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    Automated my Dillon 550

    New addition to the reloading room.
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    Lol, only drawback is that unit requires fuel!

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    And housing, clothes, probably a cell phone, car, insurance, a good chunk of money for college and a wedding, then there are grand kids to spoil… unless that’s not the OP’s daughter and a girlfriend or wife that’s even more expensive.

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    Does this come in "kit" form that can be purchased and assembled at home?
    Or does it only come fully assembled?

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    I just want to know how to brainwash one so useful. For my wife, daughters, granddaughters, it wouldn't be very easy......and certainly not with a happy smile.

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    Most expensive upgrade you’ll ever make, and it uses half of what it produces!
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    What a beautiful smile! Priceless for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShooterAZ View Post
    What a beautiful smile! Priceless for sure.
    My thoughts exactly! What is up with you folks and these nice big and clean reloading areas. Getting a complex here ( not really but c'mon man).

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    Thats one of my Granddaughters.
    Took 45 years to get her up and running and there was some manual labor on my part at the beginning.
    Now I drive 5 miles to pick her up, taking her back home we stop for ice cream so its a few more miles.

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    I had my presses automated and automatic brass retrievers. But, then the teenage years hit. Now I am back to the old and slow old man way. Keep buying the ice cream. Some dumb boy is going to see that smile and you will be back to square one.
    Remember the Law of Probability - The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

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    That, Sir, is awesome!!!
    That smile is gonna break a lot of hearts.
    I had 3 "autos" - male model, for quite some time, even into the teenage years (they loved to shoot - so they worked for the range time)
    Youngest was the only one into casting, older 2 loaded
    All 3 policed brass - while I sat and had a smoke and a Coke. haha
    Best years of my life
    Now 5 grandkids - 4 of the female model. All into shooting and understanding the work that goes into the fun
    Been working on the fundamentals with pellet guns (amazing the confidence that can be built with an FWB 300)
    They visit my house, the phones / games are forgotten; time to shoot/size pc'd bullets/load.
    Our best ammo for the anti's is the next generation !
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    You're a lucky guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmorris View Post
    And housing, clothes, probably a cell phone, car, insurance, a good chunk of money for college and a wedding, then there are grand kids to spoil… unless that’s not the OP’s daughter and a girlfriend or wife that’s even more expensive.
    That is what I was thinking too. Probably cheaper to shoot factory ammo.

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    Truly awesome! Best thing is the memories that you'll build. Kudos!
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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
GC Gas Check