Re: Progressive press requirements
I am not sure why you could not use a Dillon 550. You can can use as a semi progressive, or single stage. Using stick powder you would dump the powder and then weigh on the scale and trickle. I use mine that way and can produce quality ammo. Set your charge a little light so you can trickle. I have found that the Dillon powder measure works just fine. I am not a precision shooter to say the least, but a few years ago if I am not mistaken someone won a 1000 yd. match loading on a 550. Contact Dillon customer service, I am sure someone can tell you all about it. Be sure to get extra powder bars so you don't have to keep changing your settings. The bars stay set, but you need to check if you change lot #'s of powder. I have 2, 550B's, 1 for small primers, and 1 for large. I do not have extra measures, just extra charge bars. I use RCBS X dies for F.L. resizing, Lee Collet dies for necks, Redding body die for bumps, and RCBS Gold Medal for seating. That is about as close as I need to get for my shooting needs. I have a RCBS Rock Chucker that I never use since I got the Dillons.