Hornady Lock-N-Load AP detailed specs posted


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UltimateReloader
May 19, 2010, 07:50 PM
Hello all- I'm working on super-detailed articles that cover all of the basic aspects of the popular 5-station progressive reloading presses, specifically:

Hornady Lock-N-Load AP
Dillon XL-650
RCBS Pro 2000
Lee Loadmaster (technically a 4-station)


One of the articles that I'm planning to post for each is detailed specifications.

Well, I've posted this article for the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP:
http://ultimatereloader.com/?p=919

Let me know what you think. Anything specs you'd like to know about that aren't on this list?

Thanks!
Gavin

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qadsan
May 19, 2010, 09:34 PM
Nice format, exceptional content, etc.

A note in your specs confirmed my suspicion about the case feed plates being interchangeable between Hornady and Dillon. I wish Dillon made a XL650 tool head with the LNL bushing system or at least offered a tool head with the LNL bushing in place of the powder dispenser.

I also like that side by side shot you put up of all the presses together. Thank you.

tony4308
May 19, 2010, 09:50 PM
I just happened onto your page as i was setting up my LNL AP your videos helped alot.
good job.

Gryffydd
May 19, 2010, 09:58 PM
From the linked specs:
Lock-n-load metering inserts, separate drums for rifle and pistol (rifle drum included)
My LnL AP purchased in December of last year came with the pistol drum and insert as well.

germ
May 19, 2010, 10:37 PM
Your spec says no baffle for the LNL powder measure. I bought my press last week and it came with a real nice one the drops right in.

Gryffydd
May 19, 2010, 10:44 PM
Your spec says no baffle for the LNL powder measure. I bought my press last week and it came with a real nice one the drops right in.
Yup, mine did too.

BigJakeJ1s
May 19, 2010, 11:14 PM
A few more notes:

Metering inserts can be swapped without tools and without emptying PM, unless changing between rifle & pistol.

Optional drain insert allows emptying PM back into can/bottle while still on press.

PM functions at any station.

Andy

thorn-
May 20, 2010, 12:41 AM
Nice listing :)

Small typo under powder:

"Case mo(u)th expansion"

thorn

UltimateReloader
May 20, 2010, 10:55 AM
Thanks for the edits guys- post updated!

jmorris
May 20, 2010, 11:57 AM
You noted that the Dillon case feed plates would work on the LNL but said a low primer warning not available. I thought I might mention that the low primer warning off the Dillon will also work on the LNL.

UltimateReloader
May 20, 2010, 12:30 PM
Very interesting. Any mods needed? I might have to try :)

jmorris
May 21, 2010, 10:25 AM
I sold the LNL a while back but I don’t think so as all of my Dillon’s have primer alarms on them. If I had to modify one I probably would have let it go with the LNL. My LNL was before the EZ eject and came with only the rifle powder measure set up without a baffle and 1000 bullets. I liked the bullets.

TWAJeff
May 25, 2010, 07:11 PM
Yup, mine did too.

Interesting.

Is it metal or plastic? Any way you could post a pic?

Thanks!

germ
May 25, 2010, 09:11 PM
Metal

UltimateReloader
May 25, 2010, 09:40 PM
These presses all have metal frames. All are cast aluminum frames except the RCBS Pro 2000 which is cast iron (and a BEAR to lift on/off the bench :) )

TWAJeff
May 26, 2010, 11:03 AM
These presses all have metal frames. All are cast aluminum frames except the RCBS Pro 2000 which is cast iron (and a BEAR to lift on/off the bench :) )
Sorry, Gavin. I was referring to the powder baffle that is now included. Mine did not come with one, but I'm wanting to order one.

Thanks,

Jeff

UltimateReloader
May 26, 2010, 12:20 PM
Yes, me too. Powder baffles are a "must have". I was going to work on a DIY article, but if they're cheap, why not buy one?

TWAJeff
May 26, 2010, 12:54 PM
Yes, me too. Powder baffles are a "must have". I was going to work on a DIY article, but if they're cheap, why not buy one?
I called Hornady this morning to get a part number and price for the baffle. In their typical awesome fashion, they are sending me one for free "under a warranty ticket".

I know people tote Dillon's "No BS" warranty, but it's been my experience that Hornady operates the same way.

tabealer
May 26, 2010, 04:30 PM
How about including the common retail cost of the machines? Who pays $500 for the LNL? I paid about 380 with shipping from http://www.manventureoutpost.com.

Hey_Allen
June 1, 2010, 08:16 PM
I paid $375-380 (can't remember now) at the local cabella's last year around Thanksgiving, due to bringing the website price into the store.
The shell plates were discounted as well, through the same route.

I remember that I was a dollar over the $425 list price in the store when I checked out, but had two shell plates and a soda in my hands as well as the press.

lilquiz
June 2, 2010, 06:06 AM
Has any of you had any luck using the RCBS bullet feeder with your LNL.

germ
June 2, 2010, 06:22 AM
Hey Ultimatereloader,
One thing you may want to include somewhere in your LNL instructions, is how to adjust the primer setup so the holes line up. Maybe you already have this but I missed it? I love how the Hornady video tells you may need to do this, and then completely ignores telling you how. Sure it's a simple thing, but it would be nice if Hornady pointed it out. Maybe it's just me, but I kinda think basic, yet critical adjustment info should be in the manual.

Gryffydd
June 2, 2010, 01:15 PM
I love how the Hornady video tells you may need to do this, and then completely ignores telling you how.
I got a kick out of this as well. Definitely would be a welcome addition.

EddieNFL
June 2, 2010, 02:34 PM
I know people tote Dillon's "No BS" warranty, but it's been my experience that Hornady operates the same way.

Thanks to Dillon and RCBS. Twenty years ago I was paying for replacement parts for my Projector.

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