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#5963104 - 10/05/15 09:34 PM New progressive press?
300_WizzM Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 03/15/14
Posts: 243
Loc: Grand Saline, TX
Looking at getting a progressive press for pistol. Which one do yall recommend? I'm thinking Hornady LNL AP.

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#5963108 - 10/05/15 09:35 PM Re: New progressive press? [Re: 300_WizzM]
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Registered: 06/26/13
Posts: 4747
Loc: Nevada, TX
Dillon hands down. I sold mine a little while back cause I just didn't have the need for it but lifetime warranty and they are rock solid. I would go with the 650 and case feeder.

Walter

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#5963129 - 10/05/15 09:42 PM Re: New progressive press? [Re: 300_WizzM]
Cleric Offline
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Registered: 03/11/12
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Lnl ap is good.

How many different calibers? How many rounds?

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#5963224 - 10/05/15 10:24 PM Re: New progressive press? [Re: 300_WizzM]
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Registered: 11/02/11
Posts: 1248
Loc: Waco
I have both and for pistol the Dillon 650 is hard to beat and i would give it the advantage. For rifle I like the Hornady OK and the Hornady is easier to swap calibers on too.
The Dillon is so easy and cranks out rounds so fast I don't get to use it much as I don't shoot enough pistol to keep it busy.

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#5963305 - 10/06/15 12:06 AM Re: New progressive press? [Re: 300_WizzM]
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Registered: 09/27/06
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Loc: Texas
If I shot a lot Dillion 650, if not shooting a lot Hornady. Both wotk well.
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#5963495 - 10/06/15 08:14 AM Re: New progressive press? [Re: 300_WizzM]
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Woodsman

Registered: 03/15/14
Posts: 243
Loc: Grand Saline, TX
I will be loading several pistol calibers and my AR rounds on it. I like the looks of the Dillion but it is expensive to change calibers. If I was loading only one or two calibers I would use the Dillion for sure.

Maybe I need to consolidate my calibers down to only a few.

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#5963581 - 10/06/15 09:05 AM Re: New progressive press? [Re: 300_WizzM]
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Loading for several calibers would go with Hornady for the ease of changing from one to the other.
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#5963703 - 10/06/15 10:19 AM Re: New progressive press? [Re: kmon1]
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Registered: 09/16/09
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Loc: Lewisville, TX
Originally Posted By: kmon1
Loading for several calibers would go with Hornady for the ease of changing from one to the other.


^^^ 100%. There's one for sale in the classifieds now that's a pretty good deal.
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#5964571 - 10/06/15 05:34 PM Re: New progressive press? [Re: 300_WizzM]
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Registered: 01/19/12
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I had two Dillon Square D for pistol, sold one and still use the other. Have been using it since early 90's, no problems. I have not heard anyone talk negative about Dillon. If you are only reloading for pistols and not shooting competitively, I think the money you would save between the Square D and the 650 would allow you to buy another pistol or two.
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#5965094 - 10/06/15 09:09 PM Re: New progressive press? [Re: 300_WizzM]
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Registered: 10/25/08
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Loc: Marble Falls, TX
I am a TOTAL beginner and I bought the Hornady. It has taken me a week to tweak it. Mostly because I started at reloading ground zero literally. Just cranked out my first load of 45acp. Changing to another caliber takes about 5 minutes once you have your dies tweaked in. Have to say so far Im liking it a bunch.

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#5966192 - 10/07/15 02:24 PM Re: New progressive press? [Re: 300_WizzM]
Cleric Offline
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The biggest issues changing calibers is the case feeder imo

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#5967001 - 10/07/15 11:06 PM Re: New progressive press? [Re: 300_WizzM]
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I have a 550 and love it. I load tons of .40 & .223 on it. I would suggest not buying a square deal; eventually you will want to load rifle ammo on it, and the 550 and 650 have more area to use so it's easier to load.
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#5968284 - 10/08/15 06:57 PM Re: New progressive press? [Re: wburke2010]
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Originally Posted By: wburke2010
Dillon hands down. I sold mine a little while back cause I just didn't have the need for it but lifetime warranty and they are rock solid. I would go with the 650 and case feeder.

Walter
that's what my shooting buddy use's and he is sold on it.
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#5974769 - 10/13/15 06:26 AM Re: New progressive press? [Re: 300_WizzM]
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Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 275
Dillon look at their resale on ebay 80- 90 % of new do to their warrentee.

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#5982363 - 10/18/15 08:14 AM Re: New progressive press? [Re: 300_WizzM]
Revoman Offline
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Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 1224
Loc: Abilene Texas
Either Dillon's Square Deal or 650. If you shoot multiple calibers and want to load for them the 650 is the choice. If just one gun then the Square Deal. I have two SD's and have been using one of them since they first came out in the 80's. Dillon has sent free upgrades for that machine over the years. No telling how many 45's it has loaded.
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