Bryan 45 Posted December 21, 2011 Share Posted December 21, 2011 But this thing rocks!!! I've been loading on a single stage press for about a dozen years now, bought my first progressive maybe 8 years ago. It's a Dillon SDB, which I still use for .45 and .40 and love the thing. It's always worked great, produced a bunch of trouble free ammo, and hasn't broken any parts. Back in the summer I won a Hornady single stage LNL press and have been very impressed w/ both the quality and the LNL bushing system. I had a great coupon from Cabelas that expired this month, so when I went looking for something to use it on I kept coming back to the LNL AP. It came in yesterday, I cleaned it up as the DVD showed, bolted it to the bench and started setting my dies last night. After getting them set and the powder measure adjusted I cranked out 30 rounds in a couple minutes just for function check. First impressions are this is one high quality, well engineered piece of equipment. From the priming system, powder measure, shell retainer, and EZject, everything on this press looks like it was built as well as possible. (I did not order the case feeder.) The press operates smoothly, indexes right on the mark, and the shell retainer is beautiful! My only progressive experience has been my SDB, and while the retaining buttons are great at keeping the brass in place, it's a pain to take anything out in the middle of the cycle. The retaining spring solves this problem, and Hornady includes 2 spare springs w/ the press. I can't wait to run a few hundred rounds through it! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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