Originally Posted by DarkSoul
If you want quality, reliability, and quite possibly the best CS in the industry, start with a Dillon 550. True, they are more expensive, you can expect to drop about $500 for the press ready to go, but it's versatility and quality are unmatched. Besides, if you find that reloading is not your gig, it will hold probably 90% of its value. And, if you keep it, you have a great "do everything" press.
I have a Dillon 550, 650, and 1050, and I still use the hell out of the 550. The other presses are great for bulk loading, but if you only need 25-100 rounds for hunting, match grade, or load development, the 550 again, it's hard to beat for ease of setup and repeatability.
Resale value on the 550B is fantastic and the perfect press to buy.
I have a 1050 and 550B. Nothing better IMO.
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Last edited by Oceanbob; 11-10-2012 at 7:53 AM..