If you're doing a bunch of different calibers, you may want to look into the interchangeable tool-heads.
And of course...
Lots and lots of brass.
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Some time back I was debating between the Hornady and the Dillon product. You will be glad to know I have decided on Dillon. Thanks for your help on that one.
Now that I am very close to ordering;
I would like to get some advice from those of you who use a Dillon reloader. I plan to order the XL650, which runs about $500.
What other items are a must have, that enhances the operation?
(FYI, I will be reloading 380acp, 40 S&W, 45acp, and 300wsm) Thanks in advance for your input..
Automatic case feeder if you are planning on cranking out lots of ammo
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A case lube pad for the WSM.
(hint hint) A few bullets in each caliber would be very helpful.
.380, 9mm, & .40 S&W all use the same shell plate. .380 and 9MM use the same located pins/buttons and Caliber converison kit.
The .40 S&W & 10MM use the same caliber converisons Kits
I have not loaded any 300 WSM, however FYI the .45 ACP and cases based upon the 36-06/308 family also use the same locating pins/buttons, station one locater, and shell plate as the .45 ACP
If you purchase a case feeder, which I recommend, be sure to get both the case feeder plates as the .380 will use the small plate and the .40 S&W, .45 ACP and the 300 WSM will all use the large plate. I have/ or still use lyman, RCBS & lee dies in my Dillons (2-650s, 1-550).
I have just switched from RCBS dies to Dillon dies for my .45 ACP and wished I had done it sooner. I have used Dillon products sinece the mid 1980's.
To keep from duplicating parts & to keep the cost down go to https://www.dillonprecision.com/#/Ca...arts-8-34.html and add the individual parts needed for the caliber you need.
IE: 380 ACP & S&W .40 If you have a case feeder the individual parts needed are and if you order the caliber converison for the .380 ACP the extra parts needed to load .40 S&W is ( or vise versa)
1. XL650 Station One locators ----------$14.50
2. XL650 Casefeed Arm Bushing---------- $9.21
3. XL650 Case Feed Adapter------------- $12.08
4. Locator Buttons ( a set of 3)---------- $1.05
5. Powder Funnel ------------------------ _10.92
Without a case feeder the parts needed at 1,4, & 5
As opposed to-- XL 650 Caliber Conversion Kit----$71.95 which contains the above listed parts plus a duplication of the shell plate that came in the orginal Caliber conversion.
If you do not plan on getting a case feeder now or in the future then I would recommend getting the 550 instead of the 650 as the speed will not increase as the main diffrence besides the 5 hole shell head (for the 650, the 550 has the 4 hole shell head) is the manual indexing (550) and the auto indexing (650)
Dillon is now making a shell case feeder for the 550 I have not used it or have any information on it use. ease, speed Etc
I would actually automate all of the stations which is fairly easy with the 659. Then you just crank the handle and watch the magic???????? Are you talking adding a Bullet feeder.automate all of the stations
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You still have to stop every 100 rds and refill the primer tube.