Anybody use the Redding T-7 Turret Press

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gander

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Hi, Building myself a new work/reloading bench and thinking of buying a companion for my old Rockchucker press. Anyone own or use the T-7. Looks like it would work for keeping a couple of pistol caliber dies set up permanently. It got rave reviews on the Midway site. Also, will my RCBS shell holders snap right into the Redding. Thanks for your help and advice.
 

Three44s

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If you can get past the price of the press and more turrets ....... I think you'd be very happy with it.

My turret is a Lee Classic ........ and I'm very satisfied with it.

Three 44s
 

idahostreams

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I have had my T7 for a couple of years now and loaded several thousand rounds with it. If you buy one I would suggest you buy a second primer arm to facilitate a quicker primer size change. I really like the smart-prime system as it leaves the area in front of the shell holder open, and it can be swung down out of the way when not needed. RCBS shell holders work fine

Julian
 
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The T7 has become my most used press. I have 4 presses set up. I use the T7 for all my pistol cartridges and a few small rifle calibers. It's an excellent press.
 

Hammer

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Used a Redding T press back in the early 1980s to load IHMSA silhouette ammo. Worked fine.

Still have the press but it sees little use since I have the Dillons.

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gander

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Sorry to take so long to respond. Thanks for the replies.

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My turret is a Lee Classic ........ and I'm very satisfied with it.
I wouldn't mind trying one of the Lee Classic Turret presses. It has excellent reviews also. I can buy it with extra turrets a lot cheaper.

Again, thanks for the help.
 

Yosemite Sam

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Another vote for the Lee Classic Turret. IMO you'd be hard pressed (har) to get a better value.

-- Sam
 

FrontSite

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I don't think you could go wrong with the Classic Cast Turret by Lee
I've had mine now about three years and I could'nt ask for a better
press... does the same job for a LOT less money.

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Cary

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I have one of the original three hole turret presses and like it as well. One feature I like about my Lee Turret Press is the way the turrets just lift in and out for storage in the round die boxes. I think that is a feature only for the three hole turrets. I have a turret for each caliber I load for so for a die change I just change the turret out with the dies. The Lee turrets are usually less than $10.00.
Cary
 

FrontSite

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Cary.. the four hole turrets work the same way with the round box.
I'm loading six calibers with it now and its about a one minute
change up.

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loaded round

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I run two Dillon progressives and one Redding T7 turret press. I use my T7 very frequently for depriming and sizing 223 and 308 cases prior to tumbling my cases before setting up and loading them on my Dillon. The Redding T7 has worked great for me for the past 5 or 6 years. It WAS an expensive purchase though!
 

BruMatt

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I've used my T-7 for several years. I did get several extra turrets. I keep my most used pistol calibers on two Turrets. Very solid machine; no issues!
 

sp327

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I had the T7. I had three extra turrets for it and also the primer system for it. I will say I liked the primer system. I used that a lot, even if I wasn't reloading on that press. I also have a Dillion SBD for 357. a Forester coaxial, and I came cross a Lee classic turret for exchange of some labor. I sold the T7 and am thinking of selling the Dillion Square B deal. The Lee has really surprised me. I like using it, and the Auto drum powder dispenser is really good. The coaxial is also a good press. I could live with these two.
 

mlazarus5388

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I went from Lee turret to the T7. For me there is no comparison. The T7 is an absolute Cadillac. The Lee worked okay, but always felt a little shakey. The T7 is remarkably solid. I especially like the primer system. I also keep a powder measure on one of my turrets, for easy powder dispensing with that particular cartridge. If you want a Lee turret press, with extra turrets, let me know.
 

KLNC

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Just another endorsement of the Redding T-7. I'm sure all the others do a fine job, but the T-7 is the very best in my judgement. Costs more, but gives you more. A lifetime investment.
 

sp327

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I did go from the Redding to a Lee and Forester Coaxial. Nothing wrong with the Redding. I do think it is the best turret press. I was just able to recoup my money back so I went for it. I was using the Forester more than the Redding. I reloaded in batch sequence anyway so the Coaxial seemed faster and the die swap out was nothing, the shell holding system on the Coaxial I liked better. Reloading is like anything else. Your always looking for that golden setup.
 

sliclee

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I have and use the REDDING TURRET press before the T-7, the first one made, look alike. I have 5 plates for dies.
When I got the TURRET was the first one next to ROCKCHUCK, were no progressives then. I only loaded rifle
back then.
 

7mmreloader

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The T7 is the best current press on the market, unless you go progressive. Its ease of use and changing out dies are very simple. Primers are fed through a tube making it a safe and reliable turret press. I reload 8 different calibers and after reloading with Lee equipment, Redding is so much better.
 

Srb08

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I've had a T7 for the last 10 years. If something happened to it, I'd get another.
Highly recommended.
 

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