Product Features

Designed to be used on the Lock-N-Load® AP™ press, the Lock-N-Load® AP™ Primer Pocket Swage Tool comes with shell plate and dies for feed, swage, and eject to make your job easier.

Available in 223 Rem/5.56 and 308 Win/7.62 models, swage depth can be adjusted to accommodate various case brands.

Swaging out the crimps on primer pockets instead of cutting them eliminates trimmings and mess.

Lock-N-Load® AP™ Primer Pocket Swage Tool 308/7.62x51

Item #041218
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Single-Stage Primer Pocket Swage Tool

The Single-Stage Primer Pocket Swage Tool The Single Stage Primer Pocket Swage Tool quickly and cleanly removes crimps on cartridge case primer pockets. Available in 223/5.56 and 308/7.62x51 sizes, swage depth can be adjusted to accomodate various brands of cases. Swaging out the crimps instead of cutting them eliminates trims and mess. It is designed to be used on any compatible single stage press, and comes with swage tool, case handle, and shell holder to make your job easier.

223/5.56 Item #041227

308/7.62x51 Item #041228

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How Lock-N-Load® Works

The patented 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 with 7/8"-14 threads into the Lock-N-Load® bushing.
Adjust the die to the proper position and lock your setting into the 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® bushings 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!