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Old June 13, 2012, 09:55 AM   #26
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i have both dillon and hornady and for my money get the hornady, the auto index is much smoother as it half steps on the up and down stroke, so there is no powder spilling like you can get sometimes on the dillon

however dillon makes a very good press, you will like either one
Do you use case feeders?


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Old June 13, 2012, 12:10 PM   #27
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For $5 I made my 650's just as smooth as my LNL's and they never need indexing adjustment.
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Old June 13, 2012, 01:03 PM   #28
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For $5 I made my 650's just as smooth as my LNL's and they never need indexing adjustment.
What is this $5.00 spent on?


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Old June 13, 2012, 03:23 PM   #29
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Changing calibers on these progressive machines isn't that big a deal...especially if you have what Dillon calls the quick change kit....where you have a tool head set up with dies in it ...and a powder measure installed ..

so when I change calibers...I change out the case holder, the parts for the case feeder...and if necessary the primer feed.../ clean and lube the press ( especially if I ran a few thousand rounds in the previous caliber ) ...and install the new calibers tool head...and associated parts for the case feeder ( it probably takes about 20 min ) ...to get everything ready and up and running.

I just did it the other day ...converting from 9mm to .357 mag ( which happen to be the calibers I shoot the most / or at least lately anyway... ).
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Old June 13, 2012, 10:25 PM   #30
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What is this $5.00 spent on?
A thrust bearing and two washers.

This is the part number for the bearing.



They go between the shell plate and bolt like this.

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Old June 14, 2012, 09:37 AM   #31
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f-UsBCR28U
This is what I do for the case snap into place problem. Doesn't require any thrust wahers or modification of the detent spring.
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Old June 14, 2012, 06:36 PM   #32
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Four and a half minute video, do you have a cliffnote explanation? Slow internet.
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Old June 14, 2012, 06:41 PM   #33
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Four and a half minute video, do you have a cliffnote explanation? Slow internet.
Haha I feel ya there, instead of doung something mechanical to change the press he just holds the casing that was just charged with a little pressure on the downstroke to keep it from slapping around loose. Uses his finger to sort of cushion the casing so to speak. Doesn't look like a bad idea but that's just another thing to occupy yourself with. I like the thrust bearing idea


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Old June 14, 2012, 07:29 PM   #34
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It is amazing how quickly it becomes habit to do though.
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Old June 14, 2012, 08:35 PM   #35
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That would work.
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