Active TopicsActive Topics  Display List of Forum MembersMemberlist  Search The ForumSearch  HelpHelp
  RegisterRegister  LoginLogin  

Home | Load data | Articles | Ballistic Calc | Energy Calc
General Discussion
 Handloads.Com Forum : General Discussion
Subject Topic: How i hate loadng rifle rounds. Post ReplyPost New Topic
Author
Message << Prev Topic | Next Topic >>
Vandikar1
Member


Avatar

Joined: December 23 2012
Location: Salinas, CA
Posts: 68
Online Status: Offline
Posted: April 08 2018 at 7:49pm | IP Logged Quote Vandikar1

just burned up my 2nd depriming/resizing on my dillon 550b.

The juice just is NOT worth the squeeze for rifle rounds.

nothing but headache.

__________________
Okay...I'm Lost...I'm Angry....and I'm Armed - Mal Reynolds
Back to Top View Vandikar1's Profile Search for other posts by Vandikar1
 
richhodg66
Senior Member


Avatar

Joined: December 13 2006
Location: Kansas
Posts: 4211
Online Status: Online
Posted: April 08 2018 at 8:12pm | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

Not understanding. You ruined a sizing die? How does that happen?

__________________
"The secret to happiness is freedom, and the secret to freedom is courage."
Back to Top View richhodg66's Profile Search for other posts by richhodg66
 
joed
Senior Member


Avatar

Joined: February 18 2003
Location: Grafton, OH
Posts: 11874
Online Status: Offline
Posted: April 09 2018 at 6:45am | IP Logged Quote joed

I don't quite follow either.   

Word of advice loading on a progressive, keep an eye on the
decapping pin as they tend to come loose on a progressive.

__________________
The 6 gun was once as common as the cellphone is today, and just as annoying when it went off in the theater.
Back to Top View joed's Profile Search for other posts by joed
 
Old Ranger
Senior Member


Avatar

Joined: April 11 2010
Location: East Texas
Posts: 3528
Online Status: Offline
Posted: April 09 2018 at 6:51am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Forget the Dillon. Too many moving parts. Just get a
single stage for your rifle loading then. Part of the
"Keep it simple" system.

__________________
"I ain't doin' nuthin' I can't do from a horse."

Monte Walsh
Back to Top View Old Ranger's Profile Search for other posts by Old Ranger
 
turbo1889
Senior Member


Avatar

Joined: August 08 2006
Location: Montana, U.S.A.
Posts: 1495
Online Status: Offline
Posted: April 09 2018 at 7:48am | IP Logged Quote turbo1889

Yup, a heavy frame single stage press for
rifles with the possible addition of a
turrent press if you want to load rifle
loads quicker then a single stage but
still avoid problems. With a turrent
press though I still recommend using a
heavy frame single stage press for full
length sizing of bottle neck cartridge
rifle brass and then use the turrent press
to speed up the rest of the loading
process. Neck size only or fairly
non-bottle-neck rifle brass like 45-70
works fine on a turrent press.

You could also size your rifle brass on a
heavy frame single stage and then use your
Dillon for the rest of the loading
process. AKA, sit at the single stage and
size up a whole bucket of rifle brass and
then take the bucket of sized brass over
to the Dillon and use it to load it all
up. This would give you the additional
benefit of freeing up one die hole in the
Dillon which you could use to advantage as
well such as separating the seating and
crimping steps, or doing duplex powder
loads with two powder drops, or loading
using a flowing granular filler with a
powder drop and then a filler drop, or
using a precission powder compression die
for loads that it would be advantages for,
or using a universal neck mouth belling
die for easier cast bullet loading, or
using a mandrel and collet neck sizing die
which arguably can improve consistency and
tthus accuracy over loads that were just
sized with a full length sizing die only,
etc . . . One more open die hole can give
you a lot of options.

Edited by turbo1889 on April 09 2018 at 8:00am


__________________
What part of, "the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be INFRINGED" don't you understand ?!?!?

To the most serious charge of "ARMING WOMEN" I plead guilty on multiple counts.
Back to Top View turbo1889's Profile Search for other posts by turbo1889
 
USA Joe
Senior Member


Avatar

Joined: October 29 2005
Location: Tucson Az
Posts: 1282
Online Status: Offline
Posted: April 10 2018 at 2:51am | IP Logged Quote USA Joe

joed wrote:
I don't quite follow either.   

Word of advice loading on a progressive, keep an eye on
the
decapping pin as they tend to come loose on a
progressive.

     I load every thing on a couple of Dillon XL 650's
From 30M1 carbine to 458 Winchester /30-30/308/30-06 /
308 Norma mag /270 Winchester/ 243 Winchester & 223 !
Dillon Does not make Carbide Dies for all these Calibers
and I use the Dillon spray lube on all rifle rounds Not
on any pistol !
      Its a learning experience for sure! Bench not
secure / small primers can & will turn over Gravel
stone in 223 will destroy decap pin (range brass)
Headspace gage Required on set up especially 223 !

       Remember to take good notes If I only load a
couple of Boxes or test loads its on the single press
when it comes to buckets of brass the Dillon !

        Stay safe   Joe

__________________
Joe
Back to Top View USA Joe's Profile Search for other posts by USA Joe
 
Vandikar1
Member


Avatar

Joined: December 23 2012
Location: Salinas, CA
Posts: 68
Online Status: Offline
Posted: April 17 2018 at 8:44pm | IP Logged Quote Vandikar1

got my decapping resizing die from dillon and i'm trudging through the process. i repeat though, the juice just isn't worth the squeeze.

Primers that wont seat in the brass or partially seat because they're surplus military and have to be swagged, the non-boat tail bullets i bought that have to be pressed into the neck before i seat the bullet because they dies dont flair out the end of the brass in any way. The brass that has to be cut down as it is too long.

.223 is not an expensive round. I use the hell outta my press for all variety of pistol loads but i hold off as long as is humanly possible to do rifles in hopes that i will be struck by lightning before i get to that point so as to avoid the painful experience.

__________________
Okay...I'm Lost...I'm Angry....and I'm Armed - Mal Reynolds
Back to Top View Vandikar1's Profile Search for other posts by Vandikar1
 

Home | Load data | Articles | Ballistic Calc | Energy Calc

If you wish to post a reply to this topic you must first login
If you are not already registered you must first register

  Post ReplyPost New Topic
Printable version Printable version

Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You can vote in polls in this forum

Powered by Web Wiz Forums version
Copyright ©2001-2008 Web Wiz Guide

This page was generated in 0.1094 seconds.