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Thread: Simple method to cut down cases?

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    Boolit Mold
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunluvver View Post
    Here's a jig that makes using the HF cutoff saw much more accurate. I found it on Ebay, and it holds the cases firmly for cutting and ejects the shell when the next one is pushed in. I reformed some 30-06 into 7.65x53 and used it to cut them down to within .020", then finished with a Wilson case trimmer. They make holders in many different calibers, and I used this holder to cut down 30-06 for reforming 7x57. They are available from elite3ddesign.com .

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    I have this saw and it works great for making 223 into 300 blackout. I also shorten and straight wall 30-06 to 44 caliber for a different cartridge. That little saw really struggles cutting the 30-06 case off below the shoulder even though it zips right through the 223 cases.


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    I cut down 500 45 Colt to make my wife some C45S brass. After cutting them close with the HF chop saw I finished up with a Forster case trimmer, then tossed them all in the tumbler to take off all the rough edges. Never touched a chamfer tool.

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Whats your address? Iíll send ya some 38 cases.
    WTB wood stock for remington 788 in 222. Trigger guard too.

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