Case Trimming

Case Trimming with a Lyman Brass Smith Case Trim Xpress

Case Trimming with a Lyman Brass Smith Case Trim Xpress

Case Trimming:

Cases can stretch upon firing. Cases that do not meet proper specifications can create a safety hazard due to improper headspace and possible increased pressure. Therefore, if cases are to be reused, it is important to ensure they are returned to their proper specs before reloading. Case trimming is the process of shortening an overly long case to bring it back to proper specifications. Most reloading manuals list both a trim size and a max length. Many different types of case trimming tools are available.

Lyman Brass Smith Case Trim Xpress (Shown Above):

  • Fast and accurate trims – approximately 15 cases per minute
  • Variable speed motor and ultra-sharp, long lasting carbide cutter
  • Utilizes case shoulders to center & trim (Not for use on straight wall cases)
  • Comes with 10 bushings fitting most popular bottleneck rifle cartridges
  • Smooth spring-loaded operation gives clean, chatter-free trims
  • Compact, low profile design uses minimal bench space
  • No pilots needed