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Hornady Lock-N-Load .50 BMG Heat Treated Press Kit for Reloading
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Most Helpful Positive Review Hornady 50 BMG Single Stage Press Kit
Great single stage press for large caliber reloading, set up time was minimal. Additional components for reloading other calibers make this a perfect...
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Gets rounds loaded....

by Lee M, from United States, OH Written on September 16, 2014
Out of the box this press came with almost everything needed to load rounds. I added the Lyman BMG case trimmer and BMG case prep tool as well as a BMG powder funnel. Setup was a breeze, as is with a single stage press. I bolted a 12x12x1/2" steel plate to the press, then bolted the plate to the bench. This served 2 purposes- it reinforced the base of the press and gave me a larger surface area on the bench to distribute the stress. I have seen several pictures of these press bases (red and green) broken off at the edge of the bench. The ram handle is long enough to create a lot of fatigue on these castings. So with the overkill mounting in place I have reloaded 500 rounds through it. After messing up my first dozen primers (frustrating) I ordered the BMG priming/swaging set from CH4D ($75) and have had excellent results. Not saying the Hornady priming parts were junk, just unsatisfactory results. The CH4D pieces are of the same design, just of better material and hardened. I now trim AND swage the primer pockets out of the military cases. Well worth the extra time. And the CH4D set includes a standard shellholder adapter so you can load other calibers on the machine ($25 value if ordered separately). While you are at it- order their paste case lube. It's the best stuff out there and designed for heavy bullet swaging and case necking operations. I have other lubes and I tried them on these cases, don't waste your time. Used a piece of 2x6 untreated lumber and punched 7/8 hole...
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Hornady 50BMG Press

by J.G., from United States, VA Written on August 30, 2014
I would have given it 5 stars, but the press was shipped with the dies just wrapped in a thin paper/plastic wrap and allowed to move freely inside the box and bang on everything as it is being handled so carefully by the shipper. I was surprised there wasn't any more damage to the press/dies that currently exist. The damage was minimal (a couple paint chips), and I am very surprised that the decapping pin survived the journey. You would think when you spend this amount of money on a product they could at least provide a plastic die box! Other than the forementioned statements, I am very happy with the press....
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Hornady 50 BMG Single Stage Press Kit

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, NE Written on March 24, 2013
Great single stage press for large caliber reloading, set up time was minimal. Additional components for reloading other calibers make this a perfect press kit for anyone wanting to get started loading .50 BMG ammo.
Pros: Well built press, good leverage to handle 50 BMG.
Cons: None so far....
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