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Thread: Thoughts on Hornady lock n load system

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    A case gauge is easier, but the cost of having a specific gauge for each cartridge is expensive. I reload for about 25 bottle necked rifle cartridges. Having one tool that will handle all of them is great. Plus, the Hornady headspace comparator is by no stretch of the imagination difficult to use.

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    Yeah.. that makes sense for a bunch of calibers.

    I'm just .223, .308, and 300 WM for the most part. So that's just 2 gauges and the chamber on the big boy for me.
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    I have the LNL head space gauge kit it works well I believe Sinclair makes a little nicer head space kit also. I started out using a Sinclair bullet comparator just using a larger caliber hole to drop the comparator to the shoulder of the case it worked OK you can also check headspace by putting in a primer in a sized brass but leave it proud then chamber the brass this seats the primer then measure how high the primer is left sticking out of the brass this compared to the brass length should be your head space. I understand the high volume reloading I whore out many parts of my RCBS turret press and RCBS was fantastic about sending me replacement parts no complaints about them at all. I have since bought a Forster CO-AX and Redding T7 both very very nice presses. A good thing to compare when press shopping is shipping weights in the catalogs a RCBS turret and a Redding T7 turret press “look the same” the T7 weighs almost a third again more than the RCBS those shipping weights tell the real story on build quality.

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    If you are going to run an alloy (aluminum) press as a do all (main) press, you will have to clean the ram tunnel frequently. My recommendation would be to buy a cheap used steel press for decapping operations as the primer residue is the abraisive that wears out presses. I took MarkM's approach years ago and decap and size on steel O frame press in seperate operations to reduce the cleaning frequency of my Dillon.

    I took a quick gander on Midway's site and it appears the H L&L press is available with a cast iron frame also if I'm not mistaken. For the long run, it would be a worthwhile upgrade.

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    What did the OP end up getting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndmiller View Post
    What did the OP end up getting?
    Nothing at this time.

    Still looking at some other models. Just contemplating the LNL because I know hornady factory ammo is gtg and it has everything needed in the box.

    I want to thank everyone for their feedback and openings, as they did not fall on deaf ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy27012 View Post
    Nothing at this time.

    Still looking at some other models. Just contemplating the LNL because I know hornady factory ammo is gtg..
    Sorry, but what does Hornady factory ammo have to do with the LNL?



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    Quote Originally Posted by 223to45 View Post
    Sorry, but what does Hornady factory ammo have to do with the LNL?



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    Absolutely nothing, but being that they have good ammo, I would assume other items that share their name would have similar quality. That is all.

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