Reloading press review: Hornady Lock-N-Load AP – In Issue 1

**Update (02/03/2013): Due to some changes in business strategy, articles will be available individually rather than as multi-article issues. I just posted an update announcing that this reloading press review is now available for download! You can read the full story here on

As the team at is busy working on the final details for Northwest Gun Magazine issue #1, I’m getting really excited about the stories that we’ll bring you in this first issue.

If you’ve been contemplating the purchase of a progressive reloading press (for pistol *or* rifle reloading) you’ll want to catch the series of articles that will be featured in the first four issues of Northwest Gun Magazine. In this series, we’ll cover each of the four popular 5-station progressive reloading presses. This list includes the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP (covered in Issue 1), the Dillon XL-650, the RCBS Pro-2000, and the Lee Loadmaster.

Loading 44 Magnum with the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP – Image from Northwest Gun Magazine Issue 1

These articles will be the most complete and exhaustive reviews of these kinds of reloading presses that you’ll find anywhere. Furthermore, since I have extensive “seat time” on all these presses, you’ll benefit from my comparisons of the various features of all these reloading presses. It’s going to be a lot of fun to dig into the details of each of these presses.

Can’t wait for the first issue? You can check out all of the free resources (HD videos, write-ups, tips/tricks) over at today!


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3 Responses to Reloading press review: Hornady Lock-N-Load AP – In Issue 1

  1. Roger M. says:

    I hope the review is not sugar coated. If part of a press that is being reviewed is junk or prone to breaking, tell us, don’t make up excuses for the manufacturer so he will not get pissed off and not advertise in your publication anymore.

    • Gavin says:

      Don’t worry- article starts with “Highs” and “Lows”. Yes, we cover lows. I know that’s a new concept for some publications, but I feel it’s vital. 🙂

  2. Dave says:

    “When will this first Issue come out”??

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