Four ways Lock-N-Load Classic can improve your reloading:
Lock-N-Load Technology lets you switch dies to a new caliber and begin reloading again in seconds. Automatic priming is hands-off and trouble free. The angled frame gives you easier access to your cartridges.
Lock-N-Load Bushings let you adjust your dies once, then lock the setting into place, for consistent reloads every time.
The CNC machined die and ram openings create near perfect alignment of the ram and die, so cases are lined up properly with the dies at all times. This precision translates into greater accuracy. The strong, rigid frame also provides the stability necessary for precision reloading.
With Lock-N-Load, one press can handle multiple calibers with ease. There’s no need to purchase multiple presses so you can leave your dies in place. Your dies will remain exactly as you set them, within their Lock-N-Load Die Bushings.
The Lock-N-Load® reloading system is a patented quick change bushing system that lets you change dies with a simple flick of the wrist. With Lock-N-Load® technology in your reloading press, you can stop loading, change dies, and start loading another caliber in SECONDS. If you load more than one caliber, Lock-N-Load® will dramatically speed up your reloading efforts.
This unique technology is featured on our Lock-N-Load® Classic™ and Lock-N-Load® AP™ (Auto Progressive) reloading presses, and other select loading tools.
The Hornady Lock-N-Load® system is as easy as 1-2-3:
- Insert the Lock-N-Load® die bushing into the press bushing and lock it into place with a twist. The six locking lugs on the die and press bushings will hold it securely in position.
- Insert your standard die into the Lock-N-Load® Bushing.
- Adjust the die to the proper position and lock your setting into place with Hornady’s unique Sure-Loc™ lock ring.
To change calibers, simply twist the die counterclockwise, remove die and insert your next preset Lock-N-Load® die and bushing. Because they remain locked in their Lock-N-Load® Bushings, your dies will remain exactly as you set them. The positive locking action of the Lock-N-Load® Bushing holds the dies in rock solid, perfect alignment. Once you try Lock-N-Load® from Hornady, you’ll NEVER want to go back to your old system.
Six Locking Lugs
The combination of the six lugs and the close tolerance of the tooling firmly grip the die bushing in place in the press for maximum rigidity and accuracy in reloading.
Rubber O-ring on Die Bushings
The O-ring on our die bushings gives you a better feel when the die is inserted and holds the die tight against the locking lugs to prevent accidental loosening.