—- Hornady Lock and Load Auto-Progressive Reloading Press —-
A progressive press is a perfect option for high volume reloaders who want to churn out hundreds of rounds per hour. They get the job done in a big way but do require advanced set-up knowledge plus additional time and maintenance to keep everything running well. The beauty behind a progressive loading press is that all stages of the loading press are completed automatically and thus, a single pull of the handle results in one loaded round, leading to rounds being cranked out in a fury. It’s a step above a turret press that requires more manual intervention.
Time will be spent switching between calibers due to the fact there are various adjustments that need to be made. These types of presses have about 4-5 die stations to hold all the dies needed for reloading, as well as powder measures and other specialty dies. Pistol and rifle shooters find a progressive press a feasible option for their ammunition needs.
Exposing the Best Progressive Reloader
The Hornady Lock and Load Auto-Progressive Reloading Press is our call as the best progressive reloading press, certainly one that has open our eyes due to high quality construction, durability, speed, and price. Hornady Manufacturing is one of the leading innovators in the world in regards to bullet, ammunition, reloading tools, and accessory designs. This Hornady reloading press defines convenience and keeps you loaded as often as you want.
It has been professionally designed by experts to handle reloading rates of up to 500 rounds per hour, putting it at the forefront of most reloading presses on the market.
The Hornady Lock n Load is crafted with an inbuilt quick tool change technology that makes switching of dies fast and easy. Imagine a reloading press that is capable of providing a quick switch of your crimp dies, pistol dies, rifle dies, check dies, powder dies and bullet seaters, without ever having to replace the entire die head. The Hornady reloader provides that kind of service without the hassles. In addition, for clients seeking to change one or more dies, they can do so with ease, thanks to the presence of the “one quick twist” mechanism that makes the process relatively easy to handle.
Not to mention, the press comes fitted with a 5-station bushing system that guarantees a quick changeover from 223 to 45 in a matter of minutes. These top features significantly enhance the overall performance of this reloading press. Many other features justify why this press is considered a top choice by most ammo reloading customers and enthusiasts.
Elite Hornady Lock N Load Reloading Press Features
- EZject System
Unlike other models, the Hornady LnL press comes equipped with a special system that allows the cartridges to be carefully and safely ejected as soon as they are reloaded. This feature not only speeds up the reloading process but also ensures that the ammo is properly managed in a more organized manner.
- Collecting Tray
Together with the EZject system, a collecting tray has been strategically fitted at the edge of the point of ejection in order to safely collect all cartridges ejected from the Hornady press. This uniquely designed tray can then be offloaded into a cartridge storage compartment. Once again, safety and proper organization of the workplace are key elements that have been taken into consideration in the design of this reloading press.
- Case Retainer Spring
This unique feature is designed to keep all cartridges in place, regardless of the caliber in question; in addition, the case retainer spring is relatively flexible, allowing for the removal and/or replacement of cartridges during any of the stages of reloading.
- Automatic Indexing System
Unlike other regular presses, the Hornady reloading press facilitates the smooth and easy reloading of cartridges without any difficulties. The process is even improved, thanks to the special ergonomic approach used; that is, instead of a single down stroke indexing, each station meets the other half way, with a half stage on the upstroke and a half stage on the down stroke. The redistribution of the overall indexing process is smoother than other types that do the indexing on just the down stroke.
- Case Activated Powder Drop
The Hornady Lock and Load features a case activated powder drop that is uniquely engineered to deliver the right amount of gun powder, whenever the casing is in the correct position during the reloading process. One of the biggest advantages of the case activated powder drop mechanism is that it prevents accidental spillage of gun powder and helps to administer the correct quantity with every use.
- Priming System
Need a change from a large to small primer? All you need to do is change the primer seater punch, primer shuttle and primer feed tube and you’re done. It’s that easy.
- User Friendliness
Apart from the overall ergonomic design, it’s very important to note that the Hornady reloading press is engineered for use by anyone within the range of beginners to experts. Although many customers are familiar with the basics of reloading, more interactive and hands on experience can be acquired using videos, such as this detailed guide on YouTube. The Hornady reloader also contains a lifetime factory warranty.
Be sure to check out our full listing of all our presses — single, turret, and progressive — to see which one is right for you.