need help with redding t7 set-up

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  1. pjracer

    pjracer Well-Known Member

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    i placed my dies in the head and i could not get my shoulders set back enough to my settings. do i need different shellholders? i tried lee and rcbs that i have on hand. thanks for your help.
     
  2. Winchester 69

    Winchester 69 Well-Known Member

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    Re: Need help with Redding T-7 set-up

    Need more info:

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    Shellholders are a standard height. Have you loaded this combination in another press? Are you shooting a tight-chambered rifle that you haven't loaded for before?

    Any other details? Have you attempted to re-adjust your lock rings?
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  3. pjracer

    pjracer Well-Known Member

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    Re: Need help with Redding T-7 set-up

    .308, .270 win, and 22-250 (rcbs dies)which have been loading for and yes they have tight chambers, all sako. used a Rc 3 press was able to cam it over to get desired shoulder set back. i have alot of cam pressure on the turret and not getting enough set back afraid to go more because the turret head lifts alot. buddy of mine told me to turn shellholders down or buy the redding dies, he said body may be shorter???
     
  4. Winchester 69

    Winchester 69 Well-Known Member

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    I agree that your die is a little longer than your chamber, and excessive cam-over won't help. You can either lap (emery paper on a glass surface) a shellholder or shorten your die. Shortening the die requires a machinist who has a tool-post grinder for his lathe. I suggest that you contact RCBS; they may do the work gratis. I wouldn't buy any more dies unless you particularly want those dies.

    Cam-over just abuses your press; once the die and shellholder are in full contact, no further sizing is being performed. The Redding presses have stops built in to prevent actually going over center.
     
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