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Old June 8, 2011, 06:44 PM   #2076
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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!)
I say get a new wife.
The short time I was in the garage I would unbolt my press every time and take my press inside.
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Old June 8, 2011, 06:53 PM   #2077
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@ northark147 -
Personally, I would've hid the ashtray before the photo shoot, but I'm a sissy that way - nice setup
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Old June 8, 2011, 08:13 PM   #2078
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My thought is have three pressed set up for my squirrel hunting habit, .17 fireball, .204 ruger and 22.250, idk, just need to figure out where everything need to be so when I put a top over plywood I don't have a bunch of holes in new counter top.
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Old June 8, 2011, 11:04 PM   #2079
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sorry im not going to do any better than what I got right now so she is here to stay...

now any secrets/tips on keeping the presses running/looking top notch?
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Old June 9, 2011, 07:32 PM   #2080
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now any secrets/tips on keeping the presses running/looking top notch?
Light coat of oil (I use silicone as it doesn't "kill" primers).

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Old June 9, 2011, 09:30 PM   #2081
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you can also use graphite as a lubricant instead, and they won't get too nasty..

my favorite is kroil. Buy it by the 1 gallon jug. excellent lubricant/penetrant. put it in a small drip bottle, not a squirt bottle... or use it with a syringe/needles. it does not take much at all. You can also get SiliKroil which has silicon in it.

I can't wait for an aerokroil product with teflon.. *druel*
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Old June 9, 2011, 09:47 PM   #2082
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The only problem with graphite is that it doesn't protect (prevent corrosion), which if I read correctly is what petrey10 was looking for.

OTOH, Kroil is really good stuff, but won't it deactivate primers (probably a non-issue, as your not slathering it on, but something that concerns me nonetheless)?

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Old June 9, 2011, 10:21 PM   #2083
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i was raised being fed that primers are ruined by anything. therefore they are not touched, ever (oil from hands/finger), touched by any type of tool, other than the primering system, which is not lubricated anywhere except the slide bar on the dillon.. in which i use graphite.. because it won't "creep" like kroil.
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Old June 9, 2011, 10:40 PM   #2084
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Fair enough; FWIW I'm the same way with my primers...they get dumped into trays, never touched, nor close to oiled surfaces (but that still concerns me as primed brass does near oiled surfaces).
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Old June 10, 2011, 02:50 AM   #2085
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as long as you feel the primer's resistance seating into the case, i don't think any oil will quite penetrate it... except maybe kroil

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Old June 10, 2011, 12:05 PM   #2086
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I agree, and didn't say my worries were founded , but I don't like to take chances.

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Old June 12, 2011, 02:04 PM   #2087
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Nice, very nice. Wish my reloading area was as neatly organized as this one. To do that I would have to dispose of a lot of stuff, presses, etc.
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Old June 12, 2011, 11:38 PM   #2088
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Welcome to THR, jimwilliam033137!

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Old June 13, 2011, 11:09 AM   #2089
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Like everyone elses loading bench, this is a work in progress. I think I'm just over half finished. I added a second "hutch" that's actually a 24" cube. This way I have access to shelving both in the front, and back of the unit...



The rear of the unit.


That television is also now the monitor for my PC. Click the remote... PC! Click again... TV! Gotta love technology...


The entire section on the left (blue cabinets, pegboard and bookcase) are going to be upgraded or replaced... soon...



Much more to come...
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Old June 13, 2011, 08:04 PM   #2090
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Hey girvin02. What do you load besides the BBQ with the Kingsford?
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Old June 16, 2011, 01:58 PM   #2091
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Loading Bench.

I must say that you have a great setup and you have given me some idea's for mine. Oh, also I am jealous Boats54.
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Old June 18, 2011, 04:36 PM   #2092
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Here is mine built this winter. Press and accessories are easily removed for other projects.








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Old June 18, 2011, 06:41 PM   #2093
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Mr. Foxhound!

I think,other projects haves no chance, comes new positions....
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Old June 20, 2011, 09:34 PM   #2094
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My space is limited so my progressive is on a stand and the rest of my stuff is on shelves in the corner, right in front of my weight bench.
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Old June 20, 2011, 11:52 PM   #2095
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Gil, foxhound and KS Paul...all are very nice!!

Re: handling primers...if a couple need to be turned over I use my fingers...I keep oil near the bench but do not store the primesr in the stuff....I've got nearly 60k cycles on my Dillon 650 and I've not had a single failure to fire (other than a few out of my first 100 where I did not seat the primers deep enough.

I don't worry about this stuff.

I wear gloves, but not to keep the primers happy....to keep my hands as clean as I can while handling brass with spent primer dust and lead all over them...or lead bullets....I hear all the concerns, but I don't ever see a reason to get anal over primer storage or handling.
Just WEAR eye protection!!! Don't ask me why I know this!!

BTW....I use Winchester, CCI, Wolf, Remington and Federal...they all go boom.

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Old June 21, 2011, 06:59 AM   #2096
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Welcome to the board KansasPaul
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Old June 21, 2011, 03:48 PM   #2097
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Mr. KansasPaul

Enough space to produce large amount of ammo...

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Old June 22, 2011, 03:41 AM   #2098
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Here is my little bench,not to big but ok .



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Old June 22, 2011, 08:30 AM   #2099
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Malt,
That is a NICE set-up. Great use of space too. What is the material used on the top of the bench? High density polyethylene? Good and thick!

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Old June 22, 2011, 09:33 AM   #2100
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Hi,
Thanks VonFatman
It's a kitchen bench top I got from the local hardware store, it's mdf and some kind of plastic ?
Got it very cheep, some one made a double order payed around 30$ fore it after some haggling cost more than 300$.
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