UPDATE - Now that I have the 550 also on there and things cleaned up (for the most part), thought I would include some pics. Scroll down to post #23 for those. Didn't see any reason to start a new thread... Well, finished my "remodel" of my bench, lowered it, stained it, and 2 coats of urethane. Installed the 650 with strong mount last night... did evertything except verify the powder charge which I did this morning. Interesting.... I had to "bump up" the setting, it was throwing almost .3 grains less than I thought it was on the 550. Not sure if transferring it made the difference or what? That was observation #1. Anyway, once I got that set I slowly started loading some rounds. After about 30, it seemed pretty easy. Went ahead and load 200 up. Second observation... don't really like the ergonomics of the bullet bin as attached to the strong mount by Dillon's design. Seemed to high to me. I was constantly holding my left arm up too much, was getting a cramp in it. My press is fairly high I think. I sit on a bar stool, and the handle (I have the aluminum 'L' handle instead of the ball) is just at or above shoulder height. I think that's what Dillon recommends. I think I'm going to see if I can adjust that bin down and back, or I'll end up taking it off and using my old tupperware bowl and sit it on top of something of the right height. But overall, the press ran exceedingly smooth and trouble free. The casefeeder worked flawlessly, the priming system worked great... everything. Oh... I *did* do the "snapping shellplate" mod where you clip some of the spring for the ball detent, and added the bearing. Made a big difference. Even though I'm using TG right now, which doesn't take much... I could see powder jumping up above the case before the mod and don't see that now. Big difference. Learned a great trick for disabling the casefeeder while there are still cases in the tube. Before starting a loading session, I like to throw powder 10 times to make sure it's good. But I didn't want cases to keep coming. I wanted to manually insert a case at station 2, throw the powder, extract from station 3, and repeat. The trick: Manually move the case feeder "arm" in with your right hand, catching the case with your left that is going to fall out. While still holding that arm in, insert a .38 or .357 magnum case upside down in that little gap. It prevents the arm from swinging out and letting another case fall in. Found this via video on youtube ([ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsB8OMOU6O0"]Dillon 650 Case Feed Mechanism Disable - YouTube[/ame]) Other than that, still need to pick up some tubing to put over the primer "ski ramp", and that's about it !! My bench area is still a mess, I have yet to install my 550 on there. Once I've done that, I'll take some pics and maybe post an "after 2000 round" review. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!