rjacobs Posted February 7, 2014 Share Posted February 7, 2014 I have been loading a ton of 9mm lately and had to go back to the 550b and its a pain in the ass. Looking to get setup with either an XL650 with case feeder and Mr. Bullet Feeder OR getting a super 1050 with Mr. Bullet Feeder. I currently run a 1050 for 300blk conversion and other brass prep so I have a pretty good understanding of how it works and its advantages. I can get the full XL650 setup for around 1400 give or take. The 1050 is going to run right at 2k give or take. $600 buys a lot of components. Eventually I would get setup to run 45 and .223 on either machine. Conversions for 1050 run around 600 when including the Mr. Bullet Feeder conversion while conversions for the 650 run probably half that. Reasons why I think I want a 1050: ability to eventually convert to auto drive like my current 1050 primer seating on the up stroke with set primer depth swage(I run a lot of mixed range brass and picking out brass that needs swaging is a pain and greatly slows the process down) speed(I think a 1050 would run faster due to the primer seating and not needing to stop and cull crimped brass) Reasons for 650: its cheaper ponser warren auto drive is available, but not nearly as nice as the Forcht Rotary drive for the super 1050 cheaper caliber conversions So on paper, the 1050 wins in its added abilities. I think I have hit all the differences between machines if anybody else can think of anything I am not thinking of I am all ears. Ive never run a 650 before, just the 550 and 1050. Down the road I have contemplated getting my manufacturing license and I know for that the 1050 would end up being a more capable machine. I cant decide. If you take the money out of it which machine would you choose and why? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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