Thread: Press Upgrade
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Old June 6, 2013, 09:10 PM   #9
Misssissippi Dave
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I have a 550b and like it a lot. Getting the stripped down version is only a small step up from a single stage. Probably closer to a turret with the case moving rather than the head moving. You can do one case at a time until it is finished and not install additional cases. This makes learning how everything works easier. Add the powder measure and die and it becomes much faster than dumping in the powder each time. The full 55b is not going to cost $1200 unless you are setting up for several calibers and want a separate powder measure for each one. Going that way is much more expensive. I do use a separate head for each caliber so the dies are set and left alone. You can use standard dies you already have with this press. I prefer the Dillon dies since they are designed to work with a progressive press.
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