March 2000

Progressive Reloaders: We’d Buy The Pricey Dillon RL 550B

Yes, the Blue Press costs more than less expensive products from Hornady and Lee, but we think it’s a good long-term investment that can save you thousands in ammo costs and untold irritation.

[IMGCAP(1)] Reloading is a happy time for many shooters, at least until they realize they’re spending more time in the loading room than at the range. Some of us, mostly former pistol competitors, well remember the mad scramble to get all the rounds loaded before the coming weekend’s events, using a simple RCBS Rock Chucker or Lyman single-stage press, automating as many of our movements as possible, having learned to be efficient drones to prepare our many needed cases.

That was before the days of progressive presses. Back 20 or 30 years ago, some makers brought out turret presses to make the reloading job easier. Those who tried them found out that the turret presses simply avoided havi...

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