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Old January 21, 2010, 11:00 AM   #1
Magnum Mike
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Well I finally did it!

I Finally order a Hornady LNL AP today. I know, about time after saying I'm going to get one for more than a year. No turning back now. I just dont like their selection of bullets they have plus they cut it back to 500.
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Old January 21, 2010, 11:32 AM   #2
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Mag Mike,
Congrats on your new press, you will like it.
I got mine in Sept. and had a few issues with the priming system but finally getting it to run. It was somewhat intimidating to me at first.
Hey, I live just up the road from you in Becker, Mn.

It's too bad they cut the bullets to 500, the 1000 bullet deal was pretty good,
but it is still icing on the cake.

Enjoy, Floyd
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Old January 21, 2010, 11:57 AM   #3
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Congrats! You wont be sorry. Its one heck of a press. I had a slight priming issue too, took about 2 minutes to actually fix. Its been 100% reliable since. I love mine...... wouldnt trade it for anything on the market right now.
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Old January 21, 2010, 12:12 PM   #4
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wow that is a nice press, i have the single stage one that my wife bought me. it does what i need. but if i could afford it thats what id get robert
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Old January 21, 2010, 05:26 PM   #5
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Congrats Mike!!
Remember, NOTHING WORKS PERFECTLY OUT OF THE BOX. It will take a little bit of tweaking to get it to run smoothly. And, don't let any Blue people tell you theirs was designed, constructed, distributed by a Devine Being and , that you made a mistake. You didn't.

Here is a website that has some nice videos in setting up the LNL; http://ultimatereloader.com/?p=340.

Also, do yourself a favor and order one of these; http://www.powderfunnels.com/

It will make loading ANY pistol ammo a breeze!!!

Any questions, PM. I have loaded on a LNL for about 4 years.
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Old January 22, 2010, 11:04 AM   #6
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good luck with it. i just got mine this week and already got quite a few made. what a difference it made. had issue with the primer lever for the large primers, so i added a little chamfer. the small primer arm had already had the chamfer on it hmmm, so i matched it. seems to be working just fine now. they did cut the bullet number down, but my press came with both powder measure drums, and a powder funnel. from what i read they never came with both powder measure drums. either way its still a great deal.
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Old January 22, 2010, 11:18 AM   #7
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Congratulations!

I got my LNL for Christmas.... I had to buy it since my wife doesn't like guns Had an issue with the small primer pin, but Hornady sent me a new one. The 1000 free bullets pushed me to buying it last year. 500 still isn't a bad deal.

Scott
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Old January 22, 2010, 11:23 AM   #8
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Good choice on the LNL AP. The instructions that come with it are pretty bad, but the DVD covers things very well. Make sure you follow the instructions about cleaning various pieces (to remove protective coatings/oils/etc) before you start using them. Set-up instructions that come with the 3-die sets are also good. I've found the powder drop to be very repeatable and once the set-up is right, you should be able to maintain cartridge overall length within a couple of thousandths if not dead on every time.

The only thing I don't like about it, or any progressive press, is that you can't feel the bullet being inserted and crimped if you're decapping/resizing at the same time, but that's probably just me. FWIW, I set mine up to do four cartridges in sequence so I'm never decapping and bullet inserting on the same stroke.
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