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Portable Reloading Bench

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by STORMIN29, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. STORMIN29

    STORMIN29 New Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Need opinions on the Midway portable reloading bench. The comments on the web site are good, but the top looks pretty thin to hold the press and the base seems like it would tip over. Thanks ahead of time.
  2. labgrade

    labgrade Member In Memoriam

    Dec 22, 2002
    west of Loveland, CO
    No idea about the Midway deal, but can offer some suggestions that might be a bit cheaper.

    I reloaded off of a 12" diameter wooden wire spool with a 2X12X~36" board C-clamped to the top. A weighted counter-balance helps.

    Lots of way cheap reloading table-tops if you use your imagination.
  3. hardcorehunter5

    hardcorehunter5 New Member

    Feb 19, 2003
    Northern, CA

    I do all of my reloading from that midway unit. I have a RCBS rock chucker supreme mounted on it along with uniflow powder mearsurer. That thing is great. The top heavyness it easy t odeal with. While I am sitting in a chair, I just put my feet on the base. No probelm. Three things I like the most is of course is it is portable, second there are grooves opposite mounting egde to hang bins on, and thirdly the top spins on the base. by that I mean it turns easily, so I can fill cartriges then twist the top to get to the press. The negatives are you can never stand and reload, so all press force is from your arm. Also the limit surface space makes it necessary to have another table, bench, self, or the like to place the scale, loading block and other accessories. Also what is great is when the house is empty I move itto the living room and decap or resize brass while watching the telly. It is a good buy. I have loaded rifle cartridges incl. magnums, and handgun rounds on it and never thought the plastic top was going to back. There are those times when the resizing die required extra foot pressure of the finish stroke.:)
  4. Clark

    Clark Senior Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    Where I5 meets the rain forest
    I use "C" clamps to clamp my board to a table at home and to a table at the range.

  5. WalkerTexasRanger

    WalkerTexasRanger Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    Houston, TX
    I mounted my 550b on a a Sears project center. I love the thing, wheel it around and plenty of drawers to hold all my reloading tools...

    Safety first...

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