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New Dillon XL750

Post by lewmed » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:25 pm

If anybody body is thinking of buying a new XL750 do it you won't be sorry. I set mine up right beside my 20 year old XL650 and found the new 750 is a much smoother refined machine. The first 100 rounds I loaded were with mixed brand primers Federal, CCI, Remington and Winchester just to see what would happen and all went well no issues. And not a single grain of powder spilled when the shell plate indexes.
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Re: New Dillon XL750

Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:29 pm

lewmed wrote:
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The first 100 rounds I loaded were with mixed brand primers Federal, CCI, Remington and Winchester just to see what would happen and all went well no issues.
Is mixing of primers normally an issue? I'm not a reloader but I'm "investigating" jumping in.
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Re: New Dillon XL750

Post by GearHead_1 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:01 pm

Now that you have a second machine, send your first one back to Dillion and request they freshen it up. They used to do it for free but I know they charge a reasonable fee right now. When it comes back you’ll think you have a brand new machine. These are good folk to work with.
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Re: New Dillon XL750

Post by colonel00 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:04 am

I will admit that the one thing I'm not so positive about on my Hornady LnL is the spillage when indexing. But, for mass production ammo, I don't really know that a few flakes of powder here and there is any worse than variances in the powder drop.
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Re: New Dillon XL750

Post by varmint » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:05 am

The only primers we ever had any issues with were Remington they or the lot had small burrs on the cup edges causing mis feeds in the feeding, so we all stopped using them and no more problems
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Re: New Dillon XL750

Post by lewmed » Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:54 pm

I checked several forums before buying my new 750 and found people reporting their machines would only run CCI primers without issues. I checked with Dillon and was told the priming problems were resolved in late Sept. 2019. My new XL750 is fresh off the production line last week and is running well and is much smoother than my old 650 my old machine would toss powder like a lawn sprinkler if it was ran fast.
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Re: New Dillon XL750

Post by GearHead_1 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:27 pm

@lewmed, The 750 is supposed to be better from almost any vantage point. That said, I think you’ll be amazed if you have Dillion tune and freshen your older press up. I’ve sent a couple back to them for this service over the years and the results were nothing short of astonishing. The thing is when you use these over time the performance degrades a bit at a time so you don’t notice any big changes but once their put back into like new condition you’ll really notice a difference. Your 650 is certainly no slouch.
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Re: New Dillon XL750

Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:10 pm

You guys have got to stop tempting me like this.
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Re: New Dillon XL750

Post by varmint » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:38 pm

Just do it! I promise you will not regret it!
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Re: New Dillon XL750

Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:14 am

varmint wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:38 pm
Just do it! I promise you will not regret it!
I will do my 1000 round test run on my buddies machine before doing anything but, I did clean up & reorganize the gun room to make room for another bench.
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Re: New Dillon XL750

Post by varmint » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:31 am

LT you are doing the right thing, I did the same when I bought my STAR press it changed my entire outlook on shooting, brass hoarding and quantity buying of components then went to casting and all up hill from there, my STAR and casting were the 2 biggest factors in my life of shooting after leaving the service. Now days I could not afford it without reloading and casting.
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Re: New Dillon XL750

Post by lewmed » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:15 pm

I just finished a batch of 9mm 3400 rounds of 124gr PD jhp's with my xl750 the last thousand were with Fiocchi primers and I'm happy to report the Fiocchi primers take less force to seat than Federal or Winchester. Using mixed range brass my avg. fps with the Federal primers has been around 1,077 fps the Fiocchi are showing an avg. of 1,059 fps.
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Re: New Dillon XL750

Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:28 pm

Question, why would the primers cause that much of a difference in velocity?
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Re: New Dillon XL750

Post by ncjw » Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:41 pm

It's a 1.5% difference on average. It could be explained by a number of factors.
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Re: New Dillon XL750

Post by lewmed » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:08 am

18 fps isn't much change I have had that much change from one powder lot to the next or from going from Winchester 231 to Hodgdon HP38. I was just trying to show I found very little difference between American made Federal sm. primers and imported sm. Fiocchi primers. I'm going to change my press over to 38 spl. 148gr HBWC and see if the Fiocchi primers work well in a few of my vintage S&W revolvers with tuned actions.
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Re: New Dillon XL750

Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:01 am

Gottya! Was just wondering.

I had bought 1500 Fiocchi primers for my reloading test run but the damn virus put the kibosh on that for a while. I've got a Lee primer press on the way to start loading up the empty brass I have.
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Re: New Dillon XL750

Post by grammontS » Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:18 am

LT USN (Ret.) wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:01 am
Gottya! Was just wondering.

I had bought 1500 Fiocchi primers for my reloading test run but the damn virus put the kibosh on that for a while. I've got a Lee primer press on the way to start loading up the empty brass I have.

I saw a Lee set up for sale yesterday on gunbroker for $200 , just not quite sure if buying a used reloading setup is a good idea or not .......... Any input guys?
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Re: New Dillon XL750

Post by ncjw » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:26 am

It depends, which model and what comes with it? A progressive with dies and a few extras, no question.
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Re: New Dillon XL750

Post by GlennSFX » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:40 am

I've had my 650 for a little over a year and love it. I did some upgrades which I created a post describing them. Below is the link to the ebay store for "snowshooze". He has some great upgrades that really make the press smoother and easier to use. Worth every penny!!

https://www.ebay.com/str/snowshooze
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Re: New Dillon XL750

Post by Ghostwolf308 » Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:12 pm

I watched an interview with the guys at dillion comparing the 650 to 750. All that changed was the body on the 750 is more hd, the priming system changed to a safer design and the powder measure gets rotated. Only problem still being worked out is with the powder measure the way it is it make a bullet feeder a problem.
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