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Problem with Hornady LNL AP Case Feeder

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by johnny_boy, Feb 14, 2013.

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  1. johnny_boy

    johnny_boy Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    I've got a couple other issues but this seems to be the most annoying. How do I fix this? I am using 9mm setup.

    (See the attached photo)
    1. The case won't always go all the way into the shell plate. It will hang out just a bit or tip over until I nudge it by hand. It happens ~40% of the time.
    2. When the case drops from the top on to the shelf, they do not stand up straight. They fall over or misalign. Maybe 10% of the time.

    I've done it by hand before and recently acquired the case feeder.

    For #1 issue, I am wondering if the shell plate is too tight? Unless you perfectly feed the case, there is just not enough wiggle room to not get it stuck.
    For #2 issue, I think the metal pipe that feed is a bit too large for 9mm. If it was narrower I think it will come down straight and stay straight. I am pretty sure I am using the right size as I think I have another size that is even bigger for feeding .45 ACP.

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  2. GT1

    GT1 Member

    Dec 15, 2011
  3. BYJO4

    BYJO4 Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    I would call Hornady tec support while sitting at your loader and describe the problem. They will walk you thru any adjustments needed step by step. They are great to work with by phone.
  4. Blue68f100

    Blue68f100 Member

    May 25, 2011
    Piney Woods of East Texas
    There is a simple fix for this. You can use a piece of pvc pipe to make a shroud to keep it from tipping. For a quick fix use some construction paper and twist tie. As for tilting while it's being pushed, you need to add a pad below the pusher to catch the base. I used a piece of 1/8" (8oz) leather for this and contact cement. There is a thread on THR that covers a bunch of tweek for the LNL.
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