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Show us a picture of your reloading bench

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by James THR, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. DM~

    DM~ Member

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    I use to have my set up like that, except mine went floor to ceiling on 3 walls with reloading, (shotgun/rifle/pistol and swageing) and then, the 4th wall was covered with guns. BUT, i learned a "valuable" lesson when my house caught fire and i lost it all.

    Now i keep my reloading "stuff" in 3 locations, and only keep powder/dies/brass for the cartridges i'm using at the moment, on my main bench.

    I sure wish i had done that the first time around!!! AND don't even try to tell me "that's what insurance is for!!"

    DM
     
  2. Arkansas Paul

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    That's the truth right there. We lost ours to theft. We didn't have nearly as much as you two guys do, but insurance paid about half what it would have taken to replace it all.
     
  3. mcdonl

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    Ooops... two years ago I said I would post pictures.... lol... oh well, better late than never!!

    Main Bench....
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    Gun cleaning area....
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    I still do my smelting and casting outside but I did install a vent system over a third bench which is sort of utilitarian.
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    As long as these are the outcome.... the bench means little :)
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  4. KevinR

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    My Old Bench
     

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  5. leadchucker

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  6. Haditha

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    Whew! 110 pages of good ideas. I'm in the middle of a move from Alabama to Georgia now for a Land Surveying Job so all of my reloading stuff is packed away in a POD. I'm getting real anxious though and I want to do some bench upgrades.

    I'm another user of the ol' Harbor Freight bench. I used to be a manager at a few HF's and I got one at a good deal. It serves as my present loading bench and I had a Lee Turret Press mounted to it. I had it mounted so that I had full use of the drawers and the vice. It's pretty sturdy, but I want something bigger. I've also got one of the Craftsman benches that some of you guys are using but it serves as my basic garage bench.

    I just took advantage of the 500 free bullets with the purchase of a Hornady LnL AP so I've got one of those at the house now. I'm real excited to get it all set up in my new place. I was using a spare bedroom in my house in AL, but the rental in GA has a huge basement so I'll be loading downstairs soon. I'm not going all out on building a bench yet thought because we're only renting to learn the area. In about a year we'll be buying a house and that's when I plan on going all out.

    I really like huntinco's setup. The shooting range part of the bench is something that I doubt I'll be able to replicate, but I like the low U shape. I prefer to have something desk height rather than bench height. Ideally I'd like to have my computer chair to swivel back and forth between the laptop and my loading bench, but in a nice U shape. I've been saving pictures for ideas so far.

    Thanks for all of the good pictures. I can't wait to use my new progressive press!
     
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  7. Biloxi Bay

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    Just finished my first reloading bench.
     

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  8. johnjohn

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    Mighty nice, wish mine was that neat and clean.
     
  9. petrey10

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    man so much stuff to look through.... my winter project is to build my gun/reloading/bow room. Just got the new safe put down there. Its a Sentinal 36 gunner with electric key code.
     
  10. grumpy66

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    O.K. I'll play.

    8 foot long "catch-all".

    Got a smaller bench in the utility room with my casting equipment on it.

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  11. BlackJackJoe

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    My benches

    One shows my Rock Chucker bench. The other shows my Dillon press. And the other shows both plus my work bench for storing brass.
     

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  12. Flt Simulation

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    Just a Sears workbench and a Lee 4-Hole Classic turret press in the garage.

    I only load .45 ACP


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  13. Wachtelhund

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    And Mine!

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  14. Big Nugget

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    FLT Sim. how does the Sears bench hold up? I'm thinking about getting one myself with the additional drawers underneath.
     
  15. AlabamaDan

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    That Sears bench is so clean, it looks like a commercial for how you present reloading to your wife! lol
     
  16. Flt Simulation

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    'AlabamaDan' and 'Big Nugget' ...

    The Sears workbench has been great .. $165 when ordered on the internet, and no shipping charges if it's delivered to your local Sears store. They will charge you the required state tax though.

    It's 6' long and weighs about 100 lb. (not flimsy at all)

    BTW ... I had my wife out in the garage learning how to load .45ACP ... she did a pretty good job! :)

    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_...0P&srccode=cii_17588969&cpncode=31-60811287-2
     
  17. Magnum Shooter

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    Great pics guys, some real nice benches. Lets see more!!!
    My latest pictures.
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    RIGHT SIDE
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    LEFT SIDE
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    CENTER
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  18. Certaindeaf

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    Very nice setup, Magshooter.
     
  19. Cellman

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    It's been awhile...

    Haven't been on for almost 4 years! Had to take a leave of absence to redo my life! This is my bench now, works very well for me. I have since added a Lee bench plate and at the moment my Lee classic 4 hole is the favorite. This is a Sears craftsman work bench cut down 7" to let me sit down! :rolleyes:
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  20. NeuseRvrRat

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    i like the shelves on the pegboard. i might have to do that on mine.
     
  21. jdduffy

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    bench

    my bench
     

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  22. Goattman

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    Efficient use of space...

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    The top photo is my bench in "Reloading" mode. The second photo is the underside of my bench. I store all of my shooting accessories in, on, or around the bench. The bottom photo is my bench in "Cleaning" mode. When in "Cleaning" mode, I mount a 2x10 in my press holes to allow me to use my gun vise to clean. The vertical 2x4 that moves around keeps the bench extra stiff for neck resizing and does double duty to support "cleaning" mode. It's not pretty, but it works! :D
     
  23. bigtee

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    Here's mine with my new Dillon mounted, a great Christmas gift


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  24. GLShooter

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    Very nicely done and laid out.

    Greg
     
  25. bronk5150

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