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Thinking of a Dillon

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Fritzboy, Mar 6, 2011.

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  1. Fritzboy

    Fritzboy TS Member

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    Thinking of buying a Dillon press. Your thoughts
     
  2. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    Save money, buy a MEC 9000.
     
  3. rrrocketman

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    +1000 to what jcl said! I've loaded tens of thousands on mine with ZERO problems!
     
  4. dws

    dws TS Member

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    I've owned and used a Mec, PW 800, Dillon and Spolar.

    The Dillon was a great machine 2'nd only to the Spolar.
     
  5. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    They are great reloaders. I have two, and have made 100,000+ shells on them. And no upgrades. I didn't even know there were upgrades. I made 500 shells yesterday. All prefect.
     
  6. thunder

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    The Dillon is a great loader, very simple setup and the adjustable powder and shot measure is awesome (no bushings needed). The Dillon works easier and smoother than a Mec 9000G. No bullshit warranty, if it breaks they fix it, I never had a problem with mine other than a few adjustments on the primer feed. The Dillon is a very precise accurate loader.

    Only other loader I would look at is the Mec 9000H or 9000 with automate.
     
  7. southjblue

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    I use a Dillon and a Mec 9000H---Love them both---Only reason I use my Mec more is because of the hydraulic but the Dillon is great also---George
     
  8. Zuzax

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    Do a serch here, it's been discussed a lot of times on TS.

    Cheers,

    George
     
  9. goose2

    goose2 Well-Known Member

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    Had a Dillon loader. Traded it for a P/W 800+ W/auot case feeder and auto drive and wouldn't have it any other way. She will load very fast and very good.
     
  10. skip

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    Had one,lots of Primer delivery issues. Customer Service was great but kept breaking plastic parts in the primer delivery system.

    Traded up to a Ponsness Warren, best final crimp in the business.
     
  11. quartering

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    dillonaero makes the sl900. what's to think about?
     
  12. southjblue

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    I never had any primer delivery problem---I cut a 3/8 piece out of the primer feed tube and watch for every primer drop--Do the same on my Mec 9000H---If you can't take the time to watch the primer feed you should get something dirfferent---Can't understand the problem---I load with both and they both are great---Depends how you want to spend you $$s---I bought my Mec 9000H for $450,00 used and my Dillon used for $450.00---Spend what U will---JMO---George
     
  13. fssberson

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    Think again! Fred
     
  14. Diamond Bruce

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    Have a dillon SL900 with electric hull feeder and some more bells and whistles if intrested let me know, don't use it anymore. To nice to just let sit around.
     
  15. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    Here's some more stuff on the subject.
     
  16. markostrunk

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    I had one of the early Dillons and it was a total disaster. I was surprised because my Dillon metallic reloaders worked so well. I got rid of it and went back to MECs.
     
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