Hornady Lock 'n' load AP Press

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Lock-N-Load® Powder Measure

The only system that uses a full size powder measure that can be reset to another charge or powder with the push of a button. The unique inserts can be pre-set to the charge you use with the caliber you are loading. The most flexible (and economical) powder system available for progressive presses.

Priming System

The primer slide in the shell carrier receives a primer at the top of the stroke and inserts in the case at the bottom of the stroke. The slide stays in perfect alignment, and is easily changed from large to small. Use the included primer pick-up tubes (large and small) to fill the primer tube.

Lock-N-Load® Bushing System

Switch dies from one caliber to another or change out die stations and begin reloading again in seconds. Once set, dies never needs readjusting. Bushing locks standard 7/8"-14 dies rock-solid in perfect alignment.

Case Activated Powder Drop

Get a charge of powder only when a cartridge is in place. Works with any cartridge, pistol to magnum rifle. Can be manually operated to check powder charge. Install the optional Lock-N-Load powder die for the fastest changeover of all progressive presses. Also fits RCBS measurer.

Five-station Die Platform

Five stations allow for all the variables and still let you use your standard dies — most 7/8"-14 dies and 7/8"-14 powder measures will work.

Universal Ejector

Cases are automatically ejected into the included case catcher.

Automatic Indexing

This very important feature automatically advances shells to the next station with the smoothest indexing of any press in this price range, and rotates every half stroke to lessen the chance of powder spillage.

Case Retainer

Quickly and easily remove and/or replace a case from the shell plate at any point in the cycle without extra retaining buttons. Case retainer fits all calibers.

Large Cartridge Catcher

A large capacity catcher comes standard with the Lock-N-Load AP Press. An extra large capacity catcher which holds up to 1/3 more completed cartridges is available as an option.

*Note: Some manufacturers taper crimp dies may interfere with the ejector wire when they are used in station 5. Hornady New Dimension Taper Crimp Dies are designed to work flawlessly in station 5. If you will be using dies other than Hornady, we suggest that you use our powder through expander and install the taper crimp die in the 4th station. Ejector wires are set at the factory and we DO NOT RECOMMEND adjustment.

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