is this worth it? i need help

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  1. socalfamous87

    socalfamous87 New Member

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    someone is asking 450 for the complete set up!!! looks good but what do you think? all im looking to load is .223, 9mm, 38/357 mag. so everything else i shouldnt need so i was thinking of parting some of it out what do you think? worth $450?

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  2. socalfamous87

    socalfamous87 New Member

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    Dillon Precision RL 550B reloader for sale:

    7 conversion kits: .338/7 Mag- 45/70- 30M-1 Carbine- 30/30 Winchester- .243 Winchester - 45 Long Colt- 44 Mag

    5 Dillon Powder Dies- 5 Die Plates - 4 Die Stands- 4 Aluminum Primer Tubes

    5 Powder Bars - 1 Press Cover- 1 Powder Measure- Manual

    Nothing broken or unusable- Excellent shape- Boxed and ready to go.
  3. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

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    So lets see:

    Press new $430

    Seven conversion kits at $45 each is $315

    That's $745 of Dillon parts!

    You can use one of the conversion kits and could get maybe 1/2 to 1/3 of their new value if you sell six of them. Thats about $100 you can re-coop. That makes the Dillon about $350. Seems like a good deal to me but I have seen some RL550B go for less but who knows what shape they were in. A trip to ebay or Craigs List or ??? to see what the real used going price is, might help.

    I would not sell any of the conversion kits for any calibers you think you might have in the future. We ALWAYS buy more guns. Maybe one or more of those calibers looks tempting.

    If you do expand your reloading calibers make a list of what conversion parts you already have and compare that list to what you'll need for the new caliber. Then buy only the individual conversion parts you need and not duplicate conversion parts. Then make a list that shows where to find the pieces you need for the new caliber (they might be spread between several kits you already have).

    LDBennett
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    LDBennett Well-Known Member

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    dbach:

    You didn't say that it included die sets? You could sell those too if you don't need them. People here are always looking for reloading dies, even cheapy ones.

    LDBennett
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    It is very worth it, buy it and don't look back if you've got the funds available. Like LD said, you can sell any extra components and buy the die sets with those funds. That's a great price for all the equipment listed and pictured.
  6. Kevin Rohrer

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    Ah, YES, it is worth it.

    I have conversion kits and dies for 9mm and 40/10mm I'll trade or sell you for some of the accessories you don't want.
  7. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    You better snatch it up before he comes to his senses!!
  8. Caneman

    Caneman Active Member

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    looks like someone is dumping their dillon so they can get a LnL AP :) ;) :p
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    This oughtta seal the deal for you.. I have 0% desire to go progressive but for that price I might bleed a little blue.

    Buy it. You can keep what you need and fleabay the rest to recover some of your cash, if not most of it.
  10. socalfamous87

    socalfamous87 New Member

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    No dies!
  11. accident

    accident Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    no dies is an easy fix. Go for it! I'd likely keep most of the stuff unless someone here needed something worse than me.But like LD said,we always get more guns.JOE
  12. 312shooter

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    You nailed it!:D
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    This is a great deal 87, LD knows his Dillion and I wouldn't sell nothing. Eventually you need whatever you sold and then will have to pay new inflated price! Congradulations on a fantastic find!
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    LDBennett Well-Known Member

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    caneman said:

    "looks like someone is dumping their dillon so they can get a LnL AP"

    I say: "He'll be back!"

    LDBennett
  15. Caneman

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    all right papa smurf... we be even now :ya:
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