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The Firing Line

I Love Hornady!

Uploaded on February 27, 2009

Guys and Gals,

You will probably think this is a paid commercial but it is not.

I am far from the most experienced reloader but I have had modest involvement in the art for a couple of years. When I decided to set up my own reloading shop, I found through my research that with every press and product one would find glitches and would ultimately need to develop skill at finessing their way through the process of fine tuning their machines. In other words, it might be impossible to find a product that is flawless in its function all the time. Blogs are full of opposing views on presses -- what has been perfect for one reloader is a veritable piece of junk to another... I think in some cases, the blogs tell a lot more about the people than the products they are complaining about!

I took the plunge with Hornady Manufacturing Products and while I tinker with my press all the time to get the bullets just the way I want them to be, I AM NEVER DISAPPOINTED with their products or service! They are the best!

They are a friendly, wholesome company with telephone staff that is exceptional in their willingness and ability to help. When I have broken various parts (even through my own incompetence) they have warranted everything and ship parts out totally for free the very next day! They have always assumed that I am a customer worth keeping not fleecing.

Just today after two phone calls this week to try to solve a problem, "Bob" said, "why don't I just send you a new set of dies and see if that resolves the problem?" Hopefully it will, but even if it doesn't, that kind of service is more than rare today.

So once again, today my boys heard me say, "Those folks at Hornady are the best!" And I'll guarantee that the next generation in my family that reloads will be using Hornady all the way!

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from platte river rat wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

I live 20 miles from the Hornady plant. I used their products ever since they've been for sale. I can remember when you could buy their "blems" for &1.00 a hundred. For service and product they can't be beaten by anyone. Except for my Dillon 550B all the rest of my reloading equipment is Hornady.

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from Carney wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

PRR, thanks for commenting! Everything in my shop would be Hornady, but sometimes the stores are out of the thing I need and so I go for the other guys' stuff...

I understand that Dillon makes good presses but I decided against them since their catalogues indicate that it is just as important for them to try to give me an erection as it is for them to sell me their products. My wife is happy that I throw away the blue catalogue without even opening it!

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from DakotaMan wrote 4 years 47 weeks ago

Hornady does a great job. I have been reminded of this nearly every year for the past 50 years or so. I started shooting prairie dogs with my most accurate bullet: the 75 grain Hornady .25 caliber bullet in 1967. That has evolved to the VMAX and AMAX etc. and they are still my top shooters. Recently, I have been working up new loads for a new rifle and I shot dozens of powder and bullet combinations. I shot every premium bullet I could get my hands on and wouldn't you know it... after months of testing and all was said and done, the Hornady bullet won again. I'm not a Hornady rep either but just a well satisfied customer. I for one am happy to have companies like this supporting our sport. Thanks Hornady for doing the right thing again and again.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 47 weeks ago

I am also a fan of the Hornady products. So are my rifles.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 47 weeks ago

During High Power Competition, I can take any batch of Hornady bullets and shoot consistent groups out to 1000yards. When your score is counted up not by the score but by the X’s to win, you want every edge you can get!

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from Ralph the Rifleman wrote 4 years 47 weeks ago

Agreed to all things GOOD about Hornady...excellent products and service!

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from Sarge01 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

When I started reloading about 40 years ago I started with RCBS. So far I have had good service from these people. However there are no other bullets that go down my rifle barrels ( and there are many barrels ) except Hornady bulllets. I have found over the years that I get better results with Hornady bullets and I have shot many others over the years. The performance on game has been outstanding. If the reloading products are are as good as their bullets then I know what you say is true.

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from Carney wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

PRR, thanks for commenting! Everything in my shop would be Hornady, but sometimes the stores are out of the thing I need and so I go for the other guys' stuff...

I understand that Dillon makes good presses but I decided against them since their catalogues indicate that it is just as important for them to try to give me an erection as it is for them to sell me their products. My wife is happy that I throw away the blue catalogue without even opening it!

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from platte river rat wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

I live 20 miles from the Hornady plant. I used their products ever since they've been for sale. I can remember when you could buy their "blems" for &1.00 a hundred. For service and product they can't be beaten by anyone. Except for my Dillon 550B all the rest of my reloading equipment is Hornady.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 47 weeks ago

During High Power Competition, I can take any batch of Hornady bullets and shoot consistent groups out to 1000yards. When your score is counted up not by the score but by the X’s to win, you want every edge you can get!

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from DakotaMan wrote 4 years 47 weeks ago

Hornady does a great job. I have been reminded of this nearly every year for the past 50 years or so. I started shooting prairie dogs with my most accurate bullet: the 75 grain Hornady .25 caliber bullet in 1967. That has evolved to the VMAX and AMAX etc. and they are still my top shooters. Recently, I have been working up new loads for a new rifle and I shot dozens of powder and bullet combinations. I shot every premium bullet I could get my hands on and wouldn't you know it... after months of testing and all was said and done, the Hornady bullet won again. I'm not a Hornady rep either but just a well satisfied customer. I for one am happy to have companies like this supporting our sport. Thanks Hornady for doing the right thing again and again.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 47 weeks ago

I am also a fan of the Hornady products. So are my rifles.

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from Ralph the Rifleman wrote 4 years 47 weeks ago

Agreed to all things GOOD about Hornady...excellent products and service!

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from Sarge01 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

When I started reloading about 40 years ago I started with RCBS. So far I have had good service from these people. However there are no other bullets that go down my rifle barrels ( and there are many barrels ) except Hornady bulllets. I have found over the years that I get better results with Hornady bullets and I have shot many others over the years. The performance on game has been outstanding. If the reloading products are are as good as their bullets then I know what you say is true.

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