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Setting up the Dillon 650 after a 15 year hiatus

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Steve Noble, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. Steve Noble

    Steve Noble Vancouver, Wa. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Setting up the 650 again. .223 dies coming. .308 next, then .45 and 9mm

    Dillon 650 (2).jpg
     
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  2. giddyupgo55

    giddyupgo55 Vernonia Active Member

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    Looking good
     
  3. P7id10T

    P7id10T West Slope Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Nice. Does it feel good to be back?
    Q: did you store you 650 for those 15 years, or is this a new one? If stored, what did you do to pickle it for rust prevention?
     
  4. 41mag

    41mag sunny Orygun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    re: 308 reloading on 650 press:

    F Y I: I ran into avantage to order the 'small base X series' dies for the 308 in my own project despite having a prior die set.

    Good to see a bit of reloading time reentering your list of pleasantries.
     
  5. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Nice, Very nice.. If only I could learn how to keep such a neat and tiddy reloading bench..
    Love my 650's
     
  6. Steve Noble

    Steve Noble Vancouver, Wa. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Actually I sold it to my brother and I doubt he loaded more than 40 rounds on it. It took me over 2 hours to disassemble it and clean it. (used WD40 sparingly) The handle barely moved when I got it back. Now it works just fine. LOL...what contributed to the problem of being locked up was small primers in a large primer tray that jammed up the turret. Plus the primer early warning system was corroded from having the same battery I must have put in 15 years ago. (Dillon sent me a new one at no charge!)

    Just got my .308 dies Friday.
     
  7. misterarman

    misterarman Vancouver,Wa. USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Give him time and I'm guessing it may not be as neat.
    Try as I may I can't keep mine clean.
    Plus every time I get a large space cleared
    Off someone else deposits something there.
     
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  8. Crohnos01

    Crohnos01 Washington Well-Known Member

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    Well, if your house is anything like mine, a clear flat spot is a sin and MUST be covered by something! :confused:
     
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