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Broke down and bought a Dillon... My wife's gonna kill me!

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Buying the press is the cheap part of reloading. Soon it will be a case feeder, tool heads, then a second 650, scales, calipers. Bullets, brass, primers, powder, etc. lol.

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Tell her your saving money by reloading BUT don't tell her that it means you can shoot more! BIG MISTAKE! LOL

Have fun and be safe.

Richard

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Be truthful and show her the price differentials between a case of store/online bought ammunition and what your reloading components will end up costing per case.

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I actually got my wifes blessing quite easily...especially after I told her I want to get a 650 after being out in the hot garage for several hours pulling the handle on my turret press 1600 times to get 400 rounds of ammo.

I told her it would be around $800 (I already have dies and other gear) and she's like oh okay...as long as you don't put it on the credit card. Been putting away some money every paycheck...So I'm a few months away from having a 650 for an early Birthday/Xmas present to myself :goof:

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I bought a Dillon 650 about a year and a half ago. It was my first press. I really enjoy it. As a father of two young kids I would never have time to load on a single stage.

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It's been said many times before..... Please God, when I die, don't let my wife sell my shit for anywhere close to what I told her I paid for it :ph34r:''

LMAO!!! oh yah i cant wait to see my wifes reaction when she see my 650 arrive at the house here in a few days. I'll try the " it was on sale" trick. Wish me luck guys!!

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After buying my Dillon, I ended up shooting two or three times more rounds per month than what I was shooting before.

It's been glorious.

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Yea, I guess I'll have to do that... NOT. Ask for permission my ass, I never ask for permission,... always forgiveness. Hell, I remember when my son was born and I took delivery on my first Hewes Flats Boat, she said "but we're having a baby" and I said, no "your having a baby and I'm getting a new boat" I knew exactly what I was doing... That boat paid the bills for many years to come and the freezer was always stocked with fresh fish. Now if I can just figure out how to make this machine spit out $100 dollar bills I'll be good.

Edited by fishboytroy

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Come on guys, we can do better. Tell the truth and if she will listen the economics between reloading and buying factory ammo, never mind that you will soon be buying 1000's of dollars in powder, primers and bullets. Then tell her you want to get her something special also, like a coach or Michael coors purse, full day at the spa, new hunting gear. Whatever she fancy's. Here is a hint, ask her close friends.

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I had a wife like that once. She is gone guns are still here.

Jax,

You remind me of... ME!

Pat

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Lot's of guys buy a Harley before they get married. Not me, if I ever remarry, I'm buying a 1050 with an autodrive. Besides, the world doesn't need another middle aged bald fat man with a goatee on a Harley.

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Come on guys, we can do better. Tell the truth and if she will listen the economics between reloading and buying factory ammo, never mind that you will soon be buying 1000's of dollars in powder, primers and bullets. Then tell her you want to get her something special also, like a coach or Michael coors purse, full day at the spa, new hunting gear. Whatever she fancy's. Here is a hint, ask her close friends.

This. When we have money we both spend it.

"I want to buy this shotgun; It's $600. Is that okay?"

Wife- "Sure! Take me shopping for some stuff I want."

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I just joined this club. I picked up a 650 based on a recommendation by a buddy. Still trying to figure out how to break it to the wife. :)

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Buying the press was easy. It was getting an indoor reloading room that required skill.

Good luck with all those new 650's

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Hey,don't get me wrong reloading is the way to go,but nowadays you aren't going to save any $$$.

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Hey,don't get me wrong reloading is the way to go,but nowadays you aren't going to save any $$$.

You won't save money like you could a decade ago but for me personally, I am coming in at about 60% of what store bought ammo cost. That is using quality components and getting a better quality finished product than I can get from factory ammo.

Edited by JMike

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my wife won't let me get one until we get a house. Our apartment doesn't have enough space anyhow.

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With the current price of commercial ammo I'll bet the spread is about like the "Good Old Days" !!!

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Congrats!!! We are loading 9mm for $160 per 1,000 (bullets, CCI primer and powder), we like it as we shoot USPSA, 3 Gun and can controll power factor. What I like the most is I can load anytime I need/want to shoot. Every year around November I buy 10,000 bullets, 10,000 primers and powder. Around May I start to buy (to adjust the stock) if I need to and never get upset beacuse I cant buy what I want as I have no stress about finding it. I was told a long time ago "its easier to buy when you dont need it than when you do". Welcolm and ask questions!

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my wife won't let me get one until we get a house. Our apartment doesn't have enough space anyhow.

Its easier to ask for forgiveness, than it is to ask for permission.

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my wife won't let me get one until we get a house. Our apartment doesn't have enough space anyhow.

Its easier to ask for forgiveness, than it is to ask for permission.

hahaha that is true.Unfortunately for me, I've asked for a lot of forgiveness this year already. Plus I really don't have anywhere to set it up which is a bummer.

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my wife won't let me get one until we get a house. Our apartment doesn't have enough space anyhow.

Its easier to ask for forgiveness, than it is to ask for permission.

hahaha that is true.Unfortunately for me, I've asked for a lot of forgiveness this year already. Plus I really don't have anywhere to set it up which is a bummer.
We've all been there. I had all my reloading stuff shipped to my shop and set it up in my office. SLOWLY started moving it all home. Edited by CSStreett

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"Broke down and bought a Dillon... My wife's gonna kill me!"

At least you'll die happy!

I'm able to load 9mm with range pick-up brass and 124 MG bullets for about $13/100. A considerable savings. But I use that for more shooting.

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