- Jun 17, 2013
- Rhode Island
Currently I have a Dillon 650XL press that is set up for loading .45 ACP. When the press is running good, it is running good and it does pump out ammo. But....it's like a computer, when it's good it's good and when it isn't the it's a PITA. I am quite mechanical and analytical; however, for some reason this press gives me issues to say the least!! I oftentimes load up small batches of handgun ammunition, maybe 100-200 rounds at a time; 9mm, .38 special, .357 magnum, 10mm, .44 special and .44 magnum. I have an RCBS Supreme press, and...that's what gets used to make up these batches. For me to get set up on the Dillon to run these small batches off really is not worth the time because we don't shoot these rounds this often, the cost to set the Dillon up to run small batches really does not seem fiscally sound to say the least with the cost of an upgrade kit, and then there's the issue of setting it up and getting the press to run right for only 100-200 rounds. Today I received an email from Brownells advertising the Hornady, Lock-an-Loan progressive press for $549 and I get free shipping. I watched the video on this press, it seems to be pretty much straight forward and making a change over to another cartridge seemed pretty easy with the press's lock and load die adapters. The question is has anyone had any experience with these presses, and are there any other presses that members would consider/suggest for a progressive press.