Originally Posted by FiremanMike
Scoff at me all you want, but I think it's ridiculous that the 550 doesn't auto index.. Plus it's several hundred more than an SDB
Not scoffing but just some facts. Auto index vs manual NO SPEED advantage, none. It's a conveniencem that's it. Either watch the shell plate advance & place a bullet or manually advance as you place the bullet, no speed advantage.
The extra $100+ for the 550B is offset if you already have dies you can use vs buying new dies. Two SDB die sets, about $110. JMO, the 550 is more versitile & a bit better leverage & larger work area, better press.
"Given adequate penetration, a larger diameter bullet will have an edge in wounding effectiveness. It will damage a blood vessel the smaller projectile barely misses. The larger permanent cavity may lead to faster blood loss. Although such an edge clearly exists, its significance cannot be quantified".
Last edited by fredj338; 03-21-2013 at 13:30..