You can't afford NOT to own a Dillon, but hey, I am bias.
IMO, the goal of the progressive press is to load lots of ammo in a short amount of time. That means the press has to run as trouble free as possible, Lee just doesn't seem to fit that billing. Sure, there are a few that get them to run well & can produce 300-400rds/hr, but a 550B will do that right out of the box & do it for 25yrs. Just sayin?????
But congrats, hopefully it works for you. The price was certainly right.
"Given adequate penetration, a larger diameter bullet will have an edge in wounding effectiveness. It will damage a blood vessel the smaller projectile barely misses. The larger permanent cavity may lead to faster blood loss. Although such an edge clearly exists, its significance cannot be quantified".
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