Originally Posted by 312shooter
I second the LNL, opinions are of course bias to ones own equipment ( the blue usually drums up the loudest of them) the manual advance shellplate is no advantage, every double charge incident I have witnessed, read about or heard of was produced on the 550.
The LNL warranty is a top notch, anything on the press breaks, they send it out no questions. Very friendly and helpful people there.
Take a good look at the reviews on the LNL at Midway USA, and while there take a look at the parts and add ons available, something Dillon does not allow with their products since they are a propriatary distributor
While I do like the Blue, I think the LNL is a great press also.
Double charges are due to operator error and bad habits, I haven't seen/heard or would attribute a greater number of double charges on a press.
Dillon is sold by several other companies, not just Dillon. Graf is just one example, but there are several others that sell Blue presses. It's not a propriatary dealership.
Best advice I could give you is to see if you can find a local reloader and get your hands on a few different presses. I think you'll be happy with either choice. My experience with the Loadmaster is not good for my taste; while it loads ammo that goes boom just the same as any other press; I didn't find it a good long-term value for the money. Parts wear out quicker and frequent tweaking to keep it running smoothly.
What are you gonna do, talk the alien to death? -- (on Sigourney Weaver's worry about Guns in Aliens)
"Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands."
"I carry a small gun to compensate for my huge Blue press."