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Price check - Dillon 650
« on: May 17, 2013, 11:35:37 am »
$450 on Craigslist, apparently set up for .38/.357.  If it's got the case feeder, I'm all over it.

http://collegestation.craigslist.org/spo/3809708465.html

I already have a 550, set up for .45 and .223.  Not sure the added functionality is worth the $$$, especially since I mostly shoot 9mm for 3-gun.  Can you do .223 on a 650?
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    Re: Price check - Dillon 650
    « Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 03:36:11 pm »
    You can do just about anything on a 650
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    Re: Price check - Dillon 650
    « Reply #2 on: May 17, 2013, 04:57:46 pm »
    Even without the case feeder.  Grab it.
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    Re: Price check - Dillon 650
    « Reply #3 on: May 17, 2013, 05:22:42 pm »
    Just wondering if I should put my 550 up for sale to help defray the cost.  And how many parts I can move from the 550 to the 650.  I assume I can keep my 10mm/.40, .45, and .223 dies, but I'd need new conversion kits.
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    Re: Price check - Dillon 650
    « Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 05:35:44 pm »
    I paid about that for my 550B and it came set up for .45 ACP.  In good condition, your 550 should fetch about the same as you're getting the 650 for.  At least within $100 anyway.  But I'm just guessing, as I'd hate to think I might have overpaid for mine.   :confused  :banghead  :shrug
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    Re: Price check - Dillon 650
    « Reply #5 on: May 21, 2013, 12:40:26 am »
    A 650 has little advantage over the 550 if it doesn't have the case feeder in the speed dept.  It's big advantage is being able to handle all those longer cased calibers.  Were I you?  If I had the room, I'd keep the 550 and add the 650 to the bench.

    On my bench, I run a rock chucker on one end, and a 650 on the other.  And quite frankly, I would HATE going back to just one press after having 2 available.  I've just found it to be highly convenient.
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    Re: Price check - Dillon 650
    « Reply #6 on: May 21, 2013, 03:03:44 am »
    Same here. One day I'd like to add another 650 or a 1050, but I need the space to build another bench because the three presses would take up all the bench I have.
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    Re: Price check - Dillon 650
    « Reply #7 on: May 21, 2013, 07:55:10 am »
    Right now I've got a Rock Chucker and the 550, and no bench at all.  Both are bolted to sections of 2x8 that get C-clamped to the kitchen table.  Less than ideal set-up.

    Hopefully I'll be able to build a bench at my next house.

    The guy stopped returning my emails, so this is probably a moot point now.
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    Re: Price check - Dillon 650
    « Reply #8 on: May 23, 2013, 10:18:47 am »
    Personally I would benefit from the extra station the 650 has as the 4 stations on my 550 isn't enough with at least half of the calibers I load.  Even if you can't use it now, having the option later is better than not having it.  I don't know what all you have with your 550, but I would sell it to defray the costs of the 650.  If you don't like the 650 down the road I don't believe you will have a hard time selling it to get another 550 or something else for that matter.
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