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LnL AP - need a little help on setup

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by thegunnut, Sep 13, 2008.

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  1. thegunnut

    thegunnut Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    Have been working today to set up my new LnL ap for 45acp.
    Has the Kiss bullet collater and the Hornady case feed.
    Only part that doesn't work is the case feeder.
    The case seems to contact the shellplate too early, causing it to "tip" enough that it doesn't enter the shell plate properly.
    If I adjust so that it clears the shellplate when the "v" guide advances, it does not push the case into the shell plate far enough.
    I have adjusted the rod till I am blue in the face and no joy.
    I am not far from taking a die grinder to the shell plate and giving it a little "adjustment" .
    Any ideas / advice on how to get this !@#$% thing to work would be most appreciated
  2. 20nickels

    20nickels Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    I would not grind on the shell plate. I'm certain the problem can be solved with the case feeder. Contact Hornaday and talk to Bob. Until that is fixed you can get by just fine without the case feeder. I have learned to be a patient person with reloading and to go with what is known to work until more experience is gained. :)
  3. 1911user

    1911user Member

    Jan 14, 2005
    Make sure you are using the correct V-block for the case size.
  4. enstorm

    enstorm Member

    Oct 11, 2008
    I have the problem one side of the case not slipping into shell plate, or less often now the v block hitting the side of the cutout in the shell plate when pushing case in or pulling back from the plate. I endlessly tweaked the cam wire, which itself is not a precise system anyhow, and set and reset the v block. I finally dremeled a bit of the corner on the v blockwhere it was hitting the shell plate. No help. I got a new vblock and I emailed Hornady and got basically a one sentence reply to adjust the cam wire.... It is better now with wire adjusted as best I can get it, pawls set as precise as I can set them, and using a slower paced stroke, but cases will probably always be in need of a manual push into the plate every so often.
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