I am known to be a bit of an extremist. If shooting an AR-15 is fun, wouldn’t shooting an AR-10 be more fun? I actually enjoy both, but I do shoot my DPMS LR-308B quite a bit. That means I’m loading 308 Winchester quite a bit, and that’s what this post is about: loading for the AR-10 (or other 308 Winchester rifles) with the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP and the new Hornady Lock-N-Load Rifle Bullet Feeder.
Here’s the setup that I show in the video (see further down in this post):
- Hornady Lock-N-Load AP 5-station progressive reloading press
- Hornady Lock-N-Load case feeder
- Hornady Lock-N-Load Rifle Bullet Feeder (with 30 Cal conversion kit installed)
And here’s the die stations used in this setup:
- Redding 308 size/de-prime
- Powder measure
- Hornady Powder Cop
- Hornady bullet feed die (also seats and optionally crimps)
- Redding 308 crimp die
With this setup, you’ll fill up your completed cartridge bin in a hurry!
And here’s a video where I walk you through the process of final setup and progressive loading of 308 Winchester ammunition with this setup:
So far in this series I’ve given an overview of the Hornady Lock-N-Load Rifle bullet feeder, showed loading .223, walked through the installation of the 30 caliber conversion kit, and demonstrated loading 308. I think next it’s time to show this bullet feeder on other presses… Stick around!
Do you have experiences you’d like to share about the Hornady Lock-N-Load Rifle bullet feeder? Please leave a comment!