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Offline Wobbly

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Dillon introduces the new XL750 !!
« on: July 26, 2019, 05:30:28 PM »


It's NEW, but I don't think this is an "all new" machine. It looks to be a 650 with the primer shuttle lifted from the 550. In fact the ad touts a "linear primer system". It does seem to have a longer throw which allows several more long cartridges to be reloaded. However, the machine in the photograph is a marketing mockup because the powder measure safety rod has no place to attach, so there's no telling what the final machine will actually be.

Stay tuned.   ;)
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Re: Dillon introduces the new XL750 !!
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2019, 06:32:41 PM »
Very very Interesting!  8)

I'm a very happy reloader with my XL650, but I like learning about what's new.  :)
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Re: Dillon introduces the new XL750 !!
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2019, 10:50:27 PM »
It looks interesting but I have two 550's, I'm satisfied with them.

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Re: Dillon introduces the new XL750 !!
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2019, 10:19:56 PM »
The video...

https://player.vimeo.com/video/351016124

I'm obviously too old to buy one. I wear my ball caps with the visor in the front, and I don't have any tattoos.  However, I like that variable speed case feeder !!
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Re: Dillon introduces the new XL750 !!
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2019, 10:27:32 PM »
Graf & Sons has the pre-order ad up and running...

https://www.grafs.com/catalog/custom-page/id/25
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Re: Dillon introduces the new XL750 !!
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2019, 10:56:42 PM »
One of the interesting things about the new 750 is the variable speed case feeder. Dillon will also offer an kit so that owners of older 2-speed case feeders can upgrade to variable speed....

https://www.dillonprecision.com/casefeeder-variable-speed-motor-upgrade-kit_8_6_26744.html
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Re: Dillon introduces the new XL750 !!
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2019, 09:12:47 AM »
I've been considering a switch from red to blue. What improvements does the 750 offer over the 650?

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Re: Dillon introduces the new XL750 !!
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2019, 05:42:02 PM »
The video...

https://player.vimeo.com/video/351016124

I'm obviously too old to buy one. I wear my ball caps with the visor in the front, and I don't have any tattoos.  However, I like that variable speed case feeder !!

LOL, I agree, we are NOT even in the same class of COOL as the Dillon guy that's for sure! Anyways,soooo it appears that the 750 comes with the case feeder? I agree the smoother/better/more spring thing is probably pretty nice. I guess I look at the price for a case feeder for my 550 would be close to $300 shipped so maybe, just maybe it is worth spending the extra $$$ and get the complete press and have a 2nd machine,,,Hmmmm what could be wrong with that.  ;)

Darn, that's what I get for responding before going to Dillon's website. Looks like the Case Feeder is still an "option" !   :-[

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Re: Dillon introduces the new XL750 !!
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2019, 05:58:26 PM »
Darn, that's what I get for responding before going to Dillon's website. Looks like the Case Feeder is still an "option" !   :-[

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Re: Dillon introduces the new XL750 !!
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2019, 06:24:26 PM »
Darn, that's what I get for responding before going to Dillon's website. Looks like the Case Feeder is still an "option" !   :-[

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Re: Dillon introduces the new XL750 !!
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2019, 02:07:18 PM »
Interesting reading from a UniqueTek email bulletin...

The New Dillon XL-750 Press
Features and Comparison to XL-650

As of about August 5th, the XL-650 press no longer appears on the Dillon Precision web site and the XL-750 has taken its place. But what is the difference and how will this affect your reloading bench?

The new Dillon XL-750 press does have several significant changes compared to the XL-650 press, but its basic operation hasn't really changed. It still has five Stations and each station still performs the same function. Here is a short list of the changes.

1) Primer System:  The most obvious change is the primer system, which is based on, but not identical to, that of the RL?550 press. Indeed the primer bar is longer (4.75" versus 4.5" for the 550) and most parts cannot be interchanged between the two systems. One handy feature is that the Primer System is attached to the press via two studs and thumb nuts … so you don't need a hex wrench to remove it.

2) New Platform:  Modifying the Platform Assembly was necessary due to the change of Primer System. But it looks like Dillon took advantage of the opportunity to make a few additional changes. The Index Pawl has been moved from Station 3 to Station 5 … requiring that the Index Ball be moved from between Stations 4&5 to between Stations 3&4. This design change places the Index Pawl ahead of the cam of the new Index Ring, so the plastic between is under compression instead of under tension during indexing … which should yield less breakage. The Indexer Ring is not interchangeable with the XL-650 Indexer Ring.

3) Rolling Wheel Index Block Assembly:  The Index Block now features a Rolling Wheel that smooths shell plate indexing. Although it is a simple solid wheel and not an actual ball bearing, it should significantly smooth indexing. The new assembly also incorporates a spring loaded Platform Support Post. It appears that this Post has two functions; 1) It supports the platform from tilting due to the upward force of the primer punch, and 2) It helps return the platform to the neutral position after primer seating. The XL-750 Index Block assembly cannot be retrofitted to an XL-650, but a version that is XL-650 compatible is in the works.

4) Zerk Fittings on Linkage:  The upper and lower Link Arm Shoulder Pins have Zerk fittings to make proper lubrication easy. Technically speaking, this isn't new as it was incorporated into the XL-650 a couple of years ago. But there are many of us with older XL-650 presses that may not have heard about it and aren't aware that, YES, it can be retrofitted onto older XL-650 presses. In fact, Dillon has it in kit form that includes everything you need for $51.95.

What hasn't changed? Well, a LOT! The XL-750 uses many of the same parts and accessories as the XL-650, including...
• Dies   
• Toolheads
• Caliber Conversion Kits   
• Quick Change Kits
• Powder Measure   
• Powder Check
• Strong Mount   
• Bullet Tray
• Bullet Feeders   
• Electric Case Feeder
• Low Powder Sensor   
• Roller Handle
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Re: Dillon introduces the new XL750 !!
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2019, 04:51:08 PM »
I've been considering a switch from red to blue. What improvements does the 750 offer over the 650?
from what i can see, looks like it'll do 338 lapua (so longer cases) and the new case feeder system. beyond that probably just some minor new upgrades in mfg process.

I wish Dillon would of said they were bringing out a new system when i ordered the 650 a couple months ago. The simplification in just switching primers systems would of been nice.


From Dillon...
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Many current and potential customers are asking about the differences between Dillon's XL650 and the nw XL750.
The XL750 has a simplified linear priming system. It only requires the removal of two nuts to detach and change sizes on the primer feed system. Like the XL650, the 750 deprimes in station 1 and primes in station 2, minimizing any chance that spent primer residue could interfere with priming.
The shellplate indexing mechanism has been completely redesigned, so the shellplate turns more smoothly, decreasing cases wobble. The index pawl has been relocated on the ring indexer and the spring direction reversed. This makes it more difficult to accidently break the ring indexer. The index block now has a roller, which also smoothes out indexing.
Additionally, the index block incorporates a spring-loaded overtravel stop, which significantly increases the life of springs on the machine.
All caliber conversion kits, toolheads and most parts interchange freely between the XL750 and the XL650. Parts that are unique to the XL650 will remain in full production.
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Re: Dillon introduces the new XL750 !!
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2019, 09:37:37 PM »
I've been considering a switch from red to blue. What improvements does the 750 offer over the 650?

The biggest difference I think you'll see is with the case feeder system. My son bought the LNL maybe 4 years ago and has really made a lot of ammo on it. According to him, Hornady just drops the case and leaves it to teeter-totter on its own. Apparently he's had several fall off the case "shelf" which screwed up following processes. He has always admired the way the 650 corals the case, contains and then guides it into the shellplate. That, and he thinks the case feeder itself is executed better.
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Re: Dillon introduces the new XL750 !!
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2019, 10:21:42 PM »
I've been considering a switch from red to blue. What improvements does the 750 offer over the 650?

The biggest difference I think you'll see is with the case feeder system. My son bought the LNL maybe 4 years ago and has really made a lot of ammo on it. According to him, Hornady just drops the case and leaves it to teeter-totter on its own. Apparently he's had several fall off the case "shelf" which screwed up following processes. He has always admired the way the 650 corals the case, contains and then guides it into the shellplate. That, and he thinks the case feeder itself is executed better.
I agree with him regarding the LnL case feeding. I dent/mash one or two cases per hundred because they fall over going into station one. Switching is going to be painful($$), but I think in the long term I'll be glad I did it. I'm building a new reloading room this fall, might as well change the color scheme. 

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