You got the 650 as a single caliber machine (for the most part, I think).
So here is the question.
IF you could only have one machine would you still have made the same choice?
Most people here know I have been going back and forth with wanting a faster press (read casefeeder). I was going to get a 650 or even 1050 as a single caliber machine. But that just seems like overkill/overcost for me. I shoot 9mm nearly exclusively but I still want to be able to load 10mm and 380 and other calibers when I need to. I just couldn't convince myself that doing that with 650 was worth the money. As a single caliber machine the 650 makes a lot of sence. Especially if you own another Dillon. I have a couple local buyers for my 550. I am going to pay about $300 to make the switch. I won't have to build another bench for another press either.
I do feel very weird about it. I am a big Dillon fan. I have been accused over and over about being anti-red. Once the EZ Eject came out the LnL took a huge step up. Honestly, I am pretty nervous about all this. Ussually, when I try to be cheap I get bit in the ass. I don't think the LnL is cheap so I think I will be OK with this one.
I never put the weight on the caliber conversion cost for a few reasons. I had the 550 and was intending to use it for everything but 45 which the 650 would do. I had every caliber set up on a 550 tool head with a powder measure. I did add up everything I needed to buy a LNL and a 650 to load 45 and compared the cost, as you know it is pretty close. I believe I was $20 or $30 apart? Finally my dumb azz never thought to price the caliber conversions. :rofl:
I also had the ability to see a Dillon in action, I had a 550 and several friend did. Never got to touch the LNL. You did get that option at Jacks. You are pretty analyticall, I am sure you will be happy with the choice you made. I think in the end what you need is a press with a case feeder. Either the 650 or the LNL will fill that place.
My only complaint (if you can call it that) with the 650 is trying to run it next to a 550 was bad idea, for me at least. Once you get into case feeders and auto indexing it is a little harder to do it all manually. It is not that you can't do it, rather it seems slower then you ever thought it was.
Who knows maybe one day I will wake up and find my 550 has grown up to be a 650? :whistling:
ETA: The 1050 is great, but just too much for me.