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Lee Aluminum Lock Ring Eliminators

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by labnoti, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. labnoti

    labnoti Member

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    Anyone use the new Aluminum Lock Ring Eliminators?

    I've been using the steel ones, first on a Breech Lock Classic Cast SS and then on an ABLP. They work fine.

    I noticed Lee is showing a new aluminum lock ring eliminator anodized in various colors and it looks to have a slotted screw to tighten the collar instead of an internal hex-head capscrew. It seems like this should work ok, but I want to know if it's just a cheapened part before I buy some, and whether I should buy the steel ones before they're gone.
     
  2. rskent

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    I picked up some of the Hornady lock rings for a few of my dies when I switched to a Hornady press with the bushings. But for the most part I still use the Lee rings with the O rings.


    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1165236200
     
  3. Bfh_auto

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    I use the Hornady lock rings.
     
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    There is a cool factor with the bright colors, but I don't have a breech lock press. I think the ring is misnamed, mebbe a "breech lock locking ring"? FWIW, I have never relied on a lock ring (whichever kind) to repeat any die setting. When I inserted a die, I would always check and double check the setting. Many times the die needed "tweeking"...

    And that "lock ring wrench" is cute...:p
     
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    Cute, like it belongs on a key ring cute? :)
     
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