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Old December 26, 2011, 02:56 PM   #2376
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My junk

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Here is mine. Seperate benches for shotshell and metallic. Got a Dillon on the way this week so I'm running out of bench space. I've got a room in the basement that I'm going to move all the reloading equipment in and also build more benchs.
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Old December 26, 2011, 06:41 PM   #2377
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How long you had the Lyman All American?
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Old December 26, 2011, 07:28 PM   #2378
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How long you had the Lyman All American?
I've had it close to a year now. I had another but sold it.
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Old December 26, 2011, 08:26 PM   #2379
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How long you had the Lyman All American?

I've had it close to a year now. I had another but sold it.
Mines been good to me since '73. Glad you have another.
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Old December 26, 2011, 08:58 PM   #2380
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It's built like a tank. I got mine from a friends father-in-law who passed. He had been reloading since the 70's. There is a guy on ebay sells 8 position turretts for it. I'm thinking hard about buying one.
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Old December 26, 2011, 11:15 PM   #2381
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Coz, The changable boards are a great idea for your presses. I went with plates of 1/2 inch steel long enough to be bolted down on top of the bench about 10 inches back from the front edge and the plate hangs out about 2 inches. Then I put the bolt pattern of the differant presses on the plate and drilled and threaded the plate for 3/8 bolts. Not as fast as wing nuts but works good.
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Old December 27, 2011, 12:10 AM   #2382
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I spent a few years designing this in my head. Lots of light, casefeeder cords run through the support tubes and under the bench, primer drop tubes through the bench, beefed up cabinets that can hold primers and cases of bullets, ect...

The Spolar shotshell hydro press can knock out some serious amounts of ammo in a little time.

I have another 550, Co-Ax and 50 BMG reloader (feeding the Barrett and AI-50 with factory ammo isnt gonna happen) behind where this pic was taken. I need to get some new and better pics.









Looking further down the bench to the 550s and 50 BMG press.

The 1050 on the left is set up to make 300 Whisper/Blackout.

Both the 550s have been tweaked to load precision rifle ammo, everything from 223 Ackley to 338 Lapua. The Prometheus powder measure/dispenser is accurate down to the single kernel of powder. Now if only I could tighten up the loose nut behind the scope. The only pistol calibers I load on them is 41 Mag and 454 Casull, all the other pistol calibers get loaded on the 1050s. Sad to say I might have more invested in toolheads than I do in 1050s.

The Forster Co-Ax press does not get much mileage these days. Its main use is pointing up bullets with a Whidden die and teaching people how to reload. The Co-Ax is a great press. My favorite single stage press.

Before I got my first 1050 about 15 years ago, I loaded on the RCBS Ammo-Master press on the end. It sucked so bad I almost threw it in the trash when the 1050 showed up. But I kept it for some reason. Turns out when you strip out all the progressive guts, it is a damn good 50 BMG press.



The 1050 toolheads are mounted on delrin posts that a friend of mine made. They are mounted on drawer slides so they can slide out so I dont have to dig through the toolheads to get to a different caliber.



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Old December 27, 2011, 02:00 AM   #2383
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Wow...amazing set up! You don't shoot much, do ya? LOL
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Old December 27, 2011, 07:50 AM   #2384
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That's not a reloading room, it's a reloading factrory. Love to see a video of the hydraulic loader in action. Very nice.
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Old December 27, 2011, 08:16 AM   #2385
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Great set up Hoser & like others I'd like to see more.
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Old December 27, 2011, 11:22 PM   #2386
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That is an awesome reloading room Hoser.
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Old December 28, 2011, 06:55 PM   #2387
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Cox no longer hosts photos, so here's a repost:
Costco shed build out:
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Old December 29, 2011, 06:19 AM   #2388
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Old December 29, 2011, 09:41 AM   #2389
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A few more additions...

I built this small sliding door cabinet to lock down my primers as my grandchildren tend to get curious about this stuff...


I also built a locking door for one of the cubbyholes in the back of the bench for the powder. I was keeping this stuff in my safe, but I figured if there were an ignition... A small wooden bomb is better than a large steel bomb...


Full bench view of primer cab placement...
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Old December 29, 2011, 08:40 PM   #2390
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Here's my humble bench- basic box design with MDF top. I've since added some old cabinets to the right for additional storage and workspace


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Old December 29, 2011, 10:54 PM   #2391
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Here are the beginnings of my man cave/reloading room. The desk in the picture is 2'widex8'longx31'' high. (It is not attached to that wall, just pushed up against it)

The room will bee around 10x10 in a detached 30x30 garage, Exterior walls are insulated as will the walls I'm building. The final wall will end just around window in picture with door in that wall.

I have a rockchucker and 3 shotgun presses so far,

I plan on having a bench for working on guns/etc. Plan on trying my hand at building flyrods.
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Old December 31, 2011, 01:43 AM   #2392
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I am a little cramped on space, found the idea from a post on another forum. Measures approx. 36'' high, 36'' wide and 24'' deep. Piano hinge on the back and two window locks to keep it closed on the front. Folding lid is warped and needs to be replaced, but other than that I guess it turned out ok.

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Old January 4, 2012, 03:48 PM   #2393
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Here's a photo I took of a loading bench at one of last year's benchrest matches. The owner refused to let me take his picture but allowed me to get some shots of this loading bench he had custom built into the luxury motor home he drives to bench matches around the country. I can only guess at how well equipped and elaborate his home loading bench must be. Must be nice to have your own traveling bench to take to the range.
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Old January 4, 2012, 05:19 PM   #2394
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Great thread and lots of ideas. Thanks for everyone taking time to share.
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Old January 4, 2012, 05:48 PM   #2395
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Old January 4, 2012, 06:10 PM   #2396
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Yep, welcome Dad, enjoy................Creeker
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Old January 8, 2012, 07:38 PM   #2397
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My room is pretty simple and practical for both reloading, light Gunsmithing and cleaning along with a few householh chores required by better half from time to time.

1. Reloading bench
2. Cleaning and repairs (cabinet in the back hold all components)
3. Storage shelves

Tried to upload pictures but didn't work. Would not let me select from iPad.
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Old January 8, 2012, 07:49 PM   #2398
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Apple chooses not to permit flash on the ipad/iPhone.
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Old January 8, 2012, 08:02 PM   #2399
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You people are all crazy

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Old January 8, 2012, 08:12 PM   #2400
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Hey Floydster! I guess you can keep your LNL. My neighbor gave up easier than you........now I have another LNL! Cheap
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