Drinking the Blue Kool Aid


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Eldraque
July 26, 2013, 08:35 PM
And it is good!



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gahunter12
July 26, 2013, 08:51 PM
Congrats! You will LOVE IT! The best press in my opinion.

BYJO4
July 26, 2013, 08:57 PM
Congrats on getting a great press.

Goblin
July 26, 2013, 08:58 PM
yeah...been there, done that, back in the day. :)

orionengnr
July 26, 2013, 09:25 PM
Yep, until I see the need for a 650 or 1050, I will be happy with my 550.
I'm betting you will, too. :)

SuperNaut
July 26, 2013, 09:30 PM
Noice!

Woolecox
July 26, 2013, 10:41 PM
I love mine. The only thing is, you will load up all your components in about a day or two.

They make some really great ammo. It will motivate you to get out and shoot more because you won't have the dread of reloading all your pistol brass.

Enjoy!

Eldraque
July 26, 2013, 10:45 PM
Its my first press. Still reading ABC's of Reloading, and Lymans 49th. Gonna take it real slow. Got some X-Treme bullets, and I have brass. Just patiently searching for some Unique or Power Pistol, and primers.

Bought the 550 with the .40 S&W caliber kit, with Dillon carbide dies, ordered from BrianEnos only two weeks ago!


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Magnum Shooter
July 26, 2013, 10:48 PM
GO BLUE
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gahunter12
July 27, 2013, 12:02 PM
Its my first press. Still reading ABC's of Reloading, and Lymans 49th. Gonna take it real slow. Got some X-Treme bullets, and I have brass. Just patiently searching for some Unique or Power Pistol, and primers.

Bought the 550 with the .40 S&W caliber kit, with Dillon carbide dies, ordered from BrianEnos only two weeks ago!

If you plan to load .40s&w, and want a very nice metering powder that shoots very soft, and accurate in .40s&w get some WST, or W231/HP38. I load WST for all of my match ammo, and can drop 10 charges of 3.8gr of WST and get exactly 38gr total, and no worse than 37.9gr or 38.1gr.

Reloadron
July 27, 2013, 12:10 PM
Christmas in July, you have to love it. :)

Ron

Eldraque
July 27, 2013, 04:40 PM
If you plan to load .40s&w, and want a very nice metering powder that shoots very soft, and accurate in .40s&w get some WST, or W231/HP38. I load WST for all of my match ammo, and can drop 10 charges of 3.8gr of WST and get exactly 38gr total, and no worse than 37.9gr or 38.1gr.

Which companies make WST and W231/HP38?


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HexHead
July 27, 2013, 06:01 PM
Which companies make WST and W231/HP38?


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WST and 231 are Winchester powders. They're part of Hodgdon powders now, hence the HP in HP38.

Magnum Shooter
July 27, 2013, 06:10 PM
Hodgdon packages/makes/or has someone else make all 3. WST and W231 are Winchester powders but Hodgdon owns the rights to the Winchester name (for powder only). HP38 Is a Hodgdon powder.

HOODLUM
July 27, 2013, 06:46 PM
If you plan to load .40s&w, and want a very nice metering powder that shoots very soft, and accurate in .40s&w get some WST, or W231/HP38. I load WST for all of my match ammo, and can drop 10 charges of 3.8gr of WST and get exactly 38gr total, and no worse than 37.9gr or 38.1gr.
gahunter12, What are you using as a measure and what are you firing?

MarshallDodge
July 27, 2013, 07:00 PM
Congrats. I spent the money 21 years ago and it has been so worth it.

gahunter12
July 27, 2013, 07:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by gahunter12
If you plan to load .40s&w, and want a very nice metering powder that shoots very soft, and accurate in .40s&w get some WST, or W231/HP38. I load WST for all of my match ammo, and can drop 10 charges of 3.8gr of WST and get exactly 38gr total, and no worse than 37.9gr or 38.1gr.
gahunter12, What are you using as a measure and what are you firing?


I'm using the Dillon powder measures. I load for .40s&w, .45acp with WST, and .38spl I use W231.

Frankl03
July 27, 2013, 07:09 PM
Love my Dillon 550! Just loading 40 S&W right now on it.

Jcinnb
July 27, 2013, 07:32 PM
Congrats. It sure is fun to get stuff!

plodder
July 27, 2013, 09:33 PM
My roots in reloading were "Green", but I have matured to be "Blue" with a 650. Welcome, you won't be sorry, except you'll start looking for new calibers just so you can add to the collection.

Charlie1022
July 27, 2013, 10:11 PM
Bought my first 550 back in 1984 and liked it so well I bought my second 550 about 10 years ago. I leave one set up for large primers and the other on small primers. I load 38/357, 9mm, 44 mag, 45 acp, 223, 22-250, 30/30, 444 Marlin, 45/70, 7MM, so far and always looking for more. I still load some rounds on my Orange Crusher because my 45/120 will not fit on the 550's. Just have to love the550's.

Hondo 60
July 28, 2013, 12:38 AM
Mmmm - repeat after me, "Blue Koolaid - Good"!
LOL

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Arkansas Paul
July 28, 2013, 12:41 AM
I hope to taste some soon. We're trying to sell an old El Camino we've had sitting around taking up space. I think part of the money will go toward a 550. Man, I can taste it already. :)

gspn
July 28, 2013, 01:06 AM
I love it when a new press arrives.

Eldraque
August 2, 2013, 02:06 AM
And here it is all set up =D

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bronco_buster
August 2, 2013, 05:10 PM
Is that your bedroom??? LOL!!! If so...and your significant other allowed this...you sir are THE MAN!

Potatohead
August 2, 2013, 05:44 PM
For real! All hail Eldraque!

sevt_chevelle
August 2, 2013, 07:09 PM
I loaded up about 50 rounds of 40sw on a cheap lee press thought this was for the birds and bought a 650.
You'll love the press. My main powder for 40 is 231, makes a nice mild target round. For hotter rounds I use longshot and AA#7...Eric

Eldraque
August 3, 2013, 01:35 AM
Is that your bedroom??? LOL!!! If so...and your significant other allowed this...you sir are THE MAN!

Haha. I havent found my significant other yet....

"Whateva! Whateva! I do what i want!" (For now....)

Nordeste
August 3, 2013, 07:32 PM
Congrats!. I considered the 550 when I bought my Lee Classic Turret, but eventually decided against it. For the price of it, I got a Classic Turret kit, dies, Hornady inertial hammer, 0'5 kg of powder, primers, 500 bullets... and I don't need to load up high volumes of ammo. The LCT is enough for me, so far. I do admit that the 550 is a very fine press, however.

You're not the only one that has his reloading setup in the bedroom, though :D. I live in an apartment. It has two bedrooms, one is my stepdaughter's, and choices for my reloading bench were the living room (big no-no from her :rolleyes:) or some unused corner in our bedroom, so there is where I did set it up. She's not completely happy about it, but heck, I have to cope with some of her stuff which I don't completely like, and don't make a drama out of it :D.

bgw45
August 4, 2013, 05:49 PM
+1 For real! All hail Eldraque!

I reloaded on a knight stand in a basement computer room for about 5 yrs with a 550. I did place a 1/4" boiler plate under the press. It was very helpful in stabilizing the press.

hAkron
August 4, 2013, 11:35 PM
These Dillon threads would be way more fun if we typed in blue. I have a 650XL that I really like. Congrats on your 550!

MarshallDodge
August 4, 2013, 11:41 PM
These Dillon threads would be way more fun if we typed in blue. I have a 650xl that i really like. Congrats on your 550!

I agree! :cool:

stargeezer
August 5, 2013, 04:52 AM
Go Dillon Blue!! I'm rebuilding my reloading room right now, but I'm getting the Dillon goodies set back up first.

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a579/Larry_Kruzan/a1-reloading-bench_zpsfd32e865.jpg

Magnum Shooter
August 5, 2013, 11:27 AM
OK ONLY BLUE TYPE FOR DILLON

I WOULD SPEND WAY TO MUCH TIME LOADING WITHOUT MY XL 650

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stargeezer
August 5, 2013, 08:32 PM
There's only one "problem" with Dillon - it's so fast that I run out of supplies way too soon :D

enloe
August 7, 2013, 10:29 AM
I love my 550

Hondo 60
August 7, 2013, 05:35 PM
Love my 550, sorry I don't know how to make the font "blue"
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=725012

hAkron
August 7, 2013, 11:16 PM
Go Dillon Blue!! I'm rebuilding my reloading room right now, but I'm getting the Dillon goodies set back up first.

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a579/Larry_Kruzan/a1-reloading-bench_zpsfd32e865.jpg

I see you have the spent primer catcher upgrade. That same guy on eBay sells a live primer catcher that replaces the 'ski jump'. I highly recommend it if you don't already have it.

Never mind, I can see from the picture, it looks like you already have it

Russ in WY
August 8, 2013, 12:49 AM
The 1st was a plain 550 , then later came the upgrade to [ B ] the later 2 were the 550-B. Have 2 -in small Pri & one in Large Pri mode.. As I only have place for 2 on the load bench , I have gone to Pat Marlins "Rock Dock" bench mounting Sys, Thyt are really soild & can change a whole press in a Quick Minute. The last one I got from an Estate Sale & had set in a basement for 20yrs , no less. There were about 6 parts missing & after a call to Dillon , the missing parts were cheerfully sent in a few days . It is up & running now . My 2 .. Russ.

Katitmail
August 8, 2013, 01:10 AM
I see you have the spent primer catcher upgrade. That same guy on eBay sells a live primer catcher that replaces the 'ski jump'. I highly recommend it if you don't already have it.

I found that one hard way. Spent primers jumping out once in a while OK with me. Live primers when you develop loads, etc is really concerning. Searched google, found instructions, contacted guy. And then he posted on eBay. Works great. A must in my book.

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