Anybody use a Dillon Square Deal to load 45 Colt?

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I just picked up a Square Deal B and it came with 9mm and 45acp setups and I am going to start there. I am curious though does anybody use it for the bigger handgun rounds like 357, 44mag, 45 Colt or possibly 454 Casull?

Honestly it might be moot for the 454 Casull as I have the dies for my single Stage Rock Chucker press and for as few rounds of that I shoot setting up a progressive borders on insanity.

I am curious though on the others, anybody use the square deal and happy with the results? Work fine with lead bullets? I need to walk before I run so I am going to load up an ammo can’s worth of 9mm as I’ve got those supplies (bullets in the mail) but I may want to start watching for the conversion sets if they work well.

Thanks in advance.
 

LAH

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Loaded many, many before I sold it. No problems.
 

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Ok, thank you. I figure if it handles 45 Colt then anything smaller will be easier but after 9mm and 45acp the handgun round I shoot most is 45 Colt
 
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My thought would be that if Dillon makes dies for it then you can reload that caliber. According to the catalog, you can get SDB dies in:
.45 S&W Schofield
.45 GAP
.45 Colt
.45ACP
.44-40 Winchester
.44 Mag
.44 Spl
.41 Mag
10mm,
.40 S&W
9mm
.38 Super Comp
.38 Super
.357 Mag
.38 Spl
.380 ACP
.32 S&W Long/H&R Mag
 

dirtdobbertwo

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Been using the square B for over 25 years. Great press and a forever no BS warranty.
I only use lead bullets.

I have loaded 44 mag on my square b. No problem. I lube the case as I also do for 357 mag.

I no longer reload 44 mag but still have conversion.
 
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I've been running 2 SQ-Deals since 1989 with 6 caliber changes. 9mm 38spl 357 mag 40 S&W 45acp 44 spl 44 mag 45LC. Only replaced a few parts(free)from Dillon along the Way
 

warren5421

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I have 2 SDB's and a 550B. The SDB I load .32, 9mm, .38 Sp, .357 mag, 10 mm, .44 WCF. 44 Sp, .44 mag. .45 ACP, .45 COLT. One is set for SPP, and the other for LPP. I load both smokeless and black powder on them. I use the 550B to load rifle rounds, but have the dies and tool heads to load for the pistol calibers. They are easy to set up and change calibers.
 
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I have 2 SD-Deals set up and 6 caliber changes. 32 S&W to 45 LC. When I bought mine in 1988 it was Dillon's only progressive Auto indexing press other than the expensive RL1000.
 
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