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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. dsm

    dsm Member

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    Once you get hooked...you will be building another and another....
     
  2. hueyville

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    I too have a gazillion BB's. They work good in 12 gauge duplex loads. As a last ditch effort, I bought a set of .177 and .22 pellet swaging dies. I have several nice pellet rifles thus I can technically at least shoot something forever if ammo and components all went away. Never underestimate a good .22 pellet rifle. Bad guy no want to fight when I put his eye out with my pellet rifle.
     
  3. lightman

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    You are right, never underestimate a pellet rifle. A good friend squirrel hunts with one. He usually gets a limit when he goes! Lightman
     
  4. oldreloader

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    You don't realize it yet but you do have a problem. You think you have way too much room but you will soon discover it wilol NEVER be enough! LOL.
     
  5. Wylie1

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    P1200347.jpg Those are improv dust covers and I have to ad a cabinet above soon for the stuff under my reloading desk:eek: Dust is my enemy in this realm!

    The Sierra box there holds a match set, brass within .2 of a grain and bullets within .2 of a grain. Think that's bad, you should see me weighing out powder, I almost sweat. Oh that one could use one more pebble, oh crap gotta take out a couple pebbles from that one............. LOL!
     
  6. AFK

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    Fianlly went from this
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    To this
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    The MEC press, grinder, and vise are all mounted on bases that are removable from the bench. They can mount to the right of the wall cabinet.

    The best thing is, I only had to buy the wood for the bench itself, I had everything else.


    The rest of my part of the basement
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  7. 209jones

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    I essentially stole this NMRA bench off a fella at work that was getting divorced for 150.00, around 1984 or so. I ended up running out of storage, so added the other bench and a powder mag. Casting stuff is out in the garage.
     

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  8. Cosmoline

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    Cowtownup, that's a very nice looking station. I'd suggest dies and powder up above and bullets down below for ballast.
     
  9. LAH

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    What's that in the chair Mr. Jones?
     
  10. cowtownup

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    I'm kinda having a hard time choosing a mounting location.. I built a decent bench and stained it and hate to jack it all up with mounting holes, but I guess I got to start somewhere and figure out what works for me.. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Obviously the single stage press on the right side since it feeds from the left... The powder dropper is what has me stumped..
     
  11. cowtownup

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    I built a mount for my powder charge this afternoon that got it up where I wanted it and I hope this is a good starting point for the press...

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  12. cowtownup

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  13. Nalgi

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    Speaking of Benches... I was at Home Depot and they have the pre made benches like the one g59 has for $40!!!!
    I got mine last spring and paid $70
     
  14. thomis

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    ya can't really see the cabinets full of boolits but here's the center of it all

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  15. hueyville

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    Guys, while none my bidness I spent the time to go through this entire thread. There are sets of pictures that show some guys actually have every tool necessary to defeat their vault in the same space as the vault. A welder can be turned up high enough to burn through the side of a.vault, metal working tools make the job easier. I know we have to make do with the space we have but maybe think about chaining up a welder out of reach of a plug so it can't be used without a key. Put your tools that can defeat the vault in a job box, etc. Just an idea and please don't think I am stirring in your business. Just an observation from an obsessive compulsive freak. Luckily I have a business with a full machine shop and metal fab facility. Thus all those tools stay at work. I know not everyone has that luxury but a 300 dollar job box and a few pieces of chain and padlocks would protect your vault from your own tools and protect your tools too. Just my two cents, may only be worth a penny though.
     
  16. Manny

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    Spent the last few days going through this entire thread and gained a wealth of good ideas to set up my own reloading area. I've had a Lee classic cast turret and associated gear sitting in boxes for several years and recent events have caused me to get serious about getting it set up for use. While all the posts were appreciated, the compact space efficient ones were more in line with the room I have available. Thanks to all who contributed.
     
  17. altitude_19

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    Supposin' that I left a torch there on purpose and my safe is chock full o' gunpowder? :'P
     
  18. hueyville

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    Your option. Might defeat the purpose if house looks like tornado hit it afterwards. Only vault I know of that dumb crooks got in, owner had safe in garage and a huskqvarna gas chop saw sitting 10 feet from vault. Even dumb crooks figured that out. He lost over 100,000 because of that saw left full of fuel.
     
  19. towerdog

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    I have been reloading for about a year now. I finally took over a small room in the basement and it is now the reloading room. Still a work in progress but this is the start.

    Some of the clean brass ready to go.
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    The start of my bench limited space but it works really well.
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  20. tooltech

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    My new bench, at the new house.
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  21. hueyville

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    I seem to be noticing that reloaders tend to drink a lot of coffee. One look at the potos of their bench, you immediately know the flavor of their daily brew.
     
  22. beeenbag

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    Not to mention the red folgers cans match my two lee presses

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  23. flashhole

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    If beer came in plastic tubs like coffee I'd be all set.
     
  24. LAH

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    thomis I love the handle in your Lyman Turret.
     
  25. rdy2play

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    Nice crown royal bag Wylie1, I take one to the range with me to put brass in I pick up.
     

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