Mr.Sams
Mr.Sams
5 posts
Joined August 2019

Just received my new press

After using a competitors press for 30 plus years. I was tired of too many problems. So I bought the XL 750 press with a few options , after I took it out of the box is was apparent this thing is massive and built sturdy.
After mounting The press I cycled the handle a few times I noticed though the shell plate was not indexing smoothly or consistently at all times. I checked to see if the shell plate was too tight, it was fine so I removed shell plate, cleaned and lightly lubed everything. Reassembled it Worked for a short time. Still had problems, called Dillon Guess what, I have a broken indexer ring on my brand new press, Dillon is sending new parts to fix it. No questions asked.
Prior to calling Dillon I tried to load a small quantity of .223 rounds thinking my press just need to wear in. WRONG Broken indexer ring.
As a new owner of the XL 750 press I had the same primer pickup issues from my new XL750. after a careful analysis I came to the same conclusion, I bent my primer rod in several places, now the primers are dispensed properly all the time.

Also my case insert cam plate was set up for a pistol caliber instead the correct as ordered rifle caliber, I fixed this issue.
I am now waiting for the replacement parts to arrive eagerly 😃.
Kudos for Dillon fast action on replacement parts, they may very well have a customer for life.
My only concern is the plastic material used to make the indexer ring. Dillon replaced it free this time, underwarranty. but if this proves to be a High breakage part it is expensive @ 30.00 a pop for an injection molded part. A more reasonable price to me seems to be around 19.95 or two for 30.00 dollars. Perhaps I am nit picking since I had to spend more than twice the money to switch to the Dillon press and I still do not have all of the shell plate conversation kits to cover all of my calibers I presently shoot. it is expensive to convert to the XL750.
I have been shooting/reloading for 40 years now.

I hope it is worth it in the long run. 😟
vhoward1122
vhoward1122
29 posts
Joined August 2011

RE: Just received my new press

That is odd that the indexer ring was broken out of the box. As for the warranty, it is for life. They will replace any part as many times as is needed. I have a thousand rounds on my new XL750 and no broken parts.

OH. And if you ever sell this press, or your heirs inherit it, the warranty follows the machine and does not stay with you.
edsigman
edsigman
5 posts
Joined November 2017

RE: Just received my new press

I just received my 750 about 10 days ago and got it set up in a couple of days. I had one physical problem: one of the wings of the case insert slide was cracked and broke off. Called Dillon and in a few days I received a new one in order to be used consistently with the case feeder. The other problem that I had was with the primer feeding system. And I have to admit that the issues were user problems and not related to the product. However, it was a good learning experience and I learned a lot about the primer set up process. So if I have to change primer cups in the future, I hope that I know what I am doing.