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Where can I get a metallic instruction manual?

Visit the Metallic Reloading User Manual page. If the manual you need is not available, please call customer service at 1-800-338-3220.

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How can I make my powder charges uniform?

Static can cause charges to vary. Rub a dryer sheet vigorously on the outside of the powder tube to discharge the static and make the charges uniform.

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What is the Lock-N-Load® AP EZ-JECT Conversion Kit?

The Lock-N-Load® AP EZ-JECT conversion kit allows you to convert your LNL AP press (with serial number 7000 or higher) to use the EZ-JECT system.  This system ejects cases without the need of an ejection wire and is standard on 2009 model presses.

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What primer is used in 500 S&W cases?

Hornady's original cases for the 500 S&W were made with Large Pistol Primer pockets. New cases are marked "LR" and made with a Large Rifle Primer Pocket.

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How do I adjust trickle speed on the Lock-N-Load® Auto Charge, serial number below 2840, to prevent overthrows?

**To verify the serial number of your machine, simply turn it over. It is clearly stamped on the silver sticker.

Reprogram the trickle speed to a slower speed.

Turn unit on and let it stabilize. Press the "0" button. (Unit should beep once.) Press the CAL button once. A number between 0.0 and 25.5 will appear. Press CAL... Continue Reading

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How do I adjust trickle speed on a Lock-N-Load® Auto Charge, serial number 2840 or above, to prevent overthrows?

**To verify the serial number of your machine, simply turn it over. It is clearly stamped on the silver sticker.

Reprogram the trickle speed to a slower speed.

Turn unit on and let it stabilize. Press and hold CAL button for 6 seconds. The screen will display "SET." Press the SPEED button to increase the speed. Normal... Continue Reading

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Why isn't the rifle bullet feeder compatible with the pistol bullet feeder?

There are five main reasons:

The pistol bullet feeder has a 120-volt electrical system (power supply, motor and electrical connector). The rifle bullet feeder has a 12-volt electrical system to eliminate the potential for electrical shock from a 120-volt system. The rifle bullet feeder has a shutoff switch to prevent... Continue Reading

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What calibers can I hand load or reload with Hodgdon Superformance powder?

Hornady started loading the Superformance line of ammunition in 2010. Hodgdon followed up with the introduction of a Superformance powder available for hand loaders. However, the one Superformance powder that Hodgdon sells is not usable in all rifle calibers. Like all powders, it has a particular burn rate and will work great in... Continue Reading

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Why are the drag curves convex nearly immediately if the effects are only significant at longer ranges?

For most projectiles, the effect of the tip beginning to change shape is nearly immediate. From the graph of the drag coefficient (Cd) vs. distance above, you can see that the change in the drag of the projectile starts to happen immediately and accelerates until it stabilizes at about 300 yards. This is for a high ballistic coefficient (BC)... Continue Reading

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Couldn’t limit cycle yaw cause what you are seeing with the drag coefficient at supersonic velocities?

Not with anything other than a grossly under-stabilized projectile. If limit cycle yaw was the root cause of the observed increase in drag short range, we would have seen the same drag signature regardless of tip used. Limit cycle yaw is a phenomenon associated with some projectiles in which, because of their shape and their stability,... Continue Reading

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