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    Reloading - Case Chamfer tool

    Howdy all,
    Would anyone know where I might find a (large) case mouth chamfering tool that would work better
    on larger cases like a .45.
    The one I have works, but it's kinda small for doing the OD's of large caliber case mouths.
    Kind of a pain ... and really slows down the process.

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    I use the lyman hand tools, and am pretty happy with them. In my opinion, they are a little expensive, but seem to last a long time.
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    If you are looking for a hand tools using the 50 BMG stuff might be an option.

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    Lyman Case Prep Multi-Tool...also comes with tips to clean and remove crimp from primer pockets.

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    The RCBS VLD chamfer tool does a very nice job of chamfering case mouths and a few light spins does it with aplomb .

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    You guys got me looking at the Lyman tool , I have used the little Lee tool for years I like having inside and outside cutters on the same tool to save steps I have used the little Lee tool for decades but my old hands are asking me to find something else. I need to find me a Lyman.

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    I have the Lyman Case Prep Multi Tool and enjoy it. I actually take the bits and chuck them in my cordless drill when I am mass prepping rifle brass.

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    Thanks guys.
    Found what I need.

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    got a wilson chamfer tool but i find the little lee tool works better for the 45-70 .

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    Ditto on the little Lee for big cases. It seems to center better on the outside deburring step than the RCBS type.

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    I have been chamfering 45-70 since 1972 with a Forster chamfering tool.
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    The Lee works well for me on the larger cases like this as others have mentioned. But as far as the tool handle itself the Lyman tool you pick up for about $25 that is orange in color and includes a bunch of different heads that go on opposite ends of the tool works VERY well for a hand held tool and is my top pick if you don't have a case prep station. I eventually paid the price for a used RCBS Case prep station and in the end it was well worth the $85-90 I paid for it.

    But the Lyman tool with the different ends included is still well worth the $25 just for the pieces it comes with. But none of the tools work well for the inside of the 45 cases since it has the VLD head. The cheap Lee one is what I use for that until I find something better.

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    Chamfering FYI ... chamfer only new cases and do not cut the rims like a razor. Other than new, take a fish hook and pull the point up on the inside of the case. If not smooth, lightly re-chamfer to remove the burr
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    I also suggest the large diameter tools designed for the large 50+ cal as sold through Precision Reloading. Most common tools will do the inside rim de-burr fine for up to 45 cal. The outside de-burr is usually the bugger for larger calibers.

    New brass should be sized, trimmed then de-burred. Then, after each trimming, mouth rims should be de-burred. After trimming, no matter the chamfering tool- just the minimal amount necessary to remove the inside and outside rim burrs is usually best- knife edges not good! It is very easy to get carried away with some types that are aggressive in design. You can feel for a burr or ridge on the outside rim with a fingernail. A small screwdriver blade works well for feeling for the inside rim burr if it is hard to see or judge.
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    don't get the RCBS case prep center. The steel chamfer tool is... Well it's beyond useless. You couldn't cut skin on it. I spent the big money for the carbide version, something like $50 for just the one bit. The carbide chamfer tool is best described as butter knife sharp. Useless junk. I've got an old hand camfer/debur combo tool that must be 40 years old that will cut brass like it's not there.

    I'm not sure it helps this thread. After everything I've tried, nothing has beat that hand tool for 45 acp. I even made an adapter to put it in a drill press.

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    I once bought a lot of new brass for a .25-06 and it was really beat up at the case mouths. There was a rim of burrs both inside and out.

    I expanded the cases at the neck to push all the burr material toward the outside of the neck.
    Then I used my neck turning tools to turn all that burr material off the cases. This left the case mouths smooth enough to easily deburr. Otherwise the 3 prongs of my deburr tool would have just jumped around on the huge burrs.

    That little exercise made me prefer once fired brass that originates at indoor ranges. Factory brass from loaded ammo is processed enough to get rid of most of the burrs and firing the rounds also iron some of them out. Back in the golden age of buying brass about 20 to 30 years ago once fired brass was not in such demand and was really cheap compared to new brass of then and today.
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