a Dillion failure

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  1. armabill

    armabill Active Member

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    I have 2 Dillon 550B's and never had a part break on me. One I bought new and the other I bought used. I don't try and see how fast I can reload, I just take my time.

    I'm not in a race for the worlds record in reloading! I enjoy the reloading process and the 550B keeps me busy and attentive.
     
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  2. Wild Turkey Cogburn

    Wild Turkey Cogburn Well-Known Member

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    I bought a used 550 $400. Came with 4 calibers ( 4 that use ) and 2 parts kits.

    Now, I got to use it and see how it goes. Been using my Rock Chucker for 40 years. Only problem has been 5-stuck cases.
     
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  3. tuckerd1

    tuckerd1 Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Supporting Member

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  5. Arteest

    Arteest Well-Known Member

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    I rescued a 650 from the scrap. The thing had been stored in a barn with chickens around. Ya it was filthy and the main ram was rusted and seized. Spent the winter cleaning and rebuilding. What an engineering marvel. Works great. Make sure your wide awake and sober when using. You really have to pay attention.
     
  6. tedwitt

    tedwitt 440 Supporting Member

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    I researched the xl750 @ $649.95.
     
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  7. Arteest

    Arteest Well-Known Member

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    I just did a pricing of conversion parts so I can load .380ACP. Over 300$! Ouch. That’ll have to wait a bit.
     
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  8. 68c15

    68c15 TFFWPP President Supporting Member

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    550 is about $130 to convert
     
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  9. sharps4590

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    Single stage is about $30.00......depending on the dies....:D
     
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  10. howlnmad

    howlnmad Old Guy Doing Things Moderator Supporting Member

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    Something doesn't add up. You can buy a new toolhead with powder measure for $125 and the conversion kit for $85.
    Unless that $300+ included dies.
     
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  11. Arteest

    Arteest Well-Known Member

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    Howlnmad: Yep. I’d be getting dies. Kinda need the dedicate powder measure to the .380 cuz it takes so little powder.
     
  12. Clipper

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    You could use the Lee Auto Drum powder measure on your 550...I have three of them on caliber conversions..one is for .380. I load .38/.357, .40 cal, 9MM,. and .45 ACP on the Dillon
     
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  13. Arteest

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    Would that apply to the XL650?
     
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  14. howlnmad

    howlnmad Old Guy Doing Things Moderator Supporting Member

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    Yes it would. And you don't have to use Dillon dies either.
     
  15. 68c15

    68c15 TFFWPP President Supporting Member

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    But they are so much better
     
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