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Quick and easy primer size swap on Dillon 550

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Toprudder, Nov 11, 2014.

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  1. Toprudder

    Toprudder Member

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    Was playing around with my 550 press, trying to figure an easier way to swap between primer sizes. I think I succeeded. I searched and could not find this method online anywhere. Maybe someone else figured this out, but they did not post a video that I can find. I timed this, and the complete swap can be done in less than 60 seconds.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb1CvjA7UmA
     
  2. Ex

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    That is indeed a time saver. Many thanks for sharing it!
     
  3. Citadel99

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    I like it! Thanks for putting that together.

    Mark
     
  4. sellersm

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    That's very clever! Thx for sharing...
     
  5. straight-shooter

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    Sometimes the answer is to close to my face to see it... thanks for sharing!
     
  6. Cheetos

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    Going to have to try that one. I can swap out primer sizes in just under 2 minutes changing out the primer bar and removing the whole tube assembly and switching everything. Never thought of this way!
     
  7. hamp sandwich

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    Awesome tip! Thanks for sharing that.
     
  8. X-Rap

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    I was doing that before the internet, still bought another dedicated machine for each size.
    It does work.
     
  9. mahansm

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    I'm going to try that the next time I swap the priming system over.

    Thanks for the tip.
     
  10. mc2212

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    Fantastic tip. Thanks for sharing that.
     
  11. medalguy

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    Like X-rap I have multiple presses. No switcho-changeo any more. :D
     
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