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  • jmorris's Avatar
    Today, 08:00 AM
    I suppose by the strictest sense of the word there is no such thing as a non automated 650 because they already have automatic shell plate advance, primer feed, case feed and powder measure but most folks think even adding a bullet feeder doesn't...
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    Today, 07:42 AM
    I just mounted mine to a flat plate and then C clamp the plate to a bench.
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    Yesterday, 08:05 AM
    Yep, wished I knew where I save the photos to.
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    Yesterday, 07:40 AM
    Looking good, be sure to post another video once you have it all together.
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    08-20-2017, 08:48 AM
    I don't think you can directly relate motor speed to feet per second of tumbling action. There will be some method(s) of gear reduction that all have to be accounted for. If the drum were actually turning 25 times a second (1500 rpm) all the cases...
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    08-20-2017, 08:42 AM
    I suppose it depends on what's on her list. My wife bought me my first 1050 so we would have more "snuggle" time. After my Daughter was born I automated one of them to do my weekly loading chores while I took care of the other additions on my...
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    08-19-2017, 08:16 AM
    Looks like $2011.93 http://www.dollartimes.com/calculators/inflation.htm. That's closer to a regular 1050 in terms of cost but it to will load ammunition just as good or better than much slower methods.
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    08-18-2017, 08:59 AM
    Looks good. What is the required stroke length?
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    08-16-2017, 07:49 AM
    Funny how folks think they need to justify what press they buy. I just walk in the closet and look at all the stuff my wife has bought and doesn't use. Some of the tags still on them are a bit shocking but at least I don't have to question myself...
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    08-16-2017, 07:42 AM
    Despite the title to his thread, If I am reading his post right, he doesn't want a bullet dropper style feeder at all. Rather a window style bullet seating die, like this.
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    08-15-2017, 08:53 PM
    Collated case and bullet feeders, 100 rounds in under 4 min. A cheap primer tube filler will take the pause time for refills under a minute and a half, and expensive one more like 30 seconds.
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    08-15-2017, 07:43 PM
    I wouldn't call the changes to the 550 "major" either andthe 550 and 650 both had zerks before the new frames.
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    08-15-2017, 07:39 PM
    If you can keep up with a collated bullet fed 1050 by hand, that would be impressive. In any case, this is the style you are looking for, getting one in 9mm or 38 spl might not be easy though. http://www.meachamrifles.com/Easy-Seater.html...
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    08-15-2017, 02:15 PM
    I bet in the time you spend at a match you could reload more rounds than you shoot. Something like 3-4 hours to shoot 150-250 rounds? That said, I understand what your talking about.
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    08-15-2017, 02:12 PM
    Yep the 1050 is the one with the swage station and it is second to none. It's done as part of the normal loading process and has a back up rod that goes inside the case like other decent swagers, that supports the force of the operation. There are...
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    08-15-2017, 09:23 AM
    To save time you still need a collator for that operation too. I use the same collators for my sizing machines that I use on my presses.
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    08-15-2017, 09:18 AM
    The frame is different and the upper link pins are threaded, that is it.
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    08-15-2017, 09:16 AM
    Yeah it almost broke my heart when I got my first 1050 and it had the same primer tube orifice tip that the SD and 550 have. The only problem with the 650 is that there is always a primer ready to be seated and if your wanting to load ammunition...
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    08-15-2017, 09:11 AM
    I have a couple of 1050's, 650's the 550 and the two SD's I have had for more than 30 years, they still work and I still use them.
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    08-14-2017, 01:45 PM
    Good use of the search function. Since the last post, before today, in this thread there has been an entire forum just for pistol shotshell loads. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/forumdisplay.php?253-Shot-Shell-Loads-For-Pistols
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    08-14-2017, 08:07 AM
    I never noticed one like the above until the 550C with the new frame, both just a few months ago. I suppose you could give Dillon a call for an exact date.
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    08-13-2017, 02:19 PM
    Forster Co-ax would be my pick for cast iron single stage. However, if you are otherwise happy with the Lee, their "classic cast" is cast iron and less expensive. http://leeprecision.com/classic-cast-press.html
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    08-13-2017, 01:19 PM
    It might be helped to know why you are replacing the press you have used for the last 14 years. What is it you like/don't like about it and what do you want changed about it?
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    08-13-2017, 08:00 AM
    I don't know exactly as they didn't announce it, just noticed it about the time they changed the name of the 550. This is the new 650 frame. The 550 C frame is about the same, can't tell much difference except the truss looking part.
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    08-13-2017, 07:56 AM
    The 1050 doesn't have as many stations as their new press but you can certainly tell where they got the idea from. I too can load faster on my manual machines than my automated one. That said I can load twice the ammunition with both of them....
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    08-13-2017, 07:48 AM
    The first filler I had was the old FA vibra prime. They discontinued them and folks were paying stupid prices for them, so I sold the one I had and bought a Dillon. Once set just right, it's very nice. Dump primers in, hit the button and go back...
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    08-12-2017, 12:02 PM
    You don't have to involve electronics to automate pneumatic systems, there are solenoids that are air operated as well as switches. So you can have an entirely closed system operating with just air. Not unlike this video, if the cylinder...
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    08-12-2017, 10:28 AM
    Yeah the Hotshot 357's and 44's were more effective than your typical pistol loads. Not just because of the choke, the payload helped too.
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    08-12-2017, 08:44 AM
    There are three different arbor diameters, you choose the largest one that will go into the case you are working with. I keep a preset arbor and powder bar with each tool head and move the expensive parts like measure and actual powder checking...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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