31 thoughts on “Redding T-7 Loading 357 Magnum (HD)”

  1. Hi,
    I am waiting for my T7 to arrive this week and I’d like to build a mount similar to yours. If that’s not too much trouble could you send me a few pics and its specs. It is bolted to the bench and the floor? Thank you in advance.

  2. Hi, this unit is bolted to the floor, and has a block between the column and the bench for additional stability. I’ll look into posting plans on this site… Thanks!

  3. I too have a Redding T7 press and was wondering if you have tried to put any of the auto powder drop system like on the Hornady LnL AP press , I also have the extra priming system on my press which sticks up and may be in the way of the auto powder drop linkage??
    Any ideas?

    Plus…Have you put the plans on your floor press mount on your web site yet…If so, what is the link?

    Thanks for your help and you have a great web site. I have reloaded for years now and still found your site very interesting and helpful.!!

    Don

    1. I have a Redding T-7 and the case activated powder measure from my Hornady LNL AP worked fine on it. I sold my LNL AP after using the T-7 for a short time and ended up buying another Hornady powder measure with manual drop (handle on the rotor) along with a Lyman Multi Expand Powder Charge Die from amazon and it works perfect. With the Lyman die, you can use any standard powder measure with it.

  4. Do you have any thoughts about or have you ever used a Lyman T Mag II turret press? Could you steer me in the direction of any videos or reviews regarding it. I can only find one on youtube. I have been doing some reloading of .38 special .45 acp and some .44 remington mag on a single turret press at my father in laws for about 7 months now. He bought me the Lyman t mag expert kit deluxe for christmas. Press seems solid but I’m still clearing a place out in the garage and have yet to buy my own dies. Any information you could steer me towards would be greatly appreciated.

    Sincerely,

    Tim Miller

    Kent WA

    1. I have that press and have loaded or in the process of loading around 16K rounds of 40S&W. I prefer the lee dies with RCBS a close 2nd. What i did for a bench was built one about 4′ x 2′ with 4pcs of 3/4 inch plywood top.
      the reason for the 4pcs was i had the lumber yard quarter a sht up and i like a solid base top then i set the press on the top and sat down a got it to a comfortable spot marked it a drilled the holes for bolts

  5. Hi, could you tell me how you have the redding press mounted & what is it mtd on? Or If you could take a picture & e-mail it to me. I really like the way you have it bolted down. Thanks, Ken

  6. I really like the idea of the T-7 for loading lower volume rifle cartridges. I know it’s sort of a glorified single stage with some added convenience of not having to pull the dies in and out. I also know Redding makes a good product but some of the reviews I’ve read complain of too much “wobble” in the turret with some concern that cartridge quality is in question. Are those just isolated incidents or would someone shooting for low volume but precision across several rifle calibers (22-250, 223, 30-06, 308, 300 win mag, 270, 25-06, and 7mm mag) better off to just go with a single stage press? I’m really a stickler for quality, customer service, warranty, and American made so any insight you offer is really appreciated. On the handgun front, I haven’t reloaded yet but I am thinking of loading for my 357, 44 mag, and 45 acp since 9mm ammo is still affordable. BTW, great and very informative videos!!

    1. Nope, you don’t have to worry about turret head wobble at all on the Redding T-7 because of the unique rear support surface. This provides a solid stop when you are pressing on the turret head while loading. I have heard of that problem with other turrets…

    1. I had the same thought yesterday, and went home to measure my T-7. With the ram lowered, the T-7 handle is vertical. If you’ve mounted the press on the front edge of your bench as I have, having the handle bend backward to increase leverage would impinge on the bench really quickly. The bottom portion of the handle has about 2″ clearance from the bench. The angle might have to start higher up on the handle as a result.

  7. I e-mailed Redding about progressive presses.

    Their response was they will not produce any as they deal with varmint and benchrest shooting.
    They find the single stage and turret styles meets their needs for accuracy better than a progressive.

    They did say that Hornady and Dillon are good presses for progressive presses.

    The 1000 yd benchrest record holder loads on a Redding T-7 press.

    FWIW

  8. Do you know if the RCBS Little Dandy Powder Measure would fit on this press and not have problems clearing the Primer tube. I’m having problems getting an answer to this question. If I can confirm that it will work I’ll be placing an order for the Redding ASAP. Thanks in advance for any help ou can provide

      1. Gavin…could you do me a favor and measure the distance from the cventer of the die hole to the edge of the primer tube…I’m trying to determine how much clearance there is as I see the real advantage for purchasing this press (for me anyway) in being able to drop powder from the turret vs off press. Thanks

        1. Bought the Redding t-7 on sale today at Cabelas for $279. MidWayUSA has them on sale for $239 but they are out of stock and when you add shipping the savings would be negligible. Mounted and ran 175 .45 Colt through it with no issues. Per my previous question above the RCBS Little Dandy it mounts just fine and I dropped powder from the press into the cases. I didn’t purchase the Redding primer system as I’m not a fan of tube primers. My Lee Auto Primer is faster to load/reload and works flawlessly on my old press so I primed on it. I’ll be running .45 colt and .357 mag dies on the Redding and feeding powder from the Little Dandy for both. Someone above asked about wobble. Zero that I could tell and I have a rock solid bench I work off. Very pleased and will go out tomorrow and run some .357 mag through it

  9. Gavin,

    First off, thank you so much for taking the time to set up this website.

    I purchased a Redding T-7 yesterday and can say that I would of never looked at one if it had not been for your site. Your website was full of useful information that helped me decide what would make the best first reloading press for me. With the many options and opinions out there these days I was trying to make an informed decision was difficult, but being able to see the press in action made the decision much easier.

    I should have my press set up by this weekend and be reloading for accuracy in no time.

    Thanks again!

    Sean

  10. IN THE VIDEO LOADING 357 ON A T7 PRESS IT SHOWS THE PRESS MOUNTED ON A GIRDER OR SOMETHING IN FRONT OF THE TABLE. I WAS ACTUALLY GOING TO DO SOMETHING VERY SIMILAR AND MOUNT MY T7 ON A 6X6 AND BRACE IT ON THE FRONT OF MY TABLE WITH A PIECE OF ANGLE IRON AND RAISE THE HEIGHT OF THE PRESS…. WAS WONDERING IF ANYBODY KNOWS WHAT HE DID TO HIS AND IF ANYBODY COULD OFFER ANY SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO DO IT AND WHAT THEY THOUGHT OF MY IDEA OF USING A 6X6?

    THANKS

    LES

  11. Gavin:

    Can a T7 turret accept Hornady dies with the Hornady quick change bushing system? Should I purchase the dies for each caliber and use the one turret for Redding; or is it wiser-better-more cost effective to buy a turret head for each caliber with dies already inserted for each respective caliber? Your site videos show several turret heads for a turret model. If I have misunderstood the operation of a turret re-loader know that I’m a novice working to decide which type and brand to purchase.

    Thanks,

    Jim

  12. Just got my new Redding T-7 press last week….my current reloading equipment is a RCBS Rockchucker Supreme single stage press with all RCBS equipment that I have been using for 4 years now with fantastic results. I currently load 4 rifle calibers and with the equipment I am using now I can produce premium hunting ammo that will shoot 0.4-0.6 MOA all day long.

    Looking forward to loading on the the new turrent press with the RCBS dies that I use now….its one solid hunk of quality iron. Absolutely no wooble on the turrent head. My reloading bench has both presses for my reloading needs. I definitely load for quality over quantity as a lot of my hunting is over long distances because of where I live in the high plains.

    Thanks Gavin for your excellent reloading videos. They make it easy for folks to get these presses setup and ideas on how to setup this equipment.

  13. I’m shooting .338 Lapua and considering 6.5×47 Lapua. Which press is the best at losing these large cartridges?

  14. If possible I would like to see your thoughts and designs on mounting presses to reduce flexing or torque. Sure a good solid press and bench helps, but there are a few things that improve the overall function.
    Regards,
    Charles B

  15. After much research and deliberation, I sold my rockchucker and purchased the Redding T7 turret press to go along with my Hornady LnL AP. I got it in this past Thursday and it is a “Brute”. Rock solid is what it is. Getting it ready to load some ammo.

  16. Im curious,
    Can a T7 turret accept Hornady dies with the Hornady quick change bushing system? Should I purchase the dies for each caliber and use the one turret for Redding; or is it wiser-better-more cost effective to buy a turret head for each caliber with dies already inserted for each respective caliber? Your site videos show several turret heads for a turret model. If I have misunderstood the operation of a turret re-loader know that Iā€™m a novice working to decide which type and brand to purchase.
    Thanks!
    Jules

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