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  1. Maybe I will give him a call and backorder 30 Carbine. With that said, do I really need to? The Lee trimmer with cordless drill adapter works pretty well. I'm talking about the Quick Trim or whatever they call it and not the trimmer deal with the decapping pin case length deal. What I do is full length size and deprime then trim using a Lee hand press and a cordless drill motor. To save some aggravation I have taken the deburr and chamfer blades out of the Lee cutter and am just using it as a straight up trimmer. No real need to chamfer since cases are getting flared prior to bullet seating. The above works okay and goes pretty quick although it is a complete extra step that's done off press. Fortunately I don't shoot tons and tons of Carbine so it isn't a huge hassle. Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  2. That's what I was afraid of. He says he's OOS on the 30 Carbine die and won't make another run for probably 18 months. I guess I'm stuck with the Lee Quick Trim for the foreseeable future. Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  3. Who's 30 Carbine die are you using? Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  4. So here's a hypothetical for those like myself who'd like to have a trim option. It doesn't sound like a Dillon trim motor will fit into the top of the press. Or more correctly the handle won't clear the motor. So what would happen if the trim motor was placed in the bottom of the press? Could a shell holder adapter be put into the top of the press? This would mean the trimmer would hang upside down and the cases would be plunged down into it. Obviously the case feeder system wouldn't work so cases would have to be manually inserted. The other thing I kind of wonder about is the vacuum manifold. Would it fit underneath? Does the press overhang the bench enough for all this to fit underneath? Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  5. I figured the trimmer was a Mark 7 product even though it is on the Lyman site. I poked around on the MK7 site but didn't see anything about a trimmer or dies. What do we know about it so far? Similar design to Dillon with a plastic vacuum hose adapter that clamps around the die? Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  6. It would seem so. I don't see anything about the press mounted trimmer online yet but the trim dies themselves appear to be available. So far it looks like 223, 308 and 300 BLK. https://www.lymanproducts.com/brands/lyman/dies-die-sets/pro-dies/lyman-pro-trim-dies
  7. Just a guess but I don't think that new handle will clear the vacuum adapter. It would be nice if it would but does Lee even remotely care about Dillon compatibility? You'll probably have to make something or hope Inline Fab comes out with something that will work. Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  8. A new Dillon tool head is about $35. Aftermarket ones from Jofer and similar are a little cheaper. But a tool head isn't part of the standard change kit. The standard kit comes with a shell plate and the little brass case pins, case feed bits and a powder funnel. Another plus to the Hornady; I like the spring that runs around the shell plate. No small pin to accidentally drop into the trash or have bounce across the floor and roll under the loading bench. Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  9. I know H has shims. Personally I'd like to see something entirely different. A Dillon-ish tool head. Or maybe something like Lee's bushings with the spring-loaded detent. Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  10. I see the benefits in certain situations. Yours, for example, is the perfect reason to be able to swap seating and expanding dies. Personally I've found the bushings sometimes so tight they're hard to lock and unlock. Sometimes they are the opposite. I've had a powder measure unlock and come up with the case. The key is probably to have spare o-rings and swap them out when bushings get a little loose. Even then I've seen some bushings are still relatively easy to turn. Hornady makes a brass washer/shim that's supposed to fix loose bushings. Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  11. Finally someone who uses the twist out bushings. Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  12. That manifold might work. Who wants to be a Guinea pig? Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  13. Don't sell Hornady's warranty short. It doesn't seem to get talked about much but I'll put it against anything. Long story but I inherited a LNL AP that was missing many parts. All it really was was a stripped press and a #1 shell plate. I could have simply ordered the parts needed to get it all running but I decided to send it to Hornady to let them clean and service the press. As part of this, they installed a new primer system and primer catch bottle and tube and a set of bushings for the tool head. Cost to me? Shipping. Who can argue with that? Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  14. Nothing. But it can take some fiddling. Once set it works fine. The Dillon requires no fiddling. Just change the shell plate and the associated colored plastic bits and it works. Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  15. Last I was using a P1000 I sized on the press then primed off using a hand tool. I'd prime up 500 cases or so. Then I'd set the press up with powder at station 1, seater at station 2 and crimp at station 3. With the Lee's short little throw and not having to fiddle with the primer system the little press will sing! Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
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