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Dillon XL 650

We've been listening to customers express their fondest wishes for years and the XL 650 is the result. We've taken every good idea we or our customers ever had, tested them extensively and then incorporated them into the design of the XL 650. Versatility was a design objective, so the XL 650 lets the user load virtually every popular pistol and rifle cartridge utilizing standard dies. The optional powder charge check die on the third station sounds an alarm if the powder charge in a round is out of limits either high or low. An exclusive new primer system design uses a rotary indexing plate that positively controls each primer and keeps a steel shield between the primers and the operator at all times. *NOTE: Pictured with optional accessories: Electric Casefeeder, Powdercheck System, Low Powder Sensor, Roller Handle, Strong Mount and Bullet Tray.


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User reviews of the Dillon XL 650 press:
Absolutely love this press! I am currently loading 1-2 k rounds of 45acp per month with plans to set up for 223 next month. 12k rounds through it this summer with no failures, what more could you ask for?
Submitted by: j wheeler
I have had my 650 for over 10 years and it replaced an un-named red progressive machine for primer safety reasons. I can't tell you how much I love this machine. The only thing that could make it better would to somehow make it so you can temporarily make it not progressive to facilitate setup. Many thanks to Dillon and their wonderful warranty.
Submitted by: 50ae
I love my XL650 and my RCBS (for my magnums). I now own my second XL650, I bought the first one when it was first released. I have owned 3 RCBS chuckers and 2 of the Australian Super Simplex turret presses. The reason so many presses - simple when I moved from Australia to the US in 94, I could not legally bring my presses with me, so I sold them there and replaced them when I got here. I can consistantly load in the vicinity of 600 to 650 shells an hour with my XL650, assuming everything works well and I have good quality shells in the hopper, I tend to only reload once every few years, but when I do, I make thousands.
Submitted by: Joe Keipert
As with the above reviewer this is my first visit and I am even more amazed that the excellent XL 650 has not been the recipient of more comment. I started loading 21 years ago with a Lyman Orange Crusher and also still have it residing on my bench. I find it invaluable for small “test batches.” After the test results are deemed acceptable I tool up my 650. The round to round consistency of the 650 is amazing. I have loaded over 10 handgun (from .380 to .45 Colt) and 12 rifle (.223 to .338 Win Mag) calibers on my machine. Some of the accuracy results are groups that are too tight too report without somebody being inclined to say that I am “over optimistic” so I’ll leave it at that. I also can testify to the consistency of the Dillon powder measure. It is simply amazing. As for production rates, I can easily “manufacture” in excess of 900 rounds per hour and still be able to slip off and refill my coffee cup once or twice. To say that I am pleased with my choice is an understatement. What is more important is that the reason that I opted for the XL650 over the RL550 is because I talked to enough people that used to own 550’s and sold them simply to buy a 650. So even if you opt to wait on getting the case feeder go with the 650 out of the gate as you can later add a case feeder and exponentially increase your production rate. If you get the 550 you will not be able to implement this enhancement of production. Pat
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Some quick back ground. I started reloading with my dad in the late 1950's. Equipment has come a long way since then! When I started shooting a lot of 9mm, reloading on a single stage became impossible. I tried the Lee Pro 1000, in fact two of them, and was underwhelmed. After reading reviews, I decided to go with Dillon and ordered a 650. That was several years ago and I am glad I did. Every time I use it I am still impressed by it. I load 9mm, 38/357, 40S&W, 45acp, and recently bought my first 357 Sig, so my next caliber set up will be for it. Dillon isn't cheap, but quality very rarely is. You can not beat their quality for any price, and their guarantee is the best out there. When they say "No BS" guarantee, they mean it. Break something - even if it's your fault - and they will replace it, no questions asked.
Submitted by: Tom S.
This is my first visit to this site, and I must say I'm very pleased. As well, I'm FLOORED. Not a single review of Dillion's XL650? My first press was an RCBS Rockchucker. Still mounted to my bench, and still an integral part of my equipment inventory. However, production rates are far to slow. My next purchase was the XL650 and I have NO complaints. Fearful of powder discrepencies, I ran multiple tests. Taking samples from the powder feed and measuring each I found all powder throws in all three tests to be within 0.1 grains of each other. Cyclic rate of production can exceed 1000 rounds/hour, bringing the press into the league of the Dillion 1050. The ability to handle literally ALL calibers, and a very rapid change-over from one to the other are strong selling points. Couple this with the incredible service from Dillion and the no BS warranty and you have a strong selling point. The cost of the Dillion may be higher than other progressive presses. I recommend you first use the competitions progressive press. Then try the Dillion. You will rapidly understand why you spent the extra money. My advice? If you're looking to go progressive, look no further. Unless of course you can afford the Dillion 1050.
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As with other reviewers I am and am not surprised at how few reviews! Think! 650 owners are all out shooting! I am a 15 year 650 owner and I never regretted my purchase.
Submitted by: Rick Thorne
I've owned too many other brands in the past... Now I'm convinced that reloading CAN be easy, fast and Presidential-proof. After having serious problems with the Red LNL and selling it off as well as with RCBS, Lee and Lyman, I've settled in with Dillon beginning with a used RL450 and now a new 650XL. I can't say anything bad about the 650. The thing does what it says it will and does it extremely well as long as I pay attention. Those other presses really taught me to pay attention and expect problems, so life at the bench now is an absolute pleasure. Bob Wolfe
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Have the 650 in 44mag, 45colt and 45 acp. Thought I could use my existing dies (RCBS & Redding) but had problems at all stages. Works great with their dies. I shoot a lot more now.
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. Turn case feeder ON & fill hopper 2. Check powder level 3. Check primer level 4. Fully seat powder bar locating pin
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