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Reloading bench

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by blarby, Jan 21, 2012.

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  1. blarby

    blarby Member

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    Personally, I like herbal tea.

    I keep it on its own separate table extension :)

    What liquid reloading component is essential to your reloading process ?

    How do you keep it around the bench, and how important is it to your process?

    How much room does your beverage equipment rob you of in your sanctum ? Is it robbery ?
     
  2. LordDunsany

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    Hot coffee for me....

    No wasted space except for a coaster for the mug. I do the brewin' and mixin' in the kitchen.

    Pulling that lever is dry work indeed!

    Ron in Texas
     
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    To be completely honest, if all I'm doing is brass prep, it might be an adult beverage.

    If powder or primers are involved, then it could be anything from cold (but not iced) tea to fruit juice to hot coffee with milk.

    Either way, no food prep happens in the gun room.
     
  4. mo841

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    a 2 liter of pop. cola is the best.
     
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    I have no problem drinking beer while I'm reloading. I'm just careful as can be and I take my time. I only do single stage and I'm not after numbers, just quality so it works for me. I keep my beer in one of those half pint fridges in the man shed where the reload bench is. It doesn't rob me of any space.
    And I like it.
     
  6. J_McLeod

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    Beer for me as well. Usually Blue Moon, Full Sail, Four Peaks or a Dark Stout or Porter. If I'm loading on the progressive I'll open it up afterwards when I'm cleaning and making notes. If I'm loading on the single stage or sorting brass I'll have it during. I also have no problem drinking while reloading. I don't feel impaired at am still legal to drive until at least two, sometimes more. I rarely have more than one per night regardless of what I'm doing.

    When I lived in Western Washington and reloaded it the garage in winter it was hot cocoa, sometimes with Bailey's.
     
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    Jolt cola, all the sugar and twice the caffeine.

    Gotta keep an eye out for zombies. :uhoh:
     
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    Jolt cola still around?

    I might have a carbonated soft drink on the reloading bench, these days Coke Zero. I preferred plastic bottles that I can cap.
     
  9. JO JO

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    reloading sometimes a beer or two, brass prep sometimes a beer or five or a cold vodka gimlit x ?
     
  10. Metal Tiger

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    Oolong Tea is better than Green tea any day especially made in an Yi Xing tea pot.
     
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    Brass prep or loading, it is usually tea. Want to be awake and aware. Reloading can be monotonous and I need to stay focused.
     
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    water
     
  13. J_McLeod

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    That's a good one to have where we live.
     
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    yes it is
     
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    JD single barrel:)
     
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    Coffee, with protection. Big cup usually sits to the right of my Classic Yurret.

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    Coffee. I never drink coffee unless I'm with somebody or by myself.
     
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    mini fridge in the shop is stocked with NA beer for me, the full strength stuff is for visitors
     
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    I'll have a beer or two while doing brass prep.Unless its in the morning,then coffee.My loading room is between the garage (beer fridge) and kitchen (coffee pot), so no lost table space. Lightman
     
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    I gotta admit if I'm just prepping brass, it's Old No. 7. If sizing/lubing boolits, it's Old No. 7. If I'm reloading (ie. priming/powder/seat/inspect/record), then I usually have a cheek full of Beech Nut or Red Man, no liquid near the bench. I get a drink of water, if/when needed, from the sink in the kitchen every now and then.

    The Dove
     
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    I'm a southern boy, so it's usually sweet iced tea for me. We do have the man cave cleaned out now and it's time for a mini fridge in there I think.
     
  22. blarby

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    Mmmm...sweet tea !
     
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    I gave up the good stuff a while back (never drank it while reloading anyway), never have cared for coffee, never really liked sodas either...I drink mostly water, milk, or iced tea...mostly water.
     
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    Lemon Zinger hot tea if it is evening.

    Water in the afternoon.

    Coffee if it is morning.

    Whiskey if I'm sorting 380 out of a pail of 9mm brass
     
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    Black as hades coffee. It's always cold though I like it hot. I double nuke it upstairs and put it in a preheated double insulated steel mug but it's always cold when I lay a lip on it. Gonna have to get on that somehow.
     
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