|Dean of Law|
I would also recommend a 650. Run it for a while without the case feeder. If you decide you want more production, then get the case feeder.
H. Dean Phillips
$99 Gun Trusts
That's great advice. I did the same thing. I could never go to a 550 from the 650 now because i'm spoiled.
I dick around a bit when I load and average about 400 rounds in an hour. That's a very slow pace compared to most.
In a word "DILLON"
I have used a 550b for over 20 years... it has produced thousands and thousands of rounds of ammo during that time...
A few parts have worn out during the time I have had the 550b, but that is not really an issue... Dillon replaces them promptly at no cost. I bought the high mortality parts kit for my 550b which is well worth the money... when something breaks I order a free replacement from Dillon and they replace the part from the parts kit... when the new part arrives it goes into the parts kit for future use.
I have added the after market light that works through the storage hole in the top of the tool head... a great add on IMHO. I also have added the little ($0.75 ea. at Home Depot) to all my powder measures... something Dillon should add given the tiny cost.
One thing I like about the 550b is the fact it is less automated than some others... this allows me much better control over the quality of the ammo I produce... something I like a lot... I don't try to produce as much ammo as I possibly can per hour... I would rather slow down a bit and exercise really tight control over the ammo produced.
All in all I could not be happier with the 550b...
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