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Hearing Protection for Shooters

Filed in Articles, Hearing Protection, Shooting by on July 23, 2011 1 Comment • views: 1207
Hearing Protection for Shooters

I’m shooting at an indoor range now (it’s summertime here in Arizona) and one thing I noticed immediately is that it’s a lot louder. That prompted me to review the types of hearing protection available. First, some background about sound and noise reduction. Sound pressure in measured in decibels (db). The first thing to know […]

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Hornady LnL-AP Setup Conclusion

Filed in Articles, Hornady LnL-AP Setup by on July 22, 2011 0 Comments • views: 2300
Hornady LnL-AP Setup Conclusion

This is the conclusion of my 5-part series of articles about setting up the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP progressing reloading press. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 With only a couple of very minor teething issues I can comfortably say that my Hornady Lock-N-Load AP progressive press is fully operational and work fine. I’ve […]

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Setting Up The Hornady LnL-AP Part 4 – RCBS Lockout Die

Filed in Articles, Hornady LnL-AP Setup by on July 19, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1776
Setting Up The Hornady LnL-AP Part 4 – RCBS Lockout Die

Mounted in the press right after the Powder Measure is the RCBS Lockout Die. The biggest hazard when reloading is creating a round that is undercharged or overcharged. A squib is a round with primer and bullet but no powder. THen you fire a squib round there is usually just enough force to push the […]

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Beware of AMERC Brass

Filed in Articles, Components by on July 17, 2011 0 Comments • views: 721
Beware of AMERC Brass

I was at the range today shoting the first 100 rounds of 45ACP produced by my new Hornady LnL-AP. I had two rounds that did not feed properly with the slide stopping just short of being fully forward.  I set those two rounds aside for later examination when I got home and continued shooting. My […]

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Setting Up The Hornady LnL-AP Part 3

Filed in Articles, Hornady LnL-AP Setup by on July 11, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1498
Setting Up The Hornady LnL-AP Part 3

This is part 3 of my experience setting up the Hornady Lock-n-Load AP press. In previous posts, I described installing the sizing/decapping die, priming system, expander die, and the seating/crimping die. Today we talk about the powder measure. Bottom Line: I did it exactly as the guy did it in the Hornady video and it […]

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Setting up the Hornady LnL-AP Part 2

Filed in Articles, Hornady LnL-AP Setup by on July 10, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1573
Setting up the Hornady LnL-AP Part 2

Note: Hornady has produced a 12-part video series covering the setup of the LnL-AP in detail.  Not only are these videos included with the press on a DVD, Hornady has also published them on YouTube. In Part 1, I installed the sizing and expander dies, and set up the priming system. Now we’ll get the […]

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Setting Up the Hornady LnL-AP Part 1

Filed in Articles, Hornady LnL-AP Setup by on July 9, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1714
Setting Up the Hornady LnL-AP Part 1

UPS delivered the Hornady LnL-AP a few days ago but due to professional time constraints have not had much chance to set it up. It comes with a series of setup instruction videos on DVD, wherein you get to watch while a Hornady factory guy sets up an LnL-AP, talking you through every step. I […]

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Is Reloading 223 Worth It?

Filed in Ammo, Articles, Shooting by on July 3, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1559
Is Reloading 223 Worth It?

The answer is: Yes. When you are reloading you can produce top quality ammo for less than the cost of the cheapest off-the-shelf ammo. But only barely cheaper. A quick check of this writing reveals that I can get Wolf polymer-coated steel cased 223 55bg ammo for about $260 per thousand plus shipping. that’s about […]

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How Many Rounds Can I Get Out Of A Pound Of Powder?

Filed in Articles, Getting Started Reloading by on July 2, 2011 2 Comments • views: 2940
How Many Rounds Can I Get Out Of A Pound Of Powder?

There are 7,000 grains per pound. Divide 7,000 by the number of grains per charge to get the total number of rounds per pound. For example, I load my 45 ACP cartridges with 5.5 grains of Unique, which results in 1272 rounds from a pound of powder. Tweet

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Aimshot Laser Boresight

Filed in Articles, Shooting, Uncategorized by on June 29, 2011 0 Comments • views: 679
Aimshot Laser Boresight

It was my first session at the rifle range with my new (to me) JLD PTR-91 (a high-quality copy of the German Heckler & Koch HK-91). Elevation-wise I was right on the mark. Windage-wise, I was shooting WAY to the left. Adjusting the rear site al the way to the stop only brought me within […]

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Hornady LnL AP Caliber/Powder Changes

Filed in Articles, Hornady LnL AP by on June 29, 2011 2 Comments • views: 2261
Hornady LnL AP Caliber/Powder Changes

With my Hornady LnL AP on the way, it’s time to take a closer look at the impact upon the powder dispensing system when doing caliber changes. Rather than mount the dies in a Die Plate like Dillon and RCBS, Hornady uses Lock-N-Load Bushings as shown in the adjacent photo. You screw the die into […]

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Where Can I Buy 223 Ammunition Cheap?

Filed in Ammo, Articles by on June 28, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1085
Where Can I Buy 223 Ammunition Cheap?

Here are some sources who have .223 in stock as of 9/2/2013

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