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

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I've been looking but no POWDER to be found. Looking for IMR or Vita what'cha call it...

I just bought 8 lbs of "Vita what'cha call it" (N320) from Recobs this morning.

I wanted something for .45 ACP, .40, and 9mm.

Hope I did the right thing!

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Just took the plunge. Went all out on the 650 in 223. Had a friend that has two of them give me pointer's on what to get with the 650. I get delivery this Saturday. Soon to add a conversion kit for 45acp.

These forums are a great help.

Edited by HotRod61

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Just did the same thing with a 550. I explained to my wife that it frees up spare time for me to clean the house and do other things she wants me to do.

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I recently got one as well and I use the spare time excuse. Now while she takes a bath I can pump out a couple hundred rounds before she even gets out. However I'm having a issue with my col varying from 1.138 and 1.153. Everything is tight and the only think I haven't tried that I recently read about on here is the powder funnel is down to far so i need to reduce the bell a little. Hope that works. I'm using xtreme 165 9mm bullets

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Why do guys have wives who don't shoot? You get so much more out of everything that you share.

Time apart makes time together that much more precious. At least that's what I say when I leave her with the boys (2&4) to head out for a match, and what she says when she leaves them with me to do whatever it is women do for fun.

Although we do shoot trap together sometimes.

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Nice, i snagged a 550 about two months ago used, it pays ot self off in about 2k rounds for me loading .40, plus you can make much better ammo

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Why do guys have wives who don't shoot? You get so much more out of everything that you share.

There's something to that, but in my experience, wives and their equipment need some care and feeding too that can distract from your own performance. My wife doesn't shoot, but we raced motorcycles together for years. That was fun, and we traveled to a bunch of big national events (and she won some of them), but it's nice to only have to worry about me when it comes to shooting.

Fortunately my wife doesn't care how much I spend on shooting stuff (and I wouldn't care if she did). I spend more on fine wine and garden stuff than I do on shooting.

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My wife always gives me the excuse that it's to expensive for her to shoot too and if it's not that excuse it's that I never take her shooting. It's funny because I always ask her if she wants to go shoot with me.

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I'll second that. Mine went down to closer to 40%.

My SO was there when I got my 550 and just about all of my reloading gear so she knows what I paid for it, but she also knows that she can shoot more as a result. Double brownie points :cheers:

Edited by Lazr111

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Trying to pull the trigger on a second 550B myself......getting the bug, instead of changing heads!!

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Trying to pull the trigger on a second 550B myself......getting the bug, instead of changing heads!!

When you get ready let me know I can get good deals on them without conversion kits.

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I tell my wife I'll be buying a Dillon when she looks at my pails of brass, and she's all like, "When are you gonna buy that thing?"

( 21st century culture is destroying my English. )

Edited by GunBugBit

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Yeah I broke down and bought a 650 just about 2 years ago now. Went the cheap route first and have regretted it every since. Though someone did get a good deal on a slightly used load master.

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Moto is exactly right, if you wife shoots you'll be spending time on her equipment & helping her get ready, etc which takes away from the time you need .... now if you're just out to have fun and don't really care about your performance it's all good. But for people like Moto & I who are hell bent on world domination in shooting I'm glad not to have the added distractions. And for the record I invited my wife many time to try Steel Challenge shooting & we even went so far as to get a holster, mags & belt for her but she always had something else come up on a match weekend so I finally took the hint and stopped inviting her ....

oh, and I spend whatever I need to on shooting & she spends what she wants on the things that interest her .... we don't really worry what things cost ....

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I've been on the fence about reloading for years, mostly because I don't really know how to do it and I'm not all that mechanically inclined. I guess it cant be too hard based on some of the nitwits I shoot with lol

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I ran a hornady lnl for a couple of years. Never had an issue. Sold it and bought an XL650, and I have to email Dillon pretty much monthly for replacement parts.


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You have to explain it to your wife this way.... at least with the 650 I can get in and get out of the garage in time for dinner.  😉

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Love mine. I’m starting to shop bullet feeders.


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