FrenchBrittany
FrenchBrittany
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Joined June 2009

3" conversion

I noticed that Dillon support made the following statement to another user here:

 "20 ga 3" and more recently, very light 12 ga shells have pretty much put this gauge out of business. We have no plans to offer a 16 ga version of the SL900."

Since there is no plans to offer a 16 ga version of the SL900....

First of all you brought 20 ga 3" in to this subject. First off how is one suppose to load a 3" round on a press that is only 2.75" capable?

Secondly, if your going to bring up 3" loads, when is Dillon going to get that 3" conversion kit out of the moth balls?

Alot more states are making it illegal to shoot lead period. And because of that many are having to go to 3" and 3.5" loads with steel, bismuth, etc in order to get the same level of impact that a 2 3/4" load with lead could do.
dillon
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dillon
2,995 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: 3" conversion

 It is soon to be brought back to a front burner. Our soon to be available 50BMG progressive loader is taking priority, but R&D expects to resume work on the 3" conversions sometime in July.
jwestmoreland
jwestmoreland
46 posts
Joined February 2009

RE: 3" conversion

Hey - it is Nov. 2010 - what is the reply here? Will 3" be offered?

Can I take an SL900 to a machine shop and get it 'fixed' to handle 3" and 3 1/2" mag shells?

I would really like to reload for the Remi 887 Nitro.

Thanks,
jwest
jwestmoreland
jwestmoreland
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Joined February 2009

RE: 3" conversion

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Joined November 2017

RE: 3" conversion

I have been wondering for the last couple years if the 3" convertion is coming out.
It is the only reason I haven't got one yet.
dillon
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dillon
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Joined July 2007

RE: 3" conversion

The dies will adjust for 3' shells, however, the shot dispenser works best with #6 or smaller shot, and the wad swing arm won't work for 3" shells. You can remove the wad swing arm, which is what positions the wad over the hull, and place wads into the mouth of the hull by hand.
At this point, no decision has been made as to if/when a 3" conversion will be available.