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    Ok sorry if this isnt the right spot to post this but I got a Hornady Locknload classic kit to start reloading my ammunition. My problem is this thinkg(purchased from cabela's has little to know instructions on how to assemble this thing. Looked around for videos or manuals to no avail... Anyone near tacoma/spanaway that I could bring/you come to show me how to put this thing together. Never reloaded before, dont know anybody who does either. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flb_78 View Post
    www.hornady.com/assets/files/manuals-discontinued/.../APEX-3_1.pdf

    Has contact info for Hornady also.
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    I'm not too far away, and reload myself. If you don't get assistance by the 17th, let me know. My daughters in a cheer competition in Portland this weekend or I'd be available then.

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    ya prolly gonna need the help. Looking at the pics on those and on the box I think I am either missing something or there are parts I need to go buy... Reloading is not seeming very "n00b" friendly IMO.
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    The reason there aren't a lot of instructions for this is that a single stage loading press is about as simple as it gets.

    Make sure it is bolted or clamped to a secure surface.

    Do you have a reloading manual? Something like a Lee 2nd Edition or ABC's of Reloading?

    Instructions for setting up a die are included in the box with the die set.

    Biggest issue is finding the right powder, load, and bullet combination to make sure your rounds are safe.

    Also make sure you have a scale and a good caliper. Electronic calipers are cheap and easy to read. Others require a little "touch" that requires a learning curve.

    Start out with a good manual that teaches the Reloading Process. The rest will fall into place.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct...tNumber=484416

    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct...tnumber=837228

    The best thing you can do, since you haven't reloaded before, is to buy one of these books and study the process before you do anything else. Having a friend help is great but all too often they forget the basics and get to the good part too soon. It's those basics that will keep your gun in one piece and your hands and eyes working the way they should.
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    I have that same press, although I didn't buy the "kit". The press is very easy to assemble and operate. If you use the Lee dies, there's several good videos on how to mount and adjust them.

    http://leeprecision.com/xcart/Help-Videos.html

    There's a wealth of information at several "reloading" forums, but my favorite is http://www.m1911.org since I reload mainly 45ACP and 9mm.

    Hope this helps,

    Kryteon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryteon View Post
    I have that same press, although I didn't buy the "kit". The press is very easy to assemble and operate. If you use the Lee dies, there's several good videos on how to mount and adjust them.

    http://leeprecision.com/xcart/Help-Videos.html

    There's a wealth of information at several "reloading" forums, but my favorite is http://www.m1911.org since I reload mainly 45ACP and 9mm.

    Hope this helps,

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    I'm in Lakewood, I reload pistol calibers and .223 regularly. I can show you sometime.
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