Giraud Trimmer Owners



  • To all you guys running the giraud trimmers I found a cool little accessory that makes adjustments easy and repeatable. PMA Tool makes a micro adjustable locking ring that fits standard dies. The ring has graduated hash marks and each hash mark represents .001 of adjustment, one could easily split the hash marks down to .0005. It's intended purpose is for adjusting shoulder bumb. I absolutely hate having to adjust the trim length on my giraud trimmer and can never get it set back exactly like I want it. When I saw this ring from PMA tool I figured I'd give a try, and if it worked I'd order several of them for all my calibers. It works so well one is all I need I can easily switch it between calibers and adjust it right back to the required trim length. It will not work in a Forster press so I havnt tried it for shoulder bumb, but I can tell it would make life much easier than the hit or miss method of trying to dial it in using a standard locking ring.
    http://www.pmatool.com/die-accessories/



  • That is really cool.

    They are cost prohibitive for me though as I have about 10 different holders. I might get one for my 308 to try though. Currently I use hornady rings as they lock down and are repeatable.



  • @dddoo7

    I use the hornady rings too but was horrible about forgetting to lock them so when I'd take the insert out then I'd mess up the setting. I also use a same inserts for a couple different calibers so I have to adjust them for each caliber 6.5x47 and 6.5 creedmore for example. What I like about it is I can use just the one adjustable locking ring and switch it between inserts so I don't have to have multiple locking rings just that one. So far this has worked out well for me.



  • @dddoo7 said:

    That is really cool.

    They are cost prohibitive for me though as I have about 10 different holders. I might get one for my 308 to try though. Currently I use hornady rings as they lock down and are repeatable.

    That's exactly the reason I didn't get them. Once I set my shell holders, I don't really have to adjust them.


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