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Hornady Lnl AP shopping list

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by CKweigand, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. 9mmepiphany

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    The 7.5" mount, rather than the 9.75" Ultramount, is a regular production item. It is called the Junior Ultramount
     
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    Sorry, I meant buying two kits you get 12 die bushings and 2 conv bushings 1 in ea kit). Tried to look up the part number on Horandy.com and no match, apparently its made strictly for Cabelas. Part number is 1 off of the one you listed. 44098.

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  3. RealGun

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    But it's not listed for the LnL AP from my perusal. I did correspond though and confirm it was an option.

    addendum: I looked again and now see it listed as #24.
     
  4. RealGun

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    I was happy to learn of that light and ordered one. But now I wonder if there is a user group online that would actively inform me of new items available for the LnL AP.
     
  5. Rule3

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    Kind of off topic but about progressive presses.

    What is the "sense" of a progressive (speed) if folks deprime first on a dedicated press, THEN wash and dry the brass, THEN prime off the press, THEN load on a progressive.?? and then talk about how many times no progressive users yank the handle.???

    As far as "FEEL" of seating a primer, baloney, it's either seated or it isn't.

    I'll go make more popcorn now.:)
     
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    When I had my LnL setup, I would decap and wash with SS pins because I like how they turn out, keep my dies cleaner and the primer pockets get cleaned that way, but all other operations size and flare, prime, charge, seat bullet and crimp were with the one pull of the handle.

    I admit I would start having to at least wonder what I'm doing if I'm seating primers off the LnL. I still think it would be faster even in that situation but I would begin to wonder.
     
  7. RealGun

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    The only "deprime first" that I have done is on rifle cartridges, doing all that case prep thing. All handgun without exception gets decapped and primed on the press. I tumble cases in walnut rather than wash them, because washing made the primers hard to pop out consistently. I try to minimize how many times the cases have to be handled, when extra handling doesn't contribute anything to productivity or quality.
     
  8. 9mmepiphany

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    I don't do all of the above, but my preferred process isn't to go from an empty case to a completely loaded round either.

    What I like to do is have a bunch of sized and primed cases on hand ready to be loaded for whatever I intend to use them for next...I only reload for handguns. With Federal primers, it is more efficient to store them loaded into cases then in their boxes. 10k Federal primers take more room than 40k CCI primers

    Some I load for Steel (lighter) and some for practice or match use (different bullets). I rarely have more than a couple of thousand loaded rounds on hand.

    I like being about to reach into my bin of primed cases, throw them in the case feeder, insert the correct powder measure insert/dies ((I'm loading on a Hornady LNL) and load up a few hundred rounds of whatever I need that day. I'll commonly load in 100rd batches when taking a 10min break from whatever I'm otherwise doing
     
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    Pulling the handle twice for a loaded round is good exercise:)
    Never bought a tube filler so I can hand prime much faster than stabbing primers with the tube.
    I can prime while watching TV so not really time wasted, I think of it a productive TV time.

    And yes I have done it the way it was intended to be done in one pass.
     
  10. Blue68f100

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    The priming system on the LNL-AP is one of the best I have ever used. Yes it can be a pain to get setup correctly/adjusted. But once done it runs very smooth. I have not had to adj mine since I set it up. I also setup a few friends presses for them, they too have not touched it since. Take the time to do it right the first time and be done. What you have to watch out for is all of the powder residue that want to end up in the sled track from depriming. A can a Duster Air is your best friend on keeping it clean. All of my hand gun ammo is loaded from start to finish on the LNL-AP and some rifle. There are times I use the brass feeder to just deprime so I can wet clean the brass. When I do this I remove the seating punch assembly from the base, to keep the crud out of it.
     
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  11. Kaldor

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    I generally process all my brass on my LnL, pistol and rifle. Pistol is just decapping. Rifle is decap and size pre trimming. One thing where progressive users have a huge leg up on SS users? Volume. Im processing at 600+ pieces per hour, you wont touch that on a SS. I SSTL tumble because I run volume and a dry tumbler wouldnt be able to keep up. I dont care about the bling, I just want the cases clean, and I dont want to deal with dust in my garage or in press when I reload.

    Seating is subjective to each user, but I dont see much difference between a SSTL wet tumbled case and a case tumbled in walnut or corn cob.
     
  12. CKweigand
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    Here we go! I got the press up and running this morning. I was overwhelmed with the reviews on the setup but in just under 4hrs she’s ready to rock out some 45 ACP. And yes I am using the PTX expander die on the powder measure.

    Anyways here are some pics of the bench.
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    I just have to season the measure some more and all should be good I’m sure I’ll be fine tuning some things as she gets broken in but that’s with everything I guess.

    Station 1 deprime,size
    —-prime case
    Station 2 Powder Charge, PTX expand
    Station 3 Bullet feeder die
    Station 4 Seating
    Station 5 TC
    I want to thank everyone for helping me out, suggestions, insight, and recommendations. And thank the lord for THR!

    CK
     
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    ... using powdered graphite, I trust.
     
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    I don’t have any powdered graphite but I did inherit 16lbs of 700x from my uncle. I’ll cycle some of that through until it is nicely coated and then I’ll drop my unique through it.
     
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