17 thoughts on “Calibrating LNL AP and LNL Classic (HD)”

  1. Is there a single calibration between the two presses i.e., one spacer that works with the various dies (decap-resize, expander, powder drop, powder cop, seater and crimp) of a single caliber as well as dies of a different caliber? If one is dealing with a singular difference in stoke length then one spacer should calibrate the two presses for any die of any caliber. Is this a correct assumption?

    I have a friend that can build the spacer for me I just wanted to be sure I only needed one spacer for any dies of any caliber.

    Thanks for your reply

    Ralph

  2. Yes, once you perform the calibration, that setting is preserved for any caliber you are working with between the two presses. One factor that can affect your calibration is differences between the shellholders you are using on the Lock-N-Load classic press. If you are using different brands of shellholders, the relative height of the shell in the Lock-N-Load classic could be different, which could make the calibraion off for those “different” shellholders.

  3. Would there be variations from different shellplates and shellholders? Suppose you were using Hornady for both but were changing calibers therefor changing to diff. shellplates and holders, would you have to make another spacer ring?

  4. I thought these were a very neat idea as well, but like most of you, I dont have access to a metal lathe. However I did the same thing with 1″ PVC. I also wrote on a piece of paper what caliber it was for and placed clear tape over it.

  5. Are RCBS dies interchangable with LNL Classic press using Hornady Quick Change bushings? If not, is there a conversion kit?

  6. I am getting ready to have one of these made. If you don’t mind, would you please post the inside and outside dimensions of the bushing you milled? I know the thickness will need to be determined per application. Thanks in advance!

  7. Hi Sir
    What would you recommend for the dies not getting (rust) or how to clean them from oxidation
    Thank you kindly.

    1. A couple ideas:
      1. Spray outside with light coat of WD-40 and wipe off excess
      2. Auto body wax (will build up in knurled areas)

      Anyone else want to share ideas?

  8. Gavin thanks again. Echoing Mike’s request could you please post the measurements for the info below? Thanks!!!!!

    If you don’t mind, would you please post the inside and outside dimensions of the bushing you milled? I know the thickness will need to be determined per application. Thanks in advance!

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