Hornady LNL And Lee Dies


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cpo223
November 9, 2008, 04:42 PM
Hello all, I did a search and found out about the issues with the Lee Fcd and how to deal with that problem, but found nothing about any length problems with the other three dies. I am looking to buy a new press other than Lee and was told by a friend of mine that the older Lee dies are too short to work in a LNL. Has anyone ever run into this problem? All of my dies are 13-14 years old so I am sure they are considered older ones.

I have been going between the LNL and the RCBS Pro 2000. If I could use my dies in the LNL it would be a big price difference between them with the free bullet offer from Hornady. If no one knows maybe somebody with a newer set of dies could measure the length of the threads for me to compare.

Thanks for any help

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Shoney
November 9, 2008, 05:51 PM
I have the LNL AP, and yes, some dies are short. It's a simple fix.

Remove the lock ring. Drill and tap the side of the LNL bushing to accept the hex lock screw, and your good to go.

cpo223
November 9, 2008, 10:44 PM
Thanks Shoney, I did not think of that.

Shoney
November 10, 2008, 08:19 PM
Your welcome!

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