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I have a Dillon 550 and 2 SDB's, they are all great presses. If you want to load multiple calibers, with the possibility of rifle rounds, get the 550. Your up-front investment will be a little greater but it allows you to use your existing dies and is easier to load on when the pistol cartridges get bigger (ie 41,44 mag, 45 LC, 357 max.). The 550 is also very easy to swap calibers on when the additional toolheads are purchased and they are very inexpensive. I cannot speak for the newer Hornady progressives, but I have a Pro-jector, which is the press I belive the current model is based on. I could bash this press until tomorrow. POS. I only still have it because no one is silly enough to buy it from me. Nuff said about that. The people at Dillon give great no-questions-asked support on the presses. I have had nothing but good luck with Dillon products. I have had pretty good luck with RCBS over the years, but their progressive looks like a cobbled-together nightmare. Everyone I know who owns a progressive currently own the blue ones. I've talked to a lot of people that used to own green or red preogressives, and some others, but they ALL have blue presses now. I have never seen a modern manually operated progreesive press in a commercial reloading shop that wasn't blue, and I think this says volumes more than any other annecdotal evidence I can come up with.
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