Originally Posted by LDBennett
Don't be too quick to discount RAJBCPA problems as he posted them. If I were you I'd check my Hornady press against his list of problems.
At this early point in your ownership you might still have the option of getting your money back if you can not successfully get the press working. That may be impossible 6 month or a year from now if your press turns out to be as bad as RAJBCPA's did. If the design or quality is the problem you may never get it right.
All this takes me back as no one here except you two (at least in my memory) have ever complained about the Hornady LNL progressive press. In fact, it has been the exact opposite. As I said before I do not like or want any auto indexing press and try to steer people away from the Hornady but not on quality or design issues. I do that just because of the auto indexing feature (too complicate with no reward). I believe you two are having or had problems but how come no one else? Has the Hornady quality disintegrated over time? LDBennett
I'm not discounting his experience at all. My experience is just not the same.
The two of us on this forum are not the only ones to have issues with the LNL. I talked to one guy that only loads one round at a time and watches it at every stage. He does not put a case in the shell holder until the finished round is in the bin.
Yet another guy I talked to has modified his primer feed system shown here: http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_6_42/332497_.html
. He was having some of the same problems I do.
P.S. I'm not ready to give up on the press yet. I have not had enough time to really give it a good work out. When the new pawl arrives I'll try to load several hundred rounds and see how it goes. So far I've only loaded about fifty live rounds the rest have been dummies.