a Dillion failure

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  1. mudman35962

    mudman35962 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    have had a Dillion 550b for about 10 years. i load hand gun only on it. a lot. i guess about 100# of lead used. the darn thing broke. the rod that pushes the primer slide snaped.
    now this is the very first thing ever to fail on the blue beauty. which asks the question, how do they stay in business? oh...i forgot to mention, when i called they are sending a new part at NO cost to me. i have no second thoughts about buying a Dillion.

    rick
     
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  2. tuckerd1

    tuckerd1 Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Supporting Member

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    Same experience I have always had. I have no idea why I ever bought their spare parts kit. All you have to do is call them and a new part will be in the mail the next day.
     
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  3. howlnmad

    howlnmad Old Guy Doing Things Moderator Supporting Member

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    I'm still working on purchasing a Dillon. I have a friend at church that has offered me his reloading equipment. He says that there is a progressive press included but didn't say what brand. Guess I'll have to wait and see. If it's not something that I will be happy with, a Dillon will be next. Just not sure if I want to go with the 550 or 750.
     
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    If they can provide that kind of service it just means they are way overpriced.
    LOL, just kidding ofc.
    Both Hornady and Dillon have been very good for me when parts eventually break.

    @howlnmad 750 all the way ;) Or I'd get the 650 if it was cheaper, I see no reason to spend more for the 750 really unless it's only a few dollars.
     
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  5. tuckerd1

    tuckerd1 Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Supporting Member

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    If you load 1000's of rounds per week go with the 750. Otherwise the 550 is what a normal loader would use. The 750 can be loaded up with brass, primer, powder and bullets and all you have to do is pull the handle. The 550 is loaded up with powder and primers and you will have to individualy insert brass and bullets and then pull the handle. The 750 with all the attachments will cost over double the 550 fully decked out.
     
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    Glad to hear how good their customer service is.
    But I feel compelled to add that the Lyman turret press that is older than me, that I have been using for over 35 years has never broken.
    ;)
     
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  7. tuckerd1

    tuckerd1 Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Supporting Member

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    The initial cost does scare some people away. But, the service you receive afterwards is second to none. And the Dillons are simple to setup and use.
     
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    mudman35962 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    tuckerd1 Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Supporting Member

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    Here ya go Bill.
    750 Giveaway
     
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  10. Gun Geezer

    Gun Geezer Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    There was a time when you got what you paid for. I've been around a lot of years & that seems to be changing. Marketing has made products exist for many years on name recognition, long after the quality has faded.
     
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  11. howlnmad

    howlnmad Old Guy Doing Things Moderator Supporting Member

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    Thanks Don, entered every one that I could.
     
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    tuckerd1 Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Supporting Member

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    Ya know We are going to be flooded with emails
     
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    gdmoody Full Time Moderator Moderator Supporting Member

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    I entered too. If I win, I will give it to ya, I would have to buy all of the paraphernalia to do all the calibers I do now on the 550!!
     
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    LIKTOSHOOT No Power Options Supporting Member

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    Dang, I thought Matt might have had a misfire.
    :lol:
     
  15. howlnmad

    howlnmad Old Guy Doing Things Moderator Supporting Member

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    Oh, I didn't enter anyones email address from here. I bothered everyone with that before and Dillon wants them to reply. Not even gonna ask any of you to do me that favor.
     
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