Originally Posted by jdon72
I bought an old auto load machine for 38 and 9mm conversion. It is over 40 years old and puts out alot of ammo. I got a good deal. The dies have to come from ammo load load and they are expensive.
Got it! Yeah, proprietary dies make a big
If you're going to be loading many calibers, you should really consider moving to a modern progressive press (Dillon or Hornady). You'll have all your money back within 4 die sets, and that's if you keep the Auto Load.
You may also be able to get a local machine shop to make you some adapter fittings that would let you use standard dies in your machine. I'm not sure it's possible, but it's at least worth looking into. A set of three custom adapters shouldn't be more than $150 at the most, and you could use them for every caliber.
Again, not sure if it's possible, but it's worth looking into.