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Old 09-29-2012, 02:45 AM   #11
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I bought my first Dillon 450 30 years ago. I own Lyman turrets, RCBS, and a Forester Co-AX all good presses. However none come close to a Dillion and no one is near the no BS support you get from Dillion. If you have never owned a Dillion you are missing out.
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I have had a Dillon 450 for 30 yrs. put in some upgrades so its close to the 550 w/o the die head. Load all my pistol cal. Rifle too except the powder. I do that on a scale. Run some 70M through it. Don't go so fast you screw up. No one is watching you race.
I gave my 650 gto my son, but I still have my upgraded 450.

I prime and charge powder as well on mine. I've done extensive accuracy testing over the years, and I see no reason to weigh charges. They're tack drivers as they come from the powder measure.

In addition to pistol calibers, I load 5.56, .30-30 and 7.62 on the old Dillon 450.
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I'm very happy with my Hornady Lnl AP.

Service has been great and i've now loaded over 1,000 of 9 and 600+ of 30.06.

FYI - have the bullet feeder for 9's and it really let's me move through my rounds.
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Do most dillons come up graded with all the accessories or how easy are they to upgrade?
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Locutus so true. I shot Varmint Benchrest for many years and did OK. I never ever used a scale for my powder loads. I threw my loads from a measure. I did however weigh all my cases and primers.
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I gave my 650 gto my son, but I still have my upgraded 450.

I prime and charge powder as well on mine. I've done extensive accuracy testing over the years, and I see no reason to weigh charges. They're tack drivers as they come from the powder measure.

In addition to pistol calibers, I load 5.56, .30-30 and 7.62 on the old Dillon 450.
Funny you say that. Last week at the 200 yd range I met a 78 yr old Army sniper inst. shooting an M1A as I was. He drop loads. I use an RCBS powder drop as a starting point. Then the scale. I will try just the drop. With two advocates it's a must try.
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Locutus so true. I shot Varmint Benchrest for many years and did OK. I never ever used a scale for my powder loads. I threw my loads from a measure. I did however weigh all my cases and primers.
I weigh, and prep cases. Never tried weighing primers.

Do you see results worthy of the extra effort????
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Case and primer weight are more important than powder weight. Even in the match grade primers seperated by weight can make a difference in match grade rifles. The case weight is very important it dictates volume and pressure difference. The cases should be seperated by weight also. The idea is to get cases grouped by volume. The flash holes must also be gauged and uniformed. Shooting tight groups over and over takes some work.
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Has anyone ever had issues with the lee hand priming tool/shell holder? I just got 100 pieces of new brass from Winchester. 35 of them wouldn't go into the priming tool.
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Has anyone ever had issues with the lee hand priming tool/shell holder? I just got 100 pieces of new brass from Winchester. 35 of them wouldn't go into the priming tool.
Make sure you have right shell holder. Also, sometimes the primers double up, one top the other, from too much tilt on the tool.
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