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Let's you switch, powder, check, or crimp dies without changing the whole die head. Includes powder measure, priming system, bushing system, case-activated powder drop, 5-station die platform, auto indexing, and a case retainer.

Manufacturer model #: 095100.  
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Freaking awesome In my opinion the Hornady AP LNL is the most flexible progressive press on the market. Yes the blue ones are nice, but if you load a lot of difference calibres, the quick change die bushings and the quick change powder meters make setups a breeze September 11, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by lock n load Mostly ok. As most reviews indicate the weakness on the machine in the primer system. keep it clean and gently sand it or it will jam. Also keep the primer setter pin clean. If it gets dirty, it wont retract and will break the system. the powder system is excellent. September 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Going Big.. So I have been researching and planning on reloading for the last year. Choosing to go with a single stage vs. a progressive may seem easy with the difference in cost but when considering reloading for a handgun, volume may win out. I read lots of reviews, watch lots of vids.. I had honestly decided on a Blue machine... but when I started looking at the proprietary dies, and the fact that you can only reload pistol calbiers I started to change my mind. When I gave the Lock-N-Load AP a look the Lock-N-Load system really got me to thinking. Setup on a singe stage for ease, and just move them over to the AP. Or set them up for volume on the AP and move them to a single stage for precise control. Once they are set you jusy give them a short turn and they slide right out. Having 5 stations is nice for separate seating and crimping. For Safety, I like that the primer system is actually on the back side of the press away from you. The spring retaining system make checking powder loads quick and easy. Oh and as I'm new to reloading its pretty straight forward to setup. It comes with a DVD from Hornady with all the how tos on setup. (They are on the website too.) Just read, read again and watch the vids a few times. One bit of advise... buy extra Lock-N-Load bushings and shell plates for your additional calibers. Good Luck, when you fire your own loads you'll be hooked. July 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by AP Lock-n-Load Progressive Engineering simplicity to the point of, "why didn't I think of that." Be sure to get the right shell plate. The one that does 30-06 does not do 45 ACP as regular shellholders do. It took a little work to get it timed for advancing the heads. My only real complaint is with the primer arrangement. If you don't get it right you end up loading rounds with no primers. The primer feed slide will hang up on the primer installation punch if you don't operate the handle slowly enough. Check the primer on EVERY loaded round before considering it done. I have ended up resizing and expanding, then priming off the press with a hand primer. The good news is that their warranty and warranty service is excellent. The bad news is that I have had to use it twice in 3 months. When you get the press get a load of little parts like the retention springs. Hornady will tell you what the most ordered parts are. It wouldn't hurt to get a drive hub. But little parts are going to break on any machine like this. If you have to call Hornady, get extras. The parts are generally very cheap and it is better to buy the usual culprits than wait on warranty parts to come in. The drive hub is only like $3 bucks. Springs less than that. The optional automatic shell feeder? That's another story. It takes some attention. September 14, 2011
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is it cheaper to buy the complete AMMO PLANT KIT or the items separately?
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packages/kits are almost always cheaper than individual items. For example, just take a look at the reloading manual by itself.
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ezject plate?

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does this model have the ezject plate? does this plate have the base for the case feeder addon?
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Per the manufacturer. "All of the latest models (since we came out with the Case Feeder) do have the sub plates with the ez ject built in as well as the arm for the case feeder."
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Yes... any standard dies can be used.
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all my Dies are RCBS that i use in mine.Even two Lee Die sets of ny father inlaw's work in it.
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All modern dies are a standardized size and thread and should work. I have heard that all US made dies are coming out of the same factory - only the packaging is different.
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See that thing on the top? That's your powder measure.
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yes. you still need a scale to check accuracy of your loads.
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A powder measure is included and both the Rifle and pistol rotors as well.
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You will need a scale to ensure that the powder thrown is consistent, and accurate. Each powder is different, and will be adjusted differently depending on charge required. You can make note of the settings for powder charges, and that will get you pretty close, but there will be differences even between powder lots that will require fine adjustment.
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No, this will include a powder measure. Thanks
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I am new to reloading and I would like to reload .223 rifle, 9mm handgun, 38 special handgun, .357 magnum handgun, and .380 handgun ammo. Is this everything I need? Or do I need a scale, deburring tool, etc? Can an experienced reloaded help?
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Yes and no. Yes, you can reload everything you just mentioned with this press. No, it's not everything you "need" and, of course, not everything you may "want" to use.
My advise would be to familiarize yourself with the process. Hit YouTube videos and read any reloading manual.
For example. most different calibers use different dies and tools that fit on, or go with, this Hornady press. It's like this: You will have different sets of stuff for your .223 rifle than you will use to make a .38 special cartridge. But things like the press, a scale, or a caliper will be the same tool to make every bullet.
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you will need dies, shellplates for each caliber, scale, powder and other consummables.
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First of all you will need the dies for each caliber but 357 and 38 special use the same die. It is a good idea to have a scale to check if the powder drop is measuring the powder you need.Yes you will need primer pocket cleaners and deburring tools and a micrometer to check shell lenght and bullet seating.
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You'll also need tools to clean the cases, check the length of cases, along with trimming/deburring the cases if necessary. You'll need a set of dies for each calibre you're reloading and with a progressive, a shellplate for each also. The .38 and .357 should use the same for both shellplate and dies, but they are the exceptions. You'll also need a scale of some sort to initially adjust the powder charge, and to check it periodically to ensure the powder thrown is what is expected. Then, after assembling all your parts, you'll need containers to hold all the cartridges you've created !
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You will need a trimmer of some kind-get one that comes with all the collets and a chamfering/deburring tool(Lyman's universal trimmer or the rcbs trimmer $80-120), calipers(auto parts store-one that measures to .0005 is good enough $30), balance beam scale for powder weight checking -get a lee it is accurate enough for powder weighing and will save you money. But check prices here and on ebay for these components it may save you money. You may even be able to get a better brand of scale for your money. That is all the extra's you will need--LOAD DATA go to your powder manufacturer's website or just go to hogdon's powder website they have pages of load and they are update every once in a while. That will save you mone for a book. Take your time and enjoy
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I have a 22/250, 243, and 7mm
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You will need a shell plate for each caliber. (Check the Hornady site for a list.)
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You need a press, dies for each caliber, powder measure, shell holder, micrometer, Reloading manual, deburring tool, case trimming tool, priming pocket cleaner, powder, large rifle primer,bullet heads for each caliber, case tumbler for cleanig the cases.
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No you will need a balance beam scale(accuracy and price-go with lee unless you want to spend more) -if you plan to weigh cases, bullets and completed cartridges go with a better scale!, Trimmer with a chamfer deburring tool-make sure it has all your collets.
Dial calipers to measure length, ogive headspace or whatever you decide to get pressed about in the future. DO WORRY ABOUT LENGTH THOUGH.
book on loads or use internet connection and go to hogdon's or your favorite powder manufacturer for loading data.
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Get this Hornady L-N-L kit and the dies you need for your calibers. Make sure you get a reloading manual and it will tell you which powders, primers and bullets for everything you want to reload.

You are better off getting a good press like this first then you will not have to spend more money later on to buy this press for an upgrade.
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