Originally Posted by rooster721
This is an older thread, but coincidentally has to do with exactly the press I just bought..
Question for Broz, since I see he's obviously had his turrets off regularily* ...mine seems to be missing the detent ball and spring, that go underneath the turret, must have never been installed from factory I assume. I left a message with Redding to see whether I can get those small parts sent to me (so I can replace them and start using this thing) ...anyhow, I was curious whether you could possibly snap a photo of what they're supposed to look like (installed in-there) ? Would help give a guy an idea "in-which order" to sit 'em in-there once I have them* There is zero for parts or assembly pictures included and no manual aside from the parts card. A few pics would be greatly aprreciated if you wouldn't mind..?
Judging by the way the turret spins 'round & 'round, freely without effort.. I know something is missing. It's got to be the ball and spring that are supposed to stop it at each position*
Here ya go Rooster. It sounds like you are missing the spring and ball as shown here in these two pics.
Originally Posted by RTK
I've always wondered, not doubted, how a turret press can make loads as precisely (less run out) as a regular single stage press which is much more ridged and has less play so to speak.
When I state I am making truer and more consistent ammo than ever before I feel it is due to the combination. I used a RCBS press for decades and also RCBS dies. The difference here is in the competition dies with retractable sleeves to keep the case true to the die, the ability and method of use to set them up to zero clearance, a slight cam-over to assure zero variance in depth settings, and the option of leaving the dies set up in the turret so the next time you use them they will indeed be set up at the exact same depth and alignment because you did not remove them and they are still locked in and trued from the last time you set them up.
DISCLAIMER: If you are an idiot, gorilla, or have no common sense you could if you try hard enough set the cam over up to tight and probably damage things from brute force or standing on the ram handle or adding a cheater pipe extension. However these dies and the T-7 press are designed to be set up to a zero tolerance and a slight cam-over. This process brings the turret to rest on the true machined pad in the rear and all things come into a true alignment with the ram. I have been using these presses for 6 years and loaded 1000's of precision rounds and I have not bent, broken or wore anything out yet. No degree in rocket science needed just a small amount of common sense.