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I have a Hornady L-N-L press. Since most of the dies I had before getting were RCBS, that's what I use. But any new dies I buy will be Hornady.

Here's the problem:

The RCBS work okay, but when trying to put a really firm crimp on a lead revolver bullet, I can't seem to screw the RCBS dies far enough into the press to get a "great" crimp. I think for this reason, I have never realized spectacular accuracy with any lead revolver bullet loaded by my press. On the other hand, JHP's have much more shallow cannelures which I am able to crimp enough, and they work just fine.

Bottowm line - Is there any way I can alter my RCBS dies to work correctly? I can't afford to switch ALL my dies to Hornady dies. Maybe a thinner locking ring for the die, letting me screw it down further?



[This message has been edited by Whispering Smith (edited 09-12-2001).]
 

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I have never seen a Hornady Press so this may be a stupid reply -
I had a similiar problem with RCBS seating dies on my Dillon 650. I simply put the lock ring under the tool holder rather than on top. Does the Hornady have room for this?
 

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Houston1944, no can do on a Hornady LNL. The bushing set up precludes that option.

How about just getting a Hornady crimp die? That's what I use in my LNL AP. Cost is only $9.50 from Lock, Stock, and Barrel Shooting Supply, 800-228-7925.

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