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Old May 9, 2005, 05:06 PM   #1
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Dillon 550 case feeder?

Anyone heard anything about the case feeder that was shown at this year's SHOT show? Here's a pic of it

This is the only place I've been able to find any mention of it http://www.gunblast.com/SHOT_2005_3.htm
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Old May 9, 2005, 05:25 PM   #2
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No, but I'm very interested.

I'm no big fan of the 650 (I especially dislike the primer system) but like the case feeder. I'd like to see more of this.
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Old May 9, 2005, 05:26 PM   #3
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I just called Dillon.

YES ! They are making one. It will be available before the end of the year and retrofit to existing 550 and 550B's.

No hard cost figures are published, but the fellow I spoke with indicated $2-300 is what he's been told.

That's a lot of cash for a feeder, I will let someone else ginuea pig it first and see how it works, then probably pony up the cash and get one if initial reports are good.

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Old May 9, 2005, 06:42 PM   #4
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Forgive the stupid question; How does one handle case lubeing with an autofeed?
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Old May 9, 2005, 06:49 PM   #5
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Old May 9, 2005, 07:11 PM   #6
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Does this mean one has to periodicaly clean the hopper and drop tube of built up gunk?
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Old May 9, 2005, 08:02 PM   #7
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I use Dillon spray lube. I let the cases dry overnight before putting them into the hopper (Most of the time ) but it's very easy to clean the case feeder. I clean mine regulatly whether or not it has been used with lubed cases.
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Old May 10, 2005, 09:52 AM   #8
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$200-$300 is a bit steep for me.

Under $200 (even the $180 for the 650 style case-feeder) would seem to be more reasonable.
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Old May 10, 2005, 12:56 PM   #9
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If you're going to spend $200-$300 for a casefeeder, why wouldn't you just get a 650??
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Old May 10, 2005, 02:00 PM   #10
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If you buy a dillon press to load many calibers, buying a super 1050 would be very costly. Picture buying 9 deluxe quick change kits and 9 conversion kits for the 1050.
Even if you bought a 550 and loaded it down with every option available, you'd still spend less than $2000.
The 650 with 5 stations, would be over $3000 by the time you optioned it out with powder check system, 9 conversion kits, primer quick change system, etc.
I'm not even gonna mention the bullet feeder that's available for the 650!!!
That's a high dollar item.
I could buy 2 550s for the price difference, and never have to change the primer system, and do caliber changes only 1/2 as often.

Seriously, add up how much you spent on the guns you have right now.
Spend 10% of that on reloading stuff.
Never buy factory ammo again. Ever.
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Old May 10, 2005, 02:06 PM   #11
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I could buy 2 550s for the price difference, and never have to change the primer system, and do caliber changes only 1/2 as often.

Seriously, add up how much you spent on the guns you have right now.
Spend 10% of that on reloading stuff.
Never buy factory ammo again. Ever.
That's gospel in every respect.

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