Thanks for the tips all.
Thanks for that graphic Res45, thats the one I was looking for when I posted before, but couldn't find it.
Robo you bring up a good point. I haven't had any chambering issues myself, but did find I need to seat bullets a good bit deeper than recommended OAL.
When I first was setting up my dies I seated to book OAL and found the cartridges wouldn't chamber all the way when checking in my barrel, I kept increasing the crimp without helping until I realized the simple solution, the bullet was contacting the lands....duh
. I shortened the OAL and now they are perfect.
Depending on the bullet, I'm seating to 1.220 with 230gr RN and 1.210 with Hornady 230gr XTP HP. Any longer than that will still chamber with a little force, but the bullet is being jammed into the lands.
I'm basing my decision to go with the Hornady on price vs. features.
Basically the Hornady L&L has the features of the Dillon 650 at the price of the 550b. Even less when you factor in the 500 free bullets as Tango pointed out.
I know Dillons customer service is supposed to be great, but I've heard Hornady really stands behind their product as well.
Tomorrow is the day, hopefully. I'm still not sure If I want to spend the extra cash on the case feeder. I'd probably be just fine without it.
Good or bad I'll post a report once I get set up