Posts Tagged ‘Progressive Reloading Press’

Understanding Different Types of Reloading Presses

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Wondering what the differences are between a single-stage press, a turret, and a progressive press? Wondering what type of press would be best for you to start off with or upgrade to? In this video, I give a quick overview of each type of press, and talk about the high-level differences.

This is as close as I can get to giving you an in-person demonstration of each press. :)

You can read more about types of reloading presses on this site here:

Dillon XL-650 owners: check out the free caliber conversion webpage

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Pulling your hair out trying to figure out what parts you need to piece together your own caliber conversion kit for a Dillon progressive? This can be frustrating when you want to add another caliber capability to your reloading room, but don’t know exactly what parts you already may have!

Sean Newton took the time to write this helpful app (webpage) for

Caliber Conversion Finder

You can enter which conversion kits you have, don’t have, and want, and it’ll figure out what pieces and parts you need.

Now that’s helpful! It’s always nice when someone from the community steps up to provide a free resource like this! If you’ve pulled your own hair out, it’s nice to help others not have to repeat your experience. :)

Do you have cool online reloading tools/resources to share? Please drop a comment!


Coming in Northwest Gun Magazine #1 – Full Hornady Lock-N-Load AP review!

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be doing a complete round of full reviews on all 4 5-station progressive reloading presses in the first four issues of Northwest Gun Magazine! To start I’ll be covering the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP. In this article you’ll see what’s in the box (included), get a lowdown on features, read about strengths/weaknesses, learn about die station setups, and much much more. What’s great is that you’ll be able to read it all in one place in one full-length article.

If you’re interested in a progressive reloading press (or already have one and like to read about them ) you’ll want to check out this series!

You can get ready for the first issue by downloading the free preview of the magazine (PDF), and you can also subscribe to NWGUN updates!

Thanks everyone!

Hornady Lock-N-Load AP: Overview Part II

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

In my last post, I included a video covering some of the basic features of the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP progressive 5-station reloading press. In this post, I’ll finish the overview of this reloading press with another video covering the case feed system, and demonstrating the press in operation.

I wanted to mention again that I’m publishing a full review of the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP in Northwest Gun Magazine Issue #1, so if you are interested in more information about this press, you’ll want to check out the article for sure.



Hornady Lock-N-Load AP: Overview Part I

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Well, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be publishing a full review of the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP in Northwest Gun Magazine Issue #1! I decided that since the last overview video I shot for the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP was uploaded over 4 years ago, it was time for a refresh! In this two part series you’ll get a more in-depth look at the construction and features of the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP 5-station progressive reloading press.

If you are in the market for a reloading press, and are considering the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP, this video series will be helpful for making your decision. I’ll also note that I’ll be covering each of the 4 popular 5-Station progressive reloaders in the first 4 issues of Northwest Gun Magazine, so watch here for more updated overview videos!

Update: Here’s a link to Part II of this overview of the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP.