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dcbridgwater

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    Dale Bridgwater
  1. dcbridgwater

    650 Primer cup mod ?

    UniqueTek has a primer cup mod.
  2. dcbridgwater

    Misc. Die Questions for 550

    I purchased a real wrench for my lock rings, this one works well, wrench and replaced all my old rings with the 1 inch ones.
  3. dcbridgwater

    Dillon Blasphemy

    This what I ended up doing on my Dillon 550 for rifle reloading. Since my rifle brass is already sized and primed I put a Hornady Bench Rest Powder Measure with the Hornady Case Activated Powder Drop (some say the Case Activated Powder Drop won't work on the Bench Rest Measure but it seems to fit and function fine on mine) on station 1 and removed the priming system operating rod and skip the step of pushing the press handle all the way foward as to seat a primer. Then since it is hard to see inside the rifle case to verify the powder charge I put a Dillon Powder Check on station 2 I had to drill a hole in the tool head for the operating rod but it works well. The put the seating die in station 3 and crimp die in station 4. For handgun reloading I still use the Dillon powder measure with the UniqueTek Micrometer Powder Bar Kit installed.
  4. dcbridgwater

    Powder measure options

    Get one of these Adapter or a AT 500 Powder Dieand a Funnel. I also some times use a Hornaday Lock-N-Load Bench Rest Powder Measure with the case activated linkage for some rifle reloading.
  5. If you have the cash this works great as a counter Press Monitor. I have one and it works well. Dale
  6. dcbridgwater

    Empty Case Bin BRACKET picture?

    I took it off so I could get you a picture, just 3 screws. Here is the best I can get with it mounted to the press.
  7. dcbridgwater

    Empty Case Bin BRACKET picture?

    Will this help? Taken with cell phone so its not the best, if you need another view let me know. It is for the empty case bin on a strong mount for a RL550.
  8. dcbridgwater

    650 ShellPlate Diameter

    Perfect! Thanks again, Dale
  9. Would someone please measure the diameter and thickness of an XL650 Shellplate for me? I am going to build a drawer organizer for my conversion kits and I would like to know the size of a 650 shellplate in case I decide to add a 650. Thanks so much!
  10. dcbridgwater

    dillon brass bin

    Hmmm, since Dillons service is legendary, what if you called them and told them that yours broke? Would they send you a new one, no charge? If every one thought like that Dillon might have to reconsider the no BS policy. Most cases when I need a part I just order it from web site and pay for it for since most cases the broken part was my fault. I am saving my NO BS privileges for when I really need it.
  11. dcbridgwater

    dillon brass bin

    thanks dc and thanks brian! i sent an email to them an hour ago. i`ll wait til tomorrow if they reply. btw, is this bracket for both bins or are there 2 seperate brackets, one for brass bin and one for loaded rounds? There are 2 brackets the one for the empty case bin is bolted on in front of the bracket for the loaded rounds that came with the Strong Mount, using the same mounting holes with longer screws.
  12. dcbridgwater

    dillon brass bin

    You can purchase the empty case bin from Brian's website Empty case bin or from Dillon's website Empty case bin but the Strong Mount is required to mount the bracket. Oops reread your post and seen your just looking for the bracket. Went back through my paper work and the instructions for the Empty Case Bin shows a part number of 11147 bracket. But I do not know if you can buy just the bracket.
  13. Give this web site a try it should tell you what you need Calconversion.
  14. I do not have a 650 but have set up a Hornady Powder Measure on a 550. This what I ended up doing on my Dillon 550. Since my rifle brass is ready sized and primed on my Redding Big Boss II press. I put a Hornady Bench Rest Powder Measure with the Hornady Case Activated Powder Drop (some say the Case Activated Powder Drop wont work on the Bench Rest Measure but it seems to fit and function fine on mine) on station 1, remove the primer system operating rod and skip the step of pushing the press handle all the way foward as to seat a primer. Then since it is hard to see inside the rifle case to verify the powder charge I put a Dillon Powder Check on station 2 I had to drill a hole in the tool head for the operating rod but it works well. The put the seating die in station 3 and crimp die in station 4. Here is the results of a quick test I made after setting the press up this way. I only have it set up this way for rifle, for pistol I switch back to the Dillon setup. I did a little testing on my new Hornaday Bench Rest Powder Measure with the Hornady Case Activated Powder Drop installed on my Dillon RL550B.The results are with IMR 4895 powder into a 223 case and my target was 23.3 grains, with a Dillon D-Terminator scale. There was no spilled powder or any sign of a powder bridge. Drop # Grains 1 - 23.3 2 - 23.3 3 - 23.3 1 - 23.3 5 - 23.2 6 - 23.3 7 - 23.4 8 - 23.2 9 - 23.3 10- 23.3 11- 23.3 12- 23.4 13- 23.2 14- 23.3 15- 23.3 16- 23.2 17- 23.3 18- 23.3 19- 23.3 20- 23.3 Then a 10 drop total of 232.6 grains for an average of 23.26 These were my results, actual results may very, but I am happy with my results. I only use this set up for rifle and switch back to the Dillon setup for pistol.
  15. dcbridgwater

    Dillon Scale

    +1 also the top cover lifts off once it is open so you can get it out of the way.
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