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  1. Hello from DFW

    What part of the metroplex?
  2. 650 'as it should be' starter list

    I hope this isn't too far off topic... I've done a couple of searches on the topic of bench and/or press mounting height, but it's usually in terms of inches. I'm curious, where do you like your press mounted, standing or sitting, in relation to your body? Do you like the handle at shoulder height? Or where do you like the shellplate in relation to your eyes, etc?
  3. Accurate, soft shooting .45 load?

    I bought a pound of e3, but it just won't meter with my Lee powder measure. If I'm throwing a 5.0g charge, 2/10 will be less than 2g. 5 will be accurate and the other somewhere in between.
  4. I should be getting the 550 from Graf's tomorrow, and I ordered a mount and a few other things from Inline Fabrication that I should have sometime next week.
  5. I just got a tracking number, looks like I should have it Friday Thanks for all the suggestions!
  6. The SDB really wasn't on my radar. I saw one in person and just didn't like how small/cramped it looked.
  7. I was looking at the Lee progressives too, but the reviews are just too mixed. I kept reading that people were ready to use them as a boat anchor, and I don't want to spend that much time tinkering. I don't think I load enough to justify a 650, and I don't think I've read where anyone disliked their 550.
  8. 400 rounds an hour would be plenty fast...
  9. I got my first press, a Lee Classic Turret kit, a few months ago. I like it, and I've really enjoyed reloading, but I'd like something faster. I'll probably load 1000-1500 rounds a month, mostly in 9mm and 45. I plan to keep the turret for other calibers and loading smaller batches. But I'd like to load 300-400 rounds and not have it take all afternoon. I had a chance to see and handle the 550 and 650 at a LGS. The 650 seems like overkill for my needs. Does a 550 seem like a good choice?
  10. Acme 135g bullets?

    Just wondering if anyone has tried these and has a load they like? Or an OAL that works for them?
  11. Just want to check one out in person and can't seem to find a store or dealer with one on display....
  12. Accurate, soft shooting .45 load?

    Suggestions where to start with the e3? I've got 230g rn and 200g swc, both coated SNS
  13. Accurate, soft shooting .45 load?

    The big brown truck dropped off my 45 dies this afternoon, so I'll try and load some tomorrow I ended up with a pound of WST and e3. I've also got some HP38 on hand.
  14. I'm having FTE and FTF issues with my first reloads

    Mixed range brass Win SPP 125gr SNS RN coated bullets 1.15 OAL And 3.8g of AA #2 in one batch and 3.8g of Sport Pistol in the other
  15. I'm having FTE and FTF issues with my first reloads

    I just tried that with some reloads and a few factory rounds and they plunk in and fall just the same And I don't think they should be underpowered, I'm using 3.8g of AA #2, which is the max load in the manual. Same amount of Sport Pistol, and the max listed is 3.9.