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Old July 16, 2009, 10:41 AM   #1176
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Thank-you Mr. Vague. The 650 is fantastic, so much so I might buy another. And NO, reloading will not save you money, but you will be able to shoot more for the same buck!(at least that is what I tell my wife)
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Old July 17, 2009, 11:45 PM   #1177
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Mine is a little mess now but....

Prob not pictured is my new window air conditioner. Anyway...here's mine.
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Old July 19, 2009, 10:22 PM   #1178
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I just finished a new bench.Built it kinda like The Real Mags.All I lack is painting it and moving all my stuff to it.
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Old July 20, 2009, 10:15 PM   #1179
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Very nice!! Don't forget to bolt/screw it into the wall/studs...makes for a much sturdier unit. You did good work.

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Old August 6, 2009, 04:53 PM   #1180
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Here's my humble set-up. Been using this loading bench and setup for 30 years for 5 pistol and 7 rifle calibers.
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Old August 7, 2009, 08:38 PM   #1181
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That's plenty to do the job Dale.

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Old August 7, 2009, 08:42 PM   #1182
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Old August 15, 2009, 08:06 PM   #1183
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My Reloading Space/Cave...sorry about the light but my photographic skills are low!
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Old August 15, 2009, 09:05 PM   #1184
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Great space/cave.




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Old August 15, 2009, 09:33 PM   #1185
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mhconfo,

I can't even imagine having a basement that clean and neat. Maybe someday I'll be able to get a handle on it as this is my reloading area. My reloading bench and the area around it is neat but the rest of the basement is just cluttered beyond my ability to fix it. I've tried but it ends up back to the way it was.

Nice place man. Oh, is all the electrical in your basement run in EMT? That's the first I've seen that and I'm a damn electrician. That couldn't have been cheap. Looks good.
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Old August 17, 2009, 12:04 PM   #1186
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LAH & Something Vague,
Thank you both for the kind comments.

Something Vague,
Yes all the electrical in the basement as well as thru out the house is in EMT. I am not sure, but I think it is code where I live (a suburb of Chicago). I am a bit of a neat freak and so is my wife, so it comes a bit natural to us...maybe a bit too much ! Take Care!

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Old August 17, 2009, 04:09 PM   #1187
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No kidding mhconfo, emt throughout your house is code in Chicago!? That's incredible and something I had no idea about. It must take a long time to rough in a house there. I almost want to think that it may just be code for a basement but I could be wrong. I would hate to have to ad an outlet in a house in chicago if I couldn't just fish a wire down a wall! Either way it does look much better that way in a basement!
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Old August 17, 2009, 04:31 PM   #1188
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I almost want to think that it may just be code for a basement but I could be wrong. I would hate to have to ad an outlet in a house in chicago if I couldn't just fish a wire down a wall! Either way it does look much better that way in a basement!
i was thinking the same thing. opening the wall up wouldnt be fun. .... btw, whats a basement? I think it would be called an indoor pool down here because how quick it would fill up with water.
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Old August 17, 2009, 07:48 PM   #1189
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Slow and steady...

So since I have $0 for any kind of shooting right now (need to find a job worth my newly aquired degree), I'm doomed to prepare for reloading that doesn't cost alot.

Here's the frame I built last weekend for the bench I hope to reload on within the next 3-6 months.





Its a small bench: About 2'x3'. Seems very sturdy even without the top which I hope to be using a chuck of hardwood for (or 3/4-1" plywood if its not im my pricepoint). Let me know what you guys think!

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Old August 17, 2009, 10:32 PM   #1190
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Ubes,

Looks cool to me. How tall is it?

I would maybe add a cross member in the front too and then maybe add a piece of plywood across with the corners cut out for a shelf.

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Old August 18, 2009, 12:16 AM   #1191
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Looks cool to me. How tall is it?

I would maybe add a cross member in the front too and then maybe add a piece of plywood across with the corners cut out for a shelf.

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Its about 31/32 inches in height. I have thought about a shelf on the bottom but thats an afterthought. I will probablly add one once its complete (and I have access to a decent saw). I'll have to think about a cross brace. Since I don't own a press or ever see one in 1st hand operation, its hard to get a good idea about how much stress will be on the bench/supports. Thanks for the feedback!

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Old August 18, 2009, 12:20 AM   #1192
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be sure to find out how much overhang you will need before you put your top on.Some presses require a lip so that the linkage will work and not be against the front of the bench.
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Old August 18, 2009, 12:46 AM   #1193
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be sure to find out how much overhang you will need before you put your top on.Some presses require a lip so that the linkage will work and not be against the front of the bench.
That is some very valuable info! Thanks. Is there anyway to find that out w/o actually owning the press? The plan is for a RCBS Rockchucker on this bench.

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Old August 18, 2009, 08:19 AM   #1194
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Is there anyway to find that out w/o actually owning the press? The plan is for a RCBS Rockchucker on this bench.

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I have the Rockchucker and it requires no over hang. With a small bench like that you may want to look into the RCBS accessory plate, assuming you will use rcbs for all your equipment. It will allow you to easily mount and remove each piece of equipment as you need it to cut down on clutter.
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Old August 18, 2009, 11:11 PM   #1195
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My bench is connected to my 'Redneck Entertainment Center', 2 TVs stacked for Saturday and Sunday football, a wood stove, gas grill, crockpot, computer, dog bed w/dog, and a refrigerator. My wife lives upstairs during the games
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Old August 19, 2009, 02:08 PM   #1196
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Old August 20, 2009, 02:48 PM   #1197
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Wow, some great reloading setups on here!

I'm in the process of mine now. I can't get too carried away because we're going to be moving out of this house in a year or two. Once we move though, I'm going to have a dedicated room for it. For now, have to settle with the garage. We FINALLY got the garage all painted so I could start on my reloading area. Here's some pics of constructing the bench and the layout. Haven't set up the press or anything else yet. Everything in the pictures took about a day.

Here's the construction of the bench. That's 18 2x4's in a row for the substrate to make this one sturdy bench!

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A picture of my primer/powder/ammo storage

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And current total progress. I'm probably going to put another panel of OSB on that bottom part of the bench for more storage.

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Old August 20, 2009, 04:56 PM   #1198
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That's 18 2x4's in a row for the substrate to make this one sturdy bench!
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Old August 20, 2009, 10:28 PM   #1199
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Ianmtx,
A very nice and clean setup you have there. You should be proud.

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Old August 21, 2009, 12:37 AM   #1200
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here is my place to hide but I am having visitors more often. Now if I could just train the girls to trim 5.56 cases
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