Well I finaly got my Lock n Load and couldn't be happier. It functions flawlessly as long as u follow all the instructions. My major concern with a progressive is the powder thrower.So far with flake ( Hogden trap) and (hogden H110) granular the amount of variance was less then 1/10 of a grain over 20 rounds for each. I have never had a thrower that could do this. Once I had everything set up I was able to make up 250 rounds of 45 acp in just over an hour, and 200 rounds of 44 rem mag in about an hour and a half. This was going slow and making shure everything was going smoothly. there was a cuple of times I didn't seat the primer and I got powder into the mechanisume (sp) and had to take the shell holder off and clean it out so that the primer mec wouldn't bind up , but that was my falt. I can see how the automatic shell feed would be an asset as that would leave only placing a bullit into a case mouth. for anothe $350 that can wate. I highly recomend getting the hornady if u are looking to get a full automated reloading press. I give this one two thumbs up. F.K.