Top 19 Cheapest Reloading – Presses & Press Kits
Lee Precision Lock Ring Eliminator
The li lock ring eliminator includes two. Bushings with integral lock collar and allen wrench this provides unmatched precision and convenience when adjusting. Dies split clamp positively locks die. Into position and works well when using other brands of dies in your press the. Breech lock quick change system allows you to switch dies with a sixth of a turn rather than 14 or more turns loading. With a breech lock equipped press is convenient when loading small quantities of ammunition interrupted three start. Threaded eyes will return and lock into. The exact same position. You.
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 Replacement Turrets
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® Classic™ Kit
It’s the reloading press that pioneered quick die changeovers. The Lock-N-Load® bushing system allows for super-fast bushing release, letting you change dies and set up quickly. Change the dies, adjust, tighten the lock ring and you’re ready. Once dies are set for a specific load, this system lets you remove and reinstall dies in seconds. An overbuilt, professional-grade, cast-aluminum frame and linkage ensure durability and lasting service. Features include a Primer Catcher and three Lock-N-Load Die Bushings. The large, easy-grip, ball-style handle is long for increased leverage while reducing effort. The Power-Pac linkage and solid-steel arms multiply leverage applied to make sizing large cases easier. Stability and rigidity are assured by the high-strength alloy frame, and its unique angle gives you outstanding visibility and easy access to the cartridge in the press. An integrated Positive Priming System™ ejects spent primers at the top of the stroke, picks up a new primer and self-aligns to feed and insert the primer at the bottom of the stroke where leverage is optimal. The self-aligning primer arm also allows for easy manual insertion of primers without having to raise the handle. This makes priming easier than ram prime units and better than old-style priming arms. Dies and shell holder not included.
Want to start loading your own high-quality, accurate handloads but intimidated by all the equipment you’ll need to buy? This kit has everything you need to start making your own cartridges in one convenient package. You’ll receive a Lock-N-Load Classic single-stage Reloading Press(described above), a Lock-N-Load Powder Measure, a precise 1,500-grain Digital Scale, three Lock-N-Load Die Bushings (dies not included), a Primer Catcher, a Positive Priming System, a Handheld Priming Tool with additional primer tray, a universal Reloading Block, a Chamberring and Deburring tool, a Powder Trickler, Powder Funnel, One Shot™ Case Lube and the Hornady Handbook of Cartridge Reloading. The only things you’ll need to get started are the dies, shell holders and cartridge components.
Hey what's up everybody. Brando mcwillie here doing another reloading video seems that people have. Been really enjoying those so i continue. To make a little bit more first and foremost today the carry weapon is the. Kel-tec p38 ii alright kind of like to. Show people they haven't seen my stuff before i kind of like to show the different weapons that i carry on a daily basis because i think it's kind of cool to see if people that do the. Reviews actually carry the stuff they're reviewing so i usually do and i carry a. Variety it just depends on what I'm wearing that day and so forth but i. Thought ways thought that was kind of cool so today i wanted to talk about the. Actual reloader itself I've done a couple of videos on how to reload but i. Never actually went into detail about the my actual press and i kind of wanted. To show that today and kind of show what it came with and what yet so I'm going. To take the camera off the tripod so i can move in a little bit closer and just start taking a look at the press itself. Now show you the box that it comes in here I'm not going to take it out but this is the hardy lock and load classic loader it is not to kit okay i didn't buy the. Kit i bought the actual reloader by itself and it actually comes with the. Loader itself and you actually have to. Take the handle and actually adjust that. And put that on that's not together but everything else is put together for you so you don't have to do any assembly and. If my memory serves me correct i did get. Three of the lock and load die bushings. That came with the loader as well okay. So i didn't have to go out and have that expense for that first time a. Couple of other things that it comes with is the tray that is used to hold. The spent primers okay and that basically just locks on here okay it. Also comes in with a primer tool or primer feeder and two primer i guess you. Call them size sizes or something like that i don't know what you call it but basically i have it set up now for the small primer size primer and this. The one that you would use for the large primers and basically it just unscrews in screws in here but the press itself. Does not come with any mounting hardware i purchased that myself and basically as. You can see here i have like just a basic bench that i had built and it just. Bolts directly on to that bench with some wood screws or wood bolts basically. And used a large washer to hold that in. Place looking at it from this side not. Much difference here you have more access to the bolt but it does a pretty good job and one thing that i recommend is as you load make sure you have a. Quality dent setup as even this one. Which is set up pretty good i think still wobbles a little bit as i pull. That lever arm down but that's not a big deal it still works fine for me the primer. Feeder basically if you can see and. There is a little notch and this feeds. Directly under there and so when i go to. Raise the or lower the ram there the. Primer will be pushed into the casing. Okay so kind of cool so this is what you. Get with it I'm pretty pleased with it. Now if you've seen my other videos you know that i like them a lot and i kind of give you an example of how the lock and load system works and I'll do that with some nine-millimeter dies I'm going. To put this back into the tripod so i can work there so basically here are. Some poor nate'd eyes these are 9 millimeters and if you look at the die. Set the block and load bushings are. Already set so i basically have a set of bushings for each one of my dies kind of. Expensive that's the downfall but it makes it easier for me to load my. Ammunition so i like it so I'm not worried too much about it but basically in order to get that to work is. Basically is basically dropped that in and twist and. It's locked in place and i don't have to worry about screwing it down and making adjustments and so forth now i know that. With a traditional set of dies you can. You know have your retaining not here. Locked into place so once you get it. Flush with the press you don't have to worry about it anymore but still to me this is just so much easier and i just like the way that i. Have it set up so no complaints there at all very easy if you don't want to go. Through the expense of ordering the expensive die bushings you can simply. Just put one in there and then leave it locked in place and every time you want to change out a set of dies you can just unscrew it just like you would in a traditional press so you have the option to do both which i think is kind of nice. Another thing that i am probably i say. That I'm going to get but i haven't yet is there's a tool here that you can. Actually feed primers down into this. Area and it would come straight down and feed new primers here so every time i raise the ram and lower the ram the new. Primer will be fed in i just haven't done that yet there's a spot here for it but i just haven't done it all in all. I'm haven't had any problems with this press at all the only thing that i have had happened this is probably just out of. Wear in use is this pin sometimes will. Pop out and i just have to push it back. In with my hand it's just a retaining pin it's not a big deal I've never even greased this sucker up you can see that it does get dirty you kind of do that when my camera is not that good does get turi dirty dukes working with us spent primers and the dirty brass and all that kind of stuff but it's been great i. Haven't had any hiccups with it at all no problems with it and it was a bit of. Press that I'd highly suggest you know it made it turned me on to other hornady stuff if you look i have a lot of. Hornady dies a lot of horny equipment in. My reloading get up and ability kind of. Happened of this press you know i was going to. Get this press or the rcbs rock crusher i found out that the rcbs rock crusher. Was cast in china and for some reason. That just did not do it for me so i. Decided to get the hornady no one knowing that it was made 100% in the states so that was a big thing for me as. Well so anyway a basic video showing you. The press for those of you who are looking to get one you know i suggested i like it my next. Press would probably be the hornady auto progressive press and I've been loading. A lot of handguns ammunition and i would. Like to have the ability to load a little bit faster now i can load about. 50 rounds in about 45 minutes on this press right here and i can shoot 50 rounds in about 2 seconds so you do the math there so an auto progressive press would be nice, but they're really expensive and i want to make sure that i like this before i started investing a lot of money into reloading i. Found out that i do enjoy it's not something i do every day but it's something that i do maybe once or twice. A month maybe look more net maybe like. More like once a week that i come out here fiddle with something okay and then i get to the point where I'm low on ammo that i start making more so i don't i enjoy it especially during hunting season i like doing rifle rounds that sort of thing too I'm kind of into the ballistic stuff so if you have any questions please comment let me know what you think and you know if you like my videos please subscribe I've got some more gun videos coming up and i hope you guys enjoy those as well you guys take care bye.
Classic Lee Loader
So I'm going to show you just a deeper. These cases just run in just a couple. Times not too much okay so after. Trimming them it was really easy to do. Then this with this little tool this is. A tool put out by lyman now it's got a. Pocket cleaner here that are clean the. The primer pockets and so i just run that just a few times in and it's got. It's got different sizes this thing actually has you can swap it out for. Small primers whatnot but then I've got. The you swap it out and now this will. Deeper the outside of the casings. You know it doesn't take but just a. Couple times and that's it that's all you want to do so what that does that. Creates a piece of brass that is now. Sized and has its bendy bird so that's. Actually ready to start the reloading process now before i get too far like. Said already had the primers knocked out of that one so the first step of this process on this kit is that. You're gonna have to go have to use. This kit that knock that prime around it's actually and the easiest things to. Do and it's also pretty fun so that was. It okays so there's my primer. I've got a uh so now it's got another. Chasing this usually ready what i do. When I'm using this i usually just d prime all my casings and then. When i start acting the actual reloading. I'll have them I'll have them already so. Well I've gotten this close I'll just go ahead and. I'll go ahead and put that in there and. Just sighs this case and it's super okay see that ones that need doesn't need. Trimming but it really wasn't hard to do. What disallowed me in today now is dad i. Don't even have to I'm not even worried about measuring what i do like about the. Lead loader is that they do come. With a city with a pretty decent set of. Directions because the parts are in this. Just don't look like standard they just. Really don't look like standards reloading parts so what kind of no one. Think that i have seen what i really. Have seen that people don't do and make. This easier is that for some reason. People don't reload there when they're. Using these kits they're not they're not. Lubing the cases now this is just next. Sizing and but i don't understand why. Why they're not why they're not doing i. Guess they're just kind of saying well you don't have to but there's there's a. Step the way this thing actually works is your we're done actually what's going. You do this. So the way this thing actually works is that you drive this case drive it down. Into this cylinder. So the way this thing works is your way. This thing works is you drive this case down into the cylinder but i always use some type of case loop because once you. Do that so all right, so we're gonna go ahead and let's do that all right that. Was pretty easy on the next step in the. Process is your pop the priming this thing and actually i used the top of my. Mic a sleeve to hold my primers now. What you're gonna do is you're gonna flip this over and this thing. Actually has its spring-loaded that's holding this primer and for some reason. People have issue with this and they say. They can't you know when i see videos, and they're like well you know i this doesn't work for me and I'm not able to do this i think it's because they're not looping their cases because what you're. Gonna do is that you're gonna drive this out you're gonna drive it down on top of. This primer that i have sitting its you. Now the bottom you know the bottom side is facing up so it's gonna be I'm loading it into this cartridge now. So what i notice is that it's its very. Solid at first but as i keep driving it. I'm gonna notice that what i just did i just felt it that it gets it actually. Gets softer and what's happened is when i drive this shell out it starts hitting that spring-loaded bottom that's on this other thing and so what I've got now. What i have now is i have a case that. Has now been primed and the primer is. It's good and flush good and flush with. It with the casein but it's I'm gonna go. Ahead and I'm gonna do that again because it's i think that's where people. Have trouble and it's really not that. Hard you just you learn to just feel it. Okay so i just sized it by knocking it. In their okay and then we're gonna do. We're gonna flip this over on top of this primer all right when i start. Driving this thing out my casing is. Right now it's stuck inside this cylinder so it's gonna be very solid but. Once it starts moving and once it hits the this base that has a spring load on it where this primer is it's gonna get. Soft and you're gonna feel that that spring tension is in your driver so all. Right let's started moving i can feel okay i mean and i can hear i can. Actually hear the difference the sound changes there's three different sounds that it goes through so it's solid when. It's stuck in then it starts moving then. The sound mellows out and then when it starts hitting the bottom of this i miss because this thing has a it has a hard. Bottom on it but it's the this ring is spring tensioned whenever starts hitting. The bottom of that and what's pushing your primary is when it starts sounding solid again so there we go we've got. Another one that's the primers you know ready to go so i think the reason people. Have trouble is that they're not they're. Not leaving their cases so maybe if they. Did that, and they wouldn't have that problem but it's pretty simple I'll go. Ahead I'll do another i don't know if you could hear that but. There's three different sounds that just what just happened right there and you. Can just feel it you can feel i mean after you dude you know just a few i say. By the time you do ten you'll feel. Like a pro with that because it's you can hear it's pretty actually pretty simple and one thing i like about these lis loaders you know they've been out. Here too long getting trashed in the powder if they come with these little. Measuring scoops now one thing that i do. Differently the weight then know the way. This is designed is that actually you. Would leave this in the tube like per. The instructions you would leave this in the tube and what you do you'd switch out the bases so you would say okay I'm done with this base and you're gonna go to this base that has a hole in it so you don't have any issues with you'll. Have any issues of like accidentally firing off the primer so the case. Actually sits in there and you would slide this over the top no way this is designed is that you can take your scoop. Of powder and you can dump it in here and it's cut it kind of creates like. A phone on it let's go on down in your case the reason i don't do that is. Because with the cast bullets i use i. Use like petroleum jelly to lubricate these bullets and it gets inside of here. And what happens when i pour the powder in there the powder wants to stick to you know all the lubrication that winds up sticking inside of here so i actually do a little bit different you know and you find that everybody's kind of got their own little techniques how to do that but that's the reason i. Do mine a little different but what i do i just do it like this and i got a funnel got a funnel here so just show. You pretty simple one thing to have accuracy you have to. Have consistency so when it comes to the. Powder what i did i take this car that this is a car that comes with it now one. Think about these cards is that it shows you the bullet weight and then the. Powder options and it gives you like an estimated velocity on these cards so but. I actually at this point in time all right you know one I'm going to use and i just use the card to level off the. Casing there we go all right we're ready. To go to that one leave that there and. I'll go ahead and let's learn it let's. Go ahead and load this bad boy up. So one thing knows okay so now that I've. Got this things this thing is hot and this thing's got a new primer you switch the basis that's the. Instructions go over that so if you. Follow the instructions you won't go wrong with that now. I use the petroleum jelly it's cheap. Works good i don't have any issues with. It all you're gonna do drop that down in. There it slides down and pretty easily now I'm gonna show you're gonna go. Back to the original case that the base. That you used it were to set the primers and you're gonna use this side of it and this is what's actually going to seat your bullet and so what you're going to do you're gonna sit this on top of there and you're gonna drive it down until it. Hits the top of this collar now what's. Important to talk about is that there. Has to be you know there's no adjustment. Made into this the adjustment is made. Into this thing there's a lot and you. Now just there's a lock not hit or like a lock washer and i would call that a lock nut but what you can do you can. Screw it up you basically you screw this. Think out and when you drive it down. What that does it allow you to seat the bullet and you want to work your way. Down until you get to the right. Depth now the reason it's so important. To have your cases all trim the. Same and that's what you know this. Case trimmer works good is that if you. Have a case that is longer and then you had a case that was shorter and you set your adjustment to the shorter case when. You go to your longer case and you put it in there and you beat it down your bullets gonna be set deeper into that casing so that's why it's good that you. Really want to have everything really uniform so let's go ahead and I'm just gonna go. With the pre adjustment that i had on it and let's see how that does folks. That's it just listen to the sound. Oh yeah that's pretty good okay so we. Have 45 70 now this has no crimp on it. Let me show you if you want to put a crimp on it no i know what i just. Had this thing on here like this if i. Want to put a crimp on it flip it over and the crimp the only thing about this. The crimp is the only thing that's conda. Practice the crimp i learned you just. Kind of got to put some force into it so what we're gonna do here. Let's check the overall maximum overall. Length is two point five zero so. We'll check our overall length here and. If anybody ever wants me to do a video on how to use these things I'd be happy. To do that — okay so it's two point five. Five zero so what I've got I've got two. One two three four five and I'm at. Thirty 33 so really what I'm at is two. Point five three that's what I'm. At two point five three so I'm. Good I'm below the hope the maximum. Length of two point five zero so. We're good with that so that was real. Simple didn't take long it's simple to. You know really get into swab recommend these kits because it takes you from. Zero to actually reloading in the. Shortest the shortest route so i hope this. Helped this video kind of changed your. Mind about reloading i hope it i hope it. Convinces you that you can do it and you don't have to spend a hundred dollars you know hundreds of dollars to start doing it this is that's one that I've loaded. You know alerted that in the past but. Yeah like i said it was this was a this was a. Stepping stone for me you know it was somewhere that i started and you. Now and I've moved on since then but you know the only reason i would say that I've moved on is because the lee is limited in. The calibers that they make these. In now so if you're just gonna reload. Basic calibers i mean that's that's actually it's decently round I've been shooting these things a hundred yards I'm real pleased with them in fact i mean for forty-five seventy this is the only thing that I'm using to reload. Forty five seventy so i hope that you. No hope that was helpful to you and I'll probably go ahead and reload a few. More of these there's no point in being i got all this stuff out might as well go ahead and do it actually doesn't take that long so anyway hope you tune. Back in if you liked the video subscribe to my channel i appreciate that I'm. Gonna try to have some more videos put. Up here that kinda maybe help you be. More self-reliant and whenever there's the next ammo shortage or the threat of. A gun grab i want you to be like me i want you to be not not as concerned it's still important to vote it's still important to express our opinions but. You don't have to go into that panic mode that's not really necessary so good. Bless and i hope everything turns out. Good for us.
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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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Hornady® Lock-N-Load® Auto Progressive Press
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.
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