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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. stargeezer

    stargeezer Member

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    I've been busy rebuilding my reloading/gun room. I had hoped to get rid of the carpet in the room and replace it with ceramic tile and the other side of the room (not in these pics) is a mess! That's where my computer station is, tool box, bookcase wadda, wadda, wadda. :D But here's were the action is;

    First the reloading press bench;

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    This bench is were I work on my guns. The computer hooked to that monitor and keyboard has old software and databases for reloading that I can't run on my newer computer.

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    Next is my ammo storage. Most of it goes into a old Stack-on gun cabinet I added shelves to. Here it is all locked up;

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    And now open;

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    You'll see that aside from 22's, almost all the ammo I shoot, I reload. I buy very little loaded ammo.
     
  2. royesses

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    Very nice reloading cave. Looks like you've been at it a long time. Some high quality equipment there. I'm envious.
     
  3. floydster

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    You guys better hope Nobama doesn't see this thread, ya'll in trouble:)

    OFB, I'd love to shoot some p-dogs with you, I haven't forgotten your offer from years ago, "young man" ha, I think I have a few years on you:)
     
  4. horsemen61

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    Looks nice very nice
     
  5. Eldraque

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    I just made my very first reloads.

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  6. stargeezer

    stargeezer Member

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    Eldraque - Xtream Bullets??? I just received the first batch I've ever ordered from them. They look good.
     
  7. horsemen61

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    I love this thread
     
  8. Eldraque

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    Yessir. .40 s&w 165 grain RNFP. A friend recommended them, great price, and they have stock ready to order (unlike everywhere else). And free shipping.
     
  9. cfoodeat

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    I just sent in an order, as well. Great to find a place that has bullets in stock.
     
  10. TrickyDick

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    I'm just beginning to reload.... and I love it.
     
  11. Ronno

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    I agree, this is one of the best reloading threads on the internet... MAKE IT A STICKY AGAIN, PLEASE???:banghead:
     
  12. Adam the Gnome

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    Sticky!!
    My bench is a few pages back but will be closing on a house (hopefully) in a few weeks.
    After I get the basement dried out there will be a new bench to post
     
  13. cowtownup

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    This was in January...
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    This is in September...
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    Reloading has been a fun journey for me.. I'm not on any kind of accelerated learning process, just kinda learning as I go... I've probably loaded about 5000 rounds of 40 S&W and another 500 rounds of 308 Winchester... I've invested a few dollars and it has been worth every penny. I enjoy reloading just as much as I do shooting.. It is important to have a nice and comfortable area to reload because when you reload, you want to be relaxed and comfortable.. Thats my .02 worth...
     
  14. Manny

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    Royesses, thanks for sharing your set up, bigger isn't necessarily better as you so aptly demonstrated. Thats just a terrific piece of design, very nicely executed. You've got me seriously rethinking my plans for my reloading bench. First class work!!
     
  15. royesses

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    Manny, thanx for the compliment. It started life as a harbor freight grinder stand. About $19.00 using a 20% off coupon. I still need to make a cabinet under the tray. I'll include more photos when I do that.
    Roy
     
  16. hatwerinrednek

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    yall dont want to see my bench/im a pig
     
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  18. Magnum Shooter

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    Ahhhhh, the Dillon girls. ;)
     
  19. GLShooter

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    I had the pleasure of knowing one of the covers girls years ago. She was the daughter of John Nowlin who built me many pistols over the years and was a close friend. She, Julie, now runs Nowlin's

    Greg
     
  20. luis7

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    New photos.
    Greetings from España
     

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  21. enloe

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    awesome casting set up
     
  22. Arkansas Paul

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    Nice luis7. There's nothing prettier than a big pile of cast bullets fresh from the pot. :)
     
  23. whughett

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    What brand are the lube/sizers? How do the heaters work, the power cords seem to terminate into the wooden base. I ask because One looks like my RCBS that sits on an aluminum heating plate.
     
  24. SigFTW

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    Left to right - Hornady LnL AP, LCT, Lee Pro1000, Lee Loadmaster. Background 3 Lee Single stages. Black riser mounts are from Inline Fabrications.
     
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