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Dillon 650

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Aquagear, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. Aquagear


    Aug 29, 2010
    Sparks Nv.
    I have a chance to pick up a hardly used Dillon 650. My friend bought it, loaded about 200 rounds on it the whole process kind of scared him. The press is set up for 45 acp no case feeder, but it comes with a digital scale, caliper, and some components. He wants $350.00 for it. Money is kind of tight right now, but it sounds to good to pass up. Any thoughts?:wavey:
  2. WeeWilly


    Nov 12, 2011

    Deal of the century. If you don't want it I will take it, you aren't in Nigeria are you? ;)

    Keep in mind that you will want a case feeder pretty soon, but even if you let it sit for a decade, you will make money when you sell it.

  3. Aquagear


    Aug 29, 2010
    Sparks Nv.
    Thanks for the feedback, I am in the gun friendly state of Nevada. It sounded good to me, just wanted some positive reinforcement.:wavey:
  4. I am a new reloader, I purchase a 650 and love it. I can tell you if you are new to reloading there is allot of stuff going on all at once on a 650 and it makes your head hurt. that being said its a high quality machine meant to last an eternity and even if your not ready you start using it it sounds like a great investment
  5. Aquagear


    Aug 29, 2010
    Sparks Nv.
    I have been loading on a Lee Loadmaster for over 15 years, always wanted to move up to a Dillon, but the cost stopped me.
    The Lee can be troublesome at times, if I can run it the 650 should be no trouble at all.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2014
  6. Taterhead

    Taterhead Counting Beans

    Dec 13, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Holy crap. If you don't buy it, tell your friend ill give him $400 for it.

    That's a subtle way of saying that you should buy it before he changes his mind.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2014
  7. bush pilot

    bush pilot

    Jan 29, 2004
    Loadmaster to 650 is like moving from a skateboard to a Lamborghini
  8. Benton


    Dec 6, 2003
    Elkhart, Indiana
    Get it now. If you don't have all of the $350.00 now, give him what you have now to hold it, and the rest later.

    You wont be sorry you bought it.
  9. Aquagear


    Aug 29, 2010
    Sparks Nv.
    Thanks guys I new it was a good deal, you just convinced me With all the positive feed back.
  10. jmorris


    Apr 13, 2006
    I sold one last May for more than $1800. Hard to go wrong with $350, I have seen SD's go for that used.
  11. fredj338


    Dec 22, 2004
    Pick up alum cans or work some extra a hours, that deal is too good to pass up.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2014
  12. Murphy's Law

    Murphy's Law

    Nov 1, 2007
    Tampa, FL
    Odds are your friend will realize what he actually has and want $800+. You'd be wise to see your bank immediately for a loan and buy it immediately!
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2014
  13. IndyGunFreak


    Jan 26, 2001
    A decade? He could probably buy it, and flip it tomorrow and make a $100 bucks no problem.

    Dude, $350?!?!

    Beg, borrow from family, sell blood, or your body to science if need be.. heck I might even advocate PayDay Loans for that (ok, not really)... That is an outstanding deal. Figure you're going to put the case feed on it at some point, which will be about $260... but even then, you've got a 650 completely set up for under $700?

    GO, NOW! :)
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2014
  14. colin1230


    Jul 2, 2012
    Kansas City
    Why can't I run into deals like that?

    Have you bought it yet?
  15. Aquagear


    Aug 29, 2010
    Sparks Nv.
    Thanks again for all the positive feed back, my wife is getting it for my birthday. Yes I am one happy camper.:supergrin:
  16. Pythonman


    Jul 30, 2004
    Good for you man! I got mine a year ago or so after loading single stage for 20yrs. I have it set up only for .45acp so far and it's awesome. I initially had some hangups with primers getting stuck or flipping in the large primer feed tube but the fix was SIMPLE. All I had to do was run a couple of cotton patches soaked in alcohol to clean out the manufacturing residue/oils inside the primer feed tubes and primer pickup tubes, clean the whole primer feed assembly and relube where required. Haven't had one hiccup since and all the while I got to know the machine inside and out literally. Order the Dillon XL650 DVD and the manual if you don't have it and don't be afraid. It's an amazing machine and you'll be up and running in no time. If you don't have the casefeeder yet you can still load fine but keep an eye on the casefeed tube because it runs empty fast. With the five stages of the 650 you can leave station three empty or install some sort of powder check. I'm using the RCBS Progressive Lock Out Die which is adjustable for most calibers/powder weights and it's great for piece of mind that your loaded rounds have the proper amount of powder. You can look it up on Youtube to see how it works and there are numerous clips of the XL650 as well. Good luck!
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2014
  17. cheygriz

    cheygriz Venerable Elder

    Apr 2, 2000
    High up in the rockies
    And just as quickly as you can save the money, get the automatic case feeder.
  18. SpringerTGO


    Jul 30, 2011
    You are going to love that machine. The other day I was out of ammo, and a friend wanted to go shooting after work. 200 rounds was nothing to produce in a matter of minutes.
    Do save for the case feeder, and if you load 45's, watch out for 40 brass. You'll see why after loading with it.