The Dillon RL550C is the most versatile reloading machine in the Dillon Precision Products line. It will accommodate the widest variety of cartridges from 32 ACP up to 338 Lapua 416 Rigby and 460 Weatherby. The "C" designation indicates a significant design change. The upper link arm pivot pins are now threaded in place and have a grease groove around the pin that connects with a lube hole on the end of the pin. You can use a needle fitting on a grease gun to lubricate the upper pivot pins now.
Picture is shown with add-on accessories that are NOT included. This requires a Dillon Caliber Conversion kit (sold separately) and standard die sets for each caliber (sold separately).
Powder measure with standard large and small powder bars (small installed) Small bar throws from 2.1 to 15 grains of powder Large bar throws up to 55 to 60 grains of powder.
One prime system with large and small priming parts.
My first press. A friend helped me put it together. I was very surprised how easily it went together. Knowing how obviously helps. Still It wasn't difficult. A couple of adjustments and we were cranking out 223.
I looked really forward to getting this press as I had been using the RCBS Rock Chucker Press for years. I am so disappointed in the Dillon Press. It has so many problems. First, the hinge on the spent primer chute is a cotter pin that sticks, and spent primers go everywhere but the bin. Powder consistently spills especially with fine ball powders and stick powders. The fine powders clog the powder funnel and the stick powders cause the funnel to stick, thus backing up the system and dropping 2 loads at once and spilling. What a mess. For the money, Dillon should take more pride in their system and engineer something better. I have searched on You tube and see I am not having isolated problems. Sad, sad, sad Dillon.
Very satisfied with this machine. The assembly / operating instructions are very well illustrated and descriptive. The ease of operation is the ' cherry on top'. I highly recommend Dillon, and their quality