Hornady Lock N Load Auto-progressive Reloading Press (095100) 929

Review for lock n load autoprogressive reloading

Price was $409.99. This is a fantastic press that will dramatically increase your production. I will say that after using the video to setup the press i had very little problems "tweaking" it to work flawlessly. If you're not mechanically inclined enough to figure out this press you probably shouldn't be reloading. The only thing that took a minute for me was trying to figure out the spring location that holds the shell on the shell plate . Once you figure out that it gets pushed down in the groove it work great holding the shell and then gets the heck out of the way so the shell can eject. Nice press, after 20+years with a single stage rcbs (which i love and still use btw) i am incredibly happy with this hornady press, buy it!

-V. Morgan

Lock n load auto-progressive reloading hornady’s lock n load ap is an automatic, five-station press the most user-friendly and innovative patented quick tool change technology of all progressive presses. our system switches -hornady lock n load auto-progressive reloading press

  • Value: 5-station Bushing System Lets You Change From 223 To 45 In Less Than 5 Minutes.
  • Value: Ezject System Reliably Ejects Every Cartridge, Every Time, Without Adjustments.

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Introduction

I've been loading on a rcbs single stage for a few years. Decided to step up to a progressive. The quality and features of this press for the price are on par with other presses costing 2x-3x more. Changeovers are quick and easy. 1 screw to change the shell plate and the lock-n-load bushings make die changes a snap. The powder drop is accurate. I only see a +/- 0. 1 grain variance on weight but i also follow it up with a powder checker die as a double check, and as of yet never had a over/under charge. I still use my single stage when loading match accuracy rounds, but the l-n-l ap loads in volume and produces better ammo than most of what can bought off the shelf. For rifle i run 1. Rcbs lube die 2. Fl resize 3. Powder drop 4. Powder checker 5. Seat/crimp. For pistol 1. Size 2. Expander 3. Powder drop 4. Powder checker 5. Seat/crimp The Best lock n load autoprogressive reloading as-of ( Dec 2018 ) | Hornady-Sporting Goods Review Value Hornady Lock N Load Auto-Progressive Reloading Press Auto-progressive reloading press for quickly switching dies and loading other calibers. 5-station bushing system lets you change from 223 to 45 in less than 5 minutes. Ezject system reliably ejects every cartridge, every time, without adjustments. Quick-change metering inserts; universal case retainer spring; automatic indexing system. Built-in priming system; case-activated powder drop; large-capacity hopper .

Hornady Lock N Load Auto-progressive Reloading Press Review (095100)

This is a quality piece of equipment made at the hornady plant in nebraska, not china as stated here on online store. The electronic products sold under the hornady name come from china. It does have bugs that have to be worked out after setup but that's to be expected. Every time you pull the handle 5 actions take place so it takes time and patience to get things in proper time. The powder throw is extremely accurate to within a tenth of a grain but i would highly recommend the powderfunnels. Com ptx to free up an extra space for a hornady powder cop die or equivalent rcbs die. Only a fool reloads on a progressive without some sort of powder check system. If you're looking for those ultra tight coal tolerances, a progressive is not for you. No progressive can do what you can do on a single stage or quality turret press. Count on the last 3-4 rounds being considerably shorter, . 005-. 008, than the previous rounds. The press wants to be loaded to avoid flex and hornady says . 009 is well within reason. Pay close attention to cleaning all the parts with hornady one shot gun cleaner before assembly. This is absolutely critical on the powder measure and its parts. The lnl die bushings are marvelous and easy to use. Its one of the reasons i bought a hornady and not a dillon even though i live near dillon's plant. Dillon makes an equally fine machine but it is costly to change calibers and a bit time consuming. Once i adjusted the primer feed system it worded flawlessly. I had to make a slight adjustment to the timing for the shell plate as well. Even though hornady says it most likely will not need adjustment they do provide instructions on how to do it. The lnl ap comes with a very good dvd that gives step by step instructions and there are videos online for any problem or glitch you encounter, and you will encounter them. I do not try to produce enough ammo to support the 3rd marine division. I prefer to produce 100-150 . 45 acp rounds per hour without sacrificing safety and quality but i'm confident that this beast can do 500 an hour if there is a need for that. I added the skylight led shellplate lighting system sold here on online store and it really lights things up inside the press area. -Z. Eva

Hornady Lock Auto Progressive Reloading Press

  1. Class: Sports
  2. Brand: Hornady
  3. EAN: 0096518317198
  4. Product Dimensions:
    Height:14.25 inches
    Length:10.00 inches
    Weight:30.93 pounds
    Width:19.60 inches
  5. LegalDisclaimer: Cannot Ship Out Of US
  6. Manufacturer: Hornady
  7. Model: 095100
  8. MPN: 095100
  9. Total Items: 1
  10. Quantity: 1
  11. Part/Serial Number: 095100
  12. Type: Sports
  13. Category: SPORTING GOODS
  14. SKU: A-095100
  15. UPC: 096518317198

lock n load auto-progressive reloading Sports, Hornady's lock n load ap is an automatic, five-station press with the most user-friendly and innovative patented quick tool change technology of all progressive presses. our system switches dies, powder measure, check dies, bullet seater or crimp dies without having to change the whole die head. change one die or all with one quick twist. the lock n load ap comes complete with a full-size lock n load powder measure that will load anything from pistols up through most magnum rifle cartridges. uses hornady shell plates (sold seperately) Hornady Lock N Load Auto-progressive Reloading Press (095100-Hornady).

Hornady Lock Auto Progressive Reloading Press Sports

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Stay loaded with the hornady lock-n-load auto-progressive reloading press. This professional-grade, auto-indexing, five-station progressive press features quick tool change technology, allowing you to switch rifle and pistol dies, powder dies, check dies, bullet seaters, and crimp dies without having to change the whole die head. The lock-n-load is ultra-reliable and easy to use. The press's ezject system, for example, reliably ejects every cartridge, every time, without any adjustments. The system loads at a rate of up to 500 rounds per hour, and features the quickest changeover of any progressive press thanks to the five-station quick-change bushing system. The bushing system lets you change from 223 to 45 in less than five minutes-faster than most other progressive presses on the market. The lock-n-load also offers quick-change metering inserts, allowing you to switch from one powder to another with the push of a button. Add one to each die set for the ultimate in quick changeovers. The reloader's universal case retainer spring, meanwhile, allows you to quickly and easily remove and replace a case at any point in the loading process. To help the reloader function extra smooth, the lock-n-load comes with an automatic indexing system. Each station moves 1/2 stage on the upstroke and 1/2 stage on the down stroke, a contrast from other presses that do all their indexing on the down stroke. Other features include a priming system for easy changing from large to small primers; a case-activated powder drop; and a large-capacity hopper.

Learn to use it right, set it up properly, and you will love it. Dont use trail boss, it doesnt like flake powder in the dump. Unique powder works great.

Hornady Lock N Load Auto-progressive Reloading Press
Click to see NoticeHornady Lock N Load Auto-progressive Reloading Press (095100)"High quality steel, perfectly machined. Very good service from hornady, and they if something breaks, they quickly ship a replacement part free. . Only complaint is that the primer feed tends to jam until it gets broken in. Sanding and polishing of all primer feed parts solved most of this issue. . Extremely accurate powder metering. Bullets come out with very uniform length. . Be sure to order shell plates and a hornady 'powder cop' when you buy this. . A good value, and i would do it again."


Hornady 223 Remington Custom Grade Reloading Dies Series I Two-Die Set

Hornady's custom-grade dies provide a lifetime of reloading. They're so well-crafted that they're guaranteed never to break or wear out from normal use and now they're better than ever! the new zip spindle design features a series of light threads cut on the spindle and spindle collet. This design eliminates spindle slippage and takes the knuckle-busting out of tightening the spindle lock while making spindle adjustments a snap. Hornady's new zip spindle is nothing short of genius!

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HORNADY 223 REMINGTON CUSTOM GRADE RELOADING DIES SERIES I TWO-DIE SET Feature
Brand :    hornady
Weight :    0.44 pounds
Model :    546228
Quantity :    1
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  • Includes easy access die box, full-length size die, seating die
  • New zip spindle design
  • Wrench flats on sure-loc lock rings
  • Elliptical expander polished to a smooth finish
Price :    $26.77 (was $31.49)
Sports :    Best Sporting Goods (Sports product review) for Hornady 223 Remington Custom Grade Reloading Dies Series I Two-Die Set available as-of ( Dec 2018 )

Hornady Powder Cop

Install on your progressive press after the powder drop station to automatically check dropped charges. Checking powder charges on your progressive press can be difficult, and is sometimes ignored, even though it's a smart practice. Hornady uses a similar device on our own ammo manufacturing presses. It won't replace careful attention, but helps monitor the reloading process. Works with all powder types and cartridges

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HORNADY POWDER COP Feature
Brand :    hornady
Weight :    0..45 pounds
Model :    50063
Quantity :    1
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  • Helps monitor the reloading process
  • Works with all powder types
  • Similar to the ones used on commercial presses
Price :    $28.99 (was $29.94)
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Hornady Lock N Load Die Bushing 10 Pack

These hornady die bushings allow you to take advantage of the fastest die-change over system in the industry. You are in business as long as your press is equipped with the hornady press bushing.

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HORNADY LOCK N LOAD DIE BUSHING 10 PACK Overview
Brand :    hornady
Weight :    0.93 pounds
Model :    44096
Quantity :    1
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  • Includes ten lock n load die bushings
  • Quick and easy caliber changeover
  • Can be used on any brand press that can be equipped with hornady's press conversion bushing
  • One year materials and workmanship
  • Hornady's patented lock n load technology
Price :    $41.79 (was $48.61)
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Hornady Lock N Load Improved Shell Plate 1 22/250 Rem, 22/25 Ackley Imp., 5.6X57, 6MM Int., 6MM Rem Br., 6MM Creedmoor, 243 Win., 244/6MM Rem, 6MM/284, 240 WBY, 250 Sav., 257 Roberts, 25/06 Rem, 25/284, 260 Rem., 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5X57, 6.5/284, 6.5/06, 270 Win., 7MM Rem BR., 7MM/08 Rem, 7x57-7MM Mauser, 284 Win., 7MM Exp/280, 280 Rem., 280 Rem., 7MM Exp., 280 Ackley Imp., 7X64, 300 Sav., 308 Win., 30 TC, 30/06, 7.7 Japanese, 7.92X33 Kurz, 8MM Mauser, 8X60S, 8MM/06, 338 Federal, 338/06, 358 Win., 35 Whelen, 9.3X57, 9.3X62, 450 Bushmaster, 458 SOCOM, 44 Auto Mag, 45 Win. Mag

The addition of a smooth radius to the mouth of each shell holder around the shell plate ensures smooth functioning-especially when the shell plate is used with the lock n load case feeder(sold seperately). In addition, the bevel on the retainer spring groove helps keep the spring in place when inserting cases into the shell plate. These shell plates will also work with the older model hornady pro-jector press. This shell plate works with ; 5. 6x57, 22/250 remington, 22-250 ackerley improved, 240 weatherby mag. , 243 winchester, 244/6mm remington, 6mm int. , 6mm 284, 6mm remington br. , 250 savage, 25/06 remington, 257 roberts, 25/284, 260 remington, 6. 5 remington mag. , 6. 5/06, 6. 5x57 6. 5/284, 270 winchester, 7x57(7mm mauser), 7mm/08, 7mm remington br, 7x64, 7mm express/280, 280 remington, 280 remington ackerley improved, 284 winchester, 300 savage, 308 winchester, 30/06 springfield, 7. 7 japanese, 8mm mauser, 8mm/06, 8x60s, 338-06, 35 whelen, 358 winchester, 9. 3x57, 9. 3x62, 400 cor-bon, 44 auto mag. , 45 acp/wm, 458 socom.

Hornady Lock N Load Improved Shell Plate 1 22/250 Rem, 22/25 Ackley Imp., 5.6X57, 6MM Int., 6MM Rem Br., 6MM Creedmoor, 243 Win., 244/6MM Rem, 6MM/284, 240 WBY, 250 Sav., 257 Roberts, 25/06 Rem, 25/284, 260 Rem., 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5X57, 6.5/284, 6.5/06, 270 Win., 7MM Rem BR., 7MM/08 Rem, 7x57-7MM Mauser, 284 Win., 7MM Exp/280, 280 Rem., 280 Rem., 7MM Exp., 280 Ackley Imp., 7X64, 300 Sav., 308 Win., 30 TC, 30/06, 7.7 Japanese, 7.92X33 Kurz, 8MM Mauser, 8X60S, 8MM/06, 338 Federal, 338/06, 358 Win., 35 Whelen, 9.3X57, 9.3X62, 450 Bushmaster, 458 SOCOM, 44 Auto Mag, 45 Win. MagHornady-Improved-Creedmoor-7x57-7MM-Bushmaster

HORNADY LOCK N LOAD IMPROVED SHELL PLATE 1 22/250 REM, 22/25 ACKLEY IMP., 5.6X57, 6MM INT., 6MM REM BR., 6MM CREEDMOOR, 243 WIN., 244/6MM REM, 6MM/284, 240 WBY, 250 SAV., 257 ROBERTS, 25/06 REM, 25/284, 260 REM., 6.5 CREEDMOOR, 6.5X57, 6.5/284, 6.5/06, 270 WIN., 7MM REM BR., 7MM/08 REM, 7X57-7MM MAUSER, 284 WIN., 7MM EXP/280, 280 REM., 280 REM., 7MM EXP., 280 ACKLEY IMP., 7X64, 300 SAV., 308 WIN., 30 TC, 30/06, 7.7 JAPANESE, 7.92X33 KURZ, 8MM MAUSER, 8X60S, 8MM/06, 338 FEDERAL, 338/06, 358 WIN., 35 WHELEN, 9.3X57, 9.3X62, 450 BUSHMASTER, 458 SOCOM, 44 AUTO MAG, 45 WIN. MAG Review
Brand :    hornady
Weight :    0.40 pounds
Model :    392601
Quantity :    1
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  • Works with hornady's lock n load ap and pro-jector presses
  • Includes improved shell plate
  • Will hold additional calibers with the same case head dimensions.
  • Smooth radius at the mouth ensures proper functioning
Price :    $33.89 (was $46.89)
Sports :    Best Sporting Goods (Sports product review) for Hornady Lock N Load Improved Shell Plate 1 22/250 Rem, 22/25 Ackley Imp., 5.6X57, 6MM Int., 6MM Rem Br., 6MM Creedmoor, 243 Win., 244/6MM Rem, 6MM/284, 240 WBY, 250 Sav., 257 Roberts, 25/06 Rem, 25/284, 260 Rem., 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5X57, 6.5/284, 6.5/06, 270 Win., 7MM Rem BR., 7MM/08 Rem, 7x57-7MM Mauser, 284 Win., 7MM Exp/280, 280 Rem., 280 Rem., 7MM Exp., 280 Ackley Imp., 7X64, 300 Sav., 308 Win., 30 TC, 30/06, 7.7 Japanese, 7.92X33 Kurz, 8MM Mauser, 8X60S, 8MM/06, 338 Federal, 338/06, 358 Win., 35 Whelen, 9.3X57, 9.3X62, 450 Bushmaster, 458 SOCOM, 44 Auto Mag, 45 Win. Mag available as-of ( Dec 2018 )

Hornady Improve Shell Plate 357 Sig, 40 Smith & Wesson, 10mm Auto

The addition of a smooth radius to the mouth of each shell holder around the shell plate ensures smooth functioning-especially when the shell plate is used with the lock n load case feeder(sold separately). In addition, the bevel on the retainer spring groove helps keep the spring in place when inserting cases into the shell plate. These shell plates will also work with the older model hornady pro-jector press. This shell plate works with; 357 sig, 40 smith & wesson, 10mm auto.

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HORNADY IMPROVE SHELL PLATE 357 SIG, 40 SMITH & WESSON, 10MM AUTO Advantage
Price :    $28.28 (was $33.89)
  • Works with hornady's lock n load ap and pro-jector presses
  • Smooth radius at the mouth ensures proper functioning
  • Will hold additional calibers with the same case head dimensions.
  • Includes improved shell plate
Brand :    hornady
Weight :    0.60 pounds
Model :    392610
Quantity :    1
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Sports :    Best Sporting Goods (hornady product review) for Hornady Improve Shell Plate 357 Sig, 40 Smith & Wesson, 10mm Auto available as-of ( Dec 2018 )

Hornady Improve Shell Plate 30 Luger, 9mm Luger, 9X21, 9X18 Makarov, 38 Super Auto, 9X23

Hornady, lock-n-load ap & shell plate projector, shell plate 8. Rsr group is a nationwide distributor of firearms and shooting sports accessories. This product is manufactured in united states.

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HORNADY IMPROVE SHELL PLATE 30 LUGER, 9MM LUGER, 9X21, 9X18 MAKAROV, 38 SUPER AUTO, 9X23 Benefit
Price :    $29.42 (was $33.99)
  • Rsr group is a nationwide distributor of firearms and shooting sports accessories
  • This product is manufactured in united states
  • Hornady, lock-n-load ap & shell plate projector, shell plate 8
Brand :    hornady
Color :    Metallic
Size :    8
Weight :    8.80 pounds
Model :    HR392608
Quantity :    1
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Hornady Shellplate Lock N Load AP & Proj

The addition of a smooth radius to the mouth of each shell holder around the shell plate ensures smooth functioning-especially when the shel plate is used with the lock n' load case feeder. In addition, the bevel on the retainer spring groove helps keep the spring in place when inserting cases into the shell plate. Shell plates for lock n' load ap and pro-jector are available to fit the calibers listed, but there are other calibers you can load with our shell plates. They will also hold additional calibers with the same case head dimensions.

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HORNADY SHELLPLATE LOCK N LOAD AP & PROJ Advantages
Price :    $28.89 (was $36.02)
  • Smooth radius at the mouth ensures proper functioning
  • Works with hornady's lock n load ap and pro-jector presses
  • Will hold additional calibers with the same case head dimensions.
  • Includes improved shell plate
  • Fits; . 45acp/wm
Brand :    hornady
Weight :    0.50 pounds
Model :    392645
Quantity :    1
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Sports :    Best Sporting Goods (Sports product review) for Hornady Shellplate Lock N Load AP & Proj available as-of ( Dec 2018 )

Hornady Improve Shell Plate 17 Remington, 17/222, 17/223, 220VT., 20 Tactical, 204 Ruger, 221 Remington, 222 Remington, 222 Remington Mag., 5.6X50 Mag., 223 Remington, 6mm/223, 6X47 Remington, 6mm TCU., 6.5mm TCU., 7mm TCU., 7mm/223 Ingram, 7X47 Helm, 380 Auto

The addition of a smooth radius to the mouth of each shell holder around the shell plate ensures smooth functioning-especially when the shell plate is used with the lock n load case feeder(sold separately). In addition, the bevel on the retainer spring groove helps keep the spring in place when inserting cases into the shell plate. These shell plates will also work with the older model hornady pro-jector press. This shell plate works with; 17 remington, 17/222, 17/223, 220vt. , 20 tactical, 204 ruger, 221 remington, 222 remington, 222 remington mag. , 5. 6x50 mag. , 223 remington, 6mm/223, 6x47 remington, 6mm tcu. , 6. 5mm tcu. , 7mm tcu. , 7mm/223 ingram, 7x47 helm, 380 auto.

Hornady Improve Shell Plate 17 Remington, 17/222, 17/223, 220VT., 20 Tactical, 204 Ruger, 221 Remington, 222 Remington, 222 Remington Mag., 5.6X50 Mag., 223 Remington, 6mm/223, 6X47 Remington, 6mm TCU., 6.5mm TCU., 7mm TCU., 7mm/223 Ingram, 7X47 Helm, 380 AutoHornady-Improve-Remington-220VT-Tactical

HORNADY IMPROVE SHELL PLATE 17 REMINGTON, 17/222, 17/223, 220VT., 20 TACTICAL, 204 RUGER, 221 REMINGTON, 222 REMINGTON, 222 REMINGTON MAG., 5.6X50 MAG., 223 REMINGTON, 6MM/223, 6X47 REMINGTON, 6MM TCU., 6.5MM TCU., 7MM TCU., 7MM/223 INGRAM, 7X47 HELM, 380 AUTO Summary
Price :    $29.42 (was $36.04)
  • Will hold additional calibers with the same case head dimensions.
  • Includes improved shell plate
  • Smooth radius at the mouth ensures proper functioning
  • Works with hornady's lock n load ap and pro-jector presses
Brand :    hornady
Weight :    0.55 pounds
Model :    392616
Quantity :    1
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Hornady Series II Taper Crimp Die Set 9mm/9x21

This set is a three die set that allows you to taper crimp and seat on the third die. The difference is that you no longer are required to have a fourth die for crimping. The seater body and alignment sleeve has been redesigned to allow taper crimping and seating in one step.

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HORNADY SERIES II TAPER CRIMP DIE SET 9MM/9X21 Advantage
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Size :    9mm/9x21
Weight :    1.80 pounds
Model :    546516
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  • Eliminates the need for a fourth taper crimp die
  • Elliptical expander
  • New zip spindle design
  • No hassle lifetime warranty
  • Wrench flats on sure-loc rings
Price :    $38.49
Sports :    Best Sporting Goods (hornady product review) for Hornady Series II Taper Crimp Die Set 9mm/9x21 available as-of ( Dec 2018 )

Hornady Deluxe Die Wrench

The deluxe die wrench is the ultimate 4-in-1 reloading tool for your lock n' load ap or single stage classic press. This tool holds the shell plate and keeps it from rotating while you change plates and tighten the main press screw. It also adjusts the tightness of the spindle lock and the lock rings, and can tighten or loosen the die flats. No reloading bench should be without one.

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HORNADY DELUXE DIE WRENCH Pros
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Weight :    0.20 pounds
Model :    396495
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hornady lock n load auto-progressive reloading press Price : 389.99, was : 0 as 2017-03-15
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Great product, love the die bushing system. Well made. You will need to be handy as you will run into items that need a little reengineering to work smoothly. Once working it cant be beat. Hornady customer service is excellent.

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(0) Question: What all do i need to start reloading 9mm? do i need to buy 9mm bullet feeders and dies?


(1) Question: Can the powder drop without belling the case? i prefer to bell separately.


(2) Question: Does this kit include the powder through expander set? or just the powder through die?


(3) Question: How accurate is the powder drop?


(4) Question: Can lee dies be used with the hornady ap?


(5) Question: Does it come with the primer feed?


(6) Question: Can you use this as well to load 300 win mag as well with a different plate?


(7) Question: I looked on their site and didn't see any thing for 10mm. did i miss it?


(8) Question: Do you ship in canada ?


(9) Question: Can this reload 12 g



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I started my reloading career on a single stage lee press and made many, many rounds on it. I finally did my research and settled on the hornady lock n load ap. . Here's what i love about it: fit and finish wise, it's perfect. Everything works, it comes pre lubricated, and it comes with very clear setup instructions. What's even better than the instructions are the myriad of videos and how-to documents on the web that go into very good detail on getting it dialed in. After mounting it to my bench i set it up for 9mm. Out of the box it comes with the large primer feeder and the rifle powder drop, but they're both relatively easy to change out. . Getting it to index properly took a little bit of time, but next to no effort. You just adjust the two screws for the pawls at the bottom, one for the down stroke index, one for the up stroke index. Once the detents are seating correctly, you're ready to rock and roll. . After working out my process flow, which i'll detail later, i'm able to pump out about 400-500 rounds an hour (timed myself, got 11 rounds in 1 minute, but when you account for picking up a dropped round or reloading the primer tube, i think 4-500 is reasonable). . Here's what i don't love - the bushings aren't great. My lee had two advantages over the hornady. 1 - the bushings had a small detent where they locked in, so you could lock the bushing and then adjust the die. The hornady bushings do not lock in, so some times if you are trying to unscrew a die slightly to be the right length, you instead unscrew the bushing - very frustrating. 2 - the lee bushings have a scalloped / rough perimeter and the hornady bushings are completely smooth. This makes tightening the bushing or releasing it increasingly difficult because you can't get a grip on it. The bushings are also quite a bit larger than the lee bushings, so i can't fit my dies in the original die box with the bushings still on. . I've also found that the indexing action of the shell plate, when the ball detents lock in, causes a bit of a shock wave through the plate. In my 9mm and 223 cases, it's been known to kick out a few kernals of powder. Not a huge deal, but frustrating. If the powder gets into the primer feed path, then it becomes a problem as the primers won't index properly. . Lastly, there's no easy way to remove the primers in the feed tube if you don't use them all. Every time you run the risk of dumping them all over the floor. . I have added a new roller-handle and a primer alarm, both from inline fabrication and both awesome additions. . I use position 1 for the sizing die (i deprime on my single stage, before cleaning). Position 2 holds the powder drop (which, btw, is relatively easy to swap from rifle to pistol, and is relatively easy to dial in for proper load size and drop). I have purchased a universal powder through expander for pistol cartridges from powderfunnels - a huge time saver. Position 3 holds my powder cop (safety first). 4 is the bullet seating and 5 is the crimp. . Swapping between calibers takes a little time, especially getting the powder drop to dispense the right amount of powder while also belling the neck just the right amount, and then setting the powder cop. I wouldn't want to do it for only a few dozen rounds, but it's not so much effort that i lament the process. . So now that i've added a few after market parts, tuned it to time right, and got it running - i absolutely love the reloader. I have probably pumped out over a thousand rounds over the past 2 - 3 weeks, just because it's that easy. Not a ton, but learning a new tool takes time. I am very glad i bought this and don't have to single-stage each and every round any more.


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N. Mary, Leicestershire says

This is an excellent press, but the priming tool could use some re-engineering. When i first started out, i had issues with improperly seated primers, and after a little troubleshooting i made a small dimple on a dime and placed it right below the priming pin to push it up just enough to seat them evenly and flush. It works flawlessly now.

C. Courtney, Arizona

I have had a hornady locknload ap press for about six months and have loaded maybe 5, 000 rounds. It is a well made, rugged, and fairly simple piece of gear. Honest is the one word that sums it up best. I can not make a comparison to other brands, but can only say that i like it a lot and certainly can recommend it for someone looking to step up production compared to a single stage or turret press, say. . I have had some small problems, including some broken parts. Here is where the hornady press really shines: the hornady customer service is simple fantastic. Just tell'em your press serial number and what you broke and they will send out another one (or two) immediately, no questions asked. Hornady has the best customer service ever. . If you are lucky enough to get a locknload ap, my advice is that you spend a little time watching the youtube videos by 76highboy before you start cranking out the ammo. The videos provided by hornady are quite good to get started, but the 76highboy videos go into greater detail, and will teach you a lot of little things that you will need to know to keep the press running smoothly. . Here are a couple of tips that i came to after considerable experience. First of all, go slowly. If you move the handle at a deliberate pace you can avoid a lot of stoppages due to spent primers not falling completely free, and powder bouncing out of the cases. Now i expect to go through 100 rounds without a hiccup, where at first i was having to clear stuck primers, etc. , about every 50 rounds. Second, after every 100 rounds i snug up the shell plate (can't figure out why that is needed, but it is) and use compressed air to blow away any debris from beneath the shell plate. Third, i set the cleaned, ready brass upright on the bench and take a look into the interior to make sure they are clean enough and definitely not berdan-primer. Believe it or not, i have found few of those in 9 mm picked up at the range, and as you might expect, they will wreck your decapping pin.

X. Julie, Knowsley says

After reloading some 2500 rounds on this, i figured i'd write a review. This is my very first progressive press, indeed any reloading press, so i'm a bit biased. I had researched the lnl against the dillon xl650 and went with the hornady based on promises of quickly changing calibers. I have yet to reload any . 223, only 9mm, so this so far hasn't been an issue. . Things to watch out for:. . The priming system. I works fairly flawlessly until it doesn't. Usually this is related to the primer "plunger" making a small dimple in the bottom of the press where it's supposed to get support to push the primer into the case. Hornady should have reinforced this area but did not. A cheapy fix is to put a quarter or nickel there as the coin will give more than enough support for the plunger. You'll know when you need to reinforce this area because your press will start requiring a lot of effort to properly seat a primer, or you'll start experiencing press lock-ups because a primer isn't fully seated (very annoying! ). After you use the coin trick you'll realize how easy it is to properly seat a primer and wonder why you didn't listen to me earlier. If only my wife would take note. . Powder spills. Sometimes you'll forget to seat a primer at all and proceed to charge a case without a primer. This causes lots of powder to spill out all over the press and generally make a mess of things. Additionally, the press "clicks" into place whenever you raise and lower the ram, which will sometimes cause cases to spill their powder. If you use a powder cop or lock-out die, the foot that goes into the case to make sure the charge is correct will also accumulate and drop powder. The powder will get into tiny, tiny crevasses, like the little holes underneath the shell plate that allow it to move around on the ram. You may want to do a quick brush-down every 100 rounds or so. You'll know when your shell plate is off just slightly and your cases no longer align perfectly with your dies. The powder can also affect the priming system as there's not a whole lot of wiggle room in the primer shuttle for anything other than a primer. . Burrs and unsmooth parts. You'll want to take some fine grit sandpaper to areas like the bottom of the primer shuttle, primer plunger, and primer shuttle area. Hornady could have done a better job of making sure everything fits just right but it's relatively easy to fix. You also may want to use a tiny bit of lube (i use froglube for what it's worth) or grease around the primer shuttle to make sure it moves freely and easily. . The ball handle that comes with the ram is also unsmooth and will tear up your hand. I again took some fine grit sandpaper to it and now it's tolerable. You may want to look at inline fabrication as they manufacture a better handle for the press. . The powder measure is pretty good but you'll definitely want the hornady micrometer for both pistol and rifle; it's a lot easier to adjust and have easily repeatable charges. The stock measure requires you to unscrew something and has absolutely no markings on it whatsoever. If you find a charge and stick with it and never load anything but that one weight, great! otherwise, get the micrometer. . The powder through expander (ptx) is over complicated. Check out powderfunnels and get one of their units, which will just require adjustment of the powder measure like any other die; no additional contraptions to adjust! . . All in all, i'm incredibly happy with my lnl. I'd highly recommend one.

X. Anonymous, Oklahoma

I bought this press a little over a year ago when i wanted to increase my output per session loading 45acp, 223 remington and 308 winchester. I have been reloading for 5 or 6 years now, and i started with a lee classic turret press. The lee was a great started press and i could do about 100 rounds of 45acp in an hour at a comfortable pace. . Like with any hobby, sometimes it is more fun to buy the tools than it is to do the work. The lee press was more than capable of meeting my reloading needs, but i wanted something new and saw this lnl press as an opportunity to get a new piece of hardware and also increase my output in a given loading session. . Setup of the lnl was pretty easy. Probably the worst part was cleaning the powder drop assembly. I cleaned it per the instrucions (followed both online and written instructions), and my win 231 powder still stuck to the sides of the powder measure. I think i screwed up and used the wrong cleaning solution. I went back and cleaned everything with brake cleaner, and it worked out great. . In terms of operating the press, it functions really well, with the exception of sometimes not cycling the shellplate all the way to the next stop. This seems to occur when the tiny holes underneath the shellplate where the ball bearings sit get dirty or a piece of powder in them. A quick spray from the air compressor cleans them out and things seem to function well from there. . I fount the price of the press and the shellplates to be extremely fair, and when i compared to the dillon press (550b is a fair price compare, the 650 is operationally similar to the lnl), i found the dillon product too expensive to setup for multiple calibers. I know the dillon is easier to change over with the toolhead setup, but i can switch my lnl from 45acp to 308 pretty quickly in about 15 minutes. Biggest pain is the primer feed. If you have not used up all the primers in the tube, and you want to switch to another type of primer, i have not figured out a way to do this without spilling primers all over. What i usually do is just prime my brass until the primer shoot is empty, even if i don't intend to load powder and bullets into that brass in that session. . One cool thing i found online is that you can setup the hornady bullet feed die without the bullet feeder itself, and use a clear plastic tube from bed bath and beyond to drop bullets into the die, which eliminates the need to hand place bullets. I do this for 45acp, and it is awesome. I can get about 50 bullets in a tube, and have 2 tubes. I fill them prior to the loading session and by the time i get through 100 bullets i am out of primers and i need to refill my primers and bullet tubes to keep going. I posted a video of the setup on youtube, if you want to see it search "jb06ix". . All in all, i am really happy with my lnl progressive press. . J

L. Benton, Delaware says

I was trying to decide if i should get the dillion 650 or the hornady lnl ap. After watching several youtube videos and talking to friends that reload on a regular. I went with the hornady. At a fraction of the cost and with all the benefit of a good mid level press, this thing is outstanding. I was more into volume and not precision. If you are looking for percision you should get a single stage press. I load 300 blackout and 223. I use hornady 300 blackout die and rcbs . 223 dies, both using the hornady 16 shell plate. I have not had any problems with the ez-ject spring and the powder thrower is very accurate with little spillage on the 223. However i believe hornady should make a sleeve especialy for the case mouth of the 300 blackout. Besides that the unit performs flawlessly. To minimize space i have installed my unit on a grinder stand and the portablity allows me to work anywhere in my shop. I think i will get the case feeding system next just to automate the process a little more. Buy one, i swear you will like it. I can creat 200 rounds of 300 blackout in about 2 hours. I absolutely love this thing.

T. Crawford, Durham

I'm new to reloading, but i shoot a lot so instead of doing what every beginner should and buy a single stage press i saved up a little and got the ap press due to the fact i knew i would use it a lot. But after it came i quickly realized it was far more technical than i expected. I found out there were a lot of parts i still needed and a lot more money that still needed to be spent. I was fine with it bet i knew i would have to save up for a little bit to get it all. But after about 100 hours of reloading youtube videos and four months i was able to actually start reloading. Wishing i had a guide right off the bat to tell me what i need and why i ended up making one for any other new beginner. So here it is. -. -. *disclaimer: do not follow my advice blindly, do your research on each piece of equipment. The prices i have stated are not set in stone, they were what i spent. I would advise you to shop around to get the best deals*. -. -. *what you still need:. . -hornady lock n load auto-progressive reloading press. $462. 64. *notes: does not have to be this press. . -hornady lock n load ap & projector shell plate. Http:// $41. 33. *notes: each shell plate is for a different caliber, when you buy make sure you get the correct plate for the caliber you are reloading. Here is the guide http://www. Hornady. Com/assets/files/shell holder. Pdf. . -hornady shell holder. Http://www. Hornady. Com/store/choose-shell-holder-by-number/. $5. 00. *notes: each shell holder is for a different caliber, when you buy make sure you get the correct holder for the caliber you are reloading. Although rcbs makes a similar looking holder, it will not fit in the hornady setup. Here is the guide http://www. Hornady. Com/assets/files/shell holder. Pdf. . -reloading dies. Http://www. Online store. Com/gp/product/b000pd6po2/ref oh details o06 s00 i00? ie utf8&psc 1. $43. 89. *notes: all reloading dies from all companies are universal to each other's presses. So you don't have to stick to hornadys dies (i do because i like them). . -digital scale. Http://www. Online store. Com/gp/product/b002bdohna/ref oh details o08 s00 i00? ie utf8&psc 1. $29. 14. *notes: digital scales are a little more expensive bet worth it for the time you save. . -digital caliper. Http://www. Online store. Com/gp/product/b0002jfmio/ref oh details o09 s00 i00? ie utf8&psc 1. $10. 60. *notes: digital calipers are convenient for speed but if money is tight you can go traditional. . -hornady one shot gun cleaner & dry lube. Http://www. Online store. Com/hornady-shot-cleaner-dynaglide-aerosol/dp/b000lc9ym2/ref sr 1 1? s sporting-goods&ie utf8&qid 1375560230&sr 1-1&keywords hornady+gun+cleaner. $13. 28. *notes: used when you put the press together and clean all the parts. . -hornady one shot spray case lube. Http://www. Online store. Com/hornady-shot-spray-dynaglide-aerosol/dp/b0001na29u/ref sr 1 1? s sporting-goods&ie utf8&qid 1375560743&sr 1-1&keywords hornady+case+lube. $13. 44. *notes: this or any case lube is an absolute need or your rounds will get stuck in the die. This one is cool because you don't have to wipe it off after you deprime and resize so if you have an ap bench like mine you can just keep going. . -case trimmer. Http://www. Online store. Com/hornady-50140-camlock-case-trimmer/dp/b000pd6qj6/ref sr 1 7? s sporting-goods&ie utf8&qid 1375561942&sr 1-7&keywords case+trimmer. $88. 99. *notes: this will trim the case down to size. Needed because after firing the case expands. . -cartridge reloading guide. Http://www. Online store. Com/hornady-edition-handbook-cartridge-reloading/dp/b00a95qwgm/ref sr 1 2? ie utf8&qid 1375563579&sr 8-2&keywords reloading+guide. $39. 80. *notes: tells you the specifics of each round. There is a different manual for each projectile. So if you use hornady bullets you will use their guide, rcbs you you'd use theirs, etc. -. -. *what you need to clean the brass:. . -case tumbler. Http://www. Online store. Com/hornady-case-tumbler-110-volt/dp/b000pd1xe4/ref sr 1 17? s sporting-goods&ie utf8&qid 1375559938&sr 1-17&keywords media+tumbler. $83. 58. Used to remove the carbon from the rounds. I advise not to deprime before use because the media will get stuck in the primer hole. . -tumbling media. Http://www. Online store. Com/frankford-arsenal-287178-brass-cleaning/dp/b001gx8ds6/ref sr 1 4? s sporting-goods&ie utf8&qid 1375561385&sr 1-4&keywords tumbling+media. $20. 10. The corn cob media is a little more fine grain and less likely to get stuck. . -metal polish. Http://www. Online store. Com/hornady-9993-case-polish/dp/b002l9d8vq/ref sr 1 1? s sporting-goods&ie utf8&qid 1375561809&sr 1-1&keywords hornady+metal+polish. $14. 17. You would put this in the tumbler with the rounds to give them a nice polish. -. -. *what i would recommend:. . -bullet puller. Http://www. Online store. Com/gp/product/b001b7zb4q/ref oh details o08 s00 i01? ie utf8&psc 1. $17. 15. Used when you mess up a round, it pulls the projectile out. . -primer turning plate. Http://www. Online store. Com/gp/product/b001opl80q/ref oh details o09 s00 i00? ie utf8&psc 1. $17. 56. Used to make sure the primers are set the right way before you put them in the primer tube. . -universal ammo reloading tray. Http://www. Online store. Com/hornady-1536-480040-universal-loading/dp/b000gu8wu4/ref sr 1 fkmr2 3? ie utf8&qid 1375559333&sr 8-3-fkmr2&keywords universal+ammo+reloading+tray. $11. 38. Used to hold your rounds for inspection, and helps with precision loading powder. . -case prep tool. Http://www. Online store. Com/lyman-universal-case-prep-accessory/dp/b0034lavug/ref sr 1 2? s sporting-goods&ie utf8&qid 1375562159&sr 1-2&keywords case+prep+tool. $55. 79. This is used after depriming and trimming to make sure all the holes are clean and free of debris. . -stuck case remover. Http://www. Online store. Com/gp/product/b004y6zjq6/ref oh details o00 s00 i00? ie utf8&psc 1. $18. 99. Used in case you get a round stuck in the die. . -hornady micrometer rifle lock n load powder measure. Http://www. Online store. Com/gp/product/b003o1woj2/ref oh details o01 s00 i01? ie utf8&psc 1. $27. 99. Used to better measure out the powder in the hornady powder drop for rifle calibers. . -hornady micrometer pistol lock n load powder measure. Http://www. Online store. Com/gp/product/b001opr300/ref oh details o01 s00 i02? ie utf8&psc 1. $39. 89. Used to better measure out the powder in the hornady powder drop for pistol calibers. . -powder cop. Http://www. Online store. Com/gp/product/b003d6zlxe/ref oh details o00 s00 i00? ie utf8&psc 1. $30. 57. Used to make sure you don't put more powder in than you should. . -hornady lock n load die bushing 10 pack. Http://www. Online store. Com/hornady-lock-load-bushing-pack/dp/b00162oltw/ref sr 1 1? ie utf8&qid 1375563887&sr 8-1&keywords hornady+ap+die+bushing. $42. 22. Would recommend if you are reloading multiple calibers, it makes change over much faster. -. -. *what you need for precision loading:. . -hornady lock n load ammo concentricity gauge. Http://www. Online store. Com/gp/product/b001kz3nnk/ref oh details o07 s00 i00? ie utf8&psc 1. $99. 99. Only needed for precision reloading. . -powder funnel. Http://www. Online store. Com/gp/product/b000pd1xi0/ref oh details o07 s00 i01? ie utf8&psc 1. $5. 78. Used for more of an exact measurement. . -hornady microjust seating stem. Http://www. Online store. Com/gp/product/b000gu9vu4/ref oh details o01 s00 i00? ie utf8&psc 1. $24. 99. Used to get an exact seating depth with the projectile. -. -. I hope this helps! i will be making some tutorial videos soon and will post a link here.

B. Delgado, Louisiana says

Much faster than single stage reloading. Do yourself a favor and get a progressive rather than a single stage and upgrading later (as i did). . Pros: much faster for non-precision reloads. Powder measure if very accurate. . Cons: expensive. Jams on occasion. Rusts if you're not careful (use a lot of wd-40).

J. Michele, Quebec

After using a lee loader with a plastic hammer for my 1st re-loader (great teaching tool) i eventually graduated to various single stage presses. Looking to shorten the reloading time and increase the shooting time i scanned the horizon and spied an orange turret press. Worked great (still does) but i had to see what those progressive loading presses were all about. So after a couple of 'blue' and one 'red' progressive presses i finally found (another 'red' one) the lock & load by hornady. I like it, by a considerable margin, more than any press i've owned. . If something didn't work right it was because i didn't put it together properly or didn't understand what i was doing. Fortunately, there are many great videos on youtube and shooting forums to find all the answers you'll need to solve any issues you may have using the lnl. I highly recommend it!

T. Marguerite, Darlington says

Once you climb the learning curb, it is great. I am new to reloading and i was told that a single stage press would be best. How ever the progressive is even better. The single stage had it's place and is very good also, but once you learn the ins and outs of the progressive, you are faster and with good quality. You have to pay attention or you will be doing a lot of bullet pulling. So youi put in safe guards such as the powder cop. It is an excellent press, if i had got a single stage, i might not be loading as often because of all the die changing. The lock n load system is very good and saves a lot of work.

M. Amanda, Gateshead

I am absolutely blown away by the quality of the hornady lock n load ap press, especially at the $400 price it often goes for on online store (as of september 2014). Whether you're an experienced reloader looking to "upgrade" to a high quality automatic progressive press, or a new reloader who wants to jump directly into a progressive press for high-volume reloading (instead of starting with a single stage press as most people do), this is hands down the best quality-for-the-money ("bang-for-the-buck") progressive press on the market. . What does it include? . The press comes with five lock-n-load bushings and a powder dispenser, but not a die set or shell plate, both of which are caliber specific and must be purchased separately. Add on those two accessories, though, and you will be ready to reload your favorite caliber at a pace of 200-600 rounds per hour for only around $500! . . Why do some people rate it negatively? . Looking at the negative reviews here on online store and elsewhere on the web, i am convinced that those comments stem from users who have not set up the press correctly. It is also quite suspicious that so many of the negative comments end with some variation of the claim that "i finally spent twice as much on a dillon as i should have done in the first place. Lesson learned: you get what you pay for. " such comments would seem to imply that the (much) lower price on the hornady lock n load ap is much lower in quality than a comparable dillon press. That's simply not the truth. Dillon presses are indeed excellent, but for nearly twice the price, they offer little noticeable benefit except for a visibly superior cosmetic finish. Functionally, the hornady lock n load has proven to be just as capable, and some of its features-like the excellent lock n load bushing system-actually make it more desirable, in my opinion. Compared side by side with other brands, the hornady press has more visible casting marks and uneven textures. But the red finish still looks very attractive, and all of the press's mechanical components are precisely machined for smooth, accurate reloading. After seeing the press in action, i can say without reservation that it is not substantially inferior to the dillon in its operational build quality. I can only assume that many of the negative reviewers either work for dillon or are looking to justify the fact that they spent twice as much for a press that is only 10% "better"-and mostly in a cosmetic way. Properly set up, the hornady lock n load ap is a serious reloading press, a joy to operate and behold. . How do i set it up correctly? . It does take some fiddling to get the press set up correctly, but the difficulty of setting up the hornady doesn't strike me as any worse than any other press. With a little patience to dial in each die station correctly, this press will run like a swiss watch. Best of all, once you get the die stations dialed in correctly, the fantastic lock n load bushing system lets you lock in the setting securely. Thereafter, if you want to change calibers, you can simply twist the bushings to swap out the dies and install a different set. When you reinstall the dies after they've been set once, they hold that setting very well to ensure repeatable results again and again. This is one of the most outstanding features of the hornady press, and one of the main reasons (besides price) that i chose it over the dillon. Besides the convenience of easily swapping out dies for different calibers, the bushings also make it easy to quickly remove stations to clear them out of the way for better access to one station that, for example, you might need to get a wrench on to tighten or loosen it. . Instead of going over the initial cleaning and set up, i'll just recommend that watch the youtube video series posted by user bill morgan. Search for "hornady lnl ap press set up hints and tricks, part 1" to begin his outstanding, multi-video coverage of virtually everything you need to know to set the press up right. I don't know bill personally, but his videos about setting up this press are top notch and will spare you a lot of headaches. Also, make sure you clean the press thoroughly when you first get it with a high quality cleaner and dry lube, like hornady one-shot, which works great. . How accurate is this press? . After fiddling carefully with each station to get it set up correctly, i was able to produce better-than-factory-accuracy ammo (. 223 remington) on my first try with this press. In addition to this press, i purchased these two add-ons:. . - hornady improve shell plate (17 remington, 17/222, 17/223, 220vt. , 20 tactical, 204 ruger, 221 remington, 222 remington, 222 remington mag. , 5. 6x50 mag. , 223 remington, 6mm/223, 6x47 remington, 6mm tcu. , 6. 5mm tcu. , 7mm tcu. , 7mm/223 ingram, 7x47 helm, 380 auto). . - hornady 223 remington custom grade reloading dies(series i two-die set). . The hornady resizing/de-priming die works great as long as you snug up the spindle with a wrench and use a generous amount of case lube on the brass (hornady one-shot lube works great). The bullet seating die is also outstanding as long as you hold the bullet into place and guide it up into the die as you stroke the handle. Every bullet seats firmly to a consistent depth (i. E. , it holds the depth you set very accurately) and appears perfectly centered in the case-an observation that is born out by the impressive accuracy of the resulting shots. You do not need an expanding die for . 223 cases. The two dies in the hornady set are all you need in addition to the included powder dispenser that comes with the press. . The powder dispenser is also surprisingly accurate. At first, i had a hard time getting it to throw a consistent charge. But then i discovered that the dispenser tube wasn't screwed in entirely, and as soon as i fixed that and made a few adjustments to the depth of the station, i suddenly started getting dead-on-accurate throws every time. I'm using imr 4320 powder, which is a mostly round, but slightly extruded powder that seems to work very well in the hornady powder dispenser and is less finnicky about temperature changes than a true ball powder. When i tried measuring the loads by dispensing into the pan on my scale, i got inconsistent results, but when i started running cases up into the dispenser and then dumping the powder from the case onto the pan of my beam scale, i got an exact 23. 5 grains every time for nine in a row! after that, i checked the powder throw every 30 cases, but i needn't have done so. It was spot on every time! of course, if you want those kinds of results, you have to make certain you clean your powder station very thoroughly and set it up properly (as i said above, go watch bill morgan's videos! ). . One last accuracy note: using cci small rifle primers ( 400) with the small primer seating parts properly installed on the press, i had zero troubles with shallow or unevenly seated primers. It just works! . . Problems and shortcomings. The hornady lock n load ap press's printed instructions and included video leave a little to be desired. They're not bad, but you really need to consult both to have a good understanding of how to set up and operate the press. There are some things that aren't adequately covered in the print instructions that are much better explained in the video. For instance, it isn't clear how to grease the press unless you watch the video, which is the only place that makes mention of how much grease to use. . The only problem i had with my press is that, right out of the box, the plastic/nylon tip (ferrule) to the small primer pick up tube was broken. Instead of two clearly defined prongs, it looked as if it had been melted and cracked. I contacted hornady using their online contact form, and with no questions asked, within a week they had mailed me a replacement tip/ferrule at no charge, so it seems that their customer service is very good. Of course, it was a very inexpensive part. Perhaps if it had been a more significant problem, they would have been less accommodating (? ). I can't say, but my sense is that they offer good support for their customers. . Conclusion. All in all, this is a phenomenal press. If you have any doubts about it, watch bill morgan's videos. Not only will they tell you all the things you need to know to get this press running like a swiss watch, but also you will see the press in action and feel more confident about its quality. I still don't know why there are so many folks who bash this press or claim that it is vastly inferior to the dillon. All i can say is they are wrong. It is a fair match for the dillon, at a much better price, with some features that are even preferable over the dillon, and you won't be sorry you bought it. And sweetening the deal, if you buy this press, hornady includes a rebate for 500 free bullets (all you pay is shipping), which is like getting almost an additional $100 off the price of the press! . . I say buy it, and happy reloading! (remember to be safe and use your brain, don't get in a hurry. ). . Update 12/12/14: well, i've been reloading on this press for awhile now, so i thought it was time for an update. I love it! so far, i have had zero problems with the completed rounds i've loaded, and only two issues with the reloading process. One issue is that with the lead-tip "varmint" . 223 caliber bullets from hornady, the lead noses of the bullets are soft enough that if you don't keep the bullet oriented exactly right as you press it up into the seating die, it can turn sideways and get stuck inside the seating die, crushing the brass case in the process. It is very hard to feel that the bullet has shifted until it is too late and the case has been crushed. This only happened three times in the 250 rounds i loaded with those bullets, but i thought i should mention it. It's arguably an issue with those particular bullets, rather than the press. . The other issue is more serious: the lock n load bushing on the powder station can (and often does) twist and unseat itself after awhile. This never happened on the first 100 - 150 rounds i loaded; however, now it happens at least once every 50 rounds i load. The reason this is dangerous is because it allows the powder station to rise up out of the press, instead of pressing the bullet up inside to activate the powder drop and throw a (proper) charge into the case. If you don't notice it, then when you move to the next station and seat the bullet, you've just created a squib load. Squib loads are dangerous because when you put them in your gun, the primer may have enough force to discharge the bullet into the barrel of your rifle, but without a charge of powder, the bullet usually will stop somewhere in the barrel. Since you hear a "pop, " and the round may even eject (or you may rack the bolt to clear it), you might think the round fired fine. But if you fire off the next round without thinking to make sure the barrel is clear (i. E. , not realizing you just had a squib load), the pressure of the next shot in a clogged barrel can (almost certainly will) blow up your barrel and possibly injure you. So watch out for that! one fix is to buy a thin rubber o-ring from the hardware store and install it just under the lip/rim of the lock n load bushing. That way, when you lock it down, it compresses the o-ring and locks in extra-tight, which seems to correct the issue very effectively. Squib loads are always a greater risk on a progressive press, of course, but i just wanted to note that-due to the powder station's tendency to work the lnl bushing loose-they are a much higher risk on the hornady lnl ap. . Those issues aside, i love this press. It produces very fine, very accurate, very consistent ammunition-at least in the . 223/5. 56 caliber i've been loading exclusively so far. Don't reload distracted. Pay attention to the feel of the primers going into the case (you can feel when you miss a primer-though, so far, that has only happened when a stray grain of powder jamms the primer loading tray); pay attention to the feel of the bullet as you guide it into the bullet seating die; and pay attention to the look and sound of the powder station as it is throwing a charge correctly and locked down securely. With an eye on those details, you can avoid most of the frustrating or dangerous issues that can arise with a press, and your ammo will come out great if your components are good. One last tip that has helped me: i leave an open station between the powder station and the bullet seating die, which allows me to visibly inspect and confirm the powder level of each case before i seat a bullet. I suppose you could insert a powder check station, but i find it more reassuring to actually see the powder levels for myself (and i'm pleased to see them throwing so consistently! ). Hope that update/advice helps you!

V. Garner, Baden-Wuerttemberg says

This is my second progressive reloading press (the first one is an old pacific model dl366 set up for 12 gauge shotgun shell reloading). This one is a dramatic improvement over the design and technology used when the pacific model was manufactured! easy to assemble, great lock-n-load feature, and very smooth operation. One caution though - be sure to shop around when buying this as the prices do vary considerably. I found this press on sale before the holidays with free shipping and almost feel guilty about what i paid for it (not really. ). I am looking forward to "dialing in" the accuracy of my rifles.

R. April, Oregon

I had an rcbs progressive loader years ago. But time got tight and i could afford store-bought ammo. Fast forward twenty years and now ammo is really expensive, and i wanted a more accurate and consistent product. . I did quite a bit of research and asked several experienced loaders what they thought was the best reloading press. You really can't go wrong with any of the major brand name progressive reloaders. I choose hornady because they have great customer service and this reloaded you can upgrade to basically have an automated press. . This reloading press is well-packaged, all the contents are securely packed and the directions are accurate and easy to follow. There is also a dvd included that shows how to assemble, adjust and use the press. I found that the loads per hour they quoted was about 20% inflated. But this is a very solid reloading press that you grandchildren will be reloading ammo on decades from now. Just be patient, take your time, and don't rush through your first reloading sessions. You're gonna love this press!



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