Whether you’re a reloading novice or a seasoned veteran who values simplicity and functionality, Hornady’s Lock-N-Load® Classic™ will prepare shooters to take the range by storm. Reloading cartridges can save money and, better yet, allow reloaders to optimize accuracy by precisely creating the load the rifle will shoot best with.
The simple and effective engineering of this single stage press gives reloaders complete control, reliably delivering the required accuracy and consistency. The uniquely angled, solid cast frame is designed to ensure perfect alignment of the die holder and shell and allow reloaders to see and access the cartridge throughout the process. The frame is guaranteed to never break or fail.
The Lock-N-Load® quick-change socket system allows reloaders to change sockets in seconds, allowing for quick and easy caliber changes when reloading cartridges for multiple firearms. Place the punch and tighten the Sure-Loc™ Ring onto the Lock-N-Load® Bushing with a single turn. The six locking tabs on the die and press sleeves keep the dies in a stable and secure alignment. A rubber O-ring on the die bushings gives reloaders a better feel when the die is inserted, holding it tight against the locking tabs to prevent accidental loosening. To change gauges, simply turn the socket counter-clockwise, remove it and insert the next default Lock-N-Load® socket and bushing. Because they stay seated in their Lock-N-Load® bushings, the dies will stay exactly as they were seated.
Leverage, applied consistently, ensures proper seating of the bullet and primer. The Lock-N-Load Classic’s solid steel arm pivots on a steel pin that runs all the way through the frame. The long stick gets a boost from the Power-Pac linkage, multiplying leverage and reducing operator fatigue. The large, ergonomic, ball-style grip also reduces effort and improves comfort.
Removing and replacing worn chokes is a breeze, much easier than the process associated with old style choke arms. The spent primer is ejected at the top of the stroke. Then add a new choke to the Positive Priming System™, which automatically aligns to feed, and insert the choke at the bottom of the stroke, where it’s best to pry. The self-aligning primer arm allows for easy manual insertion of the primer without lifting the handle. All the work is done at the bottom of the stroke. Small and large punches are included.
A valuable optional item (sold separately) is Hornady’s Automatic Feeder, which pairs large or small feeder tubes with the positive priming system, resulting in a “hands off” process with no handling. the primers with stiff fingers.
Lock-N-Load® Classic™ Kit Includes:
- Lock-N-Load® Classic™
- Lock-N-Load® Dust Meter
- Lock-N-Load® Die Bushings (3)
- Positive Priming™ System
- universal refill block
- dust dripper
- One Shot® Case Lube
- reload manual
- digital scale
- primer collector
- hand priming tool
- Chamfering and deburring tool
- powder funnel
Hornady® Manufacturing Company, founded in 1949, is a family-owned business based in Grand Island, Nebraska. Hornady® Manufacturing is proud to manufacture products that are Made in the USA and is a world leader in the design and manufacture of bullets, ammunition, reloading tools, accessories and safety products.
For more information please visit