Originally Posted by clamb4
I have a Dillon 550b, it is designed to progressive reload. I use mine to reload everything including a 338 RUM. But I do not progressive reload rifle ammo. I use a powder scale and check each load and manually fill the case. I use the 550b to size the brass and seat the bullet. The 550bís feature of being able to switch calibers without needing to readjust dies is very nice.
hi guys, thanks for the responses.
so here is what i am doing:
i used the 550 to neck size the brass (lapua), and seat the primer (Federal 215).
i then remove the primed brass, and put it on a scale and set it to zero, and put the primed brass back into the press, and load the powder.
i then remove the brass with the powder loaded and weigh (i want it between 94-95 if its not i throw the powder back and do it again), i then write the charge weight on the side of the brass with a magic marker.
then i put a 250gr lapua senar into it and seat it so that the entire round sits at ABOUT 3.65 to 3.652
i write the seating depth on the brass as well
and that is how they say...that.
please tell me how you feel about my charge/ seating depth
i feel like i might be over doing it by 1-2 grains on the charge.