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Old October 3rd, 2018, 10:45 PM #1
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Dillon 1050???

Who has one? Do you like it.
I had a 550, didnt like the manual indexing.

I currently have a Hornady LNL.

The 1050 will be a dedicated to 9 mm

I am looking at the 1050 because of the way you prime. Everything is done on the downward pull.

I know it only has a 1 year warranty. Not concern about that.

Just want some feedback on the machine before I drop that much cash on one.

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Old October 4th, 2018, 09:48 AM #2
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We have one. I set it up but the #2 son uses it. Setting it up was a pain if I remember correctly, was about twenty years ago. Son loads 45s and 9s on it. He claims 600 per hour on a good day. No issues.
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I did a lot of research and comparison between the 1050 and 650 before I jumped into the progressive reloading game. The biggest advantage (to me) of the 1050 was the extra station would allow for in-process swaging. If you are going to reload a ton on once fired 223 or 308 this will save time. There are two big downsides to the 1050...cost of caliber change kits and the time it takes to change those calibers out.

In the end, I chose the 650 and think I made the right choice. As far as the swaging, I picked up a swage it (I think thats what it's called) and only use the progressive for case prep. I decided that I couldn't make high volume 223 cheap enough to justify the time so I only load lower quantity precision rounds which benefit from being loaded by hand on a single stage. I do use the 650 to decap, swage, and trim 300 blkout rounds which is a huge cost saver. I already have to do a separate case prep run for 300 blkout because of the trimming so the 650 does everything I need.

As far as swapping calibers, I can be back up and running in a new caliber in 10 min if I don't have to swap out the priming system. If I have to change the primer size it jumps to 20 min.

One thing to note is that I can easily put out 500+ rounds an hour through my 650. The highest volume round that I load is 9mm and I usually do batches of 5000 over a weekend or over several evenings. With a few enhancements (bearings and lighter springs) I time myself and usually punch out 100 in under 8 min. I bought a bunch of primer tubes so I load them up with a handheld vibrating loader in batches of 10 so that I can just top off the primers and bullet tray and jump right back into loading 100 at a time. I can do 357 almost as quickly and 44 mag is limited only by how long my arm holds up as it takes a little more force.
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Great to know. I do a lot of 9mm.
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I have a pair of 1050s as long as you are not switching primer sizes, caliber conversions are a 10 minute swap. The machines are great and Dillon still takes care of you despite the lack of warranty at least in my experience. If you can afford a 1050 you won't be sorry you bought it.
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I have a few, I automated my 9mm one years ago before anyone sold anything like it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrFhnDQ-eUU

Came across a smoking deal on a Mark 7 pro 1050 in .223 awhile that’s a nice setup as well. They certainly minimize any time concerns. I can load ammunition for a match while doing the laundry and washing the dishes, just stop by the reloading room a couple of times to top them off and hit the start button again.

That said I can load 100 9mm on a 650 in under 4 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl63cR9Y_Y0
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If someone would like to rent use of a 9mm 1050 sometime, I have a LOT of once fired mil brass I would like to process (not necessarily load, but deprime/swage).

I can pay in cash or brass.
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I personally own and use a dillon 650, absolutely love this machine. I have had it for 20 years and will never part with it. Currently load alot of handgun calibers and some rifle. local dillon sales person always said the 1050 was a pain to set up. I have picked up other machines over the years from people getting rid of them. The square B was not that nice, odd size dies, 550 was ok but cant compete with my 650. As far as dillon they stick by everthing, the square b had some damaged parts and they replace all of them for free. Whatever you buy from dillon you will love it. It nothing to crank out 500 to 600 rounds of 40 in a hour. Enjoy whitchever one you buy.
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I love all three of mine, but I have had issues with the case collators.
All of mine are used and Dillon happily has done replacement/repair work on them over the last 15 years.
One of the sales folks say they can tell a COMMERCIAL machine when it comes in.
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Same here. I have had my 650 since the about 94.

They still send me parts when I call.

I should send it back for a rebuild (actually replacement) as mine is so old, there are no way to grease the links. So I just oil them and keep on loading.
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