Reloading .223 Rem On The Dillon XL 650

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Travis Thacker: Always liked the seat and crimp DP dies for progressive machines as it eliminated that 5th stage but you have to be care with them or at least I seemed to get more stuck brass in them as compared to a seat only die or crimp only die. Also noticed you had to kinda help the seat only die stage by helping the bullet stay in it's case neck for a second on the trip up the loader stroke. This is another reason I liked the shortest stroke presses rather then the Dillon but they got the best machines going right now per cost of unit and they way they work is smooth too.
I dont shoot enough rifle or handgun these days to even warrant a single stage press. Never really shot enough back in the 90's and early 2000's to warrant one but I had a single stage then. Even shooting 200 to 400 rounds of .45 ACP and or 10mm on the weekend did not warrant enough cost savings for me to reload as I started selling my bulk brass and brass I collected at the range to offset my ammo $$ costs. It pretty much made up the difference enough to make me stop loading. You gotta be going through at least 1000 rounds a month or more to make it worth while. Then ammo went up but bullets went up with ammo so I figured reloading was about the same difference as it was in 99 if not even worse of a difference. The guys at my local ranges are all dirty litter bugs who leave all their brass just laying. They love cheap Blazer Aluminum and other Aluminum cased ammo................I have been collecting it to go in as scrap with my can melts or I can take it to my recycle place they accept even brass cases too. So far I have 3 5 gallon buckets full of .45 .480 .9mm .25 auto .32 auto mixed with the 25 auto and even some .38 /.357 cases all Aluminum! Damn guys would not buy brass or ammo 1$ more per box around here if it meant there life!!! Over half the county and every wife with a CCDW permit and they all carry the cheapest ball ammo no matter the caliber!!! Even got the only guy in town to use his handgun in a defensive shooting put in jail over Reckless Endangerment! He had 9mm ball 147 in his KELTEC when he used it against a man trying to club him with a Root Beer Mug at the Root Beer Stand over a woman........he was elderly 55 I believe and was in his truck when the man attacked him and could not back the truck out as it is crowded so bad at that place in spring time you get blocked in. He chose to shoot and hit the guy clean in the Heart area bullet passed through the man and went through the back door of a parked car that was behind the attacker. Car had 3 people in it including 2 kids in the back seat. Bullet passed in front of the kids out the other side door of the Honda and bounced off the pavement never to be seen again. Lawyer and family of the attacker took him to court and sued him for reckless endangerment of the children's lives as well as the townsfolk in the area and attempted manslaughter!! The judge awarded the family in the right.
Just goes to show that the right ammo has a reason to be made and used. Still all these moms with guns and plenty of men around here have a dang 9mm or .380 loaded up with ball ammo for SD and HD. We always used to use ball in the .25 and .32 Auto but they are pretty weak and low on penetration as it is with ball little alone HP of the old days. Now the Gold Dot and other premium HP's make 25 and 32 ACP and .380 plenty good on the penetration side, no need for ball in them these days.

kevin zhou: as a non american just a quick question, can any one purchase this machine and make your own ammo? all im thinking while watching this vid is if any person is able to do it why buy ammo in the first place? and are u allowed to sell the ammo you made? if you dont clean the brass would the bullet still work? great vid btw, very infomative!

Sam Bonz: I have been reloading on a Dillion press for a few years now, and have run into a problem with the shell plate not allowing enough adjustment of the die to set the shoulder back far enough to meet the specs of my head space gauge. (.223). Dillions tech line said to over cam it a quarter turn! Not happening! That puts a lot of unnecessary stress on the press. I took my shell plate to a machinist and had him remove 0.008 from the shell plate where the bottom of the die fits into, and that gave me all the adjustment I need to come into specs. It is nice to know a very good machinist. My rifle is no longer jamming.

C.A. Rosales: What's with the supposed upcoming ban on videos like this? Is it true?

Brian J: The powder stage is incorrect. On a rifle cartridge, it uses a funnel. Not like the a pistol that goes inside the case and bells/flares it out. As per the Dillon manual.

Mike Trentham: Thanks for the info. Will try and get my wife to make me some. sldo, Enjoy Your videos. I had two 550's and sold one last week. Turned around and orderd a 650. What was I thinking? LOL

Mike Trentham: Where di d you get your powder stand covers?

stektirade: Jesus dude that's like case hording porn haha. Do you pick them up and your range?

McTag: So it de-primes in the resizing que also?

Michael Moran: ok u said start to finish what about primer crimps triming and chamfering the cases and clean the primer pockets

Lancelot MacKenzie: Great Vid. But can you tell me were i can get such Zombie Bullets??

Lo Kruth: just had a crap watching this video,,,,kind of relaxing.

Guy Beer: Just bought a 650 xl is it worth getting the powder check and the case loader

Always Adventurous: What would you do differently for 5.56?

Radioman909: How many rounds can you get out of 1 pound of Powder?

john m: Thank you for the video !! I am new to reloading and I bought a guys complete setup with the Dillon XL650 like yours and am reading the books and watching videos like yours and "OXBSOLWIND" and have learned lots about the machine .... For now I am prepping lots of brass !! P.S. I own a recycling center and I get buckets of nice brass so check your local recycling centers for brass and lead !!!! Thx John..

Terry Walker: I understand that maybe just putting your finger on the shell plate when it indexes to the next station will help prevent powder from flipping out of the case.

Temoc Gauna: we're did you get the zombie bullets?

Vaughn Johnson: Do you just put a towel on your bullet tray for comfort? and also, were you using walnut media to polish your .223?

kEnt Mabalay: I have a Dillon 650XL and a complete newbie to reloading. Did you resize, trim, chamfer and debur your brass prior to putting them in the press?

Schools: Learn how to get phlebotomy training in California! The job pays decent money for the amount of schools needed to graduate.
Reloading .223 Rem on the Dillon XL 650 5 out of 5

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