Hornady® Lock-N-Load® Die Bushing
Sure makes swopping out the dies a lot easier. Should have had these 60 years ago.
March 22, 2011
Best loading experience ever
Nothing creates more consistent and accurate ammo than using a single stage press. That said, if you are bulk loading, using a single stage can be a slow and tedious task. About 5 years ago I came across the Hornady Lock N Load press with the Lock N Load bushings. I have not looked back since.
I load for 21 different handgun and rifle cartridges. I load my rifle for accuracy. Being able to keep my dies attached to the bushing and not unscrewing and resetting the dies each time, is like winning the lottery for me. It saves so much time. Before I used to load 500 rounds at a time. Resize/deprime 500, switch out dies, prime 500 etc etc. I did this to maintain a consistent lot of ammo as changing out dies will change your settings which turn into differences in accuracy. It may be minimal, but its still a difference.
After using these bushings, I can now load smaller lots of ammo and maintain the same amount of accuracy I did when loading larger lots. My over all lengths and crimps are exact each and every time. I check each and every round I load with a digital caliper. Each round I make, even when switching bushings, is 100% exact as the next round. That right there is worth its weight in gold.
Bushings come packaged 1, 3 or 10. I prefer and like the 10 pack as its cheaper and saves you from having to deal with finding stores stocking the bushings. These bushings are very well priced and are worth every penny. I would suggest coating them in a light film of oil to prevent any rust from forming.
I have been using these bushings solid for over 5 years now. The same bushings I originally purchased are still tight and consistent as the day I purchased them. If your looking for accuracy that cant be beat, or just wanting to speed up the process of single stage loading, give these bushings along with the Lock N Load press a shot.
September 13, 2012