Hornady has been a respected name in the ammunition and reloading industry for seven decades. The mantra of quality, continuous improvement, and innovation lies at the heart of the Hornady reloading division’s success.
Shooters who are either already reloaders or intend to start reloading would be well advised to invest in the best equipment that they can afford. In the long run it saves time, effort and money having reliable equipment that delivers the requisite quality.
In this regard, the Hornady range of dies makes a fine investment. Hornady dies are precisely machined to ensure accurate reloading by offering easier adjustments, better alignment and smooth functioning. With one of the finest internal finishes in the industry, Hornady Custom Grade and Match Grade Dies will provide a lifetime of reloading, and they’re guaranteed never to break or wear out from normal use.
For the typical rifle reloader the main Hornady die categories would be the Custom Grade series and the Match Grade series.
The Custom Grade series offers reloaders excellent quality dies. These dies feature a slippage-eliminating Zip-Spindle design to ensure a perfectly aligned fit and easy spindle-lock tightening. A sliding alignment sleeve holds the bullet, case neck and seating stem before loading for straight bullet seating. A polished elliptical expander smoothly releases from case necks and reduces friction and case-neck stretching. It also eliminates the need for a separate expander die. The dies come with a wear-reducing, all-steel seater adjustment screw with a compression washer for fine adjustments, and there is a retainer ring for easy cleaning. The Sure-Loc rings make fine-tuning easy, and the decapping die has a sturdy steel decapper. The built-in crimper gives the reloader the ability to crimp without a separate crimping die. And a sliding in-line seating system vertically aligns each bullet with
the case neck for perfect centering.
A benefit of Hornady Custom Grade dies is that they can be upgraded to the Match Grade specification by purchasing Micrometer Metering Inserts that will allow for extremely precise measurements. These allow the reloader to make and monitor incremental changes and easily return to previous settings, and can be switched out easily with the push of a button.
The Match Grade series offers reloaders the right equipment for maximizing their reloading results. Interchangeable self-centering neck size bushings (that are sold separately) will prevent the reloader from oversizing case necks or overworking the brass. Tight tolerances at the press translate into tighter groups at the range. The MicroJust in-line bullet-seating die allows for making .001" adjustments on bullet seating depths easy and consistent, which results in match-grade accuracy without using multiple dies. The Match Grade dies include an elliptical expander and standard and ELD Match bullet seating stems. The Match Grade series are available in two styles: full-length sizing and shoulder bump neck size. Both styles utilize interchangeable neck size bushings.
Hornady steel dies are hand-inspected and heat-treated for durability and strength. Their hand-polished mirror finish results in dies that are so smooth they will never scratch a case.
Hornady dies are available from all leading gun stores.
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