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Old November 21, 2007, 09:46 PM   #1
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dillion 650

just got my new dillion 650 frist timer here need help........

can i use other dies then dillion with this press?

were should i buy my supplys from?

i shoot 9mm 45 and 223...

thanks you guys

thanks for all your help
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Old November 22, 2007, 05:22 AM   #2
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Congrats, think you will enjoy your new press. Most dies are standard size and work on any press. Midway.com sells about anything you need reloading related. have fun and enjoy.
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Old November 22, 2007, 04:46 PM   #3
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I would get the 1" die lock nuts from Dillon along with the 1" Bench Wrench". The Dillon locknuts are smaller than most stock hex nuts (LEE) and are easier to lock than the RCBS or Redding knurled rings. The wrench reaches in where a large "Craftsman" 1" wrench wouldn't fit. It also has a 7/16" hex on it for adjusting the powder measure.
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Old November 22, 2007, 09:03 PM   #4
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do not use other dillon dice, dillon dice are great and easy to set, the sizing die its the best die ever,
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Old November 23, 2007, 10:53 AM   #5
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made a few rds on mine

I use Dillon, LEE, Hornady, Redding, Lyman, and RCBS dies on my now-only-ten toolheads.

Use LEE and Dillon rings, both over and under the toolhead.

Bolt that press into the core of the planet.
Get the roller handle.

Supplies: Grafs, Wideners, Natchez, F&M, TNT, Scharch, others.
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Old November 23, 2007, 07:51 PM   #6
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What WESHOOT2 said, just without the ten toolhead advisory.....I'm only running two at the moment!

I'm running a combination of Dillon and Lee dies in mine at the moment - the Dillon powder charge die, and the rest Lee Carbide with the most excellent of all dies, the Lee Factory Crimp Die. Use that, and you'll never have a case not fully seat in the chamber because of a slight bulge near the casehead...
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Old November 24, 2007, 02:23 AM   #7
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I prefer Dillon dies but I use Hornady, Dillon, Lee, and RCBS. Dillon's crimp dies are the bees knees and I have purchased Just the crimp die in a few calibers and backed off my seating die so it only seats (like the Dillon does). Eventually, I will cycle out all my other brands and replace them with Dillon but at almost 2x the cost, its difficult to justify. In pistol Calibers, I use the other brands. In Rifle, ONLY Dillon will do! If you are building Match or sniper ammo, use Redding on a single stage and take your time but if you are running volume then get the Dillon dies and complete the system.
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Old November 24, 2007, 01:19 PM   #8
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thanks

this helps me out alot you guys thanks to all>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>!!!!
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Old November 24, 2007, 04:38 PM   #9
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Lots of good advice here. I especially agree with;
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I would get the 1" die lock nuts from Dillon along with the 1" Bench Wrench". The Dillon locknuts are smaller than most stock hex nuts (LEE) and are easier to lock than the RCBS or Redding knurled rings. The wrench reaches in where a large "Craftsman" 1" wrench wouldn't fit. It also has a 7/16" hex on it for adjusting the powder measure
The dillon carbide dies are tops. If you have an air comperssor, all the better, just blow 'em out & give 'em a wipe. The measures never fall off on my 650, and its about 10 years old.
I really suggest extra powder measures and die heads. Yes, they're about $80, but changing calibers is SO much easier.
Get extra "little stuff" especially orifices for the primer tubes (when they go, they go). Dillon's no BS warranty is good, but you dont want down time waiting for shipping.

The following is just opinion and not necessarily the opinion of TFL;
Franklin (and I'm sure others) make good tumblers that are inexpensive. Use NU Finish car polish in your media instead of the expensive cleaner (no wax). Chuck in a few 2" squares of dryer sheets and you'll find they act like a lead magnet, and your brass will smell nice, too. Always do this in a ventilated area, wear gloves and even a mask. Lead airation is no joke.
Steal a tupperware bowl from the wife and drill a million holes in the bottom, & you've got a media seperater that's better than anything out there. Steal a pair of nylons from the same wife (hopefully) and use it to wash dirty media, then dry on stolen sheet pans. Buy Nylons, sheet pans and tupperware for wife's Christmas presents.
I handle Rifle cartriges differently;
Clean the heck out of them, especially the neck with a bronze barrel brush - up to you to learn about trimming etc, then tumble them. You may not be able to find a carbide die set (I couldn't for 270 WSM), so you will need to lube them. I Lube, then set primers only and wipe them down. This way you don't get a gunky mess with the powder. Now just run them through the powder and seating die and marvel at your work. Last but not least, and some will disagree, I always tumble the finished cartriges for about 10-15 minutes to remove the lube.
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