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Hornady A Lock n load progressive with rcbs dies

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by pinne65, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. pinne65

    pinne65 Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I've been reloading using rcbs rock checker for a couple if years now and have dies for four different calibers. I'm just curious how well they will work with with a Hornady locknload progressive press. It seems like all you need are the quick lock bushings and then it's just a minute or so to swap calibers. I'm just curious, what's everybody's experience.

    Happy Zwickelnania!

    Oh uhmm & Valentines Day
     
  2. bockja

    bockja Sandy, OR Member

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    RCBS dies will work fine on the LNL AP. I use RCBS, Redding, Dillon, and Hornady dies on the press and all work reasonably well. I did notice that the RCBS dies tended to be almost out of threads once I got them set correctly.
     
  3. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    I agree w/bockja. Not much of the threads left!

    Stacy
     
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  4. noylj

    noylj high desert Active Member

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    They will work fine, unless they are carbide dies and three or more decades old, The very first RCBS carbide dies had little if any chamfer and the case mouth could catch really easily (I just used my fingers to ease them in the die).
    Any standard dies will work fine, although the Hornady New Dimension dies are my favorite.
     
  5. pinne65

    pinne65 Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Great - Thanks for the info. I'm really close to pull the trigger on one. Luckily I have newer carbide dies.
     
  6. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Every die brand I have: Lee, Lyman, Forster, RCBS & Hornady -- all work well in the L-N-L.
    Great for pistol, and 5.56, but I won't do 308 on it. I did and didn't like the results.
     
  7. FOWELKILLER

    FOWELKILLER buckley ,wa Member

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    Flip the locking ring over to get more threads.or buy the hornady lock rings.