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New DL-550

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Colorado4Wheel, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Colorado4Wheel

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    I have no idea what it is. It's still manually indexing . It seems to be missing some fail safe for the powder measure under the shellplate carrier.

    Edit: On closer look, it looks like it might be the BL-550 and the guy at Gun Blast mislabeled it. It's missing the primer setup as well.

    http://www.gunblast.com/SHOT_2012_2.htm

    1/2 way down the page.
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2012
  2. shotgunred

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    I must have missed it when lee turret presses went up to $259.95
     


  3. fredj338

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  4. unclebob

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  5. fredj338

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    All what Bob, that looks pretty stripped down from what I can see, but then I have only one good eye between the two.:pirates:
     
  6. unclebob

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    Everything you said it does not come with a primer feed or powder measure. It costs 260.00. When you get more money, then you can add the primer feed and primer warning, a powder measure and auto eject. If I remember right you can only load one round at a time until you upgrade .It’s a starter press than lets a person that really does not have the funds for a 550 but wants a 550 to get started and when gets more funds upgrade it to a RL550. BL basic loader.
     
  7. WiskyT

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    Yeah, and for $259.95 Lee will remove their priming punch and deny you a power measure. They will include a copy of "The Red Press" which has boney women in black dresses and expensive accessories with your order, however.
     
  8. HexHead

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    Yeah, but can't upgrade the Lee to a great press by adding that stuff.

    Just use the Lee Pro Auto Disc powder drop and hand primer with the BL550 to start off with.
     
  9. WiskyT

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    So you need to remove the brass after de-priming to then prime it and replace it back in the press? Dillon should have put a standard primer punch somewhere on the ram.

    I wonder what the upgrade costs? The Kempf's deal looks like a better press for less money.
     
  10. unclebob

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    I believe there is a primer punch on the press. You just have to hand feed each primer.
     
  11. WiskyT

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    That would be my guess as well, but I don't see it or see any mention of it on the website. I'll check out the link to the review and see if they show anything about it.
     
  12. unclebob

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    Just pulled up the manual. It has a primer seat like on a regular 550 except it does not move back and forth. So yes you can prime on the press.
     
  13. WiskyT

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    That makes a lot of sense and makes the press a more viable option.
     
  14. HexHead

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    Yep. You can do that, or do them in batches like with a single stage.