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.
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.
Where are you located? If you were close I would invite you to the loading room and allow you to learn.
I would offer the same as HardRockshot, if you are near Portland, OR, You would be welcome in my reloading room as well.
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!!!
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...