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    What's the best case prep tools approach for a new to reloading guy?

    What's the best case prep tools approach for a new to reloading guy?

    Better to get a nice 110volt operating station like RCBS's...or a do it by hand kit like Lyman's?

    Looks like the 110 volt job is about same cost as Lymans do it by hand kit ?

    Give me some personal experience expertize opinions, for the "long haul"
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    I got the Electric for the military primer pockets, that's about all I use it for. Using stainless media leaves little or no clean up on regular brass. Like the Lyman case length cutter too.
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    I have the Lyman manual and it works great for me. Includes everything you need to clean and restore primer pockets including a crimp remover plus a Chamfer and Deburing tool. You just turn the handle manually. I usually do 20 rounds at a time most 40 so it is fast enough for me.
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    I have both and only use the Lyman

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    OK i'll take a look at 'em.
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    I'm new to reloading also, I've been using the Lee Precision case length gauge and trimmer. Can be used hand held or chucked up in a drill.... I got these to see how far into reloading I was going to go and ended up really liking them...
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    I have the Hornady bench mounted manual case trimmer.
    I have no complaints about it.
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    lee case length trimming tools are inexpensive and an rcbs inside/outside chamfer tool will last forever. if you want you can always get more expensive stuff later, powered trimmer, powered case prep station, ect ect. it can add up real quick. After reloading 25 years I went to lyman powered trimmer because of the universal chuck and rcbs prep center that chamfers out mil crimp quickly. someday I'll get a dillon crimp remover if i dont get a 1050 first. Depends on funds

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