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hornady lock n load progressive?

Anyone here use the hornady lock n load ap progressive press? WHat do you think of it? Anyone in central ms that might give me a demo of one in operation?
 

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Have one, actually in partnership with a cousin, LOVE it, and so do most of our buddies who come over to use it!

A bit pricey, we bought it lightly used, but very well built and GREAT customer service.
 
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My wife purchased me one with the case feeder for Christmas last year. If you're loading a bunch of bullets, it's a gigantic time saver. As with any other mechanical device, Dillon included, it has to be set up correctly to operate right. The only problem I've had with the press itself is an occasional miss-feed of a primer. Powder gets under the shell plate. To correct this, I prime the cases on my APS press before I load the cases into the shell feed hopper. The primary problem I've had with the shell feeder is it occasionally drops 2 brass at one time, but this doesn't present much of a problem and only occurs when I load 9mm. The motor on the shellfeeder won't handle much more than 100 brass in a full load. There may be a clutch or something somewhere that can be adjusted to where the motor will rotate the drum correctly with 400 to 500 brass loaded in the hopper, I haven't really looked to see if there is an adjustment for this. I can turn out a lot of bullets in a short while with this machine and for a lot less money than I would pay for a Dillon. I am well satisfied with the Lock-N-Load press. It is very easy to change over to another caliber.
 

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I would agree that the priming area/parts must be kept VERY CLEAN in order to operate correctly. IF you make a powder mess, the primer tray will not slide properly and/or the priming rod will not move up and down as necessary.

This can be a nuisance, what I have done in the past is to resize and prime all my cases BEFORE I get the powder involved at all. Then I run them back through for powder and bullet seating.

The standard powder dispenser is pretty darned accurate, I can only imagine how much better the upgraded dispenser is with the micro meter adjustment for powder...this is an upgrade I want, but probably do not need...
 

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This fall and winter when I get to casting 45 and 9 mm, I gonna be doing a lot of loading. Single stage is gonna be too time consuming for the amount I want to load up.
 

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I know I know you didn't ask about the blue press. But I'll bet you could find a used one between now and then for a good price. I'm just saying.
 

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Red is my color. Note the color of my username, my new truck. Fillin in letters on the m &p red, and coloring my mag holders red. Have to go with red press.
 
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