Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Techniques For Reloading


Reply

Hornady Lock-n-Load for Rifle?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-10-2008, 10:00 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Central Washington
Posts: 491
Hornady Lock-n-Load for Rifle?

I'm considering a Lock-n-Load progressive and wonder if anyone is using it for Rifle ammunition?

Any thoughts or tips? Best way to utilize it?

Bill
__________________

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

Thomas Jefferson

http://waitesandbalances.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-10-2008, 11:56 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Posts: 805
Re: Hornady Lock-n-Load for Rifle?

Bill,

I've been using a Dillon RL550B for some rifle ammo... for my 'short line' ammo for NRA High Power rifle (200/300yd, offhand slowfire and sitting/prone rapid fire) it loads ammo plenty good for that purpose pretty much as is. I've been tinkering with using it for precision/long range ammo, but haven't really committed to it yet.

Most of the people I know that load anything fancier than blaster ammo on a progressive tend to do a two-pass setup - tumble the cases, run them through the F/L die, then do whatever case prep tickles your fancy - clean primer pockets, trim case length, then tumble the lube off the cases. After that they have a batch of clean, sized, & prepped cases ready to run through, prime, charge, & seat.

I've started using a universal decapping die from Dillon in station #1 on the second tool head (power/seating operations) to punch out any tumbling media that might have found its way into the flash hole. The Dillon die is rounded and smooth in the right places, operates better in a progressive press than others (RCBS/Lee, etc.)

I've got a LnL AP on the way - picked one up used for a good price, $250 including dies & shell plate. Now I just need to add a case feeder (and plate for *that*). The main reason I got it is that I find myself loading a *lot* of .223 Rem... most of it stuff that can be done progressively (ball powder, magazine-length, etc.) and I'm really wanting the case feeder to relieve some of the tedium. After I get the 6 or 7k of .223 cases all F/L sized and prepped, then I'll probably be going back through and loading them up using the LnL AP, assuming no major problems.

There are some 'tricks' to doing precision ammo on a 550, due to the way the floating tool head can slop around in the press frame. It'll be interesting to see what all has to be done to load precision rifle ammo on a LnL AP.

Monte
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-11-2008, 04:21 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Central Washington
Posts: 491
Re: Hornady Lock-n-Load for Rifle?

Thanks Monte!!

The progressive is a new world for me, so I'm a little nervous!

Bill
__________________

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

Thomas Jefferson

http://waitesandbalances.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Hornady Lock-n-Load for Rifle?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hornady Lock-n-Load OAL guage problem Elkslayer1 Reloading 2 07-29-2010 01:06 AM
Hornady Lock N Load Press johnnyk Reloading Equipment and Components 2 08-27-2008 08:51 PM
Hornady Lock N Load Modified case threads Alucard Reloading 8 06-24-2008 12:48 PM
WTB: Hornady Lock-N-Load AP true1911 Reloading Equipment and Components 0 04-01-2008 01:08 AM
Hornady Lock N Load Progressive Press Ian M Equipment Discussions 1 03-26-2004 10:27 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC