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Old March 31, 2019, 05:53 PM   #1
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hit the motherload!

every now and then craigslist will pull through for you. i just scored what i feel is a fantastic deal.

1 dillon xl650 with case feeder and stronge mount
2 dillon cv-500 tumblers and about 15lbs of media
1 dillon media separator
3 xl650 quick change toolheads
dillon 9mm, 38/357mag and 30-06 dies and conversion kits
1 dillon super swage
about 12,000 primers in various brands and sizes from small pistol to large magnum
about 4000 projectiles in various calibers
17lbs of powder in various types
30 or so primer tubes
enough dillon parts to last me a lifetime
rcbs rock chucker and powder measure
various other dies
and a few thousand .223 cases

it cost me $1,500 and most of this stuff is like new.

looks like i need to get going on that larger loading bench now, lol

how do you post pics?
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Old March 31, 2019, 06:51 PM   #2
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Nice score. Enjoy it.
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Old March 31, 2019, 08:04 PM   #3
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Sold by somebody who wanted to load ammo to save money, but never picked it up as a craft in itself, no doubt.

Excellent find.
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Old March 31, 2019, 09:25 PM   #4
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High five!
Nicely scored!!
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Old April 1, 2019, 03:17 AM   #5
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the guy definitely was into the craft but he has Parkinson's pretty bad now and is to far along with it to keep loading. he is also at the point he is moving out of his two story home with a basement to a ranch without a basement before he starts to fall alot. pretty sad too, guy was a veteran and from what i could gather in the hour i was there a damn good guy.
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Old April 1, 2019, 07:14 AM   #6
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That is one hell of a good deal... gratz to you my friend !
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Old April 1, 2019, 03:06 PM   #7
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Congratulations. Almost as good as winning the lottery!
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Old April 1, 2019, 03:16 PM   #8
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That is a great buy. You have more than enough items to keep you busy through a couple of weekends.
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Old April 1, 2019, 05:44 PM   #9
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Old April 1, 2019, 07:39 PM   #10
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thanks guys. i figured i got a screaming deal. so now i have two xl650's. its going to take me a few days to get everything put away and organized best as possible. the press will be on the floor till my bench gets bigger however.
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Old April 1, 2019, 09:44 PM   #11
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Great Score, you got everything at probably less than 50 cents on the dollar. Since that fine vet set you up so well, you need to take him out to the range and let him shoot some before he gets to where he can't shoot at all. I bet it would be a great experience for both of you
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Old April 2, 2019, 06:59 AM   #12
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i sure wouldn't mind range time with him. we have been texting back and forth a little bit.
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Old April 2, 2019, 06:21 PM   #13
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To me this is a little sad.

I expect to see more and more deals like this coming up. Some older guy (I suppose it could be a gal but not too likely) FINALLY getting to the point where the major things in life are paid for...(home, kids' college etc.) they get a little ahead in the finances, they get a little extra free time, they get to splurge a little and buy the stuff they always wanted but couldn't afford. Now though, the clock is running. How much time will they have to enjoy their stuff before...well, before they can't enjoy it anymore.

Young folk today might not have the appreciation for fine old guns, reloading equipment (Harley Davidsons) etc. etc.

I like the idea of you taking the guy out for shooting every now and again.
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Old April 2, 2019, 08:45 PM   #14
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ya done good pilgrim
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Old April 5, 2019, 09:49 AM   #15
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finaly got everything put away and sorted out. i was wrong on the primer count and projectiles count. i ended up with 19,000ish (rounding based on 4 open boxes) and 4,500 projectiles. i do still need to build a bigger bench so i can setup the second press as well. i have a dillon super swedge i got in the mix but i have the swedger for the 650 so is there a point to me keeping the super swedge or should i just sell it?? also have two powder checks im on the fence about sellingand a few toolhead stands. i built a wall mounted rack to hold 8 toolheads and i need to build another now. easy and cheap enoigh though.
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