S_Chester
S_Chester
1 post
Joined January 2016

New Kid on the Block

Hey guys. New kid on the block here. I have never reloaded before but I am a very avid shooter. I am looking to jump right into the reloading scene and have been looking at the XL650 mainly because of the features it has and the ease of use to crank out quite a few round in a short amount of time. I did have a few questions about a few things mainly because these issues were never address in what ever I typed in the search bar (on here, google, and youtube). I know that the caliber conversion kit comes with the base plate and the floating funnel but mentions nothing about dies? Do I have to buy the dies separate? Also I'm having trouble finding the dies I may potentially need. The main rounds I shoot are the 9mm, .45, .380, .38, .357, and possible looking into a .40 in the pistol range. In the rifle department I typically shoot 30-30, 30-06, 223/5.56, and 270. The only thing is when I type this into the search bar I get 15-50 results and honestly have no clue on what I'm looking for. If anyone could give me some insight on what I should be looking for or part numbers to type in for specifics that would be greatly appreciated.<br />I know that this is the long way to start an introduction but I have no friends or family that do any type of reloading.<br />Thanks in advance for any help.<br />-Sean
lcb
lcb
295 posts
Joined September 2007

RE: New Kid on the Block

Your best friend is the dillon 1-800 number.  You will get people that know their product.  And most also shoot a lot.  Based on the list of calibers you want to load, there is a fair amount of cross-over parts so you do not have to purchase all the conversion kits.  After a few, you will only need to purchase a few additional parts (funnel).

The base xl650 comes with one conversion kit.  You will need to purchase the dies that go with the caliber you choose.

Additional calibers require a conversion kit AND dies.

Another great place to find a reloading friend is at the range or some of the clubs in your area.  Many shooters are more than willing to share their view and help out a fellow shooter.  Spending time in the blue press will help.  The February Blue Press pages 20 and 21 contain most of the XL650 items

Welcome to a rewarding hobby.

Hardrockshot
Hardrockshot
31 posts
Joined November 2009

RE: New Kid on the Block

S Chester, Tell us what state you are located in.  Maybe someone can help you get setup and running without too many headaches.