6.5 Creedmoor Redding Instant Indicator w/ Dial Indicator

$ 173.95

6.5 Creedmoor Redding Instant Indicator w/ Dial Indicator

The Redding Instant Indicator is designed to help the handloader wring the most out of their reloads. 

This tool gives the handloader a quick and accurate method for comparing the amount of sizing occurring as you setup your full-length sizing die. You can measure the shoulder position of a fired case and your full-length sized case to determine how much sizing is occurring. You can also use it to check bullet seating uniformity or consistency from load to load. Redding now includes a “Range Adapter” with each tool which allows you to use it at your bench at home or in the field without using a reloading press.


  • One Redding Instant Indicator for a specific cartridge
  • One 1” x .001” Dial Indicator
  • One bore diameter bushing
  • One surface contactor
  • One shoulder contactor
  • Headspace Gauge
  • Complete Instructions


  • Check the uniformity of full-length sizing or “shoulder bump”
  • Help reloader adjust full-length die to achieve the desired amount of sizing or headspace (amount of bump).
  • Check the uniformity of sized cases
  • Check bullet seating depth uniformity
  • Sort cases that have been fired in two different firearms
  • Check trim length consistency
  • Sort bullets for uniformity
  • Use of tool as headspace tool can result in extended brass life due to reducing the amount of sizing and work hardening.


  • Insert fired case into body
  • Note reading on indicator
  • Adjust full length die so maximum gap is achieved between shellholder and die. (see die instructions)
  • Incrementally in small turns of the die, insert sized case into Instant Indicator until desired amount of sizing occurs (difference between fired and newly sized case).
  • Most handloaders try to achieve .002” to ,003” depending on firearm, application, etc. Usually, you want a little more sizing or headspace in semi-autos.