These hardened holders (for fired cases only) are stocked in .38 Special, .38 Super Auto, .357 Magnum, .44 Russian, .44 Special, .44 Magnum, 40 S&W, .45 Auto, .45 Colt and 10mm. All these cases have practically no body taper and require a special type holder, which is constructed very much like a neck sizing die.
Cases cannot be “bumped” in and out of these holders like most rifle cases but must be forced in with a light arbor press or mallet and must be driven or pushed out.
These holders are made longer than the cases to be trimmed so that cases may be forced clear in without damage to case mouth. Holders are counterbored at mouth end for cutter clearance. Users will find the case trimmer somewhat slower on pistol cases than on rifle cases but it will produce a very uniform case length with consequent perfection in crimping.
Dwilli of Texas Rating: 5 Stars Date Posted: 4/4/2014 Review: Gives nice square cuts every time. Must be used with fired cases. You have to drive the cases in to the holder and back out. Tap the case into the holder then use a decapping punch from a Wilson rifle die along with a rifle die decapping base to knock the case back out. It drives the case out of the holder and knocks the primer out at the same time. Your brass is ready to be tumbled. Doesn't take much longer than a regular trimmer.
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