Hornady® Lock-N-Load® Iron Reloading Press
The hornady lock and load iron press the. Next evolution in single stage press technology featuring a heavy-duty cast. Iron frame that 26 pound iron press is. Built to be the heaviest strongest and. Most rigid press in its class for the person who is just going to start out reloading the iron press establishes the. Best of ambassadors out there tight tolerances and manufacture and assembly combine to provide consistency. And precision that will deliver a match accurate ammunition round after round year after year the available completely. Hands-free gravity-fed automatic priming. System combined with the accessory mounting debt increases reloading efficiency by allowing more processes to occur simultaneously the iron press. Provides the unique ability to d prime pause and remove the case to perform any. Desired case prep action then replace and prime the accessory mounting deck. Provides the hand loader with many options for quick access to items such. As trays for bullets or cases a die caddy chamber and deburr tools case neck. Brushes primer pocket cleaners and many. More further ease of use comes from exclusive features such as an ambidextrous toggle spring assist one in. One eighth inch solid steel ramp and the patented shell holder platform and as. With all hornady metallic reloading presses the iron press comes with a patented lock and load bushing system that makes changeovers lightning fast. All our hornady tools need to represent a great value, but they need to be functional they need to be cool and the. Quality has to be top-notch if you're going to mount this to your bench probably for the rest of your life we want to be proud that you chose us we. Want you to be proud that you chose us the workaday lock and load iron press is. Best-in-class a heavyweight reloading machine that sets the standard for rigidity and performance.
RCBS® Rock Chucker Supreme Master Reloading Kit
Welcome back youtube today we're going. To be talking about the rcbs rock. Chapter supreme single stage reloading press extremely nice setup very good. Value for the money it's very simple and. Straightforward not a lot of fancy features but for forming cases and things of that nature is a great press. Okay I'm going to show you some of the basic features of it but in a nutshell. You've got a nice sturdy rim here and. The handle is you know got a real nice. Profile to it good large size and a lot. Of mass the press itself the body of the. Press is extremely heavy and strong and. I believe it's a investment-grade iron casting or cast iron you've got just. Under four inches of clearance and then for the die choices you can use standard. Seven eighths a fourteen thread pitch dies pretty much your industry standard. Or you can remove this bushing that's in. Here and you can use the larger dies if. You want to reload like 577 450 martini-henry 50 bmg and so forth the 50. Bmg may not have white enough clearance. With this space in here but it should. Clear because on the box they show a got 1150 on it so the priming arm is set up. In a simple manner similar to the way. You expect on any single stage press it. Comes with both large and small priming. Cups that of course are easy to change out on your own this device right here. Catches all of you spent primers quiet. Reliably the arm of the press can be. Changed over to either left or right-handed as you may prefer this nut. Right here is an indexing nut for tightening out the arm of the press that's really about all there is to it's a really solid unit I'm going to prime some cases on it for you and load up some ammo. I've already been forming some of the 7/7 japanese arisaka ammunition on it or. Forming cases and it does very well with. Forming cases in general and it really. Made short work of that a conversion which is basically just simple 3006. Conversion but it definitely makes a short work of that conversion process it. Looks good very effortless priming operations on. This thing the actual amount of movement. And mechanical advantage that you get with the arm and everything and the. Leverage you get is outstanding i mean you can feel the primer seat firmly oh. Yeah it looks fun i don't know how many. Of you use separate priming tools for. Doing your brass I've always like to prime off the press just because i do. Prefer the feel that you get priming off. Of the press and that's just my. Preference but I've always preferred you. No priming on the press it takes a little longer but i just like the. Leverage you get all right I'm going to. Seat a couple of bullets on this thing. Remove the primer arm out of the way which is nice about this press just flip. It out of the way. Loading 174 green serum match kings from. Arasaka will try them out sunday very. Smooth ram a lot of good leverage. Available i mean it just feels right you. Now you can feel whatever things doing what's going on it's about. All this video was meant to be was just to show this press in action because it. Really is a nice piece of machinery it's made well i mean it's. Just solid and that's the bottom line they're not especially cheap but you do. Get what you pay for to a degree. I like this press too because it's got a. Real noticeable amount of over travel. When you set the press to bump you can definitely tell when it over cams right. There i mean it just does so. Well it's a great press. I'm just basically trying to show some of the linkage working from different angles just in case any viewer curious. As to how it all fell together i mean. This press i mean it just practically runs itself it's just a great setup well. Hopefully this video is pretty much summed this press-up i mean not to beat. A dead horse but that's about all there is to it's a great simple rig that. Anybody can use and if you got some. Monster case forming to undergo it's. Great for that also if I'm not mistaken. I believe our cbs makes a specially. Designed turret that actually screws. Into this press I'll have to do some further research on that but there is a lot of potential for upgrades as far as i know it's a great price either for. Entry-level or for an experienced hand loader you can't go wrong the rock checkered supreme.
Lee Precision Classic Turret Press Kit
Kit includes:¿Classic Turret Press, Auto-Drum powder measure and powder measure riser, large and small Safety Prime, cutter and lock stud, chamfer tool, small and large primer pocket cleaner, a tube of Case Sizing Lube, Safety Powder Scale and a Modern Reloading Second Edition. (Dies and shell holder not included.)
These videos for jim show you the three. Classic trick press. This is one of the turrets I've got the. Leaf or die set installed in here for. Forty five cold so install just dropping. Then like that now this is the auto. Indexing rod it's got a little plastic. Piece on the top that engages in with. The turret and then this piece sits down. Here on the bottom and it's held in. Place with a screw i took that off as well. Because i like to do the indexing. Manually like this and when they removed you can turn this thing in any direction as you want you can skip a station if. You want to just have a lot of. Flexibility on I'm used to doing it that way now it comes with two primer arms. And they both added at a glance they. Look the same and even looking at them. This way you have to look close to tell which ones for large and which ones for small primers so what i did was i took. Some nail polish and just put an l on. The large and an s on the small that way. I can tell it a glance so this is 45. Long colt which takes a large primer arm. So you just take them and drop them down. In their like that's how they. That's how they go in. There's a rope there's a roll there's a roll pin in there that engages into this. Little hook area right there that. So keeps it in like scott and then. Here's your shell holder for a 45 long cold. That's it rights there now when this. Thing is lowered all the way you'll notice that that primer pin is sticking. Out through the shell holder well what. That also means is if you have a shell in there and you lower it all the way you can't you can't pull the shell out. Or put one in because that that primer. Devices is holding it captive so because. Of that what i do is i do all of my. This is the d capping and resizing guy. So i put up i put a shell in there that. Needs resizing i pick up a primer i drop. It in there and then i run that up into the die and then when i lower it i push. It forwards and reprime then i have to. Raise it up just a little bit so i can take this one off and put the next one on okay so after I've done my batch like. That then what i do is i just pop this. Off take the primer arm out and put the. Shall holder back in now i can lower the. Shall holder down as low as i want to. And it won't interfere the primer arm. Won't interfere effect of you know. Taking shells in and out so i use. The primer arm for this very first stage. And that's it then after that i just remove it and i don't worry about it for. The rest of the operation now in the. Second die this is your expander die it. Flares the mouth of the cartridge so. That you can get a bullet to start. That one's already flared and see now if. If you don't flare it you can't that the boy the board will go. In there to start it now what you got to. Do these dyes come there's a hole in the. Middle of them which lets you flare the. Mouth and also drop the powder in now. When you get it from lead they have this little aluminum plug at the top which has got a hole in the middle of it and lee makes a funnel the fits in there just perfect like that so you can run. Your casing up like this and just dump. In a measure charge let's say you let's. Say you were doing real precision shooting and you were measuring every. One of them on your on your scale you take it off the pan and. Just dump it in okay now what I'm doing. Is I'm using this auto drum. Measuring device and I've already got a. Riser screwed on there and what you have. To do is when we first install the. Turret gun the unscrew this plug and. Take the little o-ring off put the plug. Back in the box so you don't lose it the. O-ring goes on here and they need to. Screw down and you die okay like that. Now that's already adjusted and I've. Locked the adjustment with this dial operate now what you'll notice. What when i run this up in there you'll see that it's operating the mechanism. For dumping the powder. And then here's the here's the hopper. Powder sits on top like that okay so the. Adjustment here with this audio drum is that you've got to get this thing so it comes up far enough if. It doesn't come up far enough it won't operate it all the way it or just be a partial operation like that it will drop any powder or maybe not enough after a. While you'll see how far you have to bring it up now if you bring it up too far then you'll start crushing your cases so you have to bring it up almost. Really to a full stroke but without. Going too far alright so that's that. Stage the next stage these guys have the. Potential to do two things they can see. The bullet and crimp at the same time but because you've got a ford i set the. Fourth guy is your crimper so what you do with these is you screw them down. Until you can feel the crimping part touching the case and then you back it. Out I'll back it out about a turn and then this knob up here is used to. Control how deep the bullet is put. In so you start like this and you rate run it up in there and you keep turning. This down until the bullet is seated to the proper depth and the proper depth. Depends on the caliber and what type of bullet you're using etc and then the. Fourth die is the crimper now in the for. Die set this also does two things it's. Got a carbide insert because if you're using cash led bullets some sometimes. These aren't perfectly round and. There you can end up with little small. Little bulges in the case from the. Bullets not being perfectly round but. When it goes in through this carbide winging it is out any. Imperfections in the cast bullet. And then this knob adjusts the crimp. Right here the other thing i wanted to. Show you is when you've got four dies in. There you can see that the dialect rings are pretty close to each other and you don't have a lot of room in here to get a wrench i think that's an inch and a quarter so. Rcbs makes a thin-walled. Socket i think i paid eight dollars for. This thing and of course it works on our cbs lock rings but it also fits needs. These lis ones and works just perfect so. You can now when you lock when you lock. This one down good you might have to. Unscrew this so you can get this over it. But the rest of them you can just put. This right over top of it and help hold your turret and you can loosen. These up now there is some play in here but it engages on all that all the. Corners and it will it'll tighten to loosen no problem and then the way i. Store these turrets is i went out and. Bought a three-eighths inch hardwood. Dowel and if you've cut these i got a. Scrap piece of lumber and drill 3/8 inch. Holes in it with my drill press and then. Pound a section of this stuff into the piece of wood and then these just. Sit will sit right up on their like that, and they're under stable three-eighths. Inch hardwood dowel. At the bottom i don't know if it's in the field of view at the bottom you've got this tube that catches the. Primers and i have on the end of it i. Have the little red cap and when i see. It's getting full I'll just empty it into a can some people probably just. Leave it open at the bottom and just set a small trash can down there to catch all the primers so hope this. Helps.
RCBS® Replacement Six-Station Turret Head
Hornady® Lock-N-Load® Deluxe Die Wrench
Frankford Arsenal® M-Press™ Coaxial Reloading Press
Lyman Brass Smith Powder Measure
If you're like me you love to get your hands on new gear and that's exactly what we're gonna do in this video gavin you hear from ultimate freeloader calm i got a couple new products from linemen to show you under their brass smith brand we've got the new lineman powder major this has got some unique features I'm looking forward to trying, and we've got the stands that works really nicely with this measure you can. Mount it on your bench you can mount it to the wall it gives you all sort of flexibility so let's take a look at what we got have not opened this box yet i. Did however see this at the shaw show. Instructions and pretty straightforward. We've got the powder major main body. There we've got a handle this is an ambidextrous design got the holes on both sides so you can either actuate. With your right hand or your left hand, and then we've got some small parts here. Let's see what all is in front okay. Seven eighths by fourteen main body this. Is gonna screw into any press that or. Any stand that has seven eighths by fourteen which is the standard reloading. Die sizing we've got a couple drop. Funnels and then we've got handle. Mounting screws and it even includes the allen key that you need to put it all. Together so i like to drop with my right. Hand I'm just gonna start putting this together okay i like drum-type powder measures because. I've found them to get five really. Consistent results consistent powder. Charges more than the other styles that. I've tried although the lis models that have the. Cavities those have also worked to pretty consistently for me kind of. Depends on the powder sometimes too what's nice about this major is that it has the baffle included. So get the lid off here so that's going. To result in a consistent packing of the. Powder in the drum which means consistent charges if you don't have the baffle there's more packing when you have more powder and less packing in terms of packing pressure in that cavity. When you have less powder so this is going to give us some consistent results which is always good, and then we've got. A larger in a smaller drop funnel to add. This drop me and i body here what's nice. About this with one screw we can quickly. Detach the hopper assembly from the die. Body and that's going to allow us to empty this almost instantaneously which. Is great okay the lock ring so this is. Going to stay in the stand this die body. Here and we can adjust it however we. Want and I'm gonna go ahead and put the. Larger drop funnel in their okay it. Looks like that will go into the base just fine let's take a look at the base now to flip these tabs with a knife. Blade there we go of course this has got. A matching orange finish wow that's. Really nice i like that sweet okay and. So I'm gonna take a look at this. Mounting arrangement and I'll be back in just a second all right. I quickly sorted out the ideal mounting arrangement so I've got the ultimate reloader bench system here which uses t-tracks and it uses 3/8 by 16 bolts the heads of. Which slide in these tracks and then you clamp things down well these slots are optimized for. Quarter-inch bowl it's not a problem i found some large. Headquarter 20 bolts here i shortened. Then and then know all i have to do is. Slip these into the tracks the challenge. Is keeping them from spinning because they have round heads but this is not a. This is not a supercritical application. And if you kind of pull up on it doesn't want to move as bad so there we. Go now that is solid and i needed no. Base no other hardware just a couple. Quarter-twenty bolts and I'm set so I'm. I'm loving that and then we just take. This die out looks like we can leave the. Funnel on that's cool. And I'm gonna kind of crank it down so i. Have a bit protruding here a little bit more clearance, and then we will kind of. Hand tightens the lock ring, and then we just put the powder major on and what. I'm going to do is I'm gonna rotate it so that i get into one of these detents. There's a little detent radially. Arranged around this die body and I'm. Gonna mount it so that it's perfectly. Straight in one of those detents now. When i want to empty the powder i just loosen the screw take off the cap empty. The powder put the body back on wiggle a. Little bit so that screw goes into the detent and there we go. Okay so let's drop some powder so i. Decided to use a powder that I'm familiar with in terms of meeting which is hodgdon bargain use it all the time and then i did decide to use a case. Instead of the pan that would normally. Go with the scale so let's add some. Powder just using a funnel that I've cut. Down for this purpose here i took a. Moment to degrease the internals always. A good idea to wipe the internal parts doom woo almost overfilled there okay so. We've got the reservoir filled with hodgdon and I'm gonna go ahead and zero. Out my case here and when we've. Confirmed our zero on the case now we can charge the case and see exactly what. Our powder charges. Okay so forty point nine and this might. Take a little while to settle in 41.3. 1.3. One point for. 41.6. 41.6. For 21.5. For 21.9 cuts through the sticks pretty. Well they're a little granule got chopped in half they're 41.5 so you can see we're stabilizing here and 41.9 well. 40 yeah 40 1.9 it's settled out at and. Now when we want to empty the major this. Is what i love it should be just this. Quick and with this powder measure it is we'll just dump it, and then we might. Have to rotate it a little bit to get the powder through the holes in the baffle and then what i like to do is. Just give it a few dumps to let all of. The granules fall out and then we could. Just reattach and we're ready to roll. Okay so for a second test let's charge. Some pistol cases to see how it's going to do with a different powder and with. Smaller charge weights okay so before we. Fill the powder measure what I'm going to do is loosen this brass set screw and. Then we're gonna push the rod in all the. Way and because for this we're gonna simulate a 45 acp charge could be down. In the five grain range sixth grade range something like that, so we're gonna set that on the scale we're going to zero that and make sure that we have. Primer in place we don't want the powder to leak out the bottom okay I'm gonna go. With some hod gins cfe pistol again this is a this is a flattened ball powder this is one that i use for pistol quite a bit again and I'm very familiar with how it meters, so we're gonna go ahead. And fill that aways up and then we're. Gonna continue to use this 30 cal drop. Tube okay you can see there's a bit of. Powder there we're gonna fill the case i don't know about close to halfway see what that. Does get kind of good visual and then. We'll throw it on the scale to see where. Our charge weight is at very smooth okay. And okay we're at six and a half that. Sounds about right so I'm going to go ahead and charge kind of bunch of. These just to get the settle in. Established and then we'll take some. Consistency readings. 6.5. Six point four. 6.5 6.5. Six point five six point five well this. Is great I'm super happy with this powder major as you can see once it settles in you're gonna get really consistent charges and i love the. Features i love the baffle i love the ambidextrous handle i love the adjustable meteor insert with coarse level adjustments and fine level adjustments you don't have to take it apart to go from really small charges. Like six grains up to bigger charges and I'll have the full specs in the. Accompanying blog post click on the first link in the video description to find out more about that love the quick detach love how the base works i. Love that you come out to the wall or the bench i love my slick ultimate reload or bench integration with these hold down bolts the quarter-twenty with the large bolt heads this piece of. Equipment is going to get some regular use and in fact i have planned an orange. Showcase I'm going to tie together pretty much all the brass smith equipment I'm getting one of the first case trim express units there's been a lot of interest in that and i can't wait to try it and show it to you also if you. Want to see something specific drop a comment if it's a cartridge if it's a piece of equipment if it's a process drop a comment and make sure you're. 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RCBS® Turret Press
How's it going youtubers gonna give you. A demo of our is turret press in the next few minutes i want to take a couple minutes and say. So i just got this set up i've been playing around with it a little bit as some of you may know have seen my videos before i've played around with their single stage or rock sucker i also have. A leader at press that i have set up here right next to it that i probably be reviewing as well later but for the. Moment being gonna focus on the rcbs type press so initial impressions it's. Well built like you would expect from any rcbs product it's got the ambi lever. Here so if you're left-handed right-handed however you choose to operate it it's got a smooth stroke. Definitely well-built very solid impressed by those features um i'm gonna. Hit all the things i like initially so yeah very strong very well-built not. Gonna be disappointed with it as far as. Operability initially my impression is. It's used or would be better used as. Almost a single stage press that you can sit up but have it set up here with a saw i have a bullet sizing die on one. Side i was sizing some cast throughway bullets putting gas checks on them the. Other side i have a 300 blackout full. Inside scene die so i was just doing some of those i could show that here off. Ability real quick and i say it'd be better used as a single stage because the manual operation is just something i don't see an individual would use regularly for continuous use the way you. Would on the lee terry press so these uh. Casings here are 300 blackout again. Already been sized and d-prime but a smooth stroke you can see come out size. D capped very nicely a couple. Impressions about that as well here's. The spent primer catch as you can see. It's um i would call it nesting optimal. Well the one i have here i actually put some electrical tape on it just kept cracking in half that's about the. Quality that you know i would expect. From a very low level company not like rcbs so it does catch. Spent primers you can see there are a handful in here that being said i'm just. Not a fan of the design here's one that dropped on by the side i'll catch it in. There and this just rests in here in these two little holes here and that's again meant to be ambidextrous you could switch sides if i only want it from if you're familiar with rcbs you know that. There's the primer tube again for me i'm. Just not a fan of that model i think the lis i think if the other models have just better all-around. Priming a deep priming mechanisms one of. The other things i'll hit real quick here you can't see it great but i'll just lift this up and pull around the. Actual priming mechanism you set that up. I'm just not impressed with it i don't like it a whole lot some of you may like it just doesn't work for me i think there's way better options out there and then along those lines if you look in here there's actually a little toggle in. There so what that's meant to do is it. It slides back and forth um when you. Prime you'll see you know if i went on the down stroke that would push over and. What that does is it it pushes over allows you to prime the casing and then. When you're deep priming so there you. Can kind of see it moving when you're deep priming it's supposed to fall back and direct those spam primers into the plastic tray there my experience i've. Only been using it a very little bit it. Just doesn't work well it gets stuck on one side or the other so i can't say i'm a fan of it i would argue this this. Turret press being again manual rotation. I don't even know how to take off and replaced or it heads yet they're about 50 bucks probably won't spend that probably won't ever do it versus the buck in the liter i press there $10 they're very easy to swap out but i like this for rifle cartridges doing bullet. Size and full-length sizing on rifle. Casings anything where you're going to be doing a lot of stationary effectively. You know treating it like a single stage press but without having to put in a new. Die every time you want to switch to. Bullets eating or crimping this allows. You just to quickly move between the. Different stages and i know i do like that for 250 bucks i think so what i got. In it it's definitely a well built press. I don't think you'd be disappointed with it if i had to make a recommendation i would recommend getting the litre oppress better for roughly a hundred bucks but i like ours to be our cbs. Stuff if you've seen some other videos i'm definitely a fan of a lot of the. Products they make i have the po check or five i'm going to be reviewing i've done the as i mentioned the rock sucker i think it's the junior 3 review so. That's my initial take on this um if you. All have any questions or you are reviewing it as well be happy to hear. From you.
Lee Precision Reloader Press
Hornady® Lock-N-Load® Classic™ Reloading Press
Note: The automatic primer feed is not included.
The hornady lock and load auto progressive press or ap for short it's a. Fully functional five station progressive press that gives you one loaded round with each pull of the handle today we're going to go through step by step how to set it up so stay. Tuned let's get started when you get your horn. Indy lock and load comes in this nice big box fully packed from the factory impervious to shippers abuse and what. You want to do is slide off the cover get it right and start taking out the. Goodies there's a lot of packing in here. Take your time try not to lose anything. Here's the actual press and it's a. Beauty along with that you have some. Other goodies in here there's our powder. Measure and priming tools here's some. Powder measure dye our lock and load. Bushings there and a bracket for our bin. There's our ammo bin and it has a drum. For our powder measure inside yes when I'm setting one of these up i do read the manual it's essential so. Now that we got everything out we can get started the first thing we have to do is bolt the press to the bench and to. Do that I'm gonna have to drill some new holes in this bench. Okay now that we got the holes drilled we can go ahead and mount dress up and. For this hornady recommends five. Sixteenth inch bolts with a washer on. Then like I've got here the length will vary depending on how thick your bench top is I'm using four inch bolts here. They seem to do the trick for me and get. A bolt in there tighten them up as you. Normally would like any other tool of ice or something you tighten down doesn't have to be super tight you just don't want this thing moving around and there we go that's plenty tight this thing is solid as a rock you can pick the bench up with it if i could pick the bench up alright. Now we've got to install our handles get that on there so now we want to secure. The handle by tightening a slop net with a crescent wrench hand the basic press. Is mounted and ready to go so let's move on to the next step which is mounting the shell plate and before. We do that heatedly wants a little bit. Of grease on the base of the press here there're little indentations here for the. Ball detent, so we're going to put a little grease in those and that'll make. The thing ride a lot smoother you want to take this keyed area right here and. Make sure it fits the corresponding stud. On the press nice and easy. At that point it's just a matter of. Putting the screw in place it doesn't. Have to be super snug and i lift up on. The handle creates a little friction on it lift it up. Look there we've got a ratcheting press it is working hornady sets these up at. The factory to ratchet properly if you. Find that it is not coming all the way around to each station you need to. Consult your manual to find out how to retirement or call it one of the tech they can walk you through it if they have to so the next thing we want to do. Is to put the shell retainer spring and. This is a spring right here it's a nice coil loop around the shell plate. And it goes in place pretty easily but. You have to cycle the press a couple times to get it to drop in and there it. Goes now it's running in its groove here and it'll hold the shells in there. Stations all the way around at each station check and make sure everything's. Advancing properly each time you raise. The ram it should be coming up on each. Station on each die station here there should be a shell holder opposite it this one is working properly horn d sets these up at the factory and. If it's not indexing properly there are. Instructions in your manual on how to fix that or you can call workaday's tech support they can walk you through it also next we want to install the priming mechanism now this came equipped ready to go for large primers, and we're loading 45 acp, but we've decided to take. It apart so you could watch how it's put together first thing to do is take the. Priming ram here and hook it up to this. Little spring right here which is hard to reach their district up this puts the. Tension on your priming. And then we place the cover on top that. Retains it. Now before you install yours be sure those parts are clean and oil-free no. Debris no rough edges just double-check. It makes sure the primers have a nice easy path to follow. Because progressive one of the most. Important things you can do is make sure that your primers flow properly okay as. You see it moves back and forth there it gets cam to back and it goes forward. Lines up here and you've got a primer in place once there's one to feed so now. That we have that in place we can screw the primer shield in place and that's. Very easy that just screws on those outer threads down there next we want to. Put the inner tube in and there are two. Of these so make sure the one you get. Corresponds to the primers you want to use to see one's got a large hole one's got a small hole we're going to use large primers, so we'll go with this one. There's a slight rebate here and you. Want to put that down so it'll go into. Its recess inside there and nest properly don't go once you have that in. Place this little guide goes on top that. Centers everything up so now when you go. To feed primers from one of these. Centers it up for you pull the pin primers fall down you're fully charged so that's the priming. Setup everything's running smoothly so. Far so good next we take our lock and. Load powder measure and being careful. Not to lose any of these levers or anything on the way we're going to put it into the die, and we're going to take. The activation arm slip it over its locking not here tighten that in place. Make sure it's moving freely now this. Device is called the powder stop or a powder measure stop excuse me and what. This does is limits the travel this powder measure so when your case hits the top of the die and hits that expansion point all the pressure is going to be borne by this rather than your mechanism and your powder measure pretty good idea it's all taken up here. All the stress so you don't have to worry, so we'll put this in place over. The two spring points, and we'll put our spring first on the top then on the. Bottom make sure we have good positive. Return pressure that way when the case backs out this comes down gets another. Load of powder you don't want your powder measure to jam up now we get to. Test it takes a case loading station one. Index it over station — there goes out. Powder measure now we're not feeling a. Lot of resistance at the end and this isn't bottoming out, so we're going to need a little more adjustment here I'm going to tweak that up. There's a little bit let's try a bullet in there just a little more just need a. Little more there. Let's see what it looks like. They're bullet stays in the case it's. Gonna stay oriented for the next seating step, so we'll call that good pablor. Measures ready to go we can lock down our adjustments and proceed now that. We've got the powder measure installed we can install the hornady powder cop and what this does is gives you a visual verification of the powder level in the. Case it'll show you if the case is properly charged it will also show you if there's a double charge in there which can be disastrous so this is a great idea when you're loading on a progressive now to install it again we. Want to put our lock and load bushing on their put it into the press it'll be on. Station three right next to your powder. Measure takes a prime case run it through. One. Charge it with powder comes over now the. Powder calm and you can see the white. O-ring just shows above here we can. Adjust this up just slightly so it with a proper powder charge and I've weighed this already so i know I'm throwing the proper charge it comes up about flush that way every time you put the handle. Down your eyeball will fall on this. While ring and see that it's at the right level so let's take the same case. Leave the powder in it and run it through and give it a double charge and see what it looks like there's the. Second charge and there the o ring comes. Up twice as far now it's not a huge difference but now there's a gap between the die and the o ring so your eye should pick that up instantly it's right under your nose it's out their right in front of you on purpose so when you see that you know you've got a double charge case next. We're going to install the bullets eating die went ahead and installed the. Sizer die in station one that's pretty easy nothing to figure out there the. Cedar die takes a little bit of finagling depending on what unit you. Have now we're using the horn of the die here which crimps and seats the bullet. To proper depth in one motion it's got two adjustment rings for the bullet depth and for the crimp I've got a bushing on it, so we're going to lock and load that in place and what we'll do is. Take an empty case, and we'll just run it through without powder or without primer. We're just making a dummy test case I've. Looked in the horn of the manual here our overall length is one point two. Thirty one inch two hundred thirty thousand for the 230 grain xtp bullet. We're going to load, so we'll go up the. Station one size it normally we would. Prime right here charge with powder. Next station is the powder cop nothing. Happening because we have no powder station for take an x t p bullet. Goes up seats the bullet crimps there it. Is next station if you wanted to crimp. Separately there's still one open station so if you want to add a taper crimp die to that you could and just sat with this one some people like to do that especially with cast bullets where you might shave a little red off them but this particular unit works fine just as is so you'd go up to the next. Station and then it would eject the. Shell and you're done and from then on. Each pull the handle will give you one. Loaded round that's what the aap is all about okay with the press all set up and. Our test rounds looking good we're ready to start loading ammo you have any questions on how to use this or set it up give us call in the tech line we'll be glad to help you out thanks for watching see you next time. You.
Hornady® Lock-N-Load® Auto Progressive Press EZ Feed Pistol Bullet Feeder
Hello youtube re loaders thanks for. Watching hornet loader here my standard. Disclaimer i am not an employee of quantity manufacturing nor do i have any interest financially or otherwise miss a low quantity products I've been reloading for almost 35 years and for the last 20 years I've been using hornady equipment almost exclusively hence the name orange loader. The winery logo is a registered trademark of hardy manufacturing grand. Island nebraska welcome to part three of. My four part series on hornady lock and load ap press today's video will be. Looking at the bullet feeders available. From hornady unlike the case feeder the. Bullet feeders will work with any manufacturer's press quantity has both. The rifle feeder that you see here as well. A pistol bullet feeder which is almost. Identical with some changes which will we'll talk about and you can also use. Bullet tubes so let's take a look at the. Rifle bullet feeder first and then we'll. Swap over to the pistol bullet theater and continue our reloading session for. 45 auto okay this is the rifle bullet. Hopper i brought it down onto my. Workbench so you can see how it operates a little easier essentially it has this. Ring around the outside which is going. To rotate it has grooves in the ring so. That it will pick up a bullet from the. Bottom here and transport it up the ring. Until it gets up to the bullet tube and. The idea here is that it's going to collate the bullets and put them in the. Proper orientation in other words the bullet tip is up the bullet base is down and drop them into the bullet tube which. Will then go down to the bullet feeder. Die talk about that in just a minute now we. Have this plate here that's adjustable up and down the idea being is you want. To adjust it so that a bullet in the. Proper orientation in other words with the base down will be held up by the. Plate so it doesn't the bullet doesn't fall back down into the pile the bullets. Down at the bottom if the bullet is upside down in other words the base is up see if you can see that there what. Will happen then is the plate doesn't come up high enough to catch the tip of. The bullet so the bullet will simply slip down and fall into the batch of. Bullets at the bottom here won't make it to the bullet tube so that's how it how. It makes sure that only bullets and the. Proper orientation go into the bullet tube now as a safeguard to we have a. Couple of wiper springs these springs. Here are adjustable so that you can. Adjust them in or out and up and down and the idea being that a bullet that is. In the proper orientation the tip of. The bullet will pass under the spring so. That you know it's able to pass freely but if the bullet gets to this point and. It's upside-down the fatter part of the. Bullet though the shank of the bullet will hit the wiper spring and be knocked. Back down with the rest of the bullets in the bottom of the tub here okay so. Let me go ahead and turn it on you can. See how it operates. One day down here at the bottom there's. One opinion upside down. Right now under falling here's one on the right orientation that makes it all the way to the tube and goes right up to. The right into the bullet. I don't believe the capabilities will. Fill up and you cut out for it we'll. Talk about in a minute. Okay you get the idea. I will collate the bullets into these little steps on the ramp here it'll wipe. Away any bullets that are in the wrong orientation bullets in the wrong. Orientation will fall off here kind of. Secondary safeguard before it gets to the bullet tube so only bullets that are. In the proper orientation with the base down the tip up will enter the bullet. Tube the bullet tube itself is a basically a spring tube and that will. Run down to the automatic cutoff device. On the bottom which we'll talk about in just a second now before we move on i. Just wanted to show you the pistol. Bullet hopper it works exactly the same. Was just a couple of differences on the. The grooves in the outer ring here are. Much larger to pick up the larger. Caliber pistol bullets also the bullet. Tube is much wider too obviously to pick. Up the larger caliber pistol bullets now to change calibers for the pistol. All you have to do is change the bullet tube this is the thick or the wide. Bullet tube there's also a thin bullet tube for some of the smaller calibers like nine-millimeter this one I'll work. With 45 and 40 calibers and so on now. It's so it's easy enough to change over. From large caliber to smaller caliber. With the pistol both bullet feeder it's. A little different with the rifle bullet feeder with the rifle bullet feeder when. You buy it's set up for 223 if you. Want to use it with 30 calibers you need. To buy the 30 caliber conversion kit now. The conversion kit comes with a. Different rotor it has larger steps on. It for the larger caliber bullet has a larger bullet tube. That you need to install also has a. Larger cutoff device and it also comes. With the 30 caliber bullet feeder and. Seeding die so as you can see changing. Over from 223 to 30 calibers with the. Rifle bullet feeders a little more involved than with the pistol theater. With special feeder i just need to change the bullet tube and die and I'm. I'm good to go. Ok I've put the case of the bullet. Hopper for the rifle bullet feeder back on the mounting arm and i just want to. Mention one thing about this mounting arm i mean by the way you can see it a. Little better the mounting arm itself. Was meant to be actually installed on. The surface of your workbench however since i have my press on what in. Line fabrication calls their ultra mount it's about 9 or 10 inches above the surface of the workbench so in line. Fabrication makes a bar here a mounting. Bar for the bullet feeder that attaches. To the top of the ultra mount so it's. It's a way to get the bottom of the mounting bar for the bullet feeder even. With the bottom of the press so it sits. At the right height now this arm itself. The one that comes with the bullet feeder is adjustable you can see the. Bolts here and the slide here where you. Can adjust the whole assembly up and down the pistol bullet feeder comes with. A an arm it's basically the same. Size arm the difference is the arm for. The bullet feeder is not adjustable it's just one big piece. So if you have both the pistol feeder and the rifle bullet theater you'll want. To use the arm from the rifle bullet. Feeder the angle of the top here is. Exactly the same on both and you can adjust the height so when you're using. The pistol bullet feeder you can adjust. The height to be the same as the original arm for the pistol bullet. Feeder or you can adjust it up a little bit for the rifle fear now we. Talked about how the bullet hopper. Collates the bullets and drops them down. Into the tube here well the tube comes. Down and it goes through this cutoff. Device there's a switch inside here once. The bullets load the tube all the way up. To this point here it'll trip that. Switch which will turn the bullet. Hopper off the motor and the bullet hopper okay and down here we have the. Die assembly for the rifle bullet feeder. Now it's a fairly complex die it's all. Kind of one piece we have the actual die. Here the seeder die and then we have the. Bullet feeder extension or attachment on. The die at the top of the extension is. The transverse blocks what they will do. Is when a case is fed into the die this. Block will turn and drop a single bullet. Down into the feeder extension and drop. That into the die itself and then as. But as the ram goes up the bullet. Will be seated in the case and you have your seating adjustment up here at the. Top so let's let me go ahead and show. You how the feeder works, and then we'll take apart this. I died here and I'll show you how this internal workings work in this die so. I'm going to turn the case or the bullet to you're on the first bullet is arrived. Down here at the transfer blocks and the. Tube is filled up to this point here. Where the switch is and has turned the. Bullet feeder off then as a case comes. Up into the die this transfer block will. Pop over and drop a single bullet into. The bullet feeder extension here on the. Die and then another bullet will drop through and you probably heard the bullet feeder hopper turn on again when. This bullet went down I'll do that against you can you know just listen for the bullet feeder hopper to a motor to. Turn on so it makes sure that this part. Of the bullet tube is always full of. Bullets ready to be dropped. Into the die and seated into the case. Okay let's take a closer look at this. Bullet peter died the on the left here. You see the bullet feeder extension to. The die at the top we have the adapter that the bullet tube comes down into just below that we have the transfer. Block that will transfer one bullet at a time into the bullet feeder extension. And then that'll feed the bullet into. The die on the left here which we'll see. Today in the case and as the case goes. Up it'll seat the bullet into the case. And this is the adjustment up here on the tops you can adjust the depth of the. Bullet basically all you do is you. To take it apart you loosen the lock. Knob here and the two pieces come apart. Now the bullet extension here has a. Little ramp on it with a spring and this. Arm at the top of the ramp when they bullet put the spring back in when the. Cases comes into the die here it pushes. This up which then activates the. Transfer box you see how the transfer. Block moves there then the transfer. Block will drop a bullet down into the. Bullet feeder and hit this ramp and that. Ramp will drop the bullet down over into. The cedar die now in the cedar die there. The seeding stem in here is actually. Loose it kind of swings back and forth. So as the bullet comes down it will swing back away from the bullet so the. Bullet can get down into the case and. Then as it clears the seeding stem the. Seeding stem comes back to center and then as the case with the bullet now in. In the neck comes up it pushes the. Seedings down then pushes the bullet down into the case and let's teach the. Bullet so it's its unlike any other. Kind of die you probably dealt with before because of the grant and the. Movable seating stem typically they're. Not movable they sit in one. Position put it back together. I put the spring back on the rod at the. Top of the ramp slide the ramp in. Through the bottom. Then i take the die made it with the. Bullet feeder extension bring this down. And lock it all back together okay so. That's really all there is to the. The die assembly it's basically designed. To drop a single bullet in to the feeder. Extension hit that ramp the ramp will. Cause the bullet to come down into the die and then as the case goes up it. Comes in contact with the seeding stem and seats the bullet so it feeds the. Bullet and seats the bullet all in one step in one die on the pistol cedar. Which we'll see here in just a few minutes the bullet will drop down into. The case in one state you know on one. Station on the press and then it'll move. To the next station where it'll actually be seated it's a two-step process with. The rifle bullet feeder it's a one-step process, and we'll see the rifle bullet the feeder in action in another video. Come that's coming up on loading rifle. Bullets with yellow nail press and also we'll see it in my loading for accuracy. Video series so you won't see it in this. In this particular series we're going to. Use the pistol bullet theater because we've been using 45 autos for our. Four part series for the lock and load press but i will add another. Peace to that another part to the series. So you can see this guy in action. Okay I've reinstalled the pistol bullet. Feeder and now as i mentioned before the. Bullet hopper works pretty much the same. As the rifle hopper the big differences are external one obviously the. Tube here is much wider than its. Accommodate the larger caliber pistol. Bullets it's got a little hanger here to. Hold the tube up so that it doesn't drop. Down and it's able to feed the bullets properly and the bullet feeder die is a. Little different it's not it doesn't have the extension on the side the both. Peter die only feeds a bullet it doesn't. Seat the bolt as well you'll notice I've moved the cedar die over to station five. And the bullet feeder die is in station. For so we can continue our. Reloading process with the 45 auto with. The 45 auto feeder die installed now you. Need a the appropriate feeder diet for each caliber this one's for 45 calibers. They also have a nine caliber or a nine millimeter and a 40 caliber. Feeder diet this is the 45 caliber. Feeder diets so let's continue our. Reloading process from here one of the difference i did want to mention here the pistol bullet fear does not have a. Cutout switch so when the tube is full. It will keep on going you have to. Manually turn it off when the tube is. Full now when you get really cranking. Along the bullet theater your boats will. Be dropping out of the feeder fast and faster than they go into the feeder so it'll kind of even out you won't need. The cut off but i just wanted to. Mention that the bullet feeder for pistols does not have a cutoff switch. Okay let's continue our 45 caliber. Reloading session with the bullet feeder. Die installed. Pick up the case size and you cry. That case well another comes down to the. Skull plate prime it and as our show. Place fills up here I'm just going to make sure I've got the right powder charge i detected several times now but i want. To just make sure we've got five point. Six grains we're using unique powder from alliant still dropping five point. Six so we're right on track. Powder cop looks good I'm going through. The process now here's where things change a little bit with the bullet feeder notice this case has no bullet in it goes into the bullet theater and. Comes down with a bullet insert it into. The neck of the case and then as it. Comes around to station five this case. Will get a bullet this case will have this peter. Well basically on able to reload without. Having to put a new cake casing the show. Play without happy to add a new ball. Process goes much faster suppose the. Case feeder and the bullet reader installed now I'm gonna go ahead and turn on a bullet peter day is activated. And the bullet are installed and that's. Basically how the both heaters work like. I said we're in another video we'll be using the rifle bullet feeder to do 223. I'm going to go ahead and remove the. Activation bar for the case feeder so. That no more cases are fed and I'll go. Ahead and finish up with the bullets. That are in the system now. And there you have it. Bullet theater makes things go quite a bit faster that's all for this video i. Hope you liked it maybe you learn something if so please click the like. Button maybe even subscribe to my channel thanks for watching and happy. Reloading.