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Purchasing a Dillon.. oh my there are a lot of choices

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by wacki, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. MRH

    MRH New Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I agree with MOBUCK.

    However, if you are set on the 650, it is an outstanding setup. Just be prepared to use a LOT of components.

    Primer flipper tray. The Dillon is nice, but the square one from RCBS works also.

    Get the extra primer tubes. 4 of each is better.

    Instead of the Dillon case lube, I'd suggest a small tin of Redding's Imperial Sizing Wax.

    Get an extra tool head and powder die for each die set

    You still need to lube rifle cases if you get anyone's carbide die set.

    The aluminum roller handle is a nice option.

    I'd choose a digital scale (not necessarily Dillon) over the balance beam - much faster to use, and you can easily weigh bullets and brass.

    Anyone mention books? Get a couple from e.g. Lyman, Lee, Speer, Hornady, etc. In fact, if you haven't done that, it would be the first place to start, and read the reloading sections before you go buying equipment and supplies.

    The spare parts kit may be handy, however, I have had a 550B for 19 years and have never needed a part from the kit yet. Maybe the 650s are different.

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  2. dnite

    dnite New Member

    Jul 28, 2011
    North Texas
    have you considered the Square Deal set up for your pistol rounds and use the singel stage you have for rifle.

    I have a 650 for 40 and 45 and a Square deal for 9,380,38 etc. Compare the cost.
    All depends on what you shoot the most of.

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