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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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Which Progressive Reloading Press Should I Buy?

Filed in Articles, Uncategorized by on June 28, 2011 2 Comments • views: 1082
Which Progressive Reloading Press Should I Buy?

Which progressive reloading press should I buy? The Red Pill?  The Blue Pill?  The Green Pill? By the end of year I plan to be using a progressing press.  The question is which one?  Read my opinions and perceived pros and cons of each candidate: Dillon XL650 Dillon RL550B RCBS Pro 2000 Hornady Lock and […]

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223 Bullet Suppliers

Filed in Articles, Bullets by on June 28, 2011 3 Comments • views: 37477
223 Bullet Suppliers

The following people have .223 bullets/projectiles in stock as of 1/3/2016

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Crimped Primer Pockets

Filed in Articles, Case Prep by on June 26, 2011 0 Comments • views: 2224
Crimped Primer Pockets

If you are new to reloading 223, 308 or other calibers using my the military then you need to know about crimped primer pockets. My personal story: I reloaded 45 ACP for many years and had never heard of crimped primer pockets.  When I started reloading 223 I thought I already knew what I needed […]

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45 ACP Bullet Suppliers

Filed in Articles, Bullets by on June 26, 2011 2 Comments • views: 11407
45 ACP Bullet Suppliers

The following suppliers have .45acp bullets/projectiles in stock as of 1/3/2016

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Speed Trimming with the Wilson Case Trimmer

Filed in Articles, Case Trimming by on June 26, 2011 0 Comments • views: 728
Speed Trimming with the Wilson Case Trimmer

In this video you can see me using the Sinclair Ultimate Stainless Trimmer (WIlson Trimmer) and a cordless drill to trim cases. I timed it and it’s about 400 cases per hour. Tweet

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