Over the last year, I’ve had a lot of questions about the Hornady PTX expander system, and how to get it to work. I thought I would take this opportunity to talk briefly about the “magic PTX bracket linkage thingy” that many of you have asked about specifically. The official name of this item is the “Hornady Quick Change Powder Through Expander Linkage”. This device makes it much easier to adjust the amount of “belling” that you put on a case when using the PTX expander. What’s more – it also works with the aftermarket PowderFunnels.com insert- something I’m currently testing.
Hornady Quick Change PTX Linkage as installed on powder measure - Image Copyright 2012 Utlimate Reloader
Hornady Quick Change PTX Linkage - what's included - Image Copyright 2012 Utlimate Reloader
This linkage is actually included with newer presses. What if you have an older press? No problem. You can order these online using the following Hornady #: 290049. For convenience, a Midway product link is HERE.
I would suggest getting this addition if you don’t already have it since it makes fine tuning the case bell SO much easier (in fact: about as easy as it can be on any press with a combo charge/expansion station!).