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How do you reload - Standing or Sitting

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Mr.Revolverguy, Mar 6, 2013.

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Do you reload while standing or sitting?

Poll closed Apr 5, 2013.
  1. Standing

    33.0%
  2. Sitting

    67.0%
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  1. Mr.Revolverguy

    Mr.Revolverguy Member

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    I have been reloading for 18 years and have reloaded both ways, standing and sitting. What is your preference? I ask because I am getting ready to start another project of building another reloading bench.
     
  2. NeuseRvrRat

    NeuseRvrRat Member

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    little bit of both
     
  3. dsm

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    I've been loading since 1990 and always stood. I've been meaning to get a high stool and try sitting.
     
  4. ASCTLC

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    Didn't vote. Like NeuseRvrRat I'm a little of both. Could just about say 50/50.

    Andy
     
  5. James2

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    My bench is 30 inches above the floor. Same height as a standard dining room table. This works just right for me when sitting.
     
  6. gahunter12

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    I stand while reloading. I have a bar stool that's the perfect height, but I prefer standing.
     
  7. chris in va

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    Kinda weird reloading with a Hand Press standing up. :p
     
  8. cfullgraf

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    Sitting.

    Press is on a free standing floor stand at a comfortable height for me. I nestle the press up next to a table and sit in a straight back chair.

    I started using the first press stand during a relocation where I moved ahead of the family and household goods. I liked the set up so i kept using it although I am on press stand gen 5. It has been handy for taking reloading along for entertainment on a couple TDY assignments I have had over the years.
     
  9. P5 Guy

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    Depends on how sore my butt or feet are, so I'd have to both.
     
  10. BYJO4

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    I've always done my reloading from the sitting position.
     
  11. JSmith

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    Sitting. When I load I'm generally at it for a couple of hours - longer than I want to stand in one place for any length of time.
     
  12. wankerjake

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    Standing.
     
  13. Yarddog

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    I stand 90% of the time,, I might sit & hand prime my brass while watching the TV ; )
    Y/D
     
  14. taraquian

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    I'm on my feet all day for work, I honestly think I would not reload if I couldn't sit and relax. That said however when I replace my bench it will be barstool hieght like my cleaning bench, so I guess I would have the option
     
  15. Mr.Revolverguy

    Mr.Revolverguy Member

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    taraquian,

    Would that be about 30inches high then?
     
  16. flgolfer29

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    I actually like to stand, however I now reload while sitting. Feet & ankles become bothersome after a bit..

    joe
     
  17. Mobuck

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    Sizing tough rifle cases = standing.
    Most other tasks are done using a tall stool for support to ease stress on my old, creaky knees.
     
  18. Boostedtwo

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    I reload standing, my bench is a little high to sit and reload, I need to get a bar stool so I can sit lol. I might be tempted to reload a little longer each session.
     
  19. jmorris

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    If I don't have to stand I sit.
     
  20. walnut1704

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    High stool
     
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    Sittin - Nice comfy leather office chair & desk
     
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    Sitting in a comfy office chair in the comfort of air conditioning/heating. I even have a heated Shiatsu massager to go on the chair for even more comfortable reloading. Makes 1000-2000+ reloading sessions more bearable. :D

    Your home is your castle, enjoy it! Life is short - When will we live life if not now? ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  23. Jesse Heywood

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    I sit on my fat axx in a computer chair. One with lots of padding. The chair, that is.
     
  24. gamestalker

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    I do it both ways. It just depends on what I'm doing. I prefer to stand when I'm resizing, but I usually sit for all the other related tasks.

    GS
     
  25. 788Ham

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    I sit on a bar stool when I'm prepping/resizing the brass, easier to manipulate everything. Then when powder throwing, I have a padded chair, I sit lower to see the scale beam that way. Then stay sitting in the lower chair to insert bullets, can watch and make sure things are lined up right. I worked on my feet for 37 years, now that I'm retired, I've earned that right.
     
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