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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. Fishslayer

    Fishslayer Member

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    I sit on a barstool that's tall enough that i can easily look down into a case in my LCT and make sure there is gray stuff in there... ;)
     
  2. Nalgi

    Nalgi Member

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    Are you kidding?

    Ive been reloading since '76

    I gotta sit down

    I have my bench and chair height adjusted for ergonomic speed and comfort!
     
  3. horsemen61

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    Sitting
     
  4. Cleftwynd

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    Broken back, then surgery last August dictates wether I stand or sit, usually both as I can do neither for very long. So my bench is at 42" and I use a swivel bar stool with a back rest for when I need to sit.
     
  5. Fire_Moose

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    Sitting on an office chair...on tile.

    I have to hold on to the bench while resizing rifle brass to keep from rolling away....:screwy:

    Sent from my CZ85 Combat
     
  6. Havok7416
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    I stand when I'm at my press but I sit for sizing and priming (hand press).
     
  7. KansasSasquatch

    KansasSasquatch Member

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    My first 2 benches where at bar stool height. Problem is I didn't have a comfortable bar stool. So I was constantly switching from an uncomfortable stool to standing (on bare concrete). I built my current bench in my climate controlled basement to get it out of my non climate controlled garage. Since I do construction for a living and 10 hour days aren't uncommon, when it i built it I made sure it would be at a good height for sitting in a comfortable office chair. I bought a good chair with enough support that loading for 4 hours straight doesn't bother me unless my arm gets tired from swinging a hammer at work and pulling the lever at the bench. But it's not so comfortable I start to fall asleep. Had to find a "Goldilocks" chair. If I could change it I'd make my bench 1" shorter or my chair 1" higher, but it works great how it is.
     
  8. FROGO207

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    I stand when reloading for more control over the press/leverage and being able to work looking down with ease when checking things. Standing gives one a larger work area as you can reach in/over farther IMHO. Lucky I do not need to sit down but I think someday that will be a necessity. Odd that most advertisements/manuals I have seen show the press operator standing also. YMMV:D
     
  9. buck460XVR

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    I sit. My bench is an old desk that I strengthened and extended the top into a L-shaped configuration. I then secured it to the wall. With a nice comfy swivel office chair, I can perform all actions and reach all components without gettin' up.
     
  10. dap22

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    Started out sitting but found standing gives me a better vantage of what I'm doing. Some things like trimming I do sitting.
     
  11. JJ-

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    I have a stool but never used it so I took it somewhere else. I stand always 100% of the time
     
  12. jcwit

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    I'm 69, my legs barely support me in any fashion now, needless to say, I sit.
     
  13. ATLDave

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    Sitting. My press is mounted on a couple of layers of plywood on top of an old and very heavy desk. Standing isn't really an option.
     
  14. PVD

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    Both due to different bench configurations. I load my rifle and pistol cartridges in the house while sitting using a small removable bench at desk height. The room serves dual purposes, my hobby room and occasionally as a guest room. The shot shells are done standing out in my woodworking shop. I clamp the Mec reloader to my 36" high assembly table. Given my druthers and a permanent reloading set-up I would rather stand.
     
  15. mgmorden

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    In general I always stand at the loading bench. When priming cases with a hand primer I'll go sit down for a while but I've never sat down at the press.
     
  16. LeonCarr

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    I stand most of the time, I feel it helps with leverage when operating the press.

    If I am doing something really tedious, like power trimming 2000 .223 cases, I sit.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
  17. Claude Clay

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    70% standing. the rest sitting on a bar type stool.
     
  18. Certaindeaf

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    Sitting Lotus position. Instead of saying "ohm", I say "one hamburger, two hamburger.." with each stroke since each stroke saves me enough money to buy a hamburger.
     
  19. luvit

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    Bench is 42" the same height as a pub table.
    Stool is 30" the same height as a pub stool.
    I stand to handload, but if i want to sit, everything is the same height. -- I'm 6ft tall.
     
  20. BullRunBear

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    Almost always sitting. I like my face closer to the press and I'm too tall to do that standing. Walking is fine but with age and injuries it is hard to stand for a long time. I do stand when casting bullets but take periodic breaks to sit or walk around.

    Jeff
     
  21. 9w1911

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    I stand 90% of the time.
     
  22. Certaindeaf

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    I've started casting standing. I've recently been using the outrigger bean warmer on my grill.. pretty convenient. Just watch that you don't have over forty molten pounds cantilevered unless the other workstation outrigger isn't likewise weighted.
     
  23. SlowFuse

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    42" tall bench, padded bar stool. That's the way its been lately. To begin with I had a regular height table and a folding chair. That didn't seem to work so well.
     
  24. SSN Vet

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    tall adjustable draftsman's chair..... cross between a shop stool and and office chair.
     
  25. Kevin Rohrer

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    I didn't vote as there was no third choice of doing both, which is what I do, depending on the duration of my loading session, and what operation I am performing.
     
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