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Dear Santa... all I want for...

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Boxerglocker, Dec 21, 2011.


  1. Boxerglocker

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    Dear Santa...

    As much as I love my XL650 and the ability to size and trim 600-700 cases in 30 minutes. I hate spending two to three times as much time individually handling and swaging the primer pockets of those same 700 cases. So all I want for Christmas is a Dillon Super 1050 set up in .223/5.56 (minus the dies, I have those :whistling:).

    Thanks,

    Boxer


    OK, I started the Christmas wish thread…. Lets hear it guys. :supergrin:
     

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  2. bush pilot

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    I purchased a 1050 about 3 years ago to process .223 cases, kind of wish I hadn't. I would have been better off having the cases processed and then loading them on a 550, it would have been much cheaper as the 1050 pretty much sits in the corner. BTW, I use a Giraud case trimmer for that chore.
     

  3. Boxerglocker

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    I'm feeding my AR's about 700 rounds a month right now in the slow months of winter... come spring 2 rifle matches a month will bump the count up to 1200.
    I don't load for relaxation but out of necessity. I load to shoot. I've looked into sending brass out to be processed but it cuts my savings cost reloading myself wise buy about $50 a month at my rate. My current gear is pad for out of pocket and well above broken even in saving over buying factory XM193. So starting from scratch at a savings of $150 a K, it takes me about a yer to pay of the 1050 when I get it.
     
  4. F106 Fan

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    Assuming a 1050 (I have one in .45 ACP and am thinking about 1 for 9mm), what is the workflow for loading .223?

    Do you decap/resize and then handle the case to trim to length? Would this be done on a 550B? Do you then run these preprocessed cases through the 1050?

    I have loaded some .223 on my 550B but I don't think I trimmed to length. My bad...

    Richard
     
  5. unclebob

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    How do swage the primer pockets?
     
  6. F106 Fan

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    Running the brass through the 1050 will automatically swage primer pockets.

    Richard
     
  7. Boxerglocker

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    Right now I swage with a Dillon super swage, but it get so old handling every case inserting it, moving the lever, take it out and insert another.

    With a 1050 set up with for .223… I would tumble my brass, lube then size and trim with the RT1200B on my XL650. Tumble again for an hour to remove lube and knock off any minor burrs left by the RT1200B trimmer cutter blade. Move straight over to the 1050 and load way, auto swaging as we go and experiencing the priming motion in the down stroke that a 1050 is so famous for.
     
  8. freakshow10mm

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    One toolhead for processing and trimming (lube, size, trim) and one toolhead for loading.
     
  9. Bello

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    Mitch you cant do that to me bro then ill have to go waste money on a 1050 :tongueout:
     
  10. 1in9twist

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    I have all the equipment I need. I just need more time to do it. :cool:
    I really enjoy reloading and the satisfaction that comes with it. So far my 2 year old hasn't been much help, he just runs off with my gear.......

    Where's my hammer?
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    :supergrin:
     
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  11. Boxerglocker

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    I just hate spending the extra time swaging cases every month. With a 1050, I wouldn't even have to sort previously swaged cases... just tumble, lube, size/trim and load away.

    I've been talking to Unclebob about getting a more robust automation mod for my Super Swage 600 to get it moving a little faster.
     
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  12. Wash-ar15

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    When Renton ramps up next month, you gonna need it more. Time to upgrade to the 1050 my friend.
     
  13. Boxerglocker

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    Renton Practical Tactical will most likely for the majority be a dedicated 22LR or conversion AR match. I'll probably shoot my S&W MP 15-22 most matches there, but the round count is definitely going up. I ordered lightweight AR build from Rainier Arms last month to have a spare for my oldest son to shoot with me at the summer matches at Custer and RFGC.
     
  14. bush pilot

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    Don't do it, he wants you to buy the press so he can come over and mooch.
     
  15. shotgunred

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    Spokane isn't that far of a drive. If brush pilot's is just sitting in a corner you should just go over and borrow his.

    Now that I can walk again I hopefully will be ready for Custer when it gears back up. Bought a new gun just for going up there.
     
  16. labdwakin

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    OR... you could buy a spare primer punch for your 650, and have it modified to be a pocket swager and put it in the 650 when you're processing brass... just a thought...