Took me a couple of days to get my Dillon RL 550B up and running. here are some pics from the project.
Unboxing the 550
As it should be Upgrade kit:
More accessories (ammo boxes, kinetic round stripper, extra primer pickup tubes etc)
The press itself :
Assembled on a Strong Mount:
The frame for the empty case bin and finished case bin :
Here’s how it looks like, one more step, installing the UniqueTek micrometer:
Here it is installed with a 4.0gr of Hodgdon Clays setting :
Case gauges (Dillon and EGW Multi-caliber case gauge – better IMHO )
On the pickup tray ready to be captured by the tubes :
First few cases, primers didn’t seat well. Not really sure why, but after a few tries, it seated properly:
Load up the reservoir with Hodgdon Clays:
Tada! done! .45 ACP rounds with Wolf Primers, Winchester brass & Bear Creek Molybdenum 200gr Round Nose Hollow Base bullets:
I also made a variety of loads to try them out on my 5” Kimber (Top to Bottom : 4.0 gr, 4.4 gr, 4.6 gr) :
Time to head to the range with my Chrony.