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Dillon 650 Conversion Kits - interchangeable components?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by gacajun, Jul 1, 2013.

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  1. gacajun

    gacajun Member

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    I have a Dillon 650 and load 38sp and have a 9mm conversion kit as well. I want to also load .40s&W. I'm trying to see if any of the components for the .38sp or 9mm conversion kits can also be used to load .40 S&W....trying to reuse what I can and only buy what I need.

    I've looked and found that .40 S&W can use the large and small pistol casefeeder plates so I have that covered. What I don't know is if any of the other conversion kit parts for the .38sp or 9mm can also be used for the .40 S&W.

    The conversion kits parts list contains the following parts:
    Casefeed adapter
    Casefeed arm bushing
    Casefeed body bushing
    Locator buttons
    Shell plate
    Station one locator
    Powder funnel

    Does anyone know if any parts listed above contained in a 38sp or 9mm kits work for the .40 S&W? I'd like to only buy what is absolutely needed to load the .40.
     
  2. Katitmail

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    You will absolutely need new shell holder and powder funnel (expander).

    If you price those 2 you will probably figure an answer (it might cost as much as conversion kit)
     
  3. HexHead

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    Look in your manual (or on Brian Enos website), there's a conversion chart showing whic shell plates, powder funnels and buttons are interchangeable.
     
  4. gacajun

    gacajun Member

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    I'll check in the manual....I was hoping not to have to spend the money to buy a complete caliber change kit...kinda hoping enough of the parts in the 38sp and 9mm would work. I'll just have to check....thanks for the advice.
     
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    The reason the conversion kits are so popular is that the convenience of swapping an entire assembly is worth the price.

    I am not against going minimal, but sometimes it is a false economy. Just something to consier.

    Lost Sheep
     
  7. Katitmail

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    I already replied but will repeat myself. Buying 2-3 needed parts will be more than whole kit. I priced just powder funnel and it's like $30
     
  8. Shmackey

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    The plastic casefeeder bushings and such are durable and hard to lose, so they make sense to interchange.

    The brass buttons easy to lose, so it makes sense to have extras.
     
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    There is a guy in IL. and 1 in WA. that handle a lot of used Dillon parts, Using this chart http://gunwiki.net/apps/calconversion/ I was able to set my 1050 up for 8 differnt calibers at a cost of $72 a pop verses $119 for a whole kit frm Dillon
     
  10. gacajun

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    Do you have contact information for the 2 guys you mentioned that might have use Dillon parts....one is IL and one in WA?
     
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