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. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    After 25 years I considered doing the same thing.
    But I am set up to load 10 different rounds and am heavily
    invested to start all over.
    So I decided to just get a second 550b to have a dedicated machine for both
    SP and LP. I’m glad I did it. As stated earlier, the Federal SP .45 cases really threw a wrench Into the auto case feeder... and without it the 750 is
    nothing more that an auto indexing 550.
    However for SP cases the 750 seems like the bees knees.
     
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  2. Yoemen66

    Yoemen66 Well-Known Member

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    Aug 10, 2017
    If I was still loading, 45 acp, 357, 10mm, 45 colt, and 50gi. I would have stuck with the 550. But as it is I have decided that the only ammo I shoot enough to truly merit reloading is 45acp. Maybe I'll reload 50gi at some point but for now, the others get shot infrequently enough that a bulk buy of factory ammo lasts me awhile.
     
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  3. Yoemen66

    Yoemen66 Well-Known Member

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    Aug 10, 2017
    Been messing with the 750 today. Having issue with the case feeder cases falling over as they come out of 45 acp. Also having a few get crunched in station 1 from not lining up properly. Getting frustrated currently.
     
  4. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    Take a break, you’ll get it sorted out
     
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  5. Yoemen66

    Yoemen66 Well-Known Member

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    Aug 10, 2017
    I figured it out. Cases were dropping too soon but the piece was on the pistol side. Figured out I could adjust the caming arm on the side and got the cases to drop right and got 25 straight. Will worry about the rest later.
     
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  6. Yoemen66

    Yoemen66 Well-Known Member

    498
    Aug 10, 2017
    Got up early this morning before work and got the bullet feeder mostly working. Need to adjust some things to make sure the bullets end up rightside up, and got the seating and crimping die setup. Got my brass primer tips from unique tek so I just need to get primer and powder calibrated and cross fingers I will be going.
     
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  7. Art

    Art New Member

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    Oct 21, 2016
    Given the times, if you buy the 750, keep the 550.
     
  8. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    Too late for that, the OP will be fine with the 750. No need to worry IMO. Good press.
     
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  9. Yoemen66

    Yoemen66 Well-Known Member

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    Aug 10, 2017
    Got my battery issues worked out last week but then broke a decapper pin when a case fell sideways and I didn't catch it. Waited till today for my 10 pack of pins to come in. In the meantime discovered my case feeder issues were apparently because I forgot to insert the little ring on the bottom of the case feeder tube. No problems now. Again silicone spray is amazing for lead bullets with the bullet feeder.

    Ran about 400 in 40 minutes tonight. Not quite 800 an hour, but it was quick and quite a breeze to run em. Had a few upside down bullets in that and did occasional powder checks. All good. This thing is a big upgrade over the 550 once you get it setup properly. 20201001_193646.jpg 20201001_193651.jpg
     
  10. shootin-blanks

    shootin-blanks Well-Known Member

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    Jan 27, 2015
    I kept my 550 for old balls, load 9mm on an RL and 40's on an XL1050. Takes 4 minutes to load 100 rds. I vote 1050 all the way.
     
  11. Dub

    Dub born in the wrong century

    Mar 19, 2017

    What is being voted on ?
     
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  12. Yoemen66

    Yoemen66 Well-Known Member

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    Aug 10, 2017
    Timed myself today. Took me 10 minutes to run 100 rds. That included having to flip about 5 upside down bullets. All in all I am liking it.
     
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  13. yrualeg1

    yrualeg1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2014
    So I picked up a 750 in 45ACP (I have a 650 w/Bullet feeder and case feeder as well), I was not happy with Dillons 12 week lead time from the website. I found one at SCHEELS dot com. Ordered on Saturday Night and it was here Thursday from North Dakota for the same price I would have paid Dillon and waited. The biggest change from the 650 to the 750is the primer feed which is more like the 550 which I think is a more reliable system and cranked out 400 rounds in about 30 minutes taking my time. The shell plate seems to have a little less play so I don't throw powder all over and all in all, I am pretty happy with the results and the ease of operation upgrading from the 650 to the 750.
     
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  14. yrualeg1

    yrualeg1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2014
  15. Dub

    Dub born in the wrong century

    Mar 19, 2017
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