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Old January 27, 2012, 11:20 PM   #26
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OH, and congratulations on the new Dillon 550B. Enjoy.
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Old January 28, 2012, 01:01 AM   #27
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Congrats on a great new press! I have one of the first 550's so a bit of tinkering was necessary but I think the new ones are pretty much "tinker-free". Extra tubes are nice, I like to have several of both sizes. I hate to get my rhythm down and have to stop and load primer tubes. Good call on the dies, they were the best for Dillon presses 20+ yrs ago, suspect they still are. I keep 231 powder in my Dillon powder measure for weeks, mebbe months @ a time. Plastic hopper is getting pretty dark but powder is fine.
Came to the thread a bit late. I figure a SDB is good for someone who will seldom fire more than 300 pistol rds/mo but when we spend less time loading, we spend more time shooting...then we spend more time loading so we can shoot even more...550B was a wise choice.
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Old January 28, 2012, 10:41 AM   #28
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Glad to heard you dumped the Yugo for the Cadillac.

Getting the Roller Handle will keep your hand from getting blisters, and the Strong Mount will eliminate the "Dillon Lean".
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