216PapaBravo: These cases were all checked before I made the video. I should have taken
the time to put this info in the vid. If you look further in my video
downloads you will see one titled " XL650 Oops moments" where I cover all
of the Q &A regarding the press and processes. Thanks for the comment!
vinny1982123: Great video!!! I was going to buy a press but did not know if the Dillon
press was worth it. After seeing the video, I'm sold, thank you.
EbenezarGold: Thanks a million, papabravo!
rdsii64: I don't try to load super fast on my Dillon either. I bought a progressive
press to make my loading EASIER not faster.
Nic Arnett: Are you depriming/resizing on station 1? Do you have lube on the case once
you drop powder and seat a bullet?
bogey19018: No trimming?
john sims: thanks for the video. good quality and informative.
italianrelic: Dillon dies do not flare well the rifle dies don't!
hamltnblue: I noticed you mentioned the cases turning upside down in the tube. I found
if you put the case loader on high speed it stops it from happening.
david dodson: Thanks for the reply. One more question. What are you running your loads
out of? What's your barrel length?
david dodson: What powder do you use
TurboMitsubishi: Isn't there an extra step in depriming/repriming 5.56 compared to .223?
Ten Millimeter: I really like to drink beer while reloading.
brujah88: Is it any cheaper to reload your own ammo, or do people do it more as a
hobby in addition to shooting?
Frank Guido: Just saying ! I got into reloading many years ago , I purchased one of
Dillions first machines RL 550 .It was showing its age ,Last year I called
Dillion Customer Service ,shipped the machine back, Dillion did a total
refurbish with any upgrades that they improved on down through the years,
Dillion never charged my a DIME !!!.This is a great company and they do
have a no BS warranty. HIGHLY RECOMMENED
david elbow: you do check your charge with a table from a book
Bill Riegger: great video !
1trustnone: How about re-swaging the primer pocket and checking the length? Is the
brass commercial or military? Just wondering. Thanks
Jeff Thomas: You don't have to clean the case lube off after sizing?
Logical Guy: Good video, thanks. Small tip for you if you want more precision for better
grouping. Keep the powder level higher, as the powder gets very low there
is less weight pushing the powder down into the feed chamber, so the lower
the powder hopper gets the less it feeds. Do a test by keeping a discharge
of powder from the start then when the powder hopper is very low, take
another. Measure the 2 and you will see the last one is less. Not a big
deal when loading for fun but if you are a stickler for groups this will
cause a difference due to a lower pressure causing bullet drop.
O7ROADKING: Great video thanks for posting.very informative
Ron Rohde: Papa Bravo. I have the same setup. My issue is having to decrimp and trim
the cases, therefore I am basically doing the same process in two phases.
After I resize and decap, I have to pull the case to decrimp, trim and
chamfer. Then I start all over with the desizing die removed. Any
staygger indn: I didn't think u were talking to much and looking into buying a 550 or 650
italianrelic: What's the towel for on your bullet tray
Talmadge Fisher: I have a question on dillon presses related to which would best serve my
purpose. I want to definitely crank out a lot of ammo so the 1050 has some
charm being as industrial as it is but I want to only reload pistol
cartridges on a progressive press. I keep hearing from all owners of the
Dillon 1050 that it's a pain to change calibers completely. Would the 650
be up to cranking out a lot of loads from many different calibers or would
a different dillon press be better than the progessive ones (I am willing
to use one of the multiple station "single" stage presses by Dillon if it
means that changing calibers is that difficult. Just needing some advice in
this situation and particuarly maybe any other advice that could make my
decision easier to make. Thank you for the help!
Fish Whisperer: I just got the same press and i love it! I am loading .45 acp but i will
be doing other calibers in the near future. Dillon XL650 review =10. Hands
down i am very happy with it.Great video and thanks.
MrDefyreality13: how accurate are the powder drops?
Jaenus80: Just got into reloading with the 650 for .223. Ran me about $1800 for
everything, but I just cranked out my first live round not too long ago.
It takes some time to tweak and adjust, and there will be issues you have
to overcome (like powder spillage, or like the brass in station one falling
over), but you work with it and eventually get it down smooth.
Mike Hasel: I recommend case gauging right after cleaning... when you inspect it. If
you wait until it is loaded, it's too late to trim it. I have a 550B, but
if I load heavy bullets 77-80gr in the .223 Rem for High Power Competition,
I had problems seating...(point of the bullet would tip inside the die and
get shoved deep and crooked.) I ended up using a window seater die on my
Forester press and slowing down. Had nice luck with Varget and CCI-BR4
stubenwurm: did you tried ball powder in the last month?
i wish to know how much "powder spilling" happens with ball powders and how
to avoid it.
did you use a bearing to avoid it? here in germany some guys offer needle
bearings to lower the spilleffect....
TheRaulr151: I need to upgrade from my single stage Lee press big time!!
KrausTactical: Thank you so much for posting this video.
Scott yP911: This looks like so much fun! To relaod your own bullets must feel pretty
nice! I am a aspiring reloader!
LearnItDoIt TV: I am really waffling back and forth over the RL550 and XL650. Like the
automation in the XL650 vs. the kinda single stage turrent of the RL550 but
concerned about relaying too much on the automation of the XL650 causing a
mistake. Your thoughts please. And cost difference for changing out
matthew neville: I love my 650 but have only reloaded .45acp. You briefly mentioned trimming
and I've heard you have to de-burr rifle cases. Any feedback?
joe blow: Another good video. The music is not the best but the content is great.
Love your dillon vids!!!!
Michael Sandoval: What about case trimming, chamfer/deburring, primer pocket uniforming?
Grunkle56: Great video. I developed questions or comments while watching, however,
others covered most of my concerns. I've had problems with IMR 4064 (stick
powder) while loading 7.62 x 51 (308) ammo. I'm about to try it with .223
and I anticipate similar difficulties. I'm using 4064 only because of the
current powder shortage and can't get Win 748 which works beautifully with
223 or 308. Which stick powder did you use here and what are your thoughts
on it's use with the Dillon 550 or 650 ??
flyboyak47: Do you recommend individual powder checks for each caliber? Or do you move
the one around to each tool head?
If so are they difficult to adjust?
dieringer82: Hey papabravo ive been looking at getting a machine like this in the near
future and I was just curious how accurate is each charge and how much
variance is there on that powder check system in your opinion?
1970stickerbush: Love the Vid, but how prone are the fingers to getting bit when your plaing
the bullet. Unfortunatly I think I am a little late wanting to get into the
game of reloading with all the crap thats going on right now.
John Lieu: PapaBravo, I notice in your video that you went from old brass, to tumbler,
to press. The press then de-primes, sizes, but what about case length? Do
you trim your cases?
216PapaBravo: For me, on this 650 I have found it to be very accurate for powder throws.
Of course every machine may be different but Dillon is a fantastic
manufacture of these machines. I always check the powder throw every 100
rounds (when I reload the primer tube, case feeder and powder) to assure
accurate loads. I have not found more than .01% of change in the
loads...good enough for my plinking rounds. Thanks for the comment!
mas360: Thanks for the video. It is very educational. For mass production as the
way you do it, what tool do you use to trim cases with? How often do you
trim? In my AR15 I have to trim every three firings. Is the sizer die you
use in this video a small base type in order to produce ammo functioning
flawlessly in semi-auto rifle?
OIFEagle: I am sold, this is the reloading setup that I'm planning to purchase. One
question, I have LEE dies for 9mm, will they work with the Dillon XL 650?
KRN762: I have that exact same set up. Blue koolaid tastes good!
216PapaBravo: Thanks for the comment. I will have another vid on the changover from small
pistol to large rifle coming up soon.
The Gunsmith: Great video. My only criticism is not checking your powder weight. My one
complaint about the Dillon 650 is that it charges the powder
volumetrically, and as the powder in the dispenser is consumed the amount
of powder it dispenses changes. A good rule is to refill the powder each
time you refill the primer tube. If you do this, you will get more
consistent powder charges.
216PapaBravo: Thanks for the comment! I am worried about components now. Can't find
primers or powder now, so I am conserving what I have. Good luck out there!