Re: I need to vent
Boy that is an eye opener. I have been coming here for years and not heard one complaint about the LNL progressive Hornady press.This all sounds like design and manufacturing problems, and not just one bad press. I wonder if others will step forward now that you have broken the ice? Or is eating crow not acceptable after arguing with me all theses years about how expensive Dillion presses were and how the extra money you pay over the Hornady press is for a "service" warrantee.
I never could see the advantage of auto indexing...it just adds complexity and is no faster than my RL550B. And when it screws up, it makes a big mess and is frustrating to untangle. I'd never have the Dillon RL650 because it has that feature. I learned that from the LEE and the SQ Deal I had for just over a year that Dillion took back for full credit.
I had an earlier model Hornady shotgun press that had a series of problems like you mentioned but even it was not as bad as my LEE progressive (Is it the 1000??). I found the Hornady service people not good to deal with at all. The complete opposite is the Dillion service people. I have to argue with them just to get them to take money for parts I obviously broke being dumb and they still won't take my money. And they totally rebuilt the press twice for free when it got a little loose. I didn't ask them to do it. They suggested doing it after hearing about a problem I was having at the time (both times). Now thats pretty good for a press I have used the hexx out of for almost 25 years!
What is your take on the Dilion that you have now? Have you used it much? Obviously I really like mine and offer that to anyone who comes here. But the Hornady LNL progressive people always counter me...Oh well.