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Old 01-08-2017, 09:35 AM   #16
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With my Dillon, I am no longer concerned about getting a SPP 45 case in the mix. I can just take it out of the shell plate if the primer won't seat and send an empty slot around the press with no ill effects. With my RCBS Ammomaster, the design was such that I had to disable the powder drop for the empty shell plate slot when under the powder drop or I'd end up with a powder spill. Not really a difference in quality, just a better design by Dillon to deal with an unexpected event like this.
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:02 AM   #17
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Thanks for the load info. I Picked up my P220 ST on Saturday afternoon. I did not have 45s loaded, so I quickly put on the 22lr kit on just to fire it up out back. Temp was about 8 degrees and windy, so I only ran two mags before I thought the football game and wood fire sounded like a better idea. I picked up some bullets (230 gr. SWC Lead) Sunday afternoon and finished loading 30 rounds this morning. Went out back around noon and ran the 30 rounds.
Very nice and smooth shooting. I wasn't ckecking shot placement, just wanted to get a feel for the new toy, but at the 25 yd line, the 8" disc was ringing loud and clear.

Just to throw my 2 cents in on the equipment sidetrack, I use an RCBS single stage press for every thing except 38spcl. I have had a "Green Machine" dedicated for my 38 target loads for about 20 years. I took a while to dial it in (or for it to dial me in) but it works well as long as you pay attention and not run too fast. I prefer Hornady die sets with a lee factory crimp die, but aslo have a couple of RCBS sets tha work fine.
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With my Dillon, I am no longer concerned about getting a SPP 45 case in the mix. I can just take it out of the shell plate if the primer won't seat and send an empty slot around the press with no ill effects. With my RCBS Ammomaster, the design was such that I had to disable the powder drop for the empty shell plate slot when under the powder drop or I'd end up with a powder spill. Not really a difference in quality, just a better design by Dillon to deal with an unexpected event like this.
Same thing you do with a Lee LoadMaster. It's obviously a better design also.
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I just received my XL650 back from Dillon. I wasn't aware until recently that Dillon would overhaul it for the miserly sum of $79.00. So, I called C/S, they confirmed the $79.00 cost and were eager to get me to send it in. I packed it up and sent it the week before Christmas (UPS Ground ). As I recall, Dillon turned it around in one day and sent it back to me. Prior to sending it in, I had not done any re-loading in a number of years and I had not kept up on keeping the press in good working order. I live on the beach on Puget Sound and the salt air had munged everything up. Not terrible, but it was grungy.

Dillon replaced corroded parts with new, a lot of parts were upgraded and the clear plastic powder measure tubes were all new. They even put it in a new XL650 box. Everything I sent in looked new when I was unpacking it.

There is no way that Dillon could not have lost money on this, particularly given that the return shipping cost was part of the $79.00.

I cannot speak of experience with other manufacturers, but with the way that I have been treated by Dillon, I will always look to them first for my reloading equipment needs. There may be the odd occasion where Dillon doesn't have what I am looking for, so I will likely purchase from another manufacturer that does.

I'm not necessarily a Dillon fanboy, but I thought you guys would like to know of one person's very positive experience. I would highly recommend Dillon without hesitation.
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