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Old May 26, 2013, 11:40 PM   #3026
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Here's what mine looked like recently:



Here's what it looked like today while I was testing out my new XL650, which I hope to make my main 9x19 machine:



I'm currently working on putting together a new tabletop with t-tracks so that I can mount different gear on the bench. I've got limited space out in the garage, and I really like the 550, along with my Hornady SS press. However, I just don't have enough real estate to mount everything on the bench and still have adequate room.
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Old May 27, 2013, 01:35 AM   #3027
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Yes I need a book case or shelfing. My bench is in our walk in closet. I have been talking the ideal of building a 12x20 shed beside the house and move my reloading setup in it, but it has not been built yet. LOL
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Old May 27, 2013, 10:23 AM   #3028
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Ksimons, what kind of press is that you have mounted there?
It's a 1970's vintage Lyman Spar-T. Thing weighs a ton, all cast iron and built to last.
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Old May 27, 2013, 03:08 PM   #3029
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It sure looks like a good one. Anyway, very nice setup.
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Old May 28, 2013, 12:43 AM   #3030
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Two shots of both benches, side by side. From far left:

- RCBS Turret press for loading .300WM and .338LM (also for pulling bullets with a Hornady cam lock bullet puller)

- The obligatory single-stage, in this case an RCBS Rockchucker. I mainly use this for priming .300WM and .338LM with the RCBS press-mounted APS priming tool

- RCBS Pro 2000 dedicated for loading rifle cartridges (.223, .308, .30-06), with a Mr. Bulletfeeder (currently loading .223)

- RCBS Ammomaster for loading .50 BMG

- Hornady LnL w/ case feeder, dedicated to prepping rifle brass (.223, .308, .30-06), with FL resizer, Dillon RT1200 trimmer, and Lyman M die for neck expansion

- Another RCBS Pro 2000, dedicated for pistol cartridges, and equipped with an RCBS pistol bullet feeder.
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Old May 28, 2013, 06:41 PM   #3031
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Nice! Traxxas Revo. Is it nitro?
You got a lot of stuff on those benches.
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Old May 29, 2013, 12:50 AM   #3032
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Introducing....ME

Hello all. After 5 years of reading the HighRoad I probably should register, so, howdy everybody.
I mostly live at Nevada Shooters but decided to expand on my hand load inquiries and this is obviously one of the best places to do it. I've been reloading for 5 years and have discovered that the more I know....the less I know so here I be.
This is my ice breaker. It's modest but I spend many hours here.

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Old May 29, 2013, 09:14 AM   #3033
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Very nice setup of some very nice quality items mohave-tec. That is quite a bit of equipment neatly organized into a corner area. Well done indeed in my book! Hated to see that concentricity gauge though..........now i'm thinking about ordering one again!

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Old May 29, 2013, 09:46 AM   #3034
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Thank you. I'm forced into a small footprint so I have to be organized.
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Old May 29, 2013, 10:28 AM   #3035
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Wow. That is a very nice use of space indeed.
I have about the same amount of equipment, but it's all on an 8' long bench. And it still gets cluttered. lol
Nicely done sir.
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Old May 30, 2013, 11:47 PM   #3036
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Ive been a lurker for a while and just started reloading this past fall. Im very, very new to reloading and learn something new everyday from this site.

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Old May 31, 2013, 01:01 AM   #3037
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Kansas ninja - where at in Kansas if you don't mind saying? I am in Salina.
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Old May 31, 2013, 01:36 AM   #3038
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The big town of Portis, just a little over an hour northwest of ya.
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Old May 31, 2013, 09:25 AM   #3039
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Wow. That is a very nice use of space indeed.
I have about the same amount of equipment, but it's all on an 8' long bench. And it still gets cluttered. lol
Nicely done sir.
Thank you very much. The secret is two fold. First, create shelving that mirrors the size and shape of the materials to be stored on them. As you can see, reloading supplies are all the same size. LOL.
Second, place the shelves as close to arms length as possible so you are more compelled to put away things as you move from step to step.
A couple other things I've discovered building work stations:
Paint them white so you can see little things on them and light is refelected in all directions.
Build them absolutely level so things don't roll around too much.
Set up trays, pans, bullets etc in an arc and use a swivel chair so ergonomics are good and you can work like a machine, rhythmicly.
Lastly, build your bench as solid as a rock.

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Old June 1, 2013, 01:04 AM   #3040
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Ive been a lurker for a while and just started reloading this past fall. Im very, very new to reloading and learn something new everyday from this site.

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Do you wear gravity boots when you reload?
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Old June 1, 2013, 01:02 PM   #3041
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Ive been a lurker for a while and just started reloading this past fall. Im very, very new to reloading and learn something new everyday from this site.

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Yea, I'm wondering as well. Isn't it hard to work those presses when they are hanging on the wall like that?
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Old June 1, 2013, 03:26 PM   #3042
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C'mon, give the guy a break. Okay? Well... maybe one more....

I've known some lazy reloaders in my time, but never one that actually laid down to reload.
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Old June 1, 2013, 05:56 PM   #3043
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I am a ninja...its just part of my training.

Stupid iphone.
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Old June 1, 2013, 06:31 PM   #3044
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A good craftsman never blames his tools.

Been through Portis - thriving metropolis.
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Old June 1, 2013, 06:47 PM   #3045
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Been through Portis - thriving metropolis.
Technology and i dont get along very well..ive been trying to figure out how to quote you for the last 15 minutes, i hope it works. We have an elevator and a post office, the only other thing i might want is a burger king, whoppers are over an hour away and its hard to keep up my girlish figure.
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Old June 1, 2013, 08:22 PM   #3046
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Here Kansas, so you don't have to do your ninja tricks to reload
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Old June 1, 2013, 08:59 PM   #3047
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Every picture on this page shows a good looking bench!
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Old June 1, 2013, 09:00 PM   #3048
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I have only been loading less than a month but I have learned a TON from reading THR ( Thank You !! ) and other forum's and watching plus Youtube. I quickly learned that reloading information on youtube is subject to interpretation, but if you watch enough of them you can develop some good data, but I digress....

My bench is a work in progress, I added 4' to my woodworking bench so I am cramped but it is still functional. I have made a number of adjustments, placements of items, etc. I even moved my press over a few inches to give me more workspace. My tumbler is underneath the bench along with 5 used military ammo boxes and a tool cabinet that houses a multitude of non loading related 'stuff' plus my cleaning apparatus for my guns.

My excess powder will soon be inside the house, a laminate top will be added and cabinet doors added over the shelving. What you don't see is a large dust collector next to the bench. As you would expect it spews dust when started however I have a nice tool cover that I got from Lee Valley Tools that has magnets in the corners which helps hold it in place when I am not reloading. I am only loading .38 & .45 until .38 Super, .9mm & .380 dies become available.

Thanks for all the help you guys have given us newbie's


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Old June 1, 2013, 10:22 PM   #3049
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Now everything on Kansas's bench is going to fall off to the left.
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Old June 1, 2013, 10:26 PM   #3050
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That is one solid looking bench.
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