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Dillon 650XL with RCBS Dies and Hornday Powder Measure

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by hAkron, Mar 5, 2013.

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  1. hAkron

    hAkron Member

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    In case anybody else with a sizable investment in Hornady LnL quick change parts (powder dies, meter assemblies, etc) was wondering, you can use all that stuff on a Dillon 650. You need to make sure you turn the primer warning system so that it's out of the way of the powder measure body, but that's it.

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    In case you were wondering, I have the Hornady LnL quick change powder dies for each caliber, a meter insert (so I don't have to adjust the powder measure) for each caliber, and a universal expander from powderfunnels.com I'm also using my RCBS lockout die (until I get a few more rods for the Dillon powder check).

    All I needed from Dillon was the caliber conversion kit (38special/357 in this case), which is Dillon's shell plate, locator buttons, and case feeder bits, and a tool head. I also bought a tool head stand for my 9mm toolhead (you can't really just lay it on it's side on the bench).
     
  2. dsm

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    Looks like a pretty nice set up. Since you already have the Hornady stuff, might as well use it. Will the Dillon powder funnel work in the hornady powder die? I believe Dillon makes or made a powder die to attach a rotary style powder measure.

    The reason I ask is, I have several RCBS powder measures and want to set one up in a tool head for my 44.
     
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    I see...I'd need to get the RCBS powder die then. I would need the linkage kit and I think they run like $70. I might be better off going with a Dillon powder measure since I don't have anything else for the rcbs. I just have an extra Dillon tool head, powder die and RCBS dies. I'd need a conversion, so the powder funnel will come with that. Since you have all the Hornady stuff, wouldn't make sense for you to convert it all.

    I see you use a DYMO label maker...I use mine for everything! Lol
     
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    Im tryin to get into reloading myself. Was looking at the 550,seeing your set up im thinkin 650 now. Very nice set up!
     
  6. 1KPerDay

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    Looks pretty slick!
     
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