Redding Instant Indicator vs Calipers + Comparator

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I'm curious if anyone uses the Redding Instant Indicator to measure shoulder bump and COAL?


I've used calipers with comparator add-ons for ages, but I find them kind of finicky at times. Sometimes I have to really play around with the brass to get a reliable measurement, and get the impression that this would be a faster, more reliable method. I have a turret press, so real estate isn't an issue, but the cost of the die is pretty pricey too.
 

giumau1

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I found it very useful, expecially while sizing brass. I use two presses, one with the II and the other with the FL die. I can check every piece of brass this way and shoulder bump comes perfect.
To me, worth every penny. I do most 6.5 cm and 6 cm so one is enough.
 

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I asked Redding if they planned to make an Instant Indicator for .300NM or do any custom work. The response was pretty succinct:

"Sorry we have no plans for producing the 300 norma mag in the instant indicator and we will not make a custom."
 

jmackey

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I like it for case sizing on a Dillon 650/750. Gives instant readout as I go.
 

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Interesting tool. I have never seen it before. So if I want one for .223rem, 6.5CM, 6.5x47L, .308win, and .338LM, how do I order it? Do I order one with the dial indicator and then the rest without? The link shows the tool, but the description is vague.

Any help is appreciated.