Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
GuyR, Ahornet55, Hunter307, Desmo, tripntx
60489 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77572
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43790
BOBO the Clown 41127
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33685
bill oxner 32692
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30575
facebook
Forum Stats
60489 Members
45 Forums
476349 Topics
6248900 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#6103328 - 12/26/15 09:09 PM Progressive press choices
Kyle Horn Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 04/27/07
Posts: 1512
Loc: flower mound, Tx
Help me. I am in limbo between hornady l n l and the Lee loadmaster. Lee is much less expensive. I will do mainly .308 win and .38//357, but occasionally 30-06 maybe

Top
#6103390 - 12/26/15 09:36 PM Re: Progressive press choices [Re: Kyle Horn]
Cleric Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 2579
Hornady. The bushing system is nice.


What kind of precision do you need out of your 308? The quick powder measure do not do as well as the single stage throwers

Top
#6103409 - 12/26/15 09:45 PM Re: Progressive press choices [Re: Kyle Horn]
Kyle Horn Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 04/27/07
Posts: 1512
Loc: flower mound, Tx
I like good accuracy in my gap-10. Are you saying it will diminish greatly on a progressive? That saddens me and defets my purpose. This single stage over the last five years takes forever!

Top
#6103426 - 12/26/15 09:57 PM Re: Progressive press choices [Re: Kyle Horn]
Cleric Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 2579
It depends on what powder and and powder system. if you are going out to 1k with a 308 than it could matter. If you are talking 100-200 not as much.

What powder do you use?


I load all rifle on single stage and pistol on progressive

Top
#6103454 - 12/26/15 10:10 PM Re: Progressive press choices [Re: Kyle Horn]
RiverRider Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 6231
Loc: Wise Co.
I'd say it matters whether you are using spherical or extruded powders. Spherical on a progressive, okay. Extruded? Forget it.
_________________________


Originally Posted By: Cleric
God I am hating caliber threads more and more

Top
#6103595 - 12/27/15 01:26 AM Re: Progressive press choices [Re: Kyle Horn]
jorge Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 02/01/11
Posts: 3944
Loc: Lake Jackson, TX
Fwiw, ive loaded quite a bit of match grade ammo for my 260, 223, 243, and 308 on a dillon 550 and 650. Ive used ball and extruded. I put charge weights against a rcbs 1010, and it was very very accurate. Havent tried the hornady, but here great things. Needless to say ive havent had a problem with a dillon progressive getting to a 1k with the ammo its always me.
_________________________
Jorge Sakai
South Texas Trophy Outfitters

Contact #: 210-837-6742
GEORGE.SAKAI@YAHOO.COM

Top
#6103720 - 12/27/15 08:00 AM Re: Progressive press choices [Re: Kyle Horn]
Kyle Horn Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 04/27/07
Posts: 1512
Loc: flower mound, Tx
I use varget

Top
#6104135 - 12/27/15 12:22 PM Re: Progressive press choices [Re: jorge]
RiverRider Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 6231
Loc: Wise Co.
Originally Posted By: jorge
Fwiw, ive loaded quite a bit of match grade ammo for my 260, 223, 243, and 308 on a dillon 550 and 650. Ive used ball and extruded. I put charge weights against a rcbs 1010, and it was very very accurate. Havent tried the hornady, but here great things. Needless to say ive havent had a problem with a dillon progressive getting to a 1k with the ammo its always me.



I've always wondered why I have never been able to get a UniFlow, or any other measure, to drop consistent charges of something like 4198 or 4064. Benchmark or sphericals, no sweat. Pistol and shotgun flake powders have always been easy too.

When you checked on a 1010, Jorge, what kind of variations did you get? When I see one or even two tenths of a grain variation, I call it unacceptable. I have tried a number of different measures over the years and not one of them could drop 58.5 grains of H4831SC consistently enough to suit me.
_________________________


Originally Posted By: Cleric
God I am hating caliber threads more and more

Top
#6104262 - 12/27/15 01:42 PM Re: Progressive press choices [Re: Kyle Horn]
Tactical Cowboy Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 2852
Loc: Abilene
Had a Lee. Sent it back to midway. Get a Dillon or Hornady and you'll be happy.
_________________________
The secret to a long life is to try not to shorten it

Top
#6104963 - 12/27/15 07:16 PM Re: Progressive press choices [Re: Kyle Horn]
Cool Mo D Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 04/15/11
Posts: 3094
Loc: E. TX.
Dillon.

Top
#6105102 - 12/27/15 08:01 PM Re: Progressive press choices [Re: Kyle Horn]
dnite Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 06/06/11
Posts: 42
Loc: Cooke County Texas
Dillon have a 650 and a SD love both.
Dk

Top
#6105182 - 12/27/15 08:38 PM Re: Progressive press choices [Re: Kyle Horn]
DXR175 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 12/26/15
Posts: 2
Loc: Cedar Park, TX.
Dillon does offer a solid product. I use the 650. The only thing I'm not thrilled about, is the auto indexing can be a bit rough causing powder to be slung out of the cases if you move to fast. The other gotcha is setting up a tool head and powder throw for each caliber you will load for. if you do it right and have a dedicated setup for each caliber, it will run you close to $300 per caliber. Still, once you have your setup dialedin, there is nothing like pulling the handle and dropping a finished round in the bucket.

DX
_________________________


Cedar Hill Arms, FFL/Class III
Reloading Components and Supplies.
Cedar Park, TX
(512) 415-4274

Top
#6105858 - 12/28/15 09:59 AM Re: Progressive press choices [Re: Kyle Horn]
Kyle Horn Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 04/27/07
Posts: 1512
Loc: flower mound, Tx
well i cant afford a dillon...

Top
#6105867 - 12/28/15 10:02 AM Re: Progressive press choices [Re: Kyle Horn]
Cleric Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 2579
Dillion is nice but full caliber change kits are expensive, but fast

Top
#6106106 - 12/28/15 12:06 PM Re: Progressive press choices [Re: Kyle Horn]
Kyle Horn Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 04/27/07
Posts: 1512
Loc: flower mound, Tx
leaning towards hornady

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide