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Old May 1, 2000, 01:53 PM   #1
jtduncan
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Right now I'm at about 250/hour on my Dillon 550. How can I get to 400 an hour?

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Old May 1, 2000, 02:25 PM   #2
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I'm at 250-300 an hour. I have no intentions of going faster. Speed leads to being careless. Being careless leads to .....

If you want faster results, buy a bunch of primer pickup tubes and load them ahead of time.

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Old May 1, 2000, 04:46 PM   #3
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I'd STRONGLY recommend that you don't rush the process! On a good day, I get 375-400 45ACP rounds an hour, but I'm not trying to hurry, you just get in a rhythm some days. Other days, I'm lucky to get 300, it just seems that everything takes a little longer, maybe those are my fumble-finger days.
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Old May 1, 2000, 06:40 PM   #4
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jtduncan:
Perhaps you can't, though you might get everything carefully organized,, including having several primer pick-up tubes. Of course, it takes time to fill them, however/whenever one does it.

250 rounds per hour of properly loaded ammunition might be a much better bargain that 400 rounds per hour of junk. Might be safer too.
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Old May 2, 2000, 09:31 AM   #5
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IMHO speed with a reloading press = lost time cleaning up jammed dies,or putting band-aids on mashed fingers
I've learned to just go a steady pace,and examine a shell now and then to see what's happening.These were never meant to be production machines,just good presses.
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