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2 years 38 weeks ago, 11:28 PM

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Household 6 approved the purchase of a Hornady Lock-n-Load Progressive loading press. Now it's going to take less than three days to load 500 rounds like it did with my Lee single stage press. No opinions on it yet, we got home right at midnight, so it's still in the garage, sitting in the box. I have .223 and 9mm dies and shellplates for it, all the components I need, and my chronograph is by the back door, waiting to test some new loads. Very soon, I'm going to have a whole new problem with my reloading, and that's keeping myself supplied with powder, primers, and bullets.

Merry friggin' Christmas, Dave.

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2 years 38 weeks ago, 11:49 PM

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nice

I'm jealous of household 6. So you can load 5 at a time now? Sounds like you'll be busy for a while.

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2 years 38 weeks ago, 8:48 AM

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good deal

some day when i grow up i want to reload to.Did you have previous experience with a Hornady press? Just wondering how they compare to other reloaders out there.

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2 years 38 weeks ago, 10:55 AM

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My initial choice was going to be a dillon RL550, but after comparing the two on all sorts of forums, the sense I get is that the Hornady gives RL650-type capability at about the same price as the 550. I also like the fact that the Hornady press will take almost any standard die from other companies, but Dillon has their own thread pitch and isn't interchangeable.

There's also the fact that Hornady has a rebate program through the end of this year that allows me to get 500 free bullets for the press and 100 free bullets for each of the two die sets, so that's 700 bullets for the price of shipping, plus Bass Pro Shops gave me a 10% military discount for the press. I'm trying to figure out which bullets I'm going to get. I already have 1k 9mm JHP from Montana Gold, so I may just get 700 .223 bullets for the M4.

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2 years 38 weeks ago, 3:37 PM

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Dillon 550

I did not know that about Dillon so thanks for the heads up

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2 years 38 weeks ago, 4:04 PM

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Hornady press

Sounds nice. Give us a review after you have some time at the bench. I like the Hornady XTP pistol hollow points, you might consider redeeming for some of those.

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2 years 38 weeks ago, 9:10 PM

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Reloading

Let me know how it performs. I use a RCBS rock-chucker right now, and spend 2 days too load for 2 hours of firing. LOL! Wanting to upgrade to a progressive soon, but none of my friends reload so I haven't had a chance to get any first hand info.

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2 years 38 weeks ago, 7:37 PM

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I didn't know it, but the powder measure that comes with it has assembly lube on it and you have to degrease it before using it, or the powder will stick to the lube. They recommend using Hornady Gun Cleaner and dry lube to degrease it (Of course they would), but any degreaser will do. I'm going to wait until I can order some from Midway, as noone around here carries it. I would use regular degreaser, but I have used their one shot gun cleaner on my issue weapons and I think it's some of the best dry lube on the market.

The other issue, one I did know about before purchasing, is that Hornady also recommends cleaning the inside of their dies with One Shot prior to use, I assume to remove any leftover metal shavings from the manufacturing process. Bass Pro didn't have any of the gun cleaner, or if they did, it wasn't in the reloading area. Maybe I should have checked the gun cleaning area, huh? That's my 1.8 GPA hard at work right there.

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2 years 38 weeks ago, 10:16 AM

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Dave sounds great.

Are you still in the Army? Ft Leonard Wood?
I think we need to add Really, Really to that dangerous...lol
Don't worry about that GPA, you is one smart feller.
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2 years 37 weeks ago, 6:09 PM

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one-shot???

I use One-shot lube on my cases and dies, and really like it.Do they make a degreaser??

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2 years 33 weeks ago, 1:22 AM

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The Hornady rocks

So much faster than my Lee single stage. The only thing that I don't like is the primer system. You can really tell if a primer gets seated and I've had a couple rounds that didn't get one. I'll probably end up priming by hand still, but I might keep trying. It's a weird setup on that. As for degreaser, Hornady makes a gun cleaner and dry lube in their One Shot lineup and it is great. it is, by far, the best weapon lube I've found and I use it on everything from sidearms to M249s.

I ended up getting 700 55 gr SP in .223, and since I bought a die set for my 7mm mag, I'll redeem that for 100 139 gr SP for that caliber. 139 is awfully light for 7mm, but since the 150gr travel at just over 3000 fps, 139 ought to be pure murder on coyotes, while still working very well on deer. Once I get a Kreiger varmint contour barrel with a faster twist, I'll go to 168 or 180.

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2 years 33 weeks ago, 1:24 AM

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Oh, and samD

Yep, I'm still in, still at Ft Leonard Wood, and still missing AZ almost daily. Especially when I try to start that diesel in the morning. I had to go through some mandatory classes before I could start teaching the privates, but pretty soon I'll be teaching new kids how to use the M9, MK19, and M2.

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2 years 33 weeks ago, 11:14 AM

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Teach me!

I will email you!

2 years 33 weeks ago, 1:26 PM

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Id pay for a class!! maybe I could send some of my empty .223 and have you reload them for me for a fee? Id like to get a reloader....need to get a house first tho..lol

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2 years 33 weeks ago, 5:07 PM

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and posting them, but disclosure to foreign students is restricted, so I don't think I can post it on open source internet. Maybe I'll try filming a class here in the house just for others. If I do, it'll have to be after deer season so I don't scare off the small herd that's been running around the yard at night.

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2 years 31 weeks ago, 9:00 PM

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small herd

will draw in predators.
Watch for big cats.

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2 years 31 weeks ago, 8:59 PM

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Runaway....

Just picked up some of that oneshot cleaner/dry lube..... I like it, but go through a lot after a range day. Lol!

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