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Dillon 650 vs 1050

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by nelson133, Mar 15, 2008.

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  1. nelson133

    nelson133 Member

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    What are the major differences in use between these two machines? I'D appreciate hearing from those who have used both about the functional differences. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. taliv

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    i have a 1050, have used the 650.

    use search as this has been discussed at length.

    briefly, the main reason you'd go with the 1050 is the built-in swage for processing military primer crimps.

    beyond that, the 650 has better warranty, the 1050 is shorter, the 1050 has more die stations, the 1050 comes standard with lots of stuff that is optional on 650, the 1050 has higher advertised rate of rnds/hr, etc. also, if you plan to reload multiple calibers, do the math on extra toolheads, conversions, etc. the cheaper press for a single caliber might not be the cheaper press if you're going to load 10 different calibers on it.
     
  3. jmorris

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    I have both, with bullet feeders; I use the 650’s for pistol and the 1050 for rifle. As taliv stated the main advantage of the 1050 is the primer pocket swage on station 3. The 1050 has quite a bit more leverage with a shorter throw than the 650 and performs all operations during the down stroke. I do like to “feel” the primer seating in the 650’s (on the up stroke) but as a fellow shooter says “if it works all the time every time, what do you need to feel.” The 1050 also locates the shell plate with two pins that ensure proper indexing and has a ratchet device to prevent the indexing of a round without performing a full stroke of the handle.
     
  4. nelson133

    nelson133 Member

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    Thanks for your responses.
     
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