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#7192461 - 12/16/12 06:21 PM Hornady Lock n Load AP Press...
fixitquick79 Offline
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Registered: 06/11/07
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Thinking about this press. Anyone have one? What do you think. Seems as though you could bust through a lot of rounds pretty quick.

Also any recommendations on a decent digi scale, Calipers, etc would be appreciated.

Thanks

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#7195954 - 12/17/12 03:50 PM Re: Hornady Lock n Load AP Press... [Re: fixitquick79]
fixitquick79 Offline
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No one? Anyone have a recommendation for a better auto progressive multi stage press? I have heard the Lee's aren't very good. I live about 15 miles from RCBS. How are their auto presses? I don't think I know anyone who has one. But I do see a ton of rockchuck single stage presses and people seem to like them but I think I want an AP press.


Edited by fixitquick79 (12/17/12 03:50 PM)

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#7196341 - 12/17/12 05:23 PM Re: Hornady Lock n Load AP Press... [Re: fixitquick79]
EdM Offline
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I have one and am more than pleased with it. Built like a tank and it just works. I did a fair amount of research and it came down to the LnL or the Dillon 650. Lee and RCBS were never really in the running.
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#7196346 - 12/17/12 05:23 PM Re: Hornady Lock n Load AP Press... [Re: fixitquick79]
ghostrider272 Offline
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Registered: 03/27/12
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I have one of the Hornadys. Bought it several years ago and really like it. I don't use it enough at this point (too many distractions), but for value over the RCBS and Dillon, I didn't think it could be beat.

My 0.02...

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#7196382 - 12/17/12 05:30 PM Re: Hornady Lock n Load AP Press... [Re: fixitquick79]
Take_a_knee Offline
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Registered: 09/10/09
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Dillon 550B, hands down, is the most versatile press ever designed. The LnLoad is auto indexing, which is great, except for the fact auto indexing does absolutely nothing to speed up reloading without a case feeder.

The 550B, with it's interchangeable toolheads, is the most hassle free press ever designed. With a few tweaks from Uniquetek, it'll loaded match-grade ammo for a rifle, or crank out an active IDPA shooter's pistol ammo needs.

A 650, or a 1050, or better yet, both of 'em, is ideal for the serious 3-gun type, but many manange with just a 550B

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#7196493 - 12/17/12 05:47 PM Re: Hornady Lock n Load AP Press... [Re: Take_a_knee]
bowmanh Offline
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Registered: 09/25/09
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Loc: NW Oregon
I have a Hornady LNL AP and while I haven't used it a great deal yet, so far it's working well. I've only loaded 9mm luger at this point. I think it's a good value overall. Several of my friends have them and like them.

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#7196911 - 12/17/12 07:15 PM Re: Hornady Lock n Load AP Press... [Re: bowmanh]
RufusG Offline
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Registered: 12/16/03
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Loc: In the weeds, AZ
When I was shopping for a progressive, I narrowed it down to the LNL and the Dillon. Both seemed to be quality setups with plenty of fans. The Hornady was cheaper, plus cheaper to change calibers, and they were giving you like 500 or 1K bullets (forget how many) as a rebate. So I took a chance on the LNL and am completely pleased with it.

If you get one, follow the setup/cleaning instructions closely (it's easy) and if you spill powder make sure it doesn't get under the shellplate. I did get a Dillon sizing die for 9mm though, those radiused edges are a real boon for smooth progressive loading.

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#7197036 - 12/17/12 07:39 PM Re: Hornady Lock n Load AP Press... [Re: RufusG]
fixitquick79 Offline
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Registered: 06/11/07
Posts: 180
Thanks for the feedback. Good to hear the LnL is working out for you all. For the price I think it is the one I will get. Have been looking around and the RCBS is pretty pricey comparatively.

Thanks.

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#7197128 - 12/17/12 08:02 PM Re: Hornady Lock n Load AP Press... [Re: Take_a_knee]
17ACKLEYBEE Offline
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Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 19491
Loc: A wash in the west.
Originally Posted By: Take_a_knee
Dillon 550B, hands down, is the most versatile press ever designed. The LnLoad is auto indexing, which is great, except for the fact auto indexing does absolutely nothing to speed up reloading without a case feeder.

The 550B, with it's interchangeable toolheads, is the most hassle free press ever designed. With a few tweaks from Uniquetek, it'll loaded match-grade ammo for a rifle, or crank out an active IDPA shooter's pistol ammo needs.

A 650, or a 1050, or better yet, both of 'em, is ideal for the serious 3-gun type, but many manange with just a 550B


The great thing about the 550B it doesn't have to auto index and you have the capability of using like a single stage press as well. You can't do that with the Lnload to my knowledge.

Also I don't believe the Dillion 650 or the 1050 can be anything but a auto index press.


Edited by 17ACKLEYBEE (12/17/12 08:03 PM)
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#7197517 - 12/17/12 10:36 PM Re: Hornady Lock n Load AP Press... [Re: 17ACKLEYBEE]
Take_a_knee Offline
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Registered: 09/10/09
Posts: 12291
Originally Posted By: 17ACKLEYBEE
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The great thing about the 550B it doesn't have to auto index and you have the capability of using like a single stage press as well. You can't do that with the Lnload to my knowledge.

Also I don't believe the Dillion 650 or the 1050 can be anything but a auto index press.


Exactly right, thanks for clearing that up.

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