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Well, Looks Like I'll Be Drink'n Blue

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by BENCH, Apr 23, 2011.


  1. BENCH

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    After a month of looking, reading, researching, PM'ing, Emails, and reading threads here, I have decided to buy a Dillon.

    It was between a LnL and Dillon, but it was a lady at Clark's Guns that convinced me.

    My wife got her conceal carry permit, and will be carrying a G23, so I need a press to load a lot of rounds.

    I gonna go the 550 route. I will only load .40, and .223 rounds, so set up shouldn't be real bad.

    Bench
     

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  2. XDRoX

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    Welcome to the club. You made a wise decision.
     

  3. Boxerglocker

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    Good choice very versitle press. Look ay buying from Brian Enos for free shipping deals.
     
  4. BENCH

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    I feel I have a made a good choice. Look forward to loading some rounds on it.

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  5. cowboy1964

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    550 is great. I'll have one eventually.
     
  6. D. Manley

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    You'll never regret going Dillon...you'll find there are any number of very good reasons for their reputation. Congratulations and welcome to the club.
     
  7. albyihat

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    Just keep in mind the learning curve can be steep if you are not so mechanically inclined. Ask around at your local range or gun shop to see if someone who loads on a 550 will help you set it up. The instructions are good and dillion will help on the phone as well so don't stress if you can't find anyone. But overall I would say the 550 is a very easy press to set up and use. Welcome to the progressive club.
     
  8. Colorado4Wheel

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    Good choice.
     
  9. GioaJack

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    How would you know... you don't even own a press. :supergrin:

    (Taking a break from sizing.)


    Jack
     
  10. Colorado4Wheel

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    I do own this old orange colored Lyman. Besides that I am pressless. It stinks.
     
  11. rjrivero

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    Welcome to the club. My Dillon choice was about 20 years ago, and I couldn't be happier.

    I too said I would load one pistol caliber and one rifle caliber. Here I set with complete tool heads for .223, 30-06, 40 S&W, 45ACP, 9mm, 38 special/Mag, 44 special/Mag, and the latest addition, 300 BLK.

    My shelf has more powders than my cupboard has spices. ;)
     
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  12. labdwakin

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    Should be a good press for you, man!
     
  13. GioaJack

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    Conifer Jack

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    That press has had many tens of thousands of rounds through it... you young'uns are a bunch of spoiled sissies. :rofl:


    Jack
     
  14. hoffy

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    Second on the good choice, Colorado4Wheel and I have a common experience with one you rejected, and it was not a good one..........
     
  15. Bello

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    Welcome to the club!
     
  16. mmerrill64

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    My wife got me a 650 for my bday last year. Dillion is the cadillac of reloading machines! My Rockchucker has seen little use since I got the Dillon!
    You won't regret buying one, money well spent!
     
  17. GioaJack

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    No, Hoffy, you don't have the same experience. You bought a display model of a newly designed press which had, by your own constant admission, most of the parts missing.

    You took a gamble by buying a $400 dollar press for $150 and your gamble didn't pay off. Would you complain about all Fords because you bought a Model T and it didn't have air conditioning?

    Find a new tune to sing... this one's getting real old.


    Jack
     
  18. rick458

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    You will enjoy your RL-550 it is a great press.
    If you hit a snag setting it up "Don't suffer in silence" use the tech line
    You tube it or post on one of the many good reloading forums its likely that issue has been dealt with a cople of hundred times.
     
  19. IndyGunFreak

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    I agree... Remember a while ago.. a GT'er bought a used 650 that was missing some parts... When he called Dillon to order them, they charged him for them, and he was kinda "so much for the NO BS warranty".... Sometimes you gamble and win, sometimes you don't.

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  20. Uncle Don

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    :rofl: You crack me up more than anyone I've encountered on this board. I wish I could put my thoughts into such a short understandable way.