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Old 08-04-2018, 10:03 PM
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Ever wonder what it would take or consist of, to marry a Dillon powder thrower to a Redding T-7 Turret press? Well, here is how I did it.

I have an extra Dillon 550B powder thrower and the Dillon powder die and I'm gonna install it on my Redding T-7 Turret press. Plus, I plan on using the Dillon lock rings on each station of the turret cause of there size. I'm currently using the Redding slide bar automatic primer feeder system on my Redding T-7 Turret press.

Here is how the turret will be set up.

Station 1: Sizing Die

Station 2: Powder Thrower

Station 3: Bullet Seating Die

Station 4: Crimping Die

The linkage on the powder thrower is secured together using a screw and a nut which I've use blue Loctite on. The powder bar is returned to home position by using 2 Dillon Precision powder bar return springs.

I screwed all the dies into the turret and each die has a Dillon lock ring. After everything is setup. I screwed the safety shield (blast tube) on the slide bar automatic primer feeder system. I then, rotated the turret and found that powder thrower hopper screw will hit the safety shield (blast tube) on the slide bar automatic primer feeder system (grrr...not happy at this point). The screw that I'm talking about, is the screw that holds the clear powder tube to the hopper. The clear powder tube and hopper has two screws in it to keep it secured to the hopper of the powder thrower. First thought was to grind the screw down until it clears. I removed the screw and then checked for clearance. That worked but then I had to deal with the hole from which the screw came from. Continuing on, I rotated the turret some more and found the powder adjustment knob is hitting the safety shield. I don't use the stock Dillon powder adjustment screw. I use a after market knob cause it easier to adjust the powder weight with it. There is no way I'm putting the stock Dillon powder adjustment screw back on.

A couple hours latter....I've decided I have two options for this to work.

Option 1: Cut the safety shield and the inside primer feed tube to clear the Dillon powder adjustment knob.

Option 2: The slide bar automatic primer feeder system housing, that is screwed to the press with two screws, mill the screw holes in the housing as to make the housing adjustable.

Option 2 is what I'm gonna do. It's not going to take very much to get the clearance that I'm after.

After about an hour of measuring and checking. I've came up with 2mm which is .078" of and inch (5/64").

When I get everything done, I'll try and post pictures. Hopefully, I can figure out how to post pictures.

If you got a better idea, I'd like to hear it. Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-04-2018, 10:05 PM
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Old 08-05-2018, 11:34 AM
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Old 08-05-2018, 01:07 PM
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Added pictures. Hopefully, I've done it right this time.
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:33 PM
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Inginuity!Great!Like the bottles of Ballistol and beer side by side.Just make sure you don't mix "em up...even though Ballistol is not toxic!!!
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..it tastes better than some beers I've had.
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Inginuity!Great!Like the bottles of Ballistol and beer side by side.Just make sure you don't mix "em up...even though Ballistol is not toxic!!!
That bottle didn't contain alcoholic beer, it had IBC Root Beer in it at one time...lol
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