Dillon Precision RL550-C Reloading Press
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.
The RL550C has a manually indexed shellplate making it easier to master the various steps of reloading. Manual indexing also gives the operator greater control over each individual step in the loading process. Caliber changes are simple and require fewer parts than other machines which makes it less expensive to convert to another cartridge.
An automatic casefeed system, similar to the one used on Dillon’s commercial-grade Super 1050 machine and the XL 650, is now available for YOUR RL 550B! You simply dump a quart of cases into the hopper and turn it on. The motor-driven disc fills the case feed tube, a micro-switch shuts off the motor when the tube is full, and automatically restarts it when low. This case feeder only works for the handgun calibers listed under the casefeed caliber conversions. Rifle cases are too tall to feed with this system.
HOW IT WORKS
Reloading with Dillon’s RL 550C is Easy as 1-2-3!
Most shooters realize that reloading is the most economical way to enjoy their sport, but many shooters are unaware of just how simple it is to reload. In fact, Dillon’s RL 550B is the easiest progressive loader in the world to learn to reload with. How can we make that statement? Simple. Since all of the reloading steps are performed with a stroke of the handle, there is less to remember (or forget) than with an old-fashioned single-station press. Skeptical? Just watch this short video to see how easy it really is.
Of all the steps in reloading, the adjustment of the reloading dies is the most critical. With the Dillon RL 550B’s removable toolhead, your dies will stay in perfect adjustment. There’s no need to screw them in and out even when changing calibers! The RL 550B functions perfectly with any standard 7/8” x 14 die set. There’s less to go wrong, less to remember.It’s Your Choice
You can struggle along with a slow, cumbersome single-station press with all its adjustments, changes and secrets, or make your life easier with a progressive RL 550B. If you’re thinking about a competitor’s reloader, before you put your money down, consider this: Dillon will let you try the RL 550B for 30 days. If it doesn’t live up to our claims, or your expectations, return it. We’ll refund your money. Our warranty is simple: If it breaks, we’ll fix it FREE for as long as you own it.
Rifle and Pistol
The Dillon RL 550B will produce match-quality ammo for over 160 different rifle and pistol calibers. Priced at $459.95, the RL 550B comes complete with one caliber conversion.
Dies sold separately.
The basic 550 includes:
- Machine with shellplate kit (shellplate, locator buttons, powder funnel) in the caliber of your choice.
- Powder measure with standard large and small powder bars (small installed). The small bar throws from 2.1 to 15 grains of powder. The large bar throws up to 55 to 60 grains of powder.
- 1 priming system with large and small priming parts.
- 1 large and 1 small primer pick up tube
- Low Primer Alarm
- 1 toolhead
- 1 powder die
- 1 loaded cartridge catch bin
- 1 written instruction manual
- 1 set of standard Allen wrenches
You will also need (at a minimum):
- Die set (dies are not included with the base unit)
- Powder scale
- Reloading Handbook or data chart (Available on the internet)
- Dial caliper
- Primer flip tray
- Case lube (for bottleneck cartridges)