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Post by HSM on Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:07 pm

Looking for recommendation for a press for 32 ACP for bullseye

Dillon dies not recommend the 750 due the small cartridge size 

the 550 is a manual indexer - would prefer an automatic one 

if only Dillon made dies for the SDB that I already have

thanks in advance for the feedback

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Post by fc60 on Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:13 pm

Greetings,

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Post by rkittine on Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:19 pm

I have owned a lot of Star's over the years and I love them. They don't make them any more, but Star Machine Works, now in New Jersey has some that he will recondition for you.

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Post by Jon Eulette on Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:24 pm

I have dedicated 32acp Star!
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Post by HSM on Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:03 pm

All roads lead to Star LOL - will give them a call
Thanks all,

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Post by radjag on Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:33 pm

HSM,

I have a newly converted Star Universal in 32ACP with a lot of extras. Spent a lot on it, but I've got too many things to deal with right now and I am probably never going to use it seriously, so probably best to let it go. Please PM me if you are interested.

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Post by zanemoseley on Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:13 pm

The Dillon SDB is a nice little progressive for smaller calibers, I loaded 32 swl on one.

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Post by HSM on Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:39 pm

Yes it is - I called Dillon today and asked if they had any plans for ACP dies
They said it will never happen - and recommended the 550

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Post by Jwhelan939 on Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:02 pm

I load my 32 rounds on a 650. After atleast 15k rounds I think it's fine. I do crush the occasional case if I go too fast. I cannot verify, but I read the AMU was using 1050s for the 32 a few years ago. I don't think the press matters as much as the process.

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Post by HSM on Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:08 pm

Thanks for the info
I was hoping to find some one with Dillon 650 or 750 experience For this round
Was surprised when the technician at Dillon said that 750 was too large for the 32 ACP -

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Post by javaduke on Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:11 am

I load my 32ACP on Dillon 650. Not sure what they meant by "too large", I never had any problem I couldn't resolve by means of adjustments.
I use Hornady dies but I don't really think it matters. But I did replace the powder bar with the Uniquetek micrometer kit.

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Post by HSM on Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:29 am

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These are the dies I was recommended for a Dillon press

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Post by javaduke on Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:33 am

Also, see the caliber conversion kit for 650/750 product page https://www.dillonprecision.com/xl-750-xl-650-caliber-conversion-kit_8_2_23804.html , 32 Auto conversion kit is listed there. So I guess it is safe to assume that 32ACP on 650 and 750 is supported officially Wink

Oh, and last but not least (perhaps the most important), I highly recommend powder tube / expander from PhotoEscape https://www.photoescapeinc.com/products/powder-funnel32.html , it really makes a huge difference.

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Post by HSM on Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:41 am

Thanks Javaduke!
I have seen the photo escape Inc products - if I go with the Dillon I would get their funnel - I have read good reports for the product

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Post by lablover on Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:42 am

The 650 seems to be working fine for me with .32 acp. You need to slow down a bit.  I use the Hornady dies and love the sleeve in the seater die.  For crimp I use the Redding die.  Use Photoescapes expander and you should be good to go.
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Post by James Hensler on Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:01 am

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All it does is make perfect 32 ACP rounds! Other than the safety prime it runs completely progressive and it cranks them out!
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Post by HSM on Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:08 am

Interesting Lee setup James, can the powder measure be set to 1.3 grains for the short line? That APP is a little rocket


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Post by James Hensler on Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:25 am

HSM wrote:Which model is this one James?

It’s the Auto Breech Lock Pro
Station 1 is the Lyman M die expander
Station 2 is the auto drum
Station 3 is the lee seater and bullet feeder
Station 4 is the lee factory crimp die


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Post by radjag on Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:06 pm

Jim,

I assume that you actually mean one of these?
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So, does that mean you do not re-size your brass? Or do you process your brass (de-prime, clean, size) elsewhere?

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Post by Wobbley on Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:26 pm

Most likely the sizing is done in the factory crimp die.  Unlike the pocket pistols, match pistols likely have smaller chambers so you can get away with that.
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Post by James Hensler on Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:49 pm

radjag wrote:Jim,

I assume that you actually mean one of these?
32 ACP loading press recommendation  0_lyma10
So, does that mean you do not re-size your brass? Or do you process your brass (de-prime, clean, size) elsewhere?

Yes it’s the M die! My bad


Since I use a breech lock press it is not a big deal at all to swap out to deprime and resize at a different time.
Actually when you load up the tubes this press hands down is the fastest I have ever seen doing that
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Post by James Hensler on Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:58 pm

James Hensler wrote:
radjag wrote:Jim,

I assume that you actually mean one of these?
32 ACP loading press recommendation  0_lyma10
So, does that mean you do not re-size your brass? Or do you process your brass (de-prime, clean, size) elsewhere?

Yes it’s the M die! My bad


Since I use a breech lock press it is not a big deal at all to swap out to deprime and resize at a different time.
Actually when you load up the tubes this press hands down is the fastest I have ever seen doing that
I like to wet tumble my brass so I resize and deprime before I do anything
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Post by rkittine on Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:27 pm

I decap mine and tumble before loading, but I don't resize them first.
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Post by James Hensler on Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:38 pm

rkittine wrote:I decap mine and tumble before loading, but I don't resize them first.
So I guess you use a universal decapping die
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Post by bpettet on Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:17 pm

radjag wrote:HSM,

I have a newly converted Star Universal in 32ACP with a lot of extras. Spent a lot on it, but I've got too many things to deal with right now and I am probably never going to use it seriously, so probably best to let it go. Please PM me if you are interested.

If this is available, I'm interested to hear more.  PM's sent.

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