Should I jump from Dillon 550 to a 750?

Discussion in 'Caliber Talk: Ammunition, Reloading, and Shooting ' started by Yoemen66, Sep 14, 2020.

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  1. july19

    july19 Womb? Weary? He rests. He has travelled. Supporting Addict

    Sep 16, 2013
    Problem solved, you won’t regret it.
     
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  2. Baldwin

    Baldwin Well-Known Member

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    Could you describe the mod you did to the failsafe rod? Thanks.
     
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  3. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    Dumped the plastic bulky wingnut construnus and replaced with a metal washer, lock nut with nylon insert and a metal wingnut. It doesn't lose tension like the OEM did.
     
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  4. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jul 6, 2014
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  5. Yoemen66

    Yoemen66 Well-Known Member

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    Aug 10, 2017
    Already have the led from inline fabrication. At least if the 550b light fits the 750?
     
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  6. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    A lot of valuable information in this thread for 550 owners, thanks!
     
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  7. Mike0251

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  8. Yoemen66

    Yoemen66 Well-Known Member

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    Aug 10, 2017
    I have ordered some brass primer magazine tube tips just because I have had to replace the plastic ones on my 550 before. I am checking out other upgrades. Including some of the ones posted here.
     
  9. Yoemen66

    Yoemen66 Well-Known Member

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    Aug 10, 2017
    I talked to Dillon today and they said for one setup in 45 would be 3 weeks. That's not bad, but I have ordered from Scheels in the past and gotten good service and they show them in stock, so I ordered from them and canceled the dillon order. Based off recent orders I should have it by monday at the latest.
     
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  10. Apollo99

    Apollo99 Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2017
    I guess I'm spoiled Dillon Precision is about 1hr 15 minutes from my house. They are a great bunch of guys.
     
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  11. Yoemen66

    Yoemen66 Well-Known Member

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    Aug 10, 2017
    Oh they are absolutely great. The guy I spoke with was awesome, even checked my order when he saw I somehow picked 45 autorim instead of 45 ACP. He actually thought it was a good idea to switch as I would get mine sooner from one that is already available and it would shorten the backup for someone behind me.
     
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  12. Apollo99

    Apollo99 Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2017
    I go down there with parts to replace, their no B.S. warranty is for real. I'll leave with a bag full of replacement parts for free.
     
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  13. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jul 6, 2014
    Don't think so. The 750 is bigger due to the 5th station, and the lites are custom-made for each size press.
     
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  14. Yoemen66

    Yoemen66 Well-Known Member

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    Aug 10, 2017
    Well the press showed up today. I won't get to mess with it till Sunday but it's here.
     
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  15. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jul 6, 2014
    I bought the powder checker for mine. It lets me concentrate on making sure primers get seated and there is brass in the tube.

    I did not get the brass drum thingie due to Federal's really stupid decision to use small primers in their .45ACP brass.
     
  16. Dub

    Dub born in the wrong century

    Mar 19, 2017

    Congrats. That was mighty fast !!

    Fun times ahead.
     
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  17. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    I've got a 750 and love it. Might have to move the coax to a different bench to make room for another so I dont have to swap between lpp and spp. Or just trade for spp .45 brass when the current primer situation levels out. Congrats OP, the 750 is a great press.
     
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  18. simonp

    simonp Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2016
    I vote for a 2nd 750, best way to run IMO- I love my 2 650’s & coax set up


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  19. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jul 6, 2014
    Letting the OP drool.

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  20. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    You are a man of much reloading!:)
     
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