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Dillon powder check die

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by norton, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Will the dillon powder check die work with the 550? I see on their website its shown as fitting the 650 and 1050. I have an unused die station -I use RCBS dies so seat and crimp is the same die.
    Any experience with this?
     
  2. Colorado4Wheel

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    Yes, if you seat and crimp at the same time you can use a powder check on a 550.
     


  3. IndyGunFreak

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    Are you sure? Doesn't the 650 Toolhead have a small hole for the rod to go through?...

    You could probably use an RCBS Lockout die, or any other Powder check die, but I don't think the Dillon Powder Check will work(which is what it seems he was asking about).

    Edit: I think the 550 is missing that small hole next to station 3. http://www.dillonprecision.com/#/content/p/9/pid/23807/catid/3/XL_650_Toolhead

    IGF
     
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  4. n2extrm

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    Indy is correct. The Dillon die has a second rod that runs down through the tool head and to the shell plate.
     
  5. Colorado4Wheel

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    Sorry, I thought others had done it even with the Dillon of the 550. Maybe they drilled a hole. Not sure if something else would get in the way (like the star). RCBS has a lock out die. Hornady has a visual confirmation die.
     
  6. Thanks for the info guys. I will look into an RCBS powder check die.
     
  7. fredj338

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    The RCBS or Hornady die will be an easier fit to the 550, cheaper too.
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2010