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    Today, 02:40 PM
    BlackJack replied to a thread Dillon RL 550C in Reloading
    Makes sense. In my case, I have a dial caliper (analog, not digital) so I can only take a guess at anything beyond the second decimal place. Also, my...
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    Today, 02:05 PM
    BlackJack replied to a thread Dillon RL 550C in Reloading
    I appreciate the offer, unfortunately, I have a 15 Qt tote full of "normal" 45 ACP brass and I'm afraid that if I were to take you up on your offer...
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    Today, 11:31 AM
    BlackJack replied to a thread Dillon RL 550C in Reloading
    I have thought about a second Dillon specifically with the idea of having one for small primers and one for large primers, especially since 45 ACP...
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    Today, 11:26 AM
    BlackJack replied to a thread Dillon RL 550C in Reloading
    I agree with you on the indexing. If I had gone with the 650 (the 750 was not out yet when I got the 550), I would be keeping the turret, no question...
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    Today, 11:21 AM
    BlackJack replied to a thread Dillon RL 550C in Reloading
    Yes, I have the room. I have a 5 1/2 foot bench that has the 550 on one end with the turret almost at the other end. My tumbler is between the two...
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    Yesterday, 09:31 PM
    BlackJack started a thread Dillon RL 550C in Reloading
    I have had my Dillon RL 550C for about 8 months now and have moved 9mm, 223/5.56 and now 45 ACP to it. In general, I am very happy with it and about...
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    November 13th, 2019, 12:03 AM
    BlackJack started a thread Annealing in Reloading
    Ok, I understand that annealing will heat up and soften the neck of the case, extending the life of the case. What I do not know, is how much benefit...
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    November 7th, 2019, 10:52 AM
    We are all familiar with the well known equipment manufacturers here in the states, such as Dillon, RCBS, Lee, Lyman, etc. But, what about the...
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    November 5th, 2019, 11:38 PM
    BlackJack replied to a thread Dillon Powder Measure in Reloading
    Yup, I have had more than my fare share of embarrassments. Fortunately they are usually in front of an audience that that understands where I am...
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    November 5th, 2019, 03:21 PM
    BlackJack replied to a thread Dillon Powder Measure in Reloading
    I setup the Dillon powder measure on the tool head again and took an unprocessed piece of brass, unsized with the used primer still in the case, that...
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    November 4th, 2019, 10:55 PM
    BlackJack replied to a thread Dillon Powder Measure in Reloading
    Rob, Thanks for your insight. I am not wet tumbling, I use a vibratory tumbler with dry media, so drying the cases is not an issue. I did,...
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    November 4th, 2019, 10:31 PM
    BlackJack replied to a thread Dillon Powder Measure in Reloading
    The Dillon powder funnel has a sleeve that fits over the neck of the case with a shoulder that the mouth of the case buts up against. By looking down...
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    November 4th, 2019, 04:43 PM
    BlackJack replied to a thread Dillon Powder Measure in Reloading
    OldVet, Thanks! This gives me something to look at.
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    November 4th, 2019, 01:29 PM
    BlackJack replied to a thread Dillon Powder Measure in Reloading
    I just got off the phone with Dillon and was not happy with their answer. He said that the powder is bridging across the top of the case mouth. His...
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    November 4th, 2019, 10:49 AM
    BlackJack replied to a thread Dillon Powder Measure in Reloading
    I want to thank everybody for your input, especially Chuck. It has given me "food for thought".
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    November 3rd, 2019, 04:18 PM
    BlackJack replied to a thread Dillon Powder Measure in Reloading
    I only work in batches of 100 rounds, simply because that is how the primers are packaged and it can be done in a short enough time that I can do a...
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    November 3rd, 2019, 02:06 PM
    BlackJack replied to a thread Dillon Powder Measure in Reloading
    No, I do not clean off the lube. I leave the lube on because I do run the case through the resizing die again while reloading. I have thought about...
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    November 3rd, 2019, 01:51 PM
    BlackJack replied to a thread Dillon Powder Measure in Reloading
    Yup,I had planned on calling Dillon this week anyway, but I am glad to hear that I am not off track and that there may be a fix for the powder...
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    November 3rd, 2019, 01:38 AM
    Just moved 223 Rem to the Dillon RL 550C this past week and had some issues with the powder measure. I was hoping that maybe somebody here could...
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    October 30th, 2019, 08:46 PM
    Well, we had a high of 14 (between Denver and Boulder here yesterday and got about 6 or 7 inches of snow between yesterday and Monday. While we do...
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    October 29th, 2019, 09:49 AM
    Thanks for your replies. I do have a chrono, so I guess I will chrono them when I start into that box, I still have a couple hundred regular Small...
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    October 28th, 2019, 08:09 PM
    Turns out that one of my boxes of primers is actually Magnum Small Rifle Primers instead of just Small Rifle primers, and I was unable to return...
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    October 28th, 2019, 12:53 AM
    BlackJack replied to a thread Primer Pocket Swager in Reloading
    I loaded 200 rounds of 223 Rem today. 100 of the cases were ones th ti had swaged with my old RCBS swager and 100 were swaged yesterday with my new...
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    October 26th, 2019, 09:54 PM
    BlackJack replied to a thread Primer Pocket Swager in Reloading
    Well, since I could not find any real benefit to getting the SwagIt, I decided to go with the Dillon Super Swage 600. With the SwageIt, I would...
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    October 25th, 2019, 11:12 AM
    Well, the trailer looks good, but I really doubt that it any remake will be able to stand up to the original. At least not for those of us who saw...
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    October 22nd, 2019, 01:24 PM
    I really doubt that raising to to 12'4" is going to make a difference. That is only 8" and most of those trucks lost more that 8" off the top.
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    October 22nd, 2019, 01:18 PM
    I agree. I will generally say "no problem" or "no worries" when somebody has apologized to me, but when it comes to somebody having done something...
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    October 22nd, 2019, 01:14 PM
    In most cases you would think that rising crime rates are not a positive direction, but I have seen that they tend to disregard that little statistic...
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    October 22nd, 2019, 11:40 AM
    I personally do not care for that kind of retention either but I am close to ordering a thumb break leather holster for my Browning Hi-Power simply...
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    October 19th, 2019, 09:09 PM
    I have a lot of 5.56 brass that I need to swag and I am leaning towards the Dillon Super Swage 600, but I have also seen the Swage It S550 Combo...
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