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    Finally did it...

    After I don't know how many times of visiting the Dillon website and putting all kinds of goodies into the cart only to navigate away from the site I hit the "proceed to checkout" and ordered the XL 650 and some accessories.

    I think I will keep my cursed Lee LoadMaster, only because I wouldn't want to pass that head ache to anyone else.

    I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

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    I'm sure you'll post pics of the setup once it arrives and you get it set up?
    Can't tell us your Lee never did you any good? Save it for historical value? Bet they'd eat it right up on EBay.
    Congratulations anyway....and glad you're feeling better now.

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    The Lee did some good, I still came out way under the cost of a new press and learned alot about it and reloading but I don't know if I could still call it money well spent.

    I've got some more work to do to the bench, but yeah I'll probably post pics of the old press configuration and the new set up.

    I've got to get rid of the crappy bench top and get some decent wood on there, find a way to level the legs. and I'm probably going to mount the bench itself to the studs in the wall. Either that or I'm just going to get a more robust bench.

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    Your going to love it!! Congrats, and enjoy

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    Waiting for your update, trying to click the send order myself on a progressive.
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    Congrats JD what all did you end up getting witht he DIllion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob99VMI04 View Post
    Congrats JD what all did you end up getting witht he DIllion?

    I got the strong mount, aluminum roller handle, quick change kit (going to be set up for 9mm) .45 and 9mm die sets, X2 powder checks (one for each tool head), the 9mm caliber conversion a couple trays some case lube, a spare parts kit and the press cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    I've got to get rid of the crappy bench top and get some decent wood on there, find a way to level the legs. and I'm probably going to mount the bench itself to the studs in the wall. Either that or I'm just going to get a more robust bench.
    Locking castors maybe? The best workbench I ever had was made from a discarded solid wood door. Maybe you can find one at one of those builders scrap yard places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Locking castors maybe? The best workbench I ever had was made from a discarded solid wood door. Maybe you can find one at one of those builders scrap yard places.
    The floor isn't level, the bench is OK although a little on the wobbly side. If I can get it leveled out I'm just going to screw the back legs into the wall studs. As for the table top, I think I'm jsut going to get a couple of 2X4s and a sheet of ply wood cut to size. Either that or Sears sells the required size bench top in "butchers block"

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    The Lee did some good, I still came out way under the cost of a new press and learned alot about it and reloading but I don't know if I could still call it money well spent.

    I've got some more work to do to the bench, but yeah I'll probably post pics of the old press configuration and the new set up.

    I've got to get rid of the crappy bench top and get some decent wood on there, find a way to level the legs. and I'm probably going to mount the bench itself to the studs in the wall. Either that or I'm just going to get a more robust bench.
    Fire doors are your friend... I was looking at building a bench top a few years ago and happened to spot a fire-door from a business in the local landfill when I dumped a truck load of yard scraps... I don't normally "dumpster dive" but I couldn't help but bring it home. It makes a great bench top at 3" thick. Although, it is one heavy SOB. I built a frame for it out of 2x4's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    I got the strong mount, aluminum roller handle, quick change kit (going to be set up for 9mm) .45 and 9mm die sets, X2 powder checks (one for each tool head), the 9mm caliber conversion a couple trays some case lube, a spare parts kit and the press cover.

    Awsome, when you get the case feeder buy some xtra primer feed tubes.
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    A lot of woodworkers will use a solid core door for a bench. They are flat, heavy and tough.
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    The press arrived today....gotta get hoping on that new bench top...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Locking castors maybe? The best workbench I ever had was made from a discarded solid wood door. Maybe you can find one at one of those builders scrap yard places.
    I did the same. Makes a great benck!
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    Congrats JD, you chose wisely.
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