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I think this was answered before but I can't find it. What Dillon 550 powder bushing is anyone using for the Mongoose?
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I don't think this has been addressed; lots of discussion for the .277 WLV though.  I've not loaded any Mongoose (or Ocelot or Viper) rounds on my Dillon; all have been single stage (RCBS Rock Chucker) so far....

Due to unique shape of the Mongoose (and family) shoulder/neck, I suspect custom powder funnels will be required (my guess).  Hope I'm wrong...

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I'm going to tinker around with a couple options I have. I loaded my test rounds with my Chucker and auto scale. It would be nice to have a Dillon option for volumn loading my planned Goose varmint loads. Single stage for that is time consuming.
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I tinkered. Nothing I have will work unless machine out a 223 funnel. I'm thinking maybe a 243 Win "I" funnel might work with the powder die raised way up.
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Dillon lists a "6PPC" funnel for the 6mm TCU, that should be extremely close, if not perfect.  Unfortunately, I don't have one to try.
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I tinkered. Nothing I have will work unless machine out a 223 funnel. I'm thinking maybe a 243 Win "I" funnel might work with the powder die raised way up.
The "I" won't work (unmodified) without spilling powder, same problem as using the "N" funnel for .277 WLV.  Also, not sure if the "I" is long enough to work even if modified with the short Mongoose case...  dunno… over 3/10ths of inch difference in case length between .243 Win and the 'goose.

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You're right, the 6 TCU is very close. Betcha' it would work. Heck I have no problem spending money it seems so I may just order one and see. Doesn't work? EBay fodder.
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$17.95 at Dillon or eBay, but Dillon gets $9.99 shipping and the eBay seller gets $7.15.  I haven't found them anywhere else yet...
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Cheapest I found in eBay for that is $27+ $7.15 shipping. Same at Dillon. If it was $17.95 I'd buy it. If you have a link to that lower price please post it or PM it to me.👍
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Dang - you're right.  I was also shopping for a .25 Cal funnel, which are $17.95.  $27 is a bit rich...
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Yeah, I thought that was a bit much too. Hell, most entire caliber conversion kits only cost around $50-$60.

I think I have an extra 223 funnel laying around somewhere. Maybe I can get someone to machine it out to 6mm. Or maybe I'll take my drill press to it. Or maybe I'll just load Mongoose the traditional way. Being retired, every day is Sat.😁👌
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Today I found a receipt from Dillon for some 550B caliber conversions and an extra funnel from 1992.  The funnel was $5.00, conversion kits were $17.50 each.  LOL
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