Brand: Hornady 546518
Hornady is one of the most respected names in ammunition, and continues to innovate and improve their products. Improvements are made to Hornady's dies every year, and are included in all newly manufactured dies. Feature highlights include the all-new Zip-Spindle design, Sure-Loc rings, an elliptical expander, and highly polished interiors.
Our Straight Wall Sizing Dies feature a titanium coated sizing ring (gold ring). This eliminates case sticking and requires no lubrication. The super hard, smooth coating is used in high-pressure, high-wear tools to reduce abrasion, so it's perfect for resizing relatively soft pistol brass, and won't scratch your cases. Less friction also means less wear on cases, for longer case life. Spindle locks in place with collet lock for positive decap and easy adjustment.
Hornady Seating dies are the easiest to use in the industry. Precision seating is achieved by combining an in-line bullet seating sleeve that properly aligns bullets in the cartridge before any pressure is applied, with a simple seating adjustment screw for the seating stem that is as reliable as it is simple. Easy maintenance is achieved with a simple retaining ring that is easy to remove for thorough cleaning with no special tools required. A built in, optional use roll or taper crimp feature allows you to crimp at the same time that you seat the bullet, or apply no crimp at all with a simple adjustment.
Hornady reloading dies represent the finest in machined craftsmanship. Articulated details offer more precise reloading, by offering easier adjustments, better alignment and smoother functioning. With one of the finest internal finishes in the industry, Hornady Custom Grade and Match Grade Dies provide a lifetime of reloading. They're so well crafted that they're guaranteed never to break or wear out from normal use.
Zip Spindle Design:
The Zip Spindle design on all full length size dies positively locks to eliminate slippage. A series of light threads cut on both the spindle and spindle collet allows you to make incremental adjustments by turning the spindle or you can easily “zip it” up or down for larger movements.
Internal die profile is precision machined and polished to a smooth finish that delivers reliable functioning without case sticking or excessive friction.
Lock Rings with Wrench Flats:
The Hornady Sure-Loc lock rings clamp around the entire die applying constant pressure across the threads to hold the ring in place. The locking screw tightens the ring without ever coming into contact with the threads, eliminating possible damage from pliers.
Superior to “ball expanders,” this Hornady exclusive provides extremely smooth neck sizing and significantly reduces friction and case neck stretch. Internal threading prevents it from pulling loose and the elliptical expander also eliminates the need for a separate expander die for necking-up to the next caliber.
Seater Adjustment Screw:
Seater adjustment screw easily adjusts for bullet seating depths.
Locking retainer spring removes in seconds for easy disassembly and cleaning of the die.
In-line Bullet Seating System:
Our seating system holds the bullet, the case neck and the seating stem in perfect alignment in the sleeve BEFORE the bullet enters the neck of the case. The system includes a floating bullet alignment sleeve, a floating steel seating stem and a built-in crimper for benchrest precision. Bullets are aligned in the sleeve as they enter the die for optimum seating and enhanced accuracy.
The built-in crimper gives you the option of crimping without the need for an extra crimp die thus saving a station on your press.
Easy Access Die Boxes:
Every Hornady die set comes in a convenient box that’s compartmentalized for dies, bushings, shell holders and a taper crimp die. Stackable and clearly labeled, they offer an organized and clean approach to storing your dies.
Specifications and Features:
Hand Polished Interior is guaranteed not to scratch brass
Threaded replaceable Expander assembly
Elliptical expander reduces case neck friction and stretching, as well as easing the process of necking up brass
Hardened steel decapping pin will not bend, crack or break, even when depriming cases with crimped primer pockets.
Sure-Loc Lock rings with wrench flats lock the dies into position with locking screws that never contact the threads
Locking retainer spring removes in seconds for easy disassembly and cleaning of the die
Bullet Seater Die With Crimper
Sure-Loc Rings With Wrench Flats
Allen Wrench for Locking Rings