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Posted: 11/18/2008 3:18:58 AM EDT
I have the rock chuck single stage reloader and was looking at getting something a bit faster.

The options are: A new dillon progressive system or  buy the piggy back from RCBS and add it on my single stage.

I mainly have been loading 40S&W but will be starting the .223 soon.

What do you think?




Link Posted: 11/18/2008 3:33:30 AM EDT
Dillon 550 or 650
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 4:12:37 AM EDT
I own a Rockchucker and a Dillon 650; It's time to add a Dillon to your accumulation.
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 5:42:01 PM EDT
Rockchucker, Dillon 550 here.

I recommend the blue kool-aid.
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 5:51:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/18/2008 5:51:49 PM EDT by karnaaj]
Get the Hornady LnL AP.  It's a lot cheaper, just as good if not better than the Dillon, and the 1000 bullets for free deal is still going on.
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 6:19:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
Dillon 550 or 650



+1 had the piggy back dont buy it buy the dillon instead u will like it better in the long run,.
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 7:01:44 PM EDT
I have a Special 5.  Added a Lee Loadmaster.  Hated that, sold it and bought a RCBS Turret Press.  Love it!  I recently scored one hell of a deal on a Dillon 550B, however.  (I need to build a bigger bench....)

How many rounds are you looking to reload, both at one sitting and total rounds produced in say a month?  2-400 at a time, the Turret will be good enough, and it's just as simple as the single stage.  Much more that that, and you should look into the 550B.  If you're getting into competition, and are looking at loading 1000+ a month and/or multiple calibers, then you start getting into Which Progress Is Right For Me? discussions....


Link Posted: 11/18/2008 7:54:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
Dillon 550 or 650





Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:22:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 2:24:47 PM EDT by BlackOps_1]
Originally Posted By dryflash3:
Rockchucker, Dillon 550 here.

I recommend the blue kool-aid.


Same story here, just got my 550 last week, Gawd this thing is sweet! Plus I did the paypal/ebay 25%off deal so the basic 550 w/out caliber conv.kits & dies cost me $287.00 shipped to my door! Only thing better than that is those incredible buy the dillon beat up at a gun show and replaced free by dillon threads!

Blackops_1.

eta -25% off deal
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:07:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By redw7blue:
I have the rock chuck single stage reloader and was looking at getting something a bit faster.

The options are: A new dillon progressive system or  buy the piggy back from RCBS and add it on my single stage.

I mainly have been loading 40S&W but will be starting the .223 soon.

What do you think?







i have been just where you are.  get the dillon 550 and don't look back.  i wish i made the switch 30 years earlier.

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:49:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By redw7blue:
I have the rock chuck single stage reloader and was looking at getting something a bit faster.

The options are: A new dillon progressive system or  buy the piggy back from RCBS and add it on my single stage.

I mainly have been loading 40S&W but will be starting the .223 soon.

What do you think?

Been reloading for almost 50 years.Still practice brass tumbling.case trimming,primer pocket cleaning,sorting by brand,etc.etc.Have had progressive equipment (Dillon-good gear) but still prefer single stage loading on my RCBS Rockchucker with Redding dies.I prefer the precise results optained using this antiquated and slower method.I also prefer singular case priming rather than using primer tubes.Someday you will understand but for now wear your safety goggles.If you are going to burn through lots of ammo each week,then progressive gear is the way to go.

Best,
Don





Link Posted: 11/19/2008 6:26:07 PM EDT
I have a RCBS progressive, and I would not buy the piggyback option.

There are better designs with better options.

I like the blue press too, but the red press that Hornady makes will be my next press.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:30:43 PM EDT
I'm still single-staging it, though I've used a friends Dillon.

Having an available single stage press can be very useful.  I'd go for the Dillon but keep the RCBS handy; you never know when you'll decide to do something that is just easier and more efficient on it; mass deprimes, sizing bullets (with a Lee sizer die or equivalent), pull bullets with a collet puller, etc.
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