Hornady quick die change bushing

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by newmexkid, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. newmexkid

    newmexkid Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2011
    Well, having nothing better to do I ordered some of Hornady's quick change die bushings for my Rockchucker. Now...Do I just have to muscle the die insert already on the press off? Already tried a bit and it won't budge. Is it left/right hand thread?
  2. Bullet bumper

    Bullet bumper Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2009
    It's a normal right hand thread but the bushing is usually very tight . An impact wrench with a good fitting socket is usually required so you don't burr the bushing up using a crescent . The older models had a thicker better formed hex on the bushing and it was easier to get out . Take it down to your local body shop or mechanic and get them to take it out .
    Why they make them so tight is a mystery .