My trimmer is really crude. I cut off pieces of 3/4" iron pipe then faced smooth in my lathe one every 1/4" from 2" to 3". Slip a hull in the appropriate length "trimmer" then slide a utility knife across. Works well enough but I agree there is nothing like a nicely made (and of course functional) tool.

    As soon as I saw that Handy Trimmer I was thinking maybe I should upgrade! And I just might do that. Christmas present to me... from me?


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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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
GC Gas Check