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Old May 23, 2011, 12:46 AM   #2051
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Pic of loading bench

Nice setups fellas
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Old May 23, 2011, 12:51 PM   #2052
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Bmac1949 - Yes, I made it - based on some plans that MCK45ACP posted on page 61 of this thread. I shortened it from 8' to 4' to fit my area, and used 2x4 for front legs and 2x6 for rear legs (couldn't find any non-PT 4x4 readily available to use for legs... I keep lead ingots and loaded ammo on the bottom, so it's nice and heavy, very sturdy). Two sheets of 3/4" play glued and screwed for the top, single thickness of 3/4" ply for bottom shelf. Shelving unit made of 1x6 and a 1x8 for the top to mount the flourescent light on the overhang. Solid backer board, but I may add peghole board to the bottom center compartment. Stained the whole thing, only clearcoated the work surface.
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Old May 25, 2011, 04:13 PM   #2053
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http://www.thehighroad.org/attachmen...1&d=1306354215

I hope this works, I have never tried to load a photo.

I am constantly modifying this. The metallic side has been changed to add two Lee 1000 (I actually like them). Once you have messed with MEC shotgun reloaders, the Lee's don't seem to be to big of an issue.
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Old May 25, 2011, 06:55 PM   #2054
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I'm just getting into reloading and found my shop was too dusty for my taste so I took 225 sqft and inclosed it for my man cave/reloading room. I dug around my bone yard and used every bit of material I had laying around, benches are 6x6 with 3/4" plywood, walls are 1/2" plugged and sanded and ceiling is cedar t&g. It's all bench space less 10' to house my safe, tool box and desk, I'm working on a flat screen and surround sound in the next month and i have left over hardwood for floor, I think it will be pretty sweet when finished. I am concerned with setting my stuff up correctly, is their any order they should be placed and any spacing? I have three pressed, three powder disp, and a grand shot shell press, also a arrow saw, vice and am gonna purchase a small drill press. I'm new at this but am a perfectionist and don't wanna tear stuff out because I am too cramped.
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Old May 25, 2011, 07:19 PM   #2055
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New paint, refinished work bench, utility sink, new lighting. Nice to finally have everything in place. I love it when a plan comes together.
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Old May 26, 2011, 02:36 PM   #2056
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Old May 30, 2011, 01:33 PM   #2057
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Old May 30, 2011, 09:11 PM   #2058
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The original pictures were lost so I'm reposting them. I've been reloading for about 35 years.







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Old May 30, 2011, 10:06 PM   #2059
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you beat mine BYJO4

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Old May 31, 2011, 03:13 PM   #2060
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Not fancy but gets the job done.
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Old June 1, 2011, 11:21 PM   #2061
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this set up was made to work.
Not pretty but efficient











AND YES THAT IS SOME VERY OLD 231
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Old June 2, 2011, 05:47 PM   #2062
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I added a "few" more machines.
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Old June 2, 2011, 07:36 PM   #2063
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now that is a work station
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Old June 3, 2011, 01:01 PM   #2064
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Thanks. Shops about 15 years old and counting... An ever-growing never-finishing work in progress.


Works slow right now, but hopefully it will pick up soon, and i'll be able to justify adding another Dillon, and a couple more shotgun presses. I'd like to pick up a 650, and maybe, just maybe a camdex for .45... (eventually).

Been getting a little interested in casting lately.. Got a pot, lubrasizer, handles, and a few molds..
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Old June 3, 2011, 02:59 PM   #2065
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Sounds like it's going to be great! I'd just try the presses/etc. in various parts of the bench and be ready to move them if they are not to your liking. I do not think there is an order of installation....other than give the press you most intend to use the prime spot.




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Old June 3, 2011, 03:10 PM   #2066
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i like to set in the middle of the rock chunker and the rcbs jr. with the trim pro also in the middle of the bench between the two presses, seems to work well when working on 223 brass, i can size, trim, swage all from one spot.

shotgun set up is one PRESS at a time on the bench i have per drilled holes to mount them.

when using the pro 1000 i can use it and the rock chunker in the same area. ill use the RC to seat the bullet as I DO NOT TRUST THE LEE ANYMORE for POWDERING.
powder with the uniflow or redding
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Old June 3, 2011, 05:28 PM   #2067
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idk if I have ever seen a "bench" with a Camdex.... its usually a room full isn't it?
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Old June 4, 2011, 10:46 AM   #2068
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Here's my expanded setup. I recently got a 550 from a friend for 1,100 factory rounds. He doesn't reloaded so we treaded. It was missing the priming system & handle. I sent it to Dillon & it came back like new here's before & after. I had to add a smaller bench because it was getting crowded.
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Old June 4, 2011, 08:28 PM   #2069
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petrey10,

about 2 years ago i spent a great little bit of time in a shop running 8 camdex/ammoload machines (for pistol) in a room about 30' by 20'... with a Separated room for case tumbling and brass sorting/preparation, and a seperate room for offices/gunsmithing, and a large secure firearm storage facility. ammunition consumption/production ON SITE was about 10k or so per month if i recall.

I have not only the main reloading room shown above at approx 30 x 30 (not including vault space taken up), but another 30 x 14 that is completely vacant. room for dedicated mechanical casting equipment, case processing equipment, and loading equipment. Be nice to just pick up a few bricks of lead, and some powder and primers every month, let the machines do all the work while i eat a cheeseburger and stare in awe, and then go shoot.
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Old June 5, 2011, 01:08 PM   #2070
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Finally whipped mine back in order after building new bench a few months ago so I'll play.



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Old June 6, 2011, 10:32 PM   #2071
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timmy,



how bout some pics of the camdex's??? I don't see them above
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Old June 7, 2011, 12:19 AM   #2072
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I do not have them, it was a range i worked at for a little while. sorry, also no pictures, unfortunately. It was a state-owned secure facility.

None-the-less, it got me a little hands on with them, and troubleshooting experience. It's a whole different ball game when you go into production that big.
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Old June 8, 2011, 01:45 PM   #2073
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i understand... always been a dream to go into producing ammo...
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Old June 8, 2011, 02:12 PM   #2074
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My bench has expanded in 6 months of reloading.

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Old June 8, 2011, 06:24 PM   #2075
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what are you guys doing to keep ur presses in tip top shape.... my reloading bench is in a garage that is not heated or cooled.... i store all my components inside in a closet but my bench has to be in the garage (wife's orders!)
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