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If money weren't a real concern (not for me; I'm just preparing a shopping list for a friend), what would you order if you were going to jump into a Dillon 650 with both feet? I would like a shopping list and a total if possible. Starting out loading 9mm (and what would each new caliber require/cost for .40 and .45 ACP?)


LMK if I've missed anything.


21079 Casefeed Assembly - Small Pistol (650/1050) $ 218.95
218.95
16944 Dillon XL 650 in 38 Super/9mm $ 566.95
566.95
13606 Primer Flip Tray $ 20.95
20.95
20049 4-Pack Small Primer Pickup Tubes $ 23.95
23.95
14406 Dillon 9mm Carbide 3-Die Set $ 63.95
63.95
20056 4-Pack - 2 Small & 2 Large Primer Pickup Tubes $ 23.95
23.95
11555 650 Toolholder with Wrench Set $ 29.95
29.95
BE650 650 - As it should BE - Upgrade $ 128.95
128.95
Purchase Subtotal: $ 1,077.60
Shipping: 0.00
Tax: 0.00
Purchase Total: $ 1,077.60

OPTIONAL total but good if planning to load other calibers soon:


16944 Dillon XL 650 in 38 Super/9mm $ 566.95
566.95
13606 Primer Flip Tray $ 20.95
20.95
20049 4-Pack Small Primer Pickup Tubes $ 23.95
23.95
14406 Dillon 9mm Carbide 3-Die Set $ 63.95
63.95
21079 Casefeed Assembly - Small Pistol (650/1050) $ 218.95
218.95
20056 4-Pack - 2 Small & 2 Large Primer Pickup Tubes $ 23.95
23.95
11555 650 Toolholder with Wrench Set $ 29.95
29.95
BE650 650 - As it should BE - Upgrade $ 128.95
128.95
14398 Dillon 40 S&W/10mm Carbide 3-Die Set $ 63.95
63.95
21120 XL 650 Caliber Conv: 40 S&W/10mm $ 77.95
77.95
20982 650 Priming Assem. Quick-Change - Large $ 80.95
80.95
21072 Casefeed Plate - Large Pistol (550/650/1050) $ 38.95
38.95
36831 650 Toolhead & Powder Die $ 39.30
78.60
22055a Toolhead Stands - 550/650 - 3 or more - ea $ 18.95
56.85
Purchase Subtotal: $ 1,474.85
Shipping: 0.00
Tax: 0.00
Purchase Total: $ 1,474.85
 

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Oops... forgot to add caliber conversion and dies for .45 ACP. Add another $120

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More like $140. Dang... that blue kool-aid is pricey.
 

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Here was my list
Item
Price
Dillon XL650 press (by itself)
$566.95
Spare parts kit
$25.95
110volt Case Feeder for (large rifle rounds)
$218.95
Case Feed Plate (large rifle rounds)
$38.95
Powder Check
$68.95
Strong Mount (to mount to table)
$49.95
Aluminum Bullet Tray (holds slugs next to press)
$41.95
Aluminum Roller Handle
$45.95
Toolholder wrenchset (for securing parts and dyes)
$29.95
Low Powder Sensor
$41.95
Carbide Rifle Dies (made for .308 caliber)
$158.95
Rifle Case Gauge (made for .308 caliber)
$26.95
Triple Beam Balance Scale
$69.95
Primer Flip Tray
$20.95
Primer Pickup Tubes (2 large, 2 small)
$23.95
Stainless Steel Dial Caliper
$28.00
Vibratory Case Cleaner
$144.95
Case/Media Separator
$46.95
Polishing Media
$15.95
Rapid Polish (adds protective coating)
$8.95
Case Lube
$8.95
Rapid Trim Case Trimmer (for fired brass)
$254.95
Rapid Trim Die (for .308 caliber)
$49.95


Total
$1984.90
Shipping (standard)
$24.99
Grand Total
$2009.89


Adding the .45 long colt equipment of Pistols

650 quick change caliber
$107.95
Caliber Conversion Kit
$77.95
Three Die Set - Carbide Pistol Dies (for .45 long colt)
$63.95
Casefeed Plate for large pistol
$38.95
Handgun Case Gauge (for .45 long colt)
$15.45
Loading Data Labels (100 count)
$6.95
Armorer tool
$7.95
Scale check weights for grains, bullets and cases
$49.95
Powder Trickler
$24.95


Total of Conversion to .45 long colt
$394.05


FINAL GRAND TOTAL
$2403.94
 
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Thanks... so looks like if you discount the "other reloading stuff" (tumbler, gauges, trimmer, dies, etc.) the only thing on your list that isn't on mine is the powder check and the low powder sensor.
 

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I have the strong mount, its worth it. Don't see a need for the low powder sensor or the powder check die, bullet tray, or the primer flip tray.
For primers I use the vibra-prime, way faster and easier then a flip tray. Got mine from Midway for about 45 bucks.
I load on my 650, 9mm, 40, 44 mag, 223, 30 carbine, and 30-06. I just swap the parts over for large and small primers, not that big of a deal to change out, but most guys have separate assemblies. Also currently only have two powder measures, that's a pain to adjust all the time, so additional measures are on my list.

You will want to buy the bearing upgrade kit, you can find them on ebay for about 5-8 bucks. This keeps the shell plate from snapping and spilling powder. I also bought a spent primer upgrade kit also from ebay for about 20 bucks, holds more primers and keeps the press cleaner.

Enjoy the kool-aid...Eric
 

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I've always thought that Dillon dies were too expensive. Dillon's accept standard dies, so if you find a set of carbide dies for less from another brand (I tend to favor Redding and RCBS), I'd go for it.
 

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Don't forget to get a hornady bullet feed die if you're not gonna use the powder check die. I would go 1k rounds and after I noticed I never needed it, I replaced it with the hornady die. It's nice to not have to put the bullet on your cases anymore. You can rig a tube to drop 60+ bullets so you don't need to buy their case feeder. Or you can just preload 6-7 at a time in the die.
sounds like you got a good setup. Go with LE wilson case gauges (Dillion's tend to be too loose for my tastes) and a aluminum roller handle. +1 on the bearing kit, ski jump upgrade and spent primer upgrade. A chargemaster (if you reload precision ammo) and an rcbs case prep center are nice as well.
 
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