Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Home Business - Dillon Ammo Reloader 650

I've been interested in reloading for several years. A friend from work has both the Dillon 550 & 650 at his house.  He offered to show me how both work in an attempt to help me make a decision on a future purchase.

I found the 650 to be quite comfortable to use. I found out that there is an 1150 model which lends itself more to mass producing on a small business scale but the warranty isn't as good as the smaller models.

I'm interested in casting my own lead bullets too.

Do you have experience or comments in this arena?



  1. Been casting bullets and reloading for years now. I can't see it as a home business cause if I am not mistaken in order to sell your own produced ammo even with reloaded cases commercially, would require some federal licensing and I can only imagine what the insurance would be.

    A store up the road from me has been mass producing their own ammo and they have a much larger machine than a bench press and had to hire a licensed operator.

    1. wow, what a bummer. Should still make for a fun hobby.

  2. the same guy that showed me his reloader also showed me that website. I'm looking for a handheld version that he was talking about but I have not seen it yet.

  3. Many years ago I did a lot of reloading at my father-in-law's. He had a big house with a shooting range in the basement, a reloading room off to the side, and a wine and Champaign making and storage area. One time my Dad, my Father-in-law, and I loaded a batch of 1000. Spent one day lubing the casings and casting the bullets and the next day reloading them.


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