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I grabbed a Dillon RL 550B Progressive press from Reloaders Supplies for pistol reloading.

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Because I am not going to use a single stage for 200 rounds a week!

The first press I picked up was a Lee 50th Anniversary Kit – it got me going on reloading and I am going to continue using it for rifle reloads. However, faced with reloading up to 200 rounds per week for IPSC pistol with the CZ Shadow, I didn’t really like the idea of the amount of time it was going to take me to do that with a single stage press. So I decided to get a Dillon 550B progressive from Reloaders.

Not sure of the difference between single, turret and progressive presses?

Chris over at Competition Guns had already given me a recipe to start off on for the 9mm, so I picked up some ADI AP50N powder, CCI primers and some 124 grain projectiles at the same time.

Some case lube, a primer tray and we were ready to go!

 

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Learning the trade…

I can’t really see the need for an entire setup video – there is enough out there already and I don’t really have much to add. Besides – I just wanted to put it all together to see if I could get some rounds ready for the weekends shooting. It’s really too close to the single stage Lee, so I am going to get another couple of bits of wood and make up multiple ‘stages’ for the presses to sit on. I might even see if I can get a couple of steel plates made up. That’s going to give me a totally solid base for the systems to sit on.

Instead, I am just going to keep you updated on any modifications and tips I find using the Dillon 550B to make it works the best it can. Like anything, I am sure there are piles of little things you can do to get these working at their optimum. Got any to share?

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Originally published: August 17, 2014

Lasted updated: June 7, 2018

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