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Post by Sasquatch-1 on Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:27 am

I started using a new method for cutting down the 40 S&W brass for jackets.  I picked up the Lee 3 jaw universal chuck and drill stud.  I found an old tubing cutter and slide that over the brass till the side of the cutter touches the chuck. Hit the trigger and get a very even and nice cut.  No additional trimming on the case trimmer needed to even out the mouth of the brass.  Actually saves time over the little HF saw.

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The black on the cut down case is just marring from the rollers on the tube cutter
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Post by hawcer on Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:45 am


That's what I've been doing for years to cut down rifle brass for "other" uses. It works great doesn't it.

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Post by Sasquatch-1 on Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:56 am

I wish Tommy had that in one of his videos when I first started. It is much easier.
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Post by hawcer on Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:58 am

I used it in one of my vids a long time ago. I was converting 308 blanks to usable cases...so you probably never saw it,LOL.

I use the same converting 223 brass to 300AAC blackout. Much faster and less wear and tear on the case trimmer. Of course I still use a case trimmer for final trimming Wink

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Post by Sasquatch-1 on Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:36 pm

Using these for jackets on my 44's I am done with the trimming process as soon as I drop them from the chuck. Anneal brass and squish lead.
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Post by B W M on Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:13 pm

Please tell me what you are using it for. How you are using it. THANKS Ben

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Post by Sasquatch-1 on Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:26 am

Sorry Ben, I am not sure what you are asking here. If you are asking what I am using the cut down 40 S&W for, I use them as jackets for 44 mag bullets in my swaging operation.
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