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used Dillon xl650 for first press?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by CheddarB, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. CheddarB

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    Ok I have been thinking about getting into reloading for a while now just never seriously considered it. but with me shooting .357sig,40sw,45acp and this ever burning itch to buy a 10mm has really got me thinking about it day and night.. one of my dads friends reloads and he said that if it isn't a dillon you wish it would be.. I have found a xl650 with case hopper. .380acp 9mm,40sw,45acp all "quick change" setups for 1800.00, is that a bit high for what he is selling? I was looking at the 550b's, but this seems like a nicer machine.. I am usually the "spend once cry once" type guy and it seems already setup for 3 calibers that I would load for.. what I am asking is this a good deal? and is this the type of press that I would probably never need to upgrade? any thoughts and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Boxerglocker

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    Dillon gear at 80 percent of retail used is a good deal. Price it out on the Brian Enos website and she where you come up.
     


  3. Hawker Man

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  4. Frank V

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    I'm not sure of the value of the press & set up you are talking about, but I bought a used Dillon 550. I called Dillon & told them I'd bought a used 550 & would the warranty still be good. The Rep's words were darn right, we warrant our presses not the buyer. I can tell you if you buy a used Dillon & anything is wrong with it they will repair it. They have one of he best warranty programs in the gun business. Buy Dillon with confidence.
    Frank
     
  5. RustyFN

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    For everything you have listed it would cost $1,408.45 at Brian Enos and it's all new. This is what I figured,

    Dillon 650
    four die sets
    case feeder
    two case feeder plates
    three quick change kits

    Not sure how much more is included in the used set up.
     
  6. unclebob

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    I came up with 1675.00 and that is with just about everything Strong mount, roller handle, bullet tray etc. If it has everything 1340.00 would be more like it.
     
  7. i got two 550 and they have never given me any problems. check the prices over at dillon and enos to see what a new one goes for.
     
  8. unclebob

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    Ops forgot the dies. So that would be another 252.00. So I would say he is selling it for what he paid for it.
     
  9. fredj338

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    I can't argue w/ wanting to purchase a quality, few hassles progressive like the 650. Priced as stated, the owner is a bit high, get him down to $1300-1400 & it's a good deal. Reload on it for 5yrs & you can sell it for what you paid today.
     
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  10. Colorado4Wheel

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    650 would be a great first press. Very nice indeed.
     
  11. Tpro

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    My question is this; Why would anyone sell the Dillon 650? Unless they dies of course, but this is the Cadillac of presses. Can't imagine some one selling one.:cool::tongueout:
     
  12. fredj338

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    The recent admins wet blanket on the economy has cost many good jobs. So if you need $1500 to pay the bills, you can always buy another press when you start working again. It's likely why they are asking pretty much retail.:dunno:
     
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  13. Tpro

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    I get that. My question is who is the fool that will over pay for that? I never pay 80% of retail for anything used. No matter what it is. It's stupid. For 20% I'll buy new, regardless of warranty. He may need to pay bills. He just wouldn't do it at my expense.
     
  14. ave8er

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    the guy that wants to move up to a 1050 :wavey: If I was loading a bunch of 9mm I would step up to 1050 for the primer swaging damn crimped primers are a PITA
     
  15. unclebob

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    Great if that is all you shoot.
     
  16. fredj338

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    Got it, I agree. The guy wants his money back. I see it all the time. Most people think their stuff is worth more when they sell it & your stuff is worth less when they are buying it.:dunno:
     
  17. Tpro

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    Yup!:wavey:
     
  18. CheddarB

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    thank you all for your reply's and input, I was thinking about contacting him and seeing what his bottom dollar is.. I just got another .357sig and that damn 10mm keeps looking better and better by the day...

    UncleBob- do you reload? if so is there a good local source for reloading supply's? (I am in the FWB area) or is it better to stick with on-line retailers?
     
  19. unclebob

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    Yes I reload. It depends powder and primers I get from Graf on Sons or Powder Valley. Bullets, one of the people that I shoot and travel with for GSSF matches is an X-Treme dealer. Two to three times a year he does an order of what people want. If I Just want to try a different powder I go to Patriot Arms.
     
  20. marksmenscorner

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    Hi Chedder

    Dillion makes a fine press I have reloaded for years and own both a dillion and a lee progressive, I find that I use my Lee loadmaster for most of my reloading needs and the price was a lot less, The dies are great and customer service is number one,

    just a thought, Don't buy just because that brand is sold near by, Most co. will ship to your door in 3 to five days, check on line for the equipment that fits your needs and budget