Dillon 650XL with RCBS Dies and Hornday Powder Measure


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hAkron
March 5, 2013, 09:03 PM
In case anybody else with a sizable investment in Hornady LnL quick change parts (powder dies, meter assemblies, etc) was wondering, you can use all that stuff on a Dillon 650. You need to make sure you turn the primer warning system so that it's out of the way of the powder measure body, but that's it.

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In case you were wondering, I have the Hornady LnL quick change powder dies for each caliber, a meter insert (so I don't have to adjust the powder measure) for each caliber, and a universal expander from powderfunnels.com I'm also using my RCBS lockout die (until I get a few more rods for the Dillon powder check).

All I needed from Dillon was the caliber conversion kit (38special/357 in this case), which is Dillon's shell plate, locator buttons, and case feeder bits, and a tool head. I also bought a tool head stand for my 9mm toolhead (you can't really just lay it on it's side on the bench).

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dsm
March 5, 2013, 10:12 PM
Looks like a pretty nice set up. Since you already have the Hornady stuff, might as well use it. Will the Dillon powder funnel work in the hornady powder die? I believe Dillon makes or made a powder die to attach a rotary style powder measure.

The reason I ask is, I have several RCBS powder measures and want to set one up in a tool head for my 44.

hAkron
March 5, 2013, 10:24 PM
I think Dillon's funnels are specific to their powder dies. If you have the RCBS linkage for your powder measure, you can use this http://www.midwayusa.com/product/152982/rcbs-case-activated-linkage-kit-pistol-powder-expander-45-acp?cm_vc=sugv1826556

That's the one for 45 cal, but I'm pretty sure they make a 44 too.

dsm
March 5, 2013, 11:05 PM
I see...I'd need to get the RCBS powder die then. I would need the linkage kit and I think they run like $70. I might be better off going with a Dillon powder measure since I don't have anything else for the rcbs. I just have an extra Dillon tool head, powder die and RCBS dies. I'd need a conversion, so the powder funnel will come with that. Since you have all the Hornady stuff, wouldn't make sense for you to convert it all.

I see you use a DYMO label maker...I use mine for everything! Lol

Dlowe167
March 6, 2013, 12:49 AM
Im tryin to get into reloading myself. Was looking at the 550,seeing your set up im thinkin 650 now. Very nice set up!

1KPerDay
March 6, 2013, 01:14 PM
Looks pretty slick!

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