Progressive Reloading Press
A progressive reloading press basically is a device that gun owners recycle old spent casings into new ammunition so that they can renew their arsenal. Using a progressive reloading press at your shooting range can potentially save you both money and time. When you're done using a gun, it's generally not too late to recover the spent brass from the magazine and load it into another gun to replace it with new ammo. It may seem counterproductive to spend money on a new firearm when you've already used up the same ones again, but there are actually many good reasons for doing so. Recycling your spent brass is one of them.
There is an old saying that goes "the money you don't spend is more money than what you spend." This may well be true when it comes to purchasing reloadable brass. That is why gun owners love the idea of using a progressive reloading press. By spending less money initially to purchase new ammo from your gun range, you will in the long run be saving a great deal of money on both energy and the amount of money you have to spend on new brass. In fact, there are some models of progressive reloading presses that will pay for themselves over again simply by recycling spent brass.
One example of these types of presses is the Driehorst Pro grain-feeder progressive reloading press. The Driehorst Pro is a four stage press that offers an easy to operate design with high portability and ease of operation. The presses are made of heavy gauge steel that allows the feed to be done in less than one second. There is an option for loading pistol ammo as well as rifle round and bullet loads depending on the model you buy.
Most likely your gun will have pistol calibers and standard centerfire ammunition. However, if you are a true hunter then you most likely shoot larger calibers such as the Magnum and the 9 mm handguns. For those people, the compact and lightweight Driehorst progressive reloading press makes a great choice. These are two types of cartridges that come in the Driehorst Pro grain-feeder and the Dillon black cartridge.
The Driehorst Pro Grain-Feeder has two stages instead of the three stage that the other models have. This means you will need to load more powder at once and because of this you will be able to make sure you get your target in the bag as fast as possible. The Driehorst Pro has been designed to feed larger caliber ammo such as the Magnum and the 9 mm. For anyone who is still unsure about what they are trying to accomplish, you can simply ask the representative which is what they use for their practice sessions.
There is also a model called the progressive reloading presses that is unique because of the way it is powered. These have a feed trigger that you use to load the cartridges instead of the traditional cocking mechanism. This makes it easier to handle because it eliminates all the unnatural motions associated with traditional loading mechanisms. This can be very helpful when using ammunition with a case that is wider than what the typical pistol cartridge is. Another advantage is that it is much easier to load primer cases that are oversized. If you are going to be using steel cases, you may want to consider buying a primer tray that can be placed on top of the magazine so that it is held down and protected from primer spillage.
The final type of bullet feed device we are going to look at is the single-station progressive reloading press. The advantages to this machine are numerous but the main advantage is its ability to feed different types of ammunition. For example, you can feed pistol ammo through this single-station press. In addition, you can also feed rifle cartridges through the same machine. It does not matter whether you are using pistol or rifle cartridges because this machine will accept them both. In addition, it is lightweight and very easy to use.
Hornady has many products that are very well made and will last for years if you take care of them. Although it may be more expensive than some of the other options available, it is an excellent value and certainly worth checking out. Even though you can get a lock-n-load gun-feed device that feeds both calibers, most people end up purchasing a single-station progressive reloading press for its ease of use. Not only can you fire several calibers through one unit, but the feeder itself also cycles calibers simultaneously. This can definitely be useful for your needs.