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I set up my 550 and started loading some .45 for necks shootem-up sat and thought I would see how long it took me to load 100 rounds. Well it took me 13:15 to load 100. That's a load rate of 452.8/hr. Guess it's kinda fitting for the .45. This is still looking at every case for powder. I thought I was kicking it and still didn't reach the supposed abiltly of the press (550). I do love loading for .45 b/c I don't have to pull each case off to see if there's powder in it like I do with .38spl. I need to get me one of those lights that shines through the middle hole in the shell plate. That might help with the .38's.
 

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Congrats -- maybe one day I will get to run with the "big blue dogs!!" :lol:
 

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BeauBeaux said:
I'm shocked Cap.....no blue.
yep!! NO BLUE!! Sorta of 'ol school here ... Really I do not load a "ton" of anything at once, and being retired, time is really not a problem. I love to just "play around" with reloading. For the past years, casting and working on cast boolit loads for all my rifle calibers have been my quest. Don't really need a "Blue" for that! However, even with all that said, it is probably getting time for me to progress ......
 

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i have a 550 and loading .40S&Ws i was wondering how fast i could throw 100 of them together. Seems i could average 5 minutes and 50 seconds.

On one set of 100 i did in 5:30 but one of them was missing a primer so i couldnt count that batch :no:


Id load 100 and drop another tube of primers in and load another 100. so if i could keep up the smooth pace i could prolly shell out 1000 in roughly 70-80 minutes.

i have several primer tubes that i keep loaded so it dont take all that long.


Im goin to have to try to time .223s and see how long it takes for a 100 of them babys.. prolly 20 minutes :lol4:
 

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Retired here but still don't want to spend alot of time reloading. Usually can do about 300 30-06's before needing a smoke break, ahhh I mean Dr Pepper. Never tried to see how fast and won't as I'll take Dillon's word for what it could do.
 

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OK - OK -- I know that I am behind the curve on this one!! Just give me some time and I will catch-up!! :lol4:
 

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nonnieselman said:
i have a 550 and loading .40S&Ws i was wondering how fast i could throw 100 of them together. Seems i could average 5 minutes and 50 seconds.
Id load 100 and drop another tube of primers in and load another 100. so if i could keep up the smooth pace i could prolly shell out 1000 in roughly 70-80 minutes.
WOW!! That really is smoking it. What you sequence?
 

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Not to sure, id have to sit down and see. Ha. I always put the bullets and brass on terry towels so they wont roll away when i go to pick them up.
I pick up the bullet when im pulling the handle and place the brass on the roundabout while im puttin the bullet on the caseing. Always checking for a primer. Well some times. Its better to skip a primer than the powder. :D
 

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Klaus73 said:
i just got a 550. just gotta put the damn thing together.
good for you it's not that hard. You don't need .44 spl/.44mag dies and shell plate do you? If so pm me.
 

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speed kills :p

All you Dillion boys need to help a us single stage reloaders out by loading us a couple thou...won't take ya'll long!
 

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msredneck said:
speed kills :p

All you Dillion boys need to help a us single stage reloaders out by loading us a couple thou...won't take ya'll long!
nope you need to think about what you just bought!! You could have gotten a 650 and had money left over.
 
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