sgb
sgb
5 posts
Joined June 2015

Newbie

I want to get started reloading in the near future. I have never done it before and want to start out with reloading handgun ammo first. I have watched many videos about it but have no experience at all.
I don't want to start out with a singles stage press and then realize I want a progressive only to have to spend more money. I really like the way the XL-650 works as seen in the videos. Would the Xl-650 be too much to learn starting out for a beginner? I am pretty good at learning new technical processes but any input or thoughts on this subject would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
willie91k
willie91k
8 posts
Joined April 2013

RE: Newbie

I started out with the 650 . .40 s&w  then 9mm 45 and .45 long colt

I figured start with the 650 and just buy one time.

pistol is easy lots of vids. to watch and Dillon forum is great!

Just starting rifle this seems like its going to be a little more work

to get running smooth.

 

    Willie

Hardrockshot
Hardrockshot
31 posts
Joined November 2009

RE: Newbie

sgb,
Where are you located?  If you were close I would invite you to the loading room and allow you to learn.

divejj
divejj
154 posts
Joined December 2012

RE: Newbie

SGB,

  I would offer the same as HardRockshot, if you are near Portland, OR, You would be welcome in my reloading room as well.

JJ

sgb
sgb
5 posts
Joined June 2015

RE: Newbie

To Hardrockshot and divejj I am located in WV and I appreciate the offers to come to your reloading rooms to learn. I watched the video instruction manual yesterday on the XL650 that is about an hour long and it was very helpful. I guess I'll just watch as many videos as I can and read as much as possible too. Would either of you recommend the powder check for a new reloader? Thanks to all for replying!!!

Hardrockshot
Hardrockshot
31 posts
Joined November 2009

RE: Newbie

Go get a Lyman's reloading book.  If you look under Books, DVDs and Videos on this page you will find it about 2/3 of way down the page.  Buy it, it's a good reference.
divejj
divejj
154 posts
Joined December 2012

RE: Newbie

sgb,
I do not use the powdercheck, I use that spot for a mr bullet feeder. I watch very close as the brass comes around and verify by eye that the powder is correct. I have a light kit from Inline fabrication that I HIGHLY recommend, It makes the work area really very bright and visible. Some other aftermarket additions are both of the primer changes (live and spent) that you can get off ebay.
WV is a little far from the west coast...
JJ