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#7049511 - 01/23/18 06:46 AM Which progressive reloader
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Looking to buy a progressive reloader for mainly doing 9 mm. Which one out of A Dillon 650 or hornady lock n load should I get and why? Thanks

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#7049521 - 01/23/18 06:57 AM Re: Which progressive reloader [Re: The rooster]
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My 2 cents

A) run the numbers on 9mm reloading. Between brass sorting, cleaning and press time I can pretty much buy 9mm ammo. Not sure itís worth reloading

B) if you are going to switch calibers frequently i would get the Dillion because Of the tool head. If you occasionally switch calibers Hornady should be good to go. (Itís what I use)


Edited by Cleric (01/23/18 06:57 AM)

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#7049644 - 01/23/18 08:26 AM Re: Which progressive reloader [Re: The rooster]
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+ 1 what Cleric said. IMO, if you reload 9mm, you better shot A LOT to make it worth while. Or, if there is a certain bullet and bullet speed you need, then it worth it.

A dillon 650 will work fine. Changing calibers, IMO, is easier on a Hornady LNL, once you have the dies set up. If you plan to keep it set up only for 9mm, go dillon. If you might want to load rifle ammo with it, go Hornady. I run 3 Dillon 1050's, tricked out, as my progressive presses for my blk out and 308 bulk ammo. The 1050 is the cats meow!
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#7049661 - 01/23/18 08:44 AM Re: Which progressive reloader [Re: The rooster]
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The 1050 is nice. But I head calibers changes are more time intensive

To clarify the lnl is easy to caliber change because all you need is the sleeve. I do change overs pretty easily with mine. If I could spend the money and get the toolhead i would do that as I think itís easier. But you have to spend some money on tool heads and powder throws to get the benefit.

The other lnl advantage is the fact that they are sold in a lot more places. For example I got the die quick change sleeves in the cabellas bargin cave for 30% the normal price

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#7049688 - 01/23/18 08:57 AM Re: Which progressive reloader [Re: The rooster]
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^^ Yes. I saw a buddy change a LNL from 223 to 40 cal in about 2 minutes time. He had the dies already set from previous, and it was fast. I hate caliber change overs on the Dillon's, especially if I have to change out the feed plate or primer system from large to small, small to large. That's why I have 3 of them. One for 308, 270, 25-06, one for 10mm and 40 cal, one for 223 subs and 300 blk out.
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#7049699 - 01/23/18 09:08 AM Re: Which progressive reloader [Re: The rooster]
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Wife and I shoot idpa so would be loading lower recoil rounds to shoot, so hornady lock and load would be the better of the two then? I would also probly use it for 223 also

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#7049714 - 01/23/18 09:16 AM Re: Which progressive reloader [Re: The rooster]
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Ok, yes, for high volume IDPA, either press will work for you. You will want to get a case feeder, so price that out. Either press will work for you. I would lean more towards a LNL in comparison to a 650. I feel the LNL is a little more solid. Plus, on the 650, the primer is not supported as long in the up stroke, and I would get a lot of primers in sideways or folded on the edges.
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#7049732 - 01/23/18 09:24 AM Re: Which progressive reloader [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
Ok, yes, for high volume IDPA, either press will work for you. You will want to get a case feeder, so price that out. Either press will work for you. I would lean more towards a LNL in comparison to a 650. I feel the LNL is a little more solid. Plus, on the 650, the primer is not supported as long in the up stroke, and I would get a lot of primers in sideways or folded on the edges.


When pricing out check out the alarms that you can add. When I started reloading I would run out of primers without realizing it. I added a little visual check to make sure I had enough primers. Also +1 on case feeder but donít start with it imo if you are new to reloading. Get a couple thousand run off before adding it.

I would be surprised with the amount of matches someone doesnít commercially make that ammo.

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#7049962 - 01/23/18 12:07 PM Re: Which progressive reloader [Re: The rooster]
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Dillon all the way.

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#7049965 - 01/23/18 12:08 PM Re: Which progressive reloader [Re: The rooster]
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Used to buy 9 mm 147 grain subsonic from stand 1 armory and they are now out of business, figure I can reload my own for cheaper, have a little experience loading from a single stage and have all the stuff to do it just never used or been around a progressive, thanks for the info

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#7050393 - 01/23/18 05:57 PM Re: Which progressive reloader [Re: The rooster]
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#7050467 - 01/23/18 06:41 PM Re: Which progressive reloader [Re: The rooster]
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Check out ultimate reloaded. They have some great videos highlighting presses

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#7051946 - 01/24/18 07:30 PM Re: Which progressive reloader [Re: The rooster]
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Well I bought the hornady and got it put together this evenin I'll figure out the rest later. What are the best lead cast coated bullets for the money and what powder do y'all suggest, seems like I hear titegroup a lot for the powder

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#7052060 - 01/24/18 09:03 PM Re: Which progressive reloader [Re: The rooster]
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I used to us precision delta for handgun bullets

But powder I donít remember what I used havenít reloaded pistol in years frown


Edited by Cleric (01/24/18 09:03 PM)

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#7052105 - 01/24/18 09:47 PM Re: Which progressive reloader [Re: The rooster]
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N320 is one of the most popular for light recoil loads.
I have had good luck with Acme and Black Bullets
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