Got my 550B today!

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by woolleyworm, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Active Member

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    I'll post some pics once I get the bench all set up. I sold my SDB back in October and have been waiting patiently for the right deal to come along. All total with shipping, I've got $910 into my flEaBay buy. What I got:

    Dillon 550B
    7 toolheads
    5 sets of Dillon carbide pistol dies
    4 caliber conversions
    5 toolhead stands
    4 powder measures with powder bars
    2 extra sets of powder bars ( small, large and one extra small )
    spare parts for every part on the press except the frame, handle and ram
    Dillon kinetic bullet puller
    Dillon NATO spec brass primer tray
    RCBS 505 scale
    Lyman 2200 Turbo tumbler with auto-flo :eek: ( HUGE )
    3 sealed bottles of Dillon brass polish
    1 bottle of RCBS case lube
    20 die lock rings, dillon and rcbs
    spare decapping pins to last me a lifetime
    8 dillon 38/357 100ct boxes, new
    9 midway/mtm 38/357 50ct boxes
    Lee Stainless calipers with wooden case
    2 flashlights ?? (confused me too )
    2 pairs of shooting glasses
    42#s of Lyman treated media
    8 various reloading manuals
    1# of Unique ( sealed )
    500 primers ( guess he slipped'em past fedex, :D)
    enough dillon reloaders labels to wallpaper all the houses within a mile


    There are some good deals to be had if you're patient and do your homework. I can't wait to get it all set up and start enjoying it!
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  2. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    u better put pictures up
  3. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    Dang, woolley, that sounds like a heck of a deal.

    I am going over to my local shop tomorrow to buy a "kit" that has a tool head, powder drop, and stand. It, by itself cost right at $100.
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  4. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that sounds like a great deal. Gees it will take a week just to organize all that stuff but what fun doing it. I am jealous. Enjoy.

    Todd
  5. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Heck of a deal dont even describe it. It was a STEAL!!! Lucky dawg!
  6. the yooper

    the yooper New Member

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    aint it great when a plan comes together!!! got to love that deal:D:D:D
  7. upsguy

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    Congratulations Wolley!!!
    That sounds like a fantastic deal, enjoy it!
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    Dirtypacman New Member

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    You will love it as I do mine - enjoy!
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    oldgunfan New Member

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    Damm what a deal, Load me up some 45acp's I just got a S&W 625 jm so that's what I'll be loading all weekend. I've never had a progressive metallic press, I do have a MIC grabber 12 gauge. do let us know how it works out.
  10. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I spent the whole day out in my "reloading building" just enjoying the hobby. Lubed about 300 .45 bullets, loaded .223, .44 magnum, and used my blue press to load up 9mm. I tell you woolley, you will love that thing when you get it set up and going.
  11. woolleyworm

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    We've been doing some drywalling in the living room, so it's been a little slow in getting things set up.... something about having priorities???? :rolleyes::rolleyes:

    I'm certain that i'm going to love the press, I really liked the SDB, but dies were hard to get and no ability to do rifle cartridges was a downer. I probably wont do much rifle on the 550 anyways. I like the manual indexing aspect of the 550 and the toolhead quick changes. Much easier than the SDB.
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    BobMcG Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Real nice snag.

    Congratulations, that's one sweet deal!
  13. RustyFN

    RustyFN New Member

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    Yep, congrats Woolley
  14. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I only load pistol cartridges on the Dillon, I still use a LEE single stage press for all rifles. I bought a conversion kit for .223 but just could not get the powder to be consistent so I went back to the single stage on them. I have three or four hundred pieces of .223 brass so I might try them again, but still thinking on it.
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    Nice deal Wooley:)
  16. woolleyworm

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    Pics finally !!! Still have to mount the presses, but I just refinished the top of my bench to beef it up a little.

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  17. BETH

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    wow looks good-what is the green press for?
  18. American Leader

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    Nice deal Mr. Worm! Wish I could show you my set up but need to take pictures for that.
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    The green one is my single stage RockChucker. I use it for rifle cartridges and heavier decapping jobs. it's also a mighty beefy club just in case I run out of ammo! :D
  20. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Dang worm. you wadnt kiddn. That one measure aint ever had powder run thru it! Most of that stuff looks lightly used at best. The graphite stains on the measures that were used are light...

    L U C K Y ! ! !
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