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Can someone with a Lock'n'Load and a Case feeder measure something for me??

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by REL1203, May 10, 2011.

  1. REL1203

    REL1203 Well-Known Member

    I am thinking of upgrading from my Lee Classic Turret press to a LNL w/Case feeder. I love my LCT, but my wife is finally getting back into shooting, so I am going to need to start cranking out some 9mm and 40SW again, and doing the last thousand just took its toll on the LCT (I can run through 120/hour pretty easily), but thats still almost 9hours of my time. My office (which is a room purely for me) and set up oddly. My bench is a home made one by me to fit how I wanted it to, but i cant seem to find the 2 measurements I am looking for from Hornady.

    First, from the front of your bench, how far back does the case feeder go (at its highest part). As you can see in the pic, I have a high shelf that sits 12.5" back from the very front of the bench. So I am trying to figure out if I will have enough room for the case feeder with how I have it set up now.

    The other measurement is how from the front of the bench until the case feeder starts (obviously up higher). Reason I ask for this is I have an Air Duct that is 42" above the first 3" of depth from the begining of the bench. I would obviously have to load and change plates from the side of the feeder which isnt a problem, I am just curious how deep from the begining of the bench it would be till the case feeder started.

    Hope that makes sense. Here is a pic so you can see what I am working with (excuse the crappy iphone quality).

    The Lock'n'load would be mounted near the end of the bench where the LCT is now.
  2. thump_rrr

    thump_rrr Well-Known Member

    The case feeder starts 1" ahead of the bench at a total height of 38".
    It has a total depth of 12.5" putting the rear of it at 11.5" back from the edge of the bench.
    My camera battery is charging a the moment. I'll put up a pic in a little while.

    PS Mine is actually on a pedestal built out of a 4" I beam with 3/8" thick steel plates welded at both ends.
  3. minnesota

    minnesota Well-Known Member

    The case feeder will sit 11 inches back from the face of the bench, and the height of the case feeder installed is 38 inches and for assembly 41 inches( to install on top of steel post)from the top of the loading bench. Sounds like you are going to make it.
  4. thump_rrr

    thump_rrr Well-Known Member

    He could also install it on top of the steel post and then bolt the post onto the back of the press like I did.
  5. PsychoKnight

    PsychoKnight Well-Known Member

    You can also cut off the top three inches of the casefeeder mount to reduce its height.
  6. REL1203

    REL1203 Well-Known Member

    Thump, would love to see a pic when you get a chance...

    Thanks so much for the quick replies guys, seems like I might have just enough room in both directions, I have some play with my built in shelf, I can actually move the top shelf back about an inch if need by so i should be fine there, the height seems like I am going to just clear cause i have 41.75" it seems and cant really do much with that except if I do as Pyscho said and shorten the case feeder (which I am not opposed to).
  7. thump_rrr

    thump_rrr Well-Known Member

    I really can't see how the top of the post can be cut down to lower the hopper any.

    PS That's Simon the reloading kitten in the background.

  8. REL1203

    REL1203 Well-Known Member

    Thumprrr, nice pic, i believe the way to shorten the feeder is to cut a few inches off the bottom and redrill the holes to mount it to the press, seems easy enough. I ordered my LNL today, but am gonna wait on the case feeder for a month or so till i get set up and used to the LNL as its my first progressive
  9. nojoke

    nojoke Well-Known Member

    Can the base of the case feeder be trimmed off at all?
    Never saw an update to that comment here....I might need to trim a bit....:rolleyes:
  10. nojoke

    nojoke Well-Known Member

    Ok, so I guess nobody's trimmed before....it's ok, I think I've got 1" to spare.

    Second question; how is the feeder aligned behind the lock n load? If you were standing directly in front of the lock n load, is the hopper for the feeder centered behind the lock n load or is it offset to one side (in pictures it appears it might be offset to the left). If it is offset, how much? How far from center of the lock n load is the apex of the hopper curve? I'm tight w/ space and this would be very helpful! thanks! :D
  11. nojoke

    nojoke Well-Known Member


    Can someone at least take a pick straight on so I can guestimate the answer?????
    Please? :D
  12. REL1203

    REL1203 Well-Known Member

    I typed "Lock Load Feeder" into google images, first pic that came up


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