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upgrading one of my presses input needed

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by JO JO, May 18, 2019.

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which press

  1. Dillon 550c

    12 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Hornady LnL ap

    12 vote(s)
    50.0%
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  1. Eddietruett

    Eddietruett Member

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    I agree 1000%. I'm a huge fan on the Dillon 650 and Dillon Products in General. It is true what they say "No BS Warranty". Their customer service and technical support is 2nd to none. I had a primer ignite in the primer tube a year or so ago and set off a chain explosion. The only thing that probably saved me from injury was the steel outer housing around the primer tube. The explosion destroyed the primer feed assembly and several other parts. Called Dillon for parts that I planned on paying for because I'm absolutely sure it was not the fault of the press. I had a primer that got hung and jammed the handle too hard and started the chain reaction. Dillon sent me every part I needed FREE and the technician stayed on the phone with me 30-45 minutes walking me through the reassembly and making sure everything was adjusted correctly. I'm a Dillon user for ever. The only negative thing I can say about my Dillon is the spent primer cup. Not the best design, but I bought one of the aftermarket adapters that sends the spent primers in a plastic tube into a jug sitting on the floor. No more mess. Once you get used to a fully auto indexing press, you won't ever go back.
     
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  2. THEWELSHM

    THEWELSHM Member

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    Is it because you need a lot of customer service? Personally, I don’t really want to be calling customer service about anything.. just saying..

    Thewelshm
     
  3. Mowgli Terry

    Mowgli Terry Member

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    I have no experience with the other machines other than a Piggy Back in the late 1980 plus use of the LCT, Well, after nearly thirty years of use it has been necessary to call Dillon for customer support. It's has to do with wear and tear. The other companies have offered how many different models in the last three decades? I have had to deal with one burned out motor, two broken castings and directions on resolving difficulties with the machine. Now I have no idea how many rounds passed through that machine between calls and other support needs. I wonder if the poll had some different questions. These questions would include number of rounds loaded and length of use of any machine. Think the Blue 900 Lb Gorilla would rule?

    Addendum: I had sent a powder measure from a 450 for an update. A week or so later a new power measure came in the mail. That 450 measure was over thirty years old. Sure enough, I need support. I load many cartridges on my elderly machine. I have a dozen different tool heads. OK.
     
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  4. jmorris

    jmorris Member

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    This is my favorite thing about the 550.

     
  5. DRAINSMITH

    DRAINSMITH Member

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    The Dillon has a "No B/S Warranty" Hornady has "No Risk lifetime Warranty" the difference is ...
     
  6. DRAINSMITH

    DRAINSMITH Member

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    Texas10mm is right. If you buy a press with the intention of selling it in a year at a loss, get the Dillon.
     
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