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Well after planning, researching, saving, then spending the money on other things... I finally broke down and bought an XL750. I don’t even know where to begin with the questions. Thankfully I have an awesome contact lined up that is going to come over and educate me. I can’t wait!



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Go big or go home, huh? Big Grin.

That's a nice press...you are going to love it (if you can find components to feed it!).
 
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I’m definitely in the “buy once, cry once” camp. As far as components go, I have enough crank out a bit over 1000rds. It’ll get me started.


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Go big or go home, huh? Big Grin.

That's a nice press...you are going to love it (if you can find components to feed it!).


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Starting with the best will never be regretted.
Dillon has a lot of help they can give with just a phone call.
They are great to deal with.
With that press 1000 rounds is just a little over an hours work.
Have fun and invest in a UFO light. You'll love it.


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Dillion makes great stuff, I own some. QS is 2nd to none.


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Thanks for the compliments guys...Rexles, I actually have the UFO lights installed already! You are right, it makes a ton of light. Honestly I think the only pieces left that I need are a Mr. Bulletfeeder and the powder cop that DAA makes. That may have to wait a bit though considering how much $$ I’ve spent this week. I raised $600 pretty easily by auctioning two stripped Sons of Liberty Gun Works AR lowers. Yes, they sold for $300 a PIECE. Crazy.


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I keep hearing good things about the 750. Congrats!

It takes a lot to feed those Dillon Progressives. You will soon come to realize that you never have enough powder, primers, pills or brass.

Let us know how you like it after you've had a chance to put it through its paces for a few thousand rounds. You planning on running rifle and pistol through it or just pistol?

BTW, I like that InlineFabrication ultra 11" stand you've got that mounted-to ... I run Dan's stuff under all of mine these days and it changed my life in my reloading room.


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^^ thank you sir. As of now I just have 9mm and .45 dies. The goal is for 5.56 and maybe .300Blk eventually. You’re right, Inline Fab’s stuff is sweet. I have another order in with him now!


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Congrats! Dillon makes great presses! Kind of wanted a 750, but the 650 has served us well. You will enjoy it, and it’s not hard to use. Know you will enjoy it.
 
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Dry - I have been loading on Dillon presses for almost 20 years having started on a 550. Now I have two - XL650’s and also a XL1100 (my son also has an XL1100)…..

Guess you can say I drank the Blue Koolaid a long time ago and have been hooked because of the no BS Lifetime warranty on the 650 machines. On the rare occasion that I break a part all I do is call Dillon CS and they send out a replacement part…

What you have with your XL750 is an investment….Plain and simple….I am anxiously waiting on Dillon to launch their Auto-Drive systems. Once they do I will eventually get on for my RL1100.

As you can afford it - buy whatever you think you will eventually want or need for your 750 (Caliber Conversions, extra tool heads, dies, etc.). Also keep check on GB as there are some folks that decided that reloading was not their bailiwick after they went and purchased reloading systems when the ammo shortage hit. I say this because Dillon has had to implement two price increases since the start of 2021 due to the results of COVID and a HUGE increase in demand.

Be sure to check out the powder check that Dillon offers. It is made to work with any/all of their presses and IMO is slightly easier to set up and use vs. the DAA unit. If you go with the DAA unit be sure to go out and watch the available videos on line related to using a drinking straw to reduce the false alarms that can occur…

For me nothing is more enjoyable and relaxing than going to my quiet reloading room and filling one to ten hundred round ammo boxes with ammo made by my hands.

Also - Check out the Shockbottle 100 round case gauge. I check EVERY round I make using one of my Shockbottle case gauges while also having a Wilson or Dillon single unit gauge on my bench right beside where my loaded rounds drop. I usually check one round every 15-20 to ensure nothing has changed during an active loading session….
 
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I am sure Dillon probably has a video you can watch. There are probably lots of things on Youtube that will also help.

I am sure you will like it.
 
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I am sure Dillon probably has a video you can watch. There are probably lots of things on Youtube that will also help.

I am sure you will like it.


Max - Great Point…..

Here is a link to 29 separate videos made by Dillon related to the XL750 system…..

https://www.dillonprecision.co...-product-videos.html
 
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