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Press ???s Please help!

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Unread 01-08-2007, 07:35 PM
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Re: Press ???s Please help!

Is it gonna work with kirby's EX?
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Unread 01-08-2007, 07:55 PM
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i would find it very had to believe that any progressive press can be consistant enough with its powder charges to be as accurate as a fellow who weighs each charge and trickles it to perfection for each case you load, i have been loading for 20 years and have never seen a progressive load out shoot a single stage, i do agree it doesnt take long to load up a box or two though

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The USA Palma team uses a Dillon 550. The expectation of the ammo is 1/2 moa at 900 yds!!

You need to believe it.
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Unread 01-08-2007, 09:21 PM
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Re: Press ???s Please help!

do they shoot magnums??
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Unread 01-08-2007, 10:51 PM
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No Palma is limited to 308's with a maximum projectile weight of 156gr.

As i have stated i have loaded hundreds of thousands of rounds on Dillons and the MAgnum powder throwers are useless.

David Tubb and the US Palma team use a Prhomenthis powder thrower that is over a grand on the press. The 550 is also not fully progressive as you have to index it by hand and it will not take a case feeder a Quality single stage press or hand dies is all that is used for Benchrest Shooting shooting a MOA target is no real hassle but if you want to shoot under 2" elevation at 1000 yards the dillons will not cut the mustard. Also the Dillons are not to good with full length sizing extra large cases like an ultra mag case.

Cheers Bill
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Unread 01-09-2007, 09:45 AM
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Re: Press ???s Please help!

Dillon just came out with a case feeder for the 550, so it's now becoming a little more "true" progressive.

Depending on the powder I'm using, I will either use the Dillon powder measure or I'll use something else. Believe it or not, I really like the Lee powder measure for extruded type powders. It seems to work the best for me.

I have not set up my Dillon for magnum yet, but I have achieved 1/2 moa loads in .308 using my Dillon.
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Unread 01-09-2007, 10:52 AM
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I also vote for the Rock Chucker Supreme. I load 22.250 up to 30-338 Lapua without any issues. Built to last a lifetime.

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Unread 01-09-2007, 11:14 AM
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I have a lyman turret and I have had rcbs and Hornady. I never had any problems of any kind with any of them. That said when I come across some $$ burning a hole in my pocket I will be getting the Redding Ultramag. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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