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    Thoughts on Hornady lock n load system

    Hey guys, need some thoughts on the hornady lock n load system.

    I have been wanting to get into reloading for a while and ran across this system in my research. It sounds like the lock n load bushings would make things easier to duplicate once set up and locked in. It also comes with everything needed to get started up, as I have nothing.

    This would be for range ammo mostly (223/556, 9, 40 45) and possibly some precision hunting loads in .270 and eventually 300acc.

    Is this a good investment? I have enough rewards points to get the system and some dies without having to out of pocket any funds. Any advice is appreciated.

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    You can not go wrong with Hornaday,equipment or componets have used Hornaday bullets for 58yrs,have taken mule deer,whitetails,antelope and elk with them.i use rcbs rock chucker from over 58 yrs but Hornaday did not produce equipment back then.
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    Quite frankly I think two choices exist in progressive's.

    dillion and Lee. One works with little fiddling and lots of money, the other works with lots of fiddling and little money. Everything I've read about the Hornady progressive and it sounds like its slightly better than Lee, but not enough to matter.

    If you are talking single stage, its hard to buy a bad single stage press. My lee single stage has something similar to the LnL for putting dies in and it is quite nice.
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    Everyone has a preference for their flavor, but Dillon Precision is the way to go if you're looking for a progressive. Dale is right in that if you're looking for a single stage it's hard to get it wrong, but I've been around reloading since 1990 and have seen the frustrations of a LOT of people who went with a progressive system that wasn't Dillon. They are easy to set up and once set up, they stay that way. The Dillon powder dispenser is the most accurate on the market, and if consistency matters to you (and it should) then the choice is clear.

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    CCGF Depository Dale Gribble's Avatar
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    I meant dillion, not RCBS. Thanks AB.
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