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Hornady LnL AP

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:59 pm
by Beiruty
An old proverb says: Mastering the tools is 3/4 of mastering the craft.
Know your press and it would make you golden pills.

This:
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Would make those:
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Re: Hornady LnL AP

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:14 am
by sjfcontrol
Nice! :clapping:

Re: Hornady LnL AP

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:58 pm
by AndyC
I do enjoy mine, particularly with the case-feeder.

Re: Hornady LnL AP

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:14 pm
by warnmar10
If I could turn back time I would never have bought my LnL AP but I have come to terms with it. I've processed 6 or 7 thousand rounds of .45 ACP, close to 3,000 rounds of 9mm and about 1,000 .223.

My next splurge will be a Case Pro 100. Then I hope to step up to a Super 1050.

(If you watch the Case Pro video, it is gratifying to see that man have to reach up and slap the feed tube every now and then to get the Dillon feeder going again. I feel his pain.)

Re: Hornady LnL AP

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:35 pm
by Beiruty
warnmar10 wrote:If I could turn back time I would never have bought my LnL AP but I have come to terms with it. I've processed 6 or 7 thousand rounds of .45 ACP, close to 3,000 rounds of 9mm and about 1,000 .223.

My next splurge will be a Case Pro 100. Then I hope to step up to a Super 1050.

(If you watch the Case Pro video, it is gratifying to see that man have to reach up and slap the feed tube every now and then to get the Dillon feeder going again. I feel his pain.)
all plastic tube are not that great. Someone has to come up with super smooth polymer base tubes.

Re: Hornady LnL AP

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:06 pm
by Beiruty

Re: Hornady LnL AP

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:36 pm
by warnmar10
Beiruty wrote:How it runs
https://goo.gl/photos/6KJebwN6QW38kZYXA
I like it! Mine will run like that too. For a while.

I don't have a bullet collator, I'll probably make my own eventually. I have the kit that adapts a Lee tube feeder to a Hornady bullet feeder die. I don't use them though. I can run close to your speed manually feeding bullets and loading the tubes is a pain. I did manage to refine the finish of the Hornady feeder collets so that it will feed about anything you throw at it. Out of the box it handled jacketed bullets great but didn't like plated or lead. It still double feeds plated semi-wadcutters every now and then but everything else runs well.

I ripped the stick on led lights off and threw them away. Same with the little center light I bought from Inline. In their place I have a couple of Rockwell tool lamps with 40w equiv LED pure white lamps. Similar to your lamp only one on each side and possibly a little brighter. I have the Hornady electronics kit but I took it off too. The only thing I'm still using is the Hornady lockout die.

I'm curious, have you ever taken a grease gun to the zerks on your LnL? I lubed mine attaching the grease gun and pumping very slowly until grease ran out evenly around the ram and through pins and then cleaned up the excess. (Lube the ram with the ram fully up. Grease will fill that grove in the ram.) It completely changed the way the press behaves. For lack of a better term, it feels more precise. If you haven't, try it and if you have I wish you had told me.

Re: Hornady LnL AP

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:55 pm
by Beiruty
I do not have a grease gun. I may have to get one. I use Mobil one 0-40w, finger smeared around the ram

Re: Hornady LnL AP

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:58 pm
by pushpullpete
Silicone spray can be your friend. Lubrication is great, but, wet things such as oil or grease attract dirt & dust and gum up the
press making it necessary to clean frequently. Use any wet lubes spraringly and wipe off the excess.

Re: Hornady LnL AP

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:19 pm
by warnmar10


Mine got more than a couple of shots in the grease groove, more like 5 or 6 but that's me.

Re: Hornady LnL AP

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:56 pm
by Beiruty
I got the grease gun and it took 2-3 shots to get the grease flowing and it is now silently smooth.

Re: Hornady LnL AP

Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:55 pm
by warnmar10
Beiruty wrote:I got the grease gun and it took 2-3 shots to get the grease flowing and it is now silently smooth.
Silence is golden. I wish I had done it sooner.