I walked in our little gun shop a few days ago and was greatly surprised. Stacked up on the counter and in some shelves was a lot and I mean a lot of reloading components and reloading tools. He had it out a few days before I made the discovery and most of the bullets that I could use were already taken. There was a new Forrester case trimmer and a New Hornady case trimmer. I bought the Hornady case trimmer at about 1/3 the going price.There were several sets of RCBS reloading dies and other nice equipment. I went back today and checked all of the 270 bullets and called my son, who is out in New Mexico on a job to see if he needed some. I didn't write what all .270 bullets they had and of course I had forgotten the different brands and weights that were available. I'll go back tomorrow with a note pad and record all available bullets and that way I won't have a senior moment and forget again. There must not be much interest in .270 rifles in this area. There were lots of .270 bullets and they are all still available. There were two- gallon cans of old Winchester powder, I started to buy it, but I have a lot of it at the present time, I may pick it up anyway just to have it.
I got it home yesterday and had to play with it for a little while tonight. It isn't a bad piece of equipment, but I prefer my old 1980's RCBS, due to how easy and quick it is to set to another trim length. The Hornady is a very quick process to lock the case in and also to unlock it. The main problem that I see with it is it takes time to adjust it to the length that you want it to trim. You have to play for a while to get one case to preferred length and then save that case to set the trimmer for future trimming. One thing nice, is it uses standard shell holders to hold the case head in place. It came with 10 case neck mandrels. I'm going to connect my electric power unit to it and use it for a while..I especially liked the price, I gave 40.00 dollars for it new in the box. I think if you purchased one of these, that you would be happy with it.
David a. Cogburn