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A primer tube filler is the latest. In my case, a DAA Primer Pro. It’s been working well with Winchester small pistol primers. It’s supposed to work even better with CCI.




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+1 on the Giraud case trimmer. Fantastic for trimming cases, and fast.
 
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My local Academy had a Lee 50th Anniversary kit sitting on the shelf. I picked it up as a birthday present for myself. I paired it with some RCBS tungsten carbide full length dies (coincidentally, it seems I got small base dies) in both 308 and 223.

It beats the hell out of the hand press I had been using. And the carbide dies? Heavenly. Lubrication is still necessary but the force required to resize over my old full length dies is significantly reduced (though I'm not sure if the old ones were damaged; the force required for sizing was...substantial...at best).

I've also got a WCT on order (set to arrive Friday).nice had a couple of .223 cases jump out of the shell holder on my Lyman EZ Trim with the drill adapter and chew up my thumb. Even if the quality ends up mediocre it'll still be a welcome addition.


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Shockbottle Hundo case gauge. Have not had a stage go to sh!% because of a FTF since. Wish that was the only reason I screw up a stage .......


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Been searching Amazon wear house deals...I’ve picked up at a substantial discount a
Frankford Arsenal Deluxe wet tumbler w/everything for $128 Prime...a Lyman American 8turret press for $204 Prime...they both are great and were received with just minimal damage to the box...the Lyman American 8 Turret press and the Frankfort Arsenal wet tumbler were GTG...never any issues with the Amazon deals Cool YMMV Wink...The Lyman is so much user friendly than the RCBS presses...no drama on changing dies Big Grin to make changes with dies! YMMV Wink


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Sorry for the eff up on this post Frown... it’s late for this old man...it is what it is Wink


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Dillon 550 press!
 
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Bullets from Midway (if these fit into your needs)...not cheap, but available...rare these days.

https://www.midwayusa.com/s?pr...ctory-second-bullets


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A primer tube filler is the latest. In my case, a DAA Primer Pro...


Came back to this thread for a link to that inline fabricated handle for my XL-650. Now I'm spending more money than I intended, again...

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RCBS Chargemaster is right up there at the top. Recently got a wet tumbler and it has been fantastic.


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Came back to this thread for a link to that inline fabricated handle for my XL-650. Now I'm spending more money than I intended, again...

-TVz


Yeah a roller handle for Dillion or any other press is the bees knees.



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The KMS light.
 
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Now Wilson has a micrometer that works with their case gauges. Perfect.



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Lee Loadmaster. Dillon is king of progressive presses and I know this, but it's too far from my budget. I got it to load 9mm plinking ammo, but I might get the parts to do 223. I currently have it set up in order of size->prime/expand->powder charge->seat/taper crimp->empty. I still want to get a bullet drop to go between the charge and seating dies. I'll probably still get a Dillon later, but this has already gotten me very usable results.

I'm not the biggest fan of the disk type powder mesure it came with (nor Lee's obsession with CC's as a unit of powder measurement), but I can deal with it for now. I found a charge that ended up right in the happy place with the WSF I'm trying out right now.


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For years I used a hammer style bullet puller. Finally I switched to a collet style puller (I think it’s a Lyman ) works great and it’s a lot easier to pull a bullet.
 
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Progressive reloading press.


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For me, it was 3 items.

1. Dillon 1050

2. KISS Bulletfeeder (the forerunner to the Mr
Bulletfeeder)

3. RCBS Chargemaster.


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Mini Bullet feeder------For an older guy whose hands cramp after seating just a few 9's or 556 pills, The Mini Bullet feeder is a dream and inexpensive. I now have three tube sets and will probably buy a couple more.


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The KMS Squared LED light kit for Dillon 650. It's an easy install and perfectly lights up the entire shell plate from above.


A great addition. Mine for the 550.




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