Originally Posted by Kablam
Can the Dillon 650 be used without an automatic case feeder?
Sure, this will work. However, putting about 20 empties in the tube and running the handle for about a minute sort of defeats the purpose.
If it was a cashflow thing, like buying the case feeder the next month, then ok, manual feeding will work. As a long term solution, manual feeding is a waste of a very good press.
I have heard that some people extend the feed tube in an attempt to load even more cases.