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7/8/2020 3:01:36 PM
Posted: 11/8/2008 8:57:45 PM EDT
A friend notified me that a friend of his had a Dillon 550B that he picked up at a sale somewhere, and wanted to sell it quick and cheap.  So, I went to check it out, and brought it all home.  Here's the list of what I got:

Dillon 550B Press$395.95
Press Cover$23.95

Tool Heads x4$18.95 ($75.80)
Powder Drop Dies x 4$9.50 ($38.00)
Primer Flip Tray (Old School Brass One)$16.95
Tool Head Stands x4$17.95 ($71.80)

Spare Parts Kit$15.95

1200B Brass Trimmer$209.95
.223 Trim Die for Trimmer$41.95

Auto Powder System*$81.85
Powder Charge Bars x2$25.95 ($51.90)
Auto Primer System*$75.95
4 Large Primer fill tubes$18.95
4 Small Primer fill tubes$18.95
Low Primer Alarm*$22.95
Auto Eject System*$29.95

.223 shellplate and locator buttons$40.95
.338 Win shellplate and locator buttons$40.95
3 1" die lock rings$1.05 ($3.15)
Bench Wrench$6.95
Alan Wrench Set$14.95 (based on Dillon's Official alan set.  These are just a collection of wrenches)

Total:$1297.75
I paid:$350.00

Prices taken from Nov 2008 Blue Press.

The press is old.  It might actually be old enough to be a RL550 that was upgraded to a B model.  Those are the items with the * by them.  So, if I were to buy a new RL550B today with all this stuff, the price would be $1087.05.

No Whammies on this Deal!

(Also, I picked up for another friend a brand new set of RCBS dies and 100 pcs of new, primed NORMA .340 Weatherby Mag Brass for....$50!!!  Brass alone would be well over $120, and the dies are $30-40 depending on where you get them.  Awesome deals!)
Link Posted: 11/9/2008 3:53:59 AM EDT
nice score. I picked up a LNIB 550b for a comp;ete lower a couple months ago. I don't reload yet(not sure of how, or what) But, I'm ready.

Also if any of those powder drop dies are extra let me know, I'll swp ya some 44mag dies for it.
Link Posted: 11/9/2008 4:48:29 AM EDT
Nice score Dave!  Now I'm jealous!

Link Posted: 11/9/2008 4:57:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/9/2008 5:59:43 AM EDT
Dillon has an excellent reputation for CS and warranty issues. If anything is old or worn out, they will replace it for free with no questions asked.
Link Posted: 11/9/2008 7:41:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/9/2008 7:41:39 AM EDT by -Duke-Nukem-]
Originally Posted By rockasons:
Dillon has an excellent reputation for CS and warranty issues. If anything is old or worn out, they will replace it for free with no questions asked.


I can attest to this.  Once I called them because I had broken a piece on my 550B out of my own stupidity–– it was when I first acquired my press and I literally had misunderstood how the priming system worked, and I'd broken it by trying to force something while assembling it wrong.  I admitted it was my own fault and asked to buy a replacement part, and told them that I had gotten my press second-hand and not from them.  The guy on the phone insisted that they replace the priming system for free and told me that if I had any more problems figuring the reloader out, to call him and he would help talk me through the setup.  

Been a huge Dillon fan ever since.  If they made better dies I would be using their equipment exclusively.
Link Posted: 11/9/2008 7:56:13 AM EDT
Mike Dillon is a good guy. Also great customer service, all other companies could take lessons from folks like Mike Dillon. Lee Precision (Richard Lee) is equally good, if I break a part on my equipment I make a phone call and it is in the mail and I get it in a couple days.
Magpul also has AWESOME customer service, I Break a part or have any sort of problem I make a call and I get replacement parts.

What happened to customer service in this country?
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 11:01:55 PM EDT
Gentlemen, BEHOLD!



I nearly doubled my investment in the press by buying a Strong Mount, Bullet Tray, and the Double cartridge/brass bins.  And, the two calenders, of course!

I actually had the press mounted directly to the bench for the past few days.  It's all setup to crank out some .223.  But, I most likely will setup the .223 on the turret, and get the 550B setup for .45ACP production.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 5:35:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 10:41:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ARinKCMO:
Gentlemen, BEHOLD!

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s130/kamicosmos/gun%20stuff/Dillon%20550B/presses.jpg

I nearly doubled my investment in the press by buying a Strong Mount, Bullet Tray, and the Double cartridge/brass bins.  And, the two calenders, of course!

I actually had the press mounted directly to the bench for the past few days.  It's all setup to crank out some .223.  But, I most likely will setup the .223 on the turret, and get the 550B setup for .45ACP production.



That's awsome... what is that blue thingy for?
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