Thanks, armoredman. I can verify that personally. I have one of the first 550's, Rob Leatham had one too, his was possibly a pre-production model. He shot (and loaded) more than I did so when he had a problem they generally had a fix for it and when I ran into the same issue I usually got one of the earliest repair parts, absolutely free, usually before my next match. On at least one occasion the instructions were handwritten. I have a two-pound margarine tub full of old parts. In those days I usually talked to someone actually involved in production that knew something about shooting and reloading, not your typical CSR. Haven't had to call them lately but was perusing a few upgrades on Dillon's website today. We'll be talking again soon, wonder if they'll remember me?
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