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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-13-2019, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Dillon Square DeAL B or 550

Anyone have one? I am considering spending even more money and ticking off my wife even more since the suppressor situation commenced. I am looking at this for pistol caliber only, but then again, I may run 5.56 and 300AAC. What say you? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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skip straight to the 650 and be done
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skip straight to the 650 and be done



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I have two Square Deal --. They are set up for target ammo, 45ACP and 38 Spl. I have not had to make an adjustment to either for years. They are great presses.

I do not know if you can load rifle rounds on the B.

I also have a 550B and can load everything on it including pistol rounds. I'd recommend the 550 over the Square Deal. I see guys recommended the 650 but I have never saw or used one.

BTW I also use a C press for some target ammo. If you get the 550 you could use the dies in the C press or the 550. You don't have that option with the Square Deal B.
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You may want to consider the Hornady LNL progressive. I've had one for ten years and load 45acp, 44 mag, 357mag, 30 Carbine, .223 Rem, and probably a few others I can't think of at the moment.

Changeovers are easy. RCBS, Lee, Hornady, Redding dies all work on it. And with the free bullet deal it cuts the cost.

Just tossing it out there.
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Thanks guys... I am still thinking about it. I saw some stories of primer tubes and trays exploding... Any of you hear anything like this?
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I have a 450 and a 550.

I like them a lot.

I haven't used a 650, but I wouldn't dislike one. I have less than 400 bucks into both my 450 and 550 combined, though, as I caught good used buys and don't regret it one bit.
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I have and use the Dillon 650 for 38, 45 and 9 mm. I plan to also move on to .223 this year to speed up my reloading time....

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I have personally loaded over 100k rounds on my 650 with only minor maintenance. Once set up using the instructions(I know we men don't do that) they run with no trouble. They do use the standard die such as RCBS. I like the 5 stations of the 650 so that bullet seating and crimping are separate operations. I also have a 550 but the 650 is king.
Never had a primer detonation issue but if something stupid is done I am sure it is possible.
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Thanks guys... I am still thinking about it. I saw some stories of primer tubes and trays exploding... Any of you hear anything like this?

No....never. I don't see how that could happen. The primer is dropped and the tube is out of the way when the primer is seated.
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