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Well you asked for it. 650 impressions.

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Colorado4Wheel, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Colorado4Wheel

    Colorado4Wheel

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    I am almost afraid to say anything but here it goes anyway.

    Every case goes into the shell plate with no drama. Pushing to prime is effortless compared to the LnL. You can see why because the primer punch rises MUCH higher then the primer punch on the LnL. Indexing is smoother and easier to control because you can slow down your movement just as the press indexes rather then the press constantly indexing like on the LnL. I did put the roller bearing setup on the press. I prefer the expanding die on the powder measure as well. There are some things about the LnL I prefer but this press actually works a lot more effortlessly so that is far more important to me. I have not loaded a bunch so I will have to report on that next week. This is the press I should have bought instead of the LnL.
     
  2. EL_NinO619

    EL_NinO619 EX-Swage Monkey

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    Retrack your statement now..lol good to hear, glad you did not get another lemon..
     


  3. Bello

    Bello America/Italia

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  4. fredj338

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    Your just picky Steve. Go back to a Lee & the LNL would seem like the press to own. I love my 650, but I am permanently stained blue.:whistling:
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2011
  5. Bob2223

    Bob2223 Jack's buddy!

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    Yes thats all fine and dandy but Dillon wont give you any free bullets! :whistling:







    Seriously, glad you have what you wanted.

    Keep an update.

    Congrats !

    Bob
     
  6. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    trouble maker, trouble maker!

    banish him!!
     
  7. jbh165nc

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    I have one as well. Pretty awesome if you ask me (although I have nothing to compare it to...this is my one and only press). Everything seems to work as advertised...I probably have just under 10k loaded spread between .40 S&W and 9x19 w/o a major hitch.

    My only complaint is that about 1/4 of the spent primers don't get captured in the bin they're supposed to...they end up all over the floor. Seems like a common problem with some easy solutions per my google search.
     
  8. n2extrm

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    Steve I knew you would love it! Glad you are happy. I am guessing you will find the speed and convenience of the press well worth the price.
     
  9. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    I bet he took it apart with a Stillson wrench because it he was trying to get the indexing perfectly synchronized with a particular point in the ram's travel. It's on the floor in 1,000 pieces and he is too embarrassed to tell us. The proof will be when he shows up at his silly hat tactical match trying to pass off WinUSA ammo as his reloads.
     
  10. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    Look forward to hearing more, glad your happy thus far.
     
  11. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    You won't hear anymore about it this weekend... he's so whipped his wife is making him take her to Breckenridge.

    Flatland wussie.


    Jack
     
  12. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    [​IMG]
     
  13. Colorado4Wheel

    Colorado4Wheel

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    Best thing about it was I didn't have to fiddle with ANYTHING. Well, I did have to fiddle with the Roller Bearing Upgrade kit at first. I was told I needed to bend the ejector wire. I tried to do it and had a bad case of PTSD. So I took the bottom washer off and it worked with the stock wire. I am sick of fiddling with presses I think.
     
  14. n2extrm

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    The only thing I had an issue with was the block for the slider loosened up after a 1K rounds or so. I would give everything a quick retorque after the first few hundred. I did that on the second press and so far so good. Admitedly I have loaded very little on the second press.
     
  15. sellersm

    sellersm disciplinare

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    Nice! Thanks for the quick review.

    For the ignorant like me, what's the benefit of the roller bearing upgrade kit?
     
  16. El_Ron1

    El_Ron1 AAAAAAAAGHHH!!!

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    You don't see many proper Stillsons anymore.
     
  17. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    Last edited: Apr 30, 2011
  18. dudel

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    Congratulations. I hope it's a LONG term relationship.
     
  19. shotgunred

    shotgunred local trouble maker

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    The first blush of love is always sweet. Tell us what you think about her in a couple of thousand rounds.

    P.S. weren't you going to post the cutout for the primer fix.