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kf4zht

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Currently use a forster case trimmer, it cuts good and is accurate, but for volume it gets tiring. The case holder section especially and if you get going too fast it's easy to mis-seat a case and trim it too far.

Currently I load:
277W - decent bit
6mm M - lots
5.7x28 - lots
Six5 - some
30-30 - not much

So the forster is fine for the Six5 and 30-30. For the others I want to upgrade. So far I have looked at

WFT1/2 - relatively inexpensive, well reviewed. 2 has to be reset each time. Doesn't chamfer or debut.

Frankfort case prep center - does all steps, but the depth set seems hokey to me

Dillon rt - very convenient, expensive, not sure how the dies work on wildcats

Looking for opinions on the best option. I'm considering using the current sale to pick up 2 wfts at a discount and have dedicated trimmers for each. Also tempting to try and make my own version of the wft, I mean bearings and end mills are cheap....
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For rifle, I load 277 WLV, 6mm 'Goose, .223, and 30.06. A little over a year ago I purchased a Frankfort Arsenal trimmer and could not be more pleased with the results. Does it give you "gnats ass" accuracy when cutting to length? I don't think so- but my shooting ability probably impacts my grouping more than the variances. I will add, however, after converting 2500 LC blanks for the Wolverine I purchased an RCBS carbide tip to replace the original and have noticed smoother cuts.
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kf4zht

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For rifle, I load 277 WLV, 6mm 'Goose, .223, and 30.06. A little over a year ago I purchased a Frankfort Arsenal trimmer and could not be more pleased with the results. Does it give you "gnats ass" accuracy when cutting to length? I don't think so- but my shooting ability probably impacts my grouping more than the variances. I will add, however, after converting 2500 LC blanks for the Wolverine I purchased an RCBS carbide tip to replace the original and have noticed smoother cuts.


How long does it take to change calibers? Is it easy to setup (with a sample case) or is a fiddly job?

I do really like the idea of one box that can do all steps.
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Less than a minute to change if you have a "spec case". .223 to WLV or 'goose is very fast. Changing to the '06 takes a little longer ( as in closer to the 1 minute mark)
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Invest in the WFT! I have one for the 277wlv, 223, 308 family and 300blk. Its makes trimking high volume trimming a breeze.

I got three before the WFT2 came out. Had they had it back then, i would have gotten it instead.

I ran-thru 250+ 277wlv inside 1 hr. Do it outside cuz it makes lots of shavings.
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