What setup would you go for in 9mm?

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  1. Craig

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    Which progressive setup would you go for out of Dillon, Hornardy, RCBS, Lee, and why?

    Also, what optional extras can you not live without?

    I should have bought a Dillon xl650 years ago, but I didn't. Wondering if I just close my eyes and do it now, or if something else is better.
     
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    Blue kool aid all the way

    650XL with a case feeder. 400 cases to loaded rounds in 29 mins this morning. Including emptying the tumbler and getting all the media out
     
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    This

    Run 2 XL650's and makes life so much easier

    I remember loading all my 9mm for IDPA champs in about 20mins
     
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    Oh, ok, thanks, that answers my question.
     
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    I'm not so sure it does, Craig. It is crucial that you do a few calculations around this. Sure, if you shoot a lot, the Dillon makes sense. But then maybe the 650 is not the answer either ... maybe the 1050 is.

    I'm still not convinced that my decision to buy the Lee Classic Turret three years ago was the wrong one. I do 100 rounds in 20 minutes ... from start to finish. Switching turrets from 9mm to .45ACP to .308 takes less than 5 minutes. And I do a hundred rounds of .308 in twenty minutes too :). Once I get the .223, the same would apply.

    I simply do not shoot enough (because of cost of components) to justify the (better without doubt) 650. Or the 550, or the 1050 ...
     
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    I don't shoot enough to justify it at the moment, hopefully that changes though. I've had and sold kit over the years, but mostly because it's not been quite what I wanted. Some of it was never used.

    So I totally get your suggestion.

    Let's throw 300 Blackout into the mix. If I was doing that, and 9mm, what would be the best setup? I really won't be able to afford enough factory 300 Blackout for a semi-auto.
     
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    The Blackout is just a cut .223 doppie. Only slightly more expensive due to the .30 cal bullet if I understand it correctly. And the guys from KZN do those in bigger batches as well? On a turret that is simply another set of dies and a head.
     
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    Yip, it's just a resized .223
     
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    I started out with a Lee Turret and it is an amazing press for the money. Used to reload 1 night a week for the weekends use. I have since bought a Pro1000 and now load once a month for the whole month.

    The Dillons look amazing but I cannot justify spending the money on a 650 with all the bells and whistles when my Pro1000 does the same job for a quarter of the price. I do not shoot enough to justify it.

    Sure the Pro1000 can be tricky but once you have it set up it runs like a dream.
     
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