I use the Hornady LockNLoad Progressive press. I have never used any other so I don’t have much to compare to. As of yesterday I activated it again as we are supposed to have nearly a week straight of rain and I don’t work out in the fields when it rains. I am a fair weather everything-er.
There are few things I wish it did, or would do, or had. There is a light bar you can get to attach right to the press. I use a lamp now but need to be able to look into each casing after the powder drop to make sure there is powder in each cartridge. For some reason, maybe 1 out of 200-300 powder won’t drop or won’t drop fully. The first few times I noticed this it wasn’t until I got a couple of squibs. I was lucky I discovered this prior to pulling the trigger a second time. Now I weigh each and every round after production to make sure they are to weight.
As the plate rotates, sometimes it doesn’t lock into its position requiring a slight nudge. This bugs me a little bit but once your muscle memory learns the process of nudging it when you insert another casing, it’s no big deal.
I have dies for 9,32acp,357,223. I need a bunch of more toys to do shotgun, so, I have not invested in that, yet.