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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Rocky Carey, Sep 25, 2019.

  1. Dawico

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    That's no surprise since the 1050 is considered a commercial machine and not covered by the same warranty.
     


  2. sergeant69

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    lnl lasted coupla weeks b4 i got rid of it
    now only have the 550 of the dillon line, regret selling the others
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    no question dillon rules the progressive press hands down. ask david tubbs what he owns
     
  3. Oldfalguy

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    Good to hear, Never knew they would rebuild one for you.
    I have had a 650 for many years setup in 9mm. I moved and it got tilted and moved many times. So I finally bought a strong mount and a roller handle and just got it set back up. It was really jammed up with primers in the plate crooked, the case slide was split etc. Figured I had nothing to lose so i took it apart. I need to get a couple of locator buttons etc and am contemplating a caliber conversion to 45LC as I have enough 9mm for the amount of shooting I manage to get out and do nowadays. But the cost of changing the case feed plate, dies etc. appears to be about $180. Not sure I can even as I do not see myself shooting 500+reds of 45LC anytime soon. And I am guessing at cost of components.
     
  4. ed308

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    Call Dillon regarding the damage parts. They'll send the parts to you for free.

    I've had green and red single stage presses over the years. But now bench is all blue. I use a 650 for high volume reloading. I recently purchased a 550C for reloading my precision calibers like 6.5 CM, .224 Valkyrie and some other calibers. I use a A&D Fx120i with Auto Trickler/Throw to drop the powder then manually charge the case. The press has Whidden floating tools heads and produces ammo as accurate as single stages I've used in the past.
     
  5. Rocky Carey

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    Ed308 I use single stage for rifle precision loads a Forster and Redding great presses. I use 550 for other rifle loads and pistol loads I don’t have many of. I use the 650 for high volume pistols. My question is how precise is the 550 with floating toolheads? On runout and seat depth will it hold consistently? I know David Tubbs uses one but curious how accurate it is?
    Anything else you do on 550 for accuracy?
    Thanks
    Rocky
     
  6. ed308

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    I find it to be very consist. But I haven't shot great distances with my setup. I try to stick to Redding or Forster dies whenever possible. I do separate runs for decap and resize of the brass. Then drop the powder and seat the bullet on another run. I figured if the AMU is using them for competition, why not.

    My system is similar to F Class John in the following videos. I use the Area 419 funnel with their adaptor.



     
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  7. Rocky Carey

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    Thanks I use Redding and Forster dies and same on presses. Never seen better runout than a Forster press but I do love Blue.Might have try 550 out. I do everything separate on precision rounds as well
     
  8. APynckel

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    You pay for it, but it's unparalleled quality in the reloading world. Bar none
     
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