New to reloading

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by fmsniper, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. fmsniper

    fmsniper Well-Known Member

    Jul 16, 2002
    Need suggestions, I am going to go back the USA Soon and have decided to start reloading, I have a 50 gallon drum full of brass that I have shot over the years, in Military storage, I need the reloader to be capable of reloading shells from 338 LM down to 223, also I would like progressive ( I think that is what it is called), able to go from powder sizing, crimping and the rest of functions with out changing dies...

    Please help me out as I have only reloaded as a young teen age with a rock crusher in the 1980's.
  2. abinok

    abinok Writers Guild

    Nov 25, 2004

  3. wapiti13

    wapiti13 Well-Known Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    fmsniper, I agree for the money you can't beat a Dillon press for progressive reloading. Look at theit 550 with quick change die heads. You can set up one caliber and switch to another with the least amount of work. Reasonably priced, strong, and makes excellent ammo. Check out Dillon at their website
  4. fmsniper

    fmsniper Well-Known Member

    Jul 16, 2002
    is this a good deal for 600.00

    Dillon 550 B Progressive Reloader with Many Dies and Accessories Listed Below

    Includes: Low Powder Indicator, 2 Tool Head Stands, Dillon Strong Mount

    Titanium Carbide 3 Die Sets Below (Also includes a Die Sets of Non-TC 44Mag/Spl)

    9mm RCBS (Mounted on Deluxe Quick Change Head (DQCH))

    40/10mm Dillon (Mounted on DQCH) Powder Bar damaged but works, Includes spare

    45acp Dillion (Mounted on DQCH)

    38/357Mag RCBS

    38 Super Redding

    4-Dillon Caliber Conversion Kits

    9mm/38 Super 40/10mm 45acp 38/357 Mag


    Pact BBKII Digital Scale

    Dillion Digital Caliper

    Dillon CV-500 Cartridge Case Vibrating Cleaner

    Dillon CM-500 Media Separator

    Primer Flip Tray and all tools and accessories that came with reloader.
  5. carverelli

    carverelli Active Member

    Sep 17, 2005
    I will add my .02 The Dillon is probably the best progressive out there. What makes is the best is the customer service they give. I was reloading on someone elses press and broke a part because the unit was out of adjustment. I was pushed for time reloading for a prairie dog hunt and didn't have but a few days before we had to leave WA for S Dakota. We called Dillon and got the part on the way. It was a few years ago and my memory is fading but I do remember being very impressed when the FEDEX man showed up the next day. Overnnight air -no charge- broken piece on equipment(probably 75% my fault)- no charge.
    I don't load calibers in our Dillon that I don't shoot in quantity. In our 650 w/ the case feeder, I can honestly load 400 .223 rounds in an hour when I already have the brass ready and the primer tubes full. When loading for a dog shoot we use two guys. One to do everthig but pull the handle and the other guy pulls the handle. You have to keep powder in the tube, primers in the tubes, change out full cartridge bins to empty ones, put away the full cartridges in ammo cans or 50 round boxes. Keep bullets in front of the handle puller and keep cases in the case feeder.