Portable Bench Ideas


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ldv444
January 27, 2008, 02:46 PM
HELP-I need ideas ( hopefully with photos!:)) on a small portable reloading bench/stand. I will be traveling with my job, and I would like to be able to reload while away from home. I would like to mount either my CO-AX or Rockchucker press on this setup.

I have tried the Frankford Arsenal portable reloading stand, and I did not like it very much. It wasn't very stable and the top was too small.

I appreciate everyone's help. Thanks!!!:D

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AZ Pete
January 27, 2008, 02:54 PM
I used a Black and Decker Workmate for a while. Worked well for me. You can either clamp the loader to the top, or better yet make a separate top with a clete screwed onto the bottom, that can be grasped by the workmate jaws.

mallc
January 27, 2008, 05:51 PM
I use a small tool stand with interchangeable plates for presses, etc. You can see the set up here: http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=4061734&postcount=309

I just tried C-clamping a tool plate to the top of the B&D unit and it seems solid enough. I'd probably just C-Clamp the tool plate to the hotel room desk.

You might also consider a Lee Hand Loader. Pretty slick and good excersize.

Scott

scrat
January 27, 2008, 06:27 PM
a year ago i was traveling a lot with work. all driving but living out of hotels for about a week at a time. when i got back i wanted to spend some time shooting not reloading. So i simply got a 2x8 board about 10 inches long. mounted my press to it. and took a c clamp with me. When i was off work i would take out the press c clamp it to the desk in my hotel room. Then took out my tackle box. which is what i used to carry the supplies. Then started making rounds. When i was done i would put it back in my car as so i did not freak out the maids. So you really dont need much.

Ringneck16
January 27, 2008, 08:05 PM
I used to load on a Workmate and it worked pretty good. If you added a plate to the top to stiffen and tie the two jaws to gether it I think it would be pretty solid.

ldv444
January 28, 2008, 03:13 AM
Thanks everyone!

jmorris
January 28, 2008, 11:01 AM
I grew tired of it taking many trips to the range when working up new loads. My solution to portable reloading was..

http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=264459&highlight=portable+reloading

It weighs less than 5#, takes up very little space, and it’s more stable than my bench at the house.

Ringneck16
January 28, 2008, 11:22 AM
jmorris, I tried to view the pic but it wouldn't open. Is it just me?? Sounds neat with the 2" hitch.

jmorris
January 28, 2008, 02:04 PM
It looks like it's still working but I sent a copt to your email.

jm

Ringneck16
January 28, 2008, 06:29 PM
Thanks! I'll check it out.

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