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Hornady Lock N Load Question

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by paulo, Dec 27, 2008.

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  1. paulo

    paulo Member

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    This may be a dumb question however I am just getting into reloading so here goes. I bought the Lock N Load AP along with the Custom Grade Rifle Two Die Set in .223. Do I need the shell holders?

    Thanks Paul
     
  2. Walkalong

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    You need the appropriate shell plate for the LNL, unless it came with the one for your dies. I prime with an RCBS hand primer, so I would still need the shell holders. It all depends.
     
  3. paulo

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    Walkalong,I bought the right size shellplate.So I would not need the shell holders for the LNL right? The shell holders can be used for their case trimmer and what else? I bought 4 should I send them back? Why do you hand prime? Thanks Paul.

    Sorry for all the questions.
     
  4. Sommerled

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    Paulo, congrats on the LNL ap! There are two on my bench. Consider keeping the shell holder for 223. Many people, myself included, use a single stage to deprime/resize volume amounts AND small batches of rifle loads. It is because of all that messy lubricant you have to use when resizing.

    After resizing/deprime on a single stage many folks tumble the brass again to remove the lube and then use the progressive to load the prepped brass.

    Personally, after over 8000 .223 rounds for prairie dogging, and looking for all the efficiency possible to save time, the above is the method I use.

    I rarely hand prime except for PD pistol rounds. The press does this job well IMHO.

    The only other comment I'd make is that when you tumble a deprimed .223 case you often have a piece of media stuck in the flash hole. I put a universal decapping die in station 1 of the progressive to clear the hole.

    Happy new year!
     
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