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Old 12-04-2012, 2:57 AM
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Default Knowledgable gun shop for reloading

I was given a Dillon progressive press but its missing a number of the smaller pieces/parts. Is there a good knowledgable gun shop that you can recommend? I'm looking for someone that can help me determine what pieces are needed to get the press operational.

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Old 12-04-2012, 3:37 AM
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Steelwater Firearms always has 1lb jugs of pistol powder, 9mm 147gr lead (.380, but .356 plated [but works in a 9mm]), .45ACP projectiles, usually has primers (sm rifle and sm pistol), and I have bought replacement rings for a kinetic puller there. The owner reloads.

I understand The Shootist has powder and primers, I don't know about bullets as they are a bit out of my way to check on my trek home from work... I think many of the older guys working there reload.

Faith Armory had 8lb jugs of rifle, and 4lb jugs of pistol powder, sm rifle, and sm pistol primers too. Projectiles were not carried in this store, the last few times I checked... I think most the males that work there reload, but one lady working there isn't behind the counter because of knowledge retention (or experience), and usually has to ask one of the males just about everything... (And they use apple products everywhere... Maybe that is why their site is so slow. meh )

All of the local shops have overactive spam filters, or at least have issues with replying to/checking e-mail 90% of the time...

What press do you have, as many here have a Dillon?
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Old 12-04-2012, 4:40 AM
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I'd give dillon a call directly and see what they say. You might be able to tell what's missing from the parts manual, or they might have you ship it in for a tune up. They'll take care of you.
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Old 12-04-2012, 5:05 AM
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Most gun shops do not carry Dillon products.... Why don't you just post pics of the press and we'll tell you what's missing...... Lot's of knowledgeable Dillon owners on here.
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Old 12-04-2012, 5:24 AM
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Go to Dillon Precision's website, . Look at the photographs of the various presses and determine which press you have. Then across the top of the home page, click on the "manuals" button and you can download the manual for your specific press. The manual contains detailed photographs of sections of the press along with detailed exploded drawing of the press and labels and identifies all parts and their corresponding part numbers.
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Old 12-04-2012, 5:42 AM
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Take a pic and link it here. What model press? While you will read a lot of stories where Dillon just gives parts away, they don't always do it for missing parts. Broken parts yes, but not a given with missing parts. They may, but they may not.
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Discount Shooters Supply in Roseville stocks Dillon products (press' & parts)...
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Old 12-04-2012, 9:25 PM
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Originally Posted by RayB View Post
Discount Shooters Supply in Roseville stocks Dillon products (press' & parts)...
^^ This. Those guys kick butt.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by RayB View Post
Discount Shooters Supply in Roseville stocks Dillon products (press' & parts)...
That must be new, I was in there on Halloween and didn't see any blue. Lots of RCBS and some Lee.
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