Range Report - First Reload Batch/Dillon RL550B Review
I got tired of waiting for my order from Berry's to ship since I had a brand new Dillon 550 waiting for me to break in. So I went to Cabela's Friday night and picked up a box of 100 Hornady XTP .40 JHP's. Ran them through the press this morning.
I was having some trouble with primers coming from the primer mag to the primer cup upside down, and it was really bothering me. Finally decided to go back and re-read the manual and come to find out I forgot to change out the primer mag tube to the small size. :embarassed::embarassed:
Got that fixed and the thing performed flawlessly.
Went to the range to try them out, and they ran great, only had 1 FTF (turns out that round didn't get crimped - must've lost track when I was fiddling with the primer issue).
Very accurate at 7 yards, overall I am impressed with the press and this load:
4.7 gr's Unique
Hornady XTP 180 gr. JHP
Next up is to borrow a chrono from a friend and shoot some factory carry ammo through it, and try to work up this load as close as possible so that practice and carry ammo are almost identical in shooting characteristics.