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dillon is sure a great company

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Lloyd Smale, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. Lloyd Smale

    Lloyd Smale Well-Known Member

    as some of you know i had a fire and lost all my loading gear. Alot of it has been repaced allready but but i lost 5 square deals and a 550. I came home last night and on the porch was a box with a brand new 550 dillon press that they sent me for FREE! Not to many companys that stand behind there product like that!!
  2. longdayjake

    longdayjake Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear you're getting your stuff back little by little. After our conversation I have since separated my powder from my reloading gear. I hope you don't mind, but I have been telling many reloaders what happened to your stuff so that we can all avoid the same thing from happening. Don't worry, I left out any names.
  3. mallc

    mallc Well-Known Member

    Lloyd - Please

    I apparently missed your story. Would it be possible to get a link or a retelling please.

  4. gravelyctry

    gravelyctry Well-Known Member

    Would it be possible to share the story? I keep my powders in the same room in the basement as my other reloading equipment. I never thought there was a reason to have more separation, and I'd appreciate any "lessons learned" type stories.

    Thanks, Neil
  5. Meta

    Meta Well-Known Member

    Dillon did exactly the same thing for me. I lost EVERYTHING in a fire a few years back and Dillon replaced my 650 and 550 at no cost. They are truly a great company. I'm a customer for life!
  6. showmebob

    showmebob Well-Known Member

    I also would like to hear the story, please?
  7. Lloyd Smale

    Lloyd Smale Well-Known Member

    I was casting bullets that morning and emptied one of my pots and stuck some lead it it to melt as i allways leave them full. I filled it with ingots and put a few extra on top for settling and took off to town to do some banking. I was gone 45 minutes and came back to the fire department and a pole building burned to the ground. There was probably 200,000 rounds of live ammo 200 plus pounds of powder and at least 7 cases of primers in there along with all my loading and casting gear and everything else a guy puts in his pole barn. Thanks to the generousity of a bunch of guys on the cast bullet forum I was up and running with a temporary set up in less then a week and now have all new equiptment set up in the small garage waiting for the new barn to go up. Its suppose to be started next week. the cause of the fire was either the pot ran over or shorted out. I will never know which but i had all the powder and primers stored within 15 feet of the pots and thats why it went up so fast. The steel roof was actually completely gone MELTED! There were cooked off shells 200 feet from the barn. the insurance company paid what i had it insured for without problems but i lost probably 75 grand that wasnt covered.

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