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Old 01-16-2010, 19:26   #1
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Just ordered a Hornady Lock and Load AP

I printed the on line owners manual. Are there any tips or tricks?
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Old 01-16-2010, 19:40   #2
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Congrats !


De-greasing the powder dispenser is the main thing you want to do first.
I suggest you get the recommended Hornady cleaner/dry lube.
You will get a DVD with the press that goes through the entire set up process, and there are Videos on the Hornady website and you-tube.
Oh and don't forget to keep the UPC from the box to get you 1000 free bullets!

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Old 01-16-2010, 19:55   #3
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Sounds good. They lowered the free # to 500 but it still makes the price not hurt quite so much.It looks like a fairly user friendly set up.
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:53   #4
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What accessories did you (or plan to) order w/ the AP?

Did you get the micrometer or the case feeder?

The micro meters for both rifle and pistol is like a good navi device in the car, gets you reliably to where you want to go.

The case feeder is uber expensive, but its like not only having a large luxury car, but a chauffeur to drive it while you're having sex in the back with a hottie. Of course, its possible to have a hottie inserting the cases for you manually while you're reloading; but that's a wasteful use of resources/assets.
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:08   #5
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Oh, No! Don't do it. Cancel the order while there is still time!

The LNL causes a serious reloading addiction that can not be stopped.

Signs are: Spending thousands of dollars on bullets, primers, powder, brass, and dies. Resulting in starvation and homelessness, not to mention divorce due to being broke.

My name is Myke and I have a addiction.
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Congratulations, you too are now a addict!

Recomendations for the LNL:
1. Build a custom bench.
2. Build a bracket for a front bullet tray.
3. Build a metal Dam for your akro bins, so they hold more finished bullets. (and they don't roll onto the floor when full)
4. Start stocking up on primers before your press arrives!
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Old 01-17-2010, 16:33   #6
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Yeah, its a real GOOD press! Got mine and a case feeder and its the best thing since sliced bread.
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Old 01-17-2010, 17:22   #7
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I printed the on line owners manual. Are there any tips or tricks?
You'll need the appropriate dies and shellplate. Midway USA and Natchez are usually a good sources for Hornady stuff.

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Old 01-17-2010, 17:30   #8
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You'll need the appropriate dies and shellplate. Midway USA and Natchez are usually a good sources for Hornady stuff.

Call Hornady and get the shim for the powder drop. It works loose.
Hmm, Mine doesn't. I must be doing it wrong.
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Old 01-17-2010, 17:51   #9
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Thanks for all the input As for being an addict I was before but now its easier to get my fix
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Old 01-17-2010, 17:54   #10
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I do have a micro to use. I have all my dies. I am trying to find all my shellplates in one place but I dont think it is going to happen.
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sweet your going to like the progressive loading.
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Old 01-17-2010, 18:12   #12
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Biggest bit of advice (and already suggested) : Use Hornady OneShot as recommended by your manual to degrease the parts. Don't go with crap like brake cleaner or some other weird thing. One Shot is a perfect degreaser and dry lubricate for your dies/other parts and well worth the price of the can.

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Old 01-17-2010, 18:45   #13
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Hmm, Mine doesn't. I must be doing it wrong.
Nope. I'm a dope. However I did receive a few Hornady shims yesterday. It seems this is not an unusual problem.



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Old 01-17-2010, 18:56   #14
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I go shooting for the day and return home to discover yet another of obvious class and distinction.

You've done very well so far but be forewarned... limit your reliance on any advise you might consider taking from either bob2223 or Cobra64. It is common knowledge that their medication dosage is subject to almost daily adjustments and they sometimes forget where they are or what they're saying.

Other than that you're going to love your LNL... congratulations.

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Old 01-17-2010, 19:39   #15
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Nope. I'm a dope. However I did receive a few Hornady shims yesterday. It seems this is not an unusual problem.

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They look like lock washers, were do they go?
Between the die locknut and the bushing?
Or the bushing and the press?

Are you using the Hornady PTX, no ptx (just powder drop), or the after market PTX?

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Old 01-17-2010, 19:48   #16
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They look like lock washers, were do they go?
Between the die locknut and the bushing?
Or the bushing and the press?

Are you using the Hornady PTX, no ptx (just powder drop), or the after market PTX?

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Myke:

The shim goes between the 'O' ring and the lip of the bushing... not under the 'O' ring. The shim is a split ring so you don't have to remove the 'O' ring, just slide it down a bit, put on the shim the slide t 'O' ring back up.

I don't know how Cobra ended up with three of them, he probably whined and complained... you shouldn't need more than one for the powder measure.

Just call Hornady and they'll drop one, (or three I guess) in the mail.

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See post #16.

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FWIW - I have an aftermarket PTX. Far and away better than Hornady's own offering.

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Old 01-17-2010, 22:03   #20
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If you're going to get/keep the LNL AP, you should paint it blue.

It's not necessarily because you want to avoid offending your Dillon-owning brethren with your bright red paint scheme...

It's because you don't want anyone to get confused and think you have a Lee Loadmaster!

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Lol!!!
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Old 01-18-2010, 13:23   #22
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Again thank all for the advise and the laughs
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Old 01-18-2010, 19:32   #23
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I had to clean the powder measure when new several times with Hornady dry lube spray. Powder still stuck in the tube. I used soap (dawn dishwashing) and hot water to finally clean the gunk out. Take it apart, wash well, dry well, spray dry lube on again.

Search the net for comments. I found this one useful:

http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=5450659&postcount=36
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